Menu
Reply
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
synthguy
Joining in
348 Views
Message 1 of 9
Flag for a moderator

landlines

I have virgin broadband for internet access but my question is do I still need my BT landline? I barely use my home phone anymore and it’s a waste of money but I’d been told in the past that I needed a landline to have internet access? Is this true as it’s proving hard to find out for sure. Even BT are reluctant to give a straight answer

0 Kudos
Reply
  • 10.41K
  • 655
  • 1.38K
jb66
Alessandro Volta
345 Views
Message 2 of 9
Flag for a moderator

Re: landlines

Virgin do not use BT landlines

  • 3.65K
  • 201
  • 608
chenks
Community elder
334 Views
Message 3 of 9
Flag for a moderator

Re: landlines


@synthguy wrote:

I have virgin broadband for internet access but my question is do I still need my BT landline? I barely use my home phone anymore and it’s a waste of money but I’d been told in the past that I needed a landline to have internet access? Is this true as it’s proving hard to find out for sure. Even BT are reluctant to give a straight answer


it depends who you ask.
if you ask BT then they will say yes you do need a landline as BT can only provide internet via a landline.
if you ask Virgin then they will say no (or sometimes maybe), as they provide internet via their own cable.

  • 6.16K
  • 472
  • 1.02K
Tudor
Hero
322 Views
Message 4 of 9
Flag for a moderator

Re: landlines

BT just want to keep grabbing your money.


Tudor
There are 10 types of people: those who understand binary and those who don't and F people out of 10 who do not understand hexadecimal c1a2a285948293859940d9a49385a2
  • 3.65K
  • 201
  • 608
chenks
Community elder
316 Views
Message 5 of 9
Flag for a moderator

Re: landlines


@Tudor wrote:

BT just want to keep grabbing your money.


that's generally what a business does, they ain't a charity 🙂

  • 4.63K
  • 312
  • 775
Roger_Gooner
Superstar
300 Views
Message 6 of 9
Flag for a moderator

Re: landlines

To complicate matters it costs less to take broadband and phone for 12 months than just broadband. Example: VIVID 50 is £35pm but with landline it's £27pm rising to £42pm after 12 months. So, it's cheaper to take the broadband and landline for 12 months and then switch to a broadband-only contract.

--
Hub 3.0, TP-Link Archer C8, TP-Link TL-SG1008D 8-port gigabit switch, V6
My Broadband Ping - Roger's VM Broadband Connection
  • 10.41K
  • 655
  • 1.38K
jb66
Alessandro Volta
295 Views
Message 7 of 9
Flag for a moderator

Re: landlines


@chenks wrote:

@Tudor wrote:

BT just want to keep grabbing your money.


that's generally what a business does, they ain't a charity 🙂


Some businesses are charities 🙂

  • 3.65K
  • 201
  • 608
chenks
Community elder
268 Views
Message 8 of 9
Flag for a moderator

Re: landlines


@jb66 wrote:

@chenks wrote:

@Tudor wrote:

BT just want to keep grabbing your money.


that's generally what a business does, they ain't a charity 🙂


Some businesses are charities 🙂


by definition you can't be both, you're either a business or a charity.
a business is a means to make profit, a charity is a means to collect money to re-distribute (ie not for profit).

0 Kudos
Reply
  • 6.16K
  • 472
  • 1.02K
Tudor
Hero
247 Views
Message 9 of 9
Flag for a moderator

Re: landlines

Funny definition between a charity and a business. Most big charities have a trading arm that is a registered business that makes a profit.


Tudor
There are 10 types of people: those who understand binary and those who don't and F people out of 10 who do not understand hexadecimal c1a2a285948293859940d9a49385a2
0 Kudos
Reply