Compare the UK’s leading landline providers
Compare home phone packages, including exclusive offers, to find a great deal. Combine your phone package with broadband and digital TV for the most significant savings.
Finding the best package/deal can be tricky, so we have written an in-depth guide on this page to help you navigate your way through the various options.
Home phone comparison tips
With thousands of packages available, have a look at these tips to help you find the most suitable offer:
To BT or not to BT
Although BT may be synonymous with home phones, they are not the only provider. Our comparison system looks at deals from many leading phone line providers, including Talktalk, Sky, Plusnet and Primus.
Bundle your home phone
If you already have broadband, digital TV, or both, or you are considering purchasing them, it is usually cheaper to get a bundle deal. These deals often represent excellent value for money, so check them out when searching for suitable deals.
Think about usage
Phone deals vary depending on the number of inclusive minutes. These minutes can be at certain times of day, landline to mobile minutes and even international inclusive minutes. If you are unsure of your current usage, then take the time to go through your last phone bill and work out how long you are spending on the phone, at what time of day, and what type of numbers. Finding a deal with the “right” type of inclusive minutes can save a lot of money.
Other things to think about
ADSL vs Fibre Broadband
If you opt for a phone and broadband package, you will need to consider what broadband speed you need and the amount of data used each month.
Fibre or ultra fibre connections can cope with large data requirements. If your household tends to stream/download many films, watch on-demand TV, play online games, or download other large files, you may find everyone in your home will be a lot happier with a fibre broadband connection. However, if you are not an online gamer and do not download gigabytes of data each month, you could be equally as happy with a slower connection and a lower monthly bill.
In terms of data usage, it goes hand in hand with the download speed. Now that so many providers offer unlimited data packages, we would recommend going for one of those if you are worried about the usage limits – going over the limit can incur costs or immediate package upgrades and, therefore, a surprise bill.
Home Phone Options
There are numerous types of home phone packages on offer, for example, packages with TV and broadband bundled in, phone only packages and more.
Do I need to be at home on the activation day?
If one of the services you have ordered requires a visit from an engineer then you will need to make sure someone over 18 years of age is at home to explain where you would like the services to be installed.
In many cases the engineer will not need to come round, they will be able to activate your broadband through the hub near your house.
Can I upgrade/downgrade my package?
Providers will usually be happy to upgrade/downgrade broadband packages. However, if do decide to to change package you may find that you lose your new customer deal/offer so depending on the situation, it may be better to wait until the promotional period has ended before changing.
The cost of my contract is increasing – can I switch?
Thanks to regulations that came into play in January 2014, if your provider wants to increase the price of your broadband, you are allowed to exit the contract during the minimum term. This is done to protect consumers against price increases.