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How much is line rental?

Tuesday, March 21st 2017

From October 31st 2016, new rules regarding the advertising of broadband prices were introduced by the Advertising Standards Authority. This means that line rental is now included in all the pricing, so that you can have a much clearer idea as to how much you will be paying each month.

Even better, many providers still offer a line rental saver scheme, whereby you can pay for a year of line rental up front at a discounted rate. Note you will no longer see the prices below listed on providers' websites as they are now included in the monthly fee.

A complete list of line rental prices in the UK

  • BT: £18.99 per month
  • Direct Save: £16.95 per month
  • EE: £18.50 per month
  • Fuel: £17.30 per month
  • John Lewis: £15.50 per month
  • Origin: £18.49 per month*
  • Plusnet: £19.99 per month
  • Post Office: £16.99 per month*
  • Sky: £15 per month
  • SSE: From £13.49 per month
  • TalkTalk: £17.70 per month*
  • Tentel: £15.99 per month
  • Virgin Media: £19 per month*
  • Vodafone: £16.99 per month
  • Zen: £16.99 per month

Detailed line rental information for each UK broadband provider

BT

BT charges customers £18.99 per month for line rental. Over a year, that amounts to £227.88. This is inclusive of weekend calls to other UK landlines as well as 0845 and 0870 numbers.

BT also offers a Line Rental Saver. By paying for 12 months' line rental upfront you will receive a 10% discount on the total cost.

Direct Save Telecom

Direct Save Telecom (DST) customers pay £16.95 per month for line rental on its non-contract plan, and £13.95 per month over an 18-month term. This includes free calls to UK landlines at weekends.

Direct Save Telecom also offers a Line Rental Saver scheme. You will be charged £162 upfront, which is the equivalent of a monthly fee of just £13.50.

EE

The standard cost for EE line rental is £18.50 per month, which includes all calls made to UK landline, 0845 and 0870 numbers at weekends.

EE offer a line rental saver scheme, whereby you pay £199 for 12 months' line rental, which is the equivalent of £16.58 per month.

Fuel

Fuel (formerly Primus Saver) charges customers £17.30 per month for line rental. It doesn't include any inclusive calls but you can add anytime calls from £3 per month.

John Lewis

Sign up to John Lewis broadband and you’ll pay £15.50 per month for line rental as part of your standard broadband subscription fee. John Lewis line rental includes UK landline calls on evenings between 7pm and 7am, and all day Saturday through Sunday.

Origin

Origin offers three packages and its standard line rental charge comprises £18.49 of your monthly bill, but this doesn’t come with any free calls. Inclusive call plans are available from £2 extra per month.

Origin doesn't offer a line rental saver scheme as such, but it does offer customers the option to save by paying for a whole year of broadband upfront. This costs £199, saving you £16.88 in total.

Plusnet

Standard line rental makes up £19.99 of the monthly bill for Plusnet home broadband customers. Phone customers can get free calls to other Plusnet phones but all other calls are changed at the standard rate. Inclusive calls are only available as extras.

Plusnet's Annual Line Rental allows you to pay an upfront payment of £185.88 which pays your line rental for 12 months, equal to just £15.49 a month.

Post Office

Post Office broadband and phone customers pay £16.99 per month for line rental as part of their monthly bill, which includes free weekend calls to UK landlines.

POst Office offers a line rental saver scheme. You pay £179.88 for 12 months and save £24 over the year.

Sky

Sky charges £15 per month as the line rental part of its fees across its broadband and phone package range, but does not include any free calls as standard. Inclusive call plans can be added to your phone package for an additional subscription.

SSE

SSE Everyday Broadband and phone customers pay £13.49 per month for the line rental part of the cost, which comes with weekend calls to other UK landline numbers (Talk Weekend).

The cost of line rental increases to £16 per month for customers who choose a Talk Evening and Weekend, Talk Anytime, or Talk Anytime Plus plan. Additional subscription charges for these plans also apply.

TalkTalk

TalkTalk charges £17.70 for the line rental section of its fees each month for both standard and TalkTalk Fibre broadband, which amounts to £212.40 over a year. Free calls are not included as part of this cost.

Tentel

Line rental is charged at £15.99 per month but does not include any free calls.

Tentel does not offer a line rental saver scheme but it does give customers the option to pay for a year's worth of unlimited broadband up front for £249. This price includes weekend calls, line rental, a router and delivery charges. This represents a saving of over £50 across the year.

Virgin Media

Virgin Media broadband is available line rental free (broadband only) but broadband and phone customers are required to pay £19 per month – this includes unlimited weekend calls to UK landlines.

Vodafone

Vodafone's line rental inclusive pricing includes free evening and weekend calls to other UK landlines. Vodafone's line rental was previously set at £16.99 per month.

Zen

Line rental costs £16.99 per month (no calls included) but you don’t have to have a Zen landline to get Zen broadband. If you do choose a broadband-only plan, a subscription premium will apply.

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