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    Re: Features - QOTW: Do you still keep an active landline?

    I think with virgin you would only save 5 quid if you don't have the landline and just have broadband. If you pay the landline costs up front it probably even works out cheaper than not having it although don't quote me in that.

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    Re: Features - QOTW: Do you still keep an active landline?

    I have my phone disconnected after I kept receiving international calls at 3/4am and I've never given my number to a human or some registration site.

    What annoys me the most about my phone line contract, if you don't make at least 1 call a month, they punish you with a charge!!!! Day light robbery in my opinion, I just don't use it for anything else so I don't think about it at all.
    Second thing that annoys me is the fact I have to pay for caller ID. This is free both on PAYG and Contract mobile phones.


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    Re: Features - QOTW: Do you still keep an active landline?

    My parents have to use it because they get absolutely no service where they live..

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    Re: Features - QOTW: Do you still keep an active landline?

    I'm with virgin as well and have Cable, Tivo, Landline, and mobile. Still use the landline a lot. I've thought about dropping it but honestly it probably would be more bother to get them to disconnect it. People who have experienced Virgins after sales will know what I mean. I will say the whole package is generally very reliable though.

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    Re: Features - QOTW: Do you still keep an active landline?

    I use it only because it's there and I'm forced to have it. If I could get broadband without it I would jump at the chance.

    When I signed up with Plusnet they had broadband only packages which I thought would be the internet only. It turned out all it means is having the internet through them but line rental with someone else.

    If they could agree something with Openreach and let people have internet only, it would be ideal. I mean what line rental is averaging £14.50 at the moment and rising per year? Lets cut it out if we can.

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    Re: Features - QOTW: Do you still keep an active landline?

    Line rental pays for the continuous improvements and expansion of the telecomm network. If we were given a choice and didn't pay it then Broadband prices would go up to compensate.

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    Re: Features - QOTW: Do you still keep an active landline?

    I have an ADSL connection, but no phone line. Rely on a mobile phone for calls with absolutely no issues!

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    Re: Features - QOTW: Do you still keep an active landline?

    Yes I have one, but I rarely use it. Maybe once in a while for an 0800 number.

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    Re: Features - QOTW: Do you still keep an active landline?

    Yes. In fact, two lines (on different numbers). And I use it a LOT. Nearly all my calls are free (usual 60 minutes and redial thing). On the other hand, I neither have nor want a contract mobile.

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    Re: Features - QOTW: Do you still keep an active landline?

    Quote Originally Posted by tickedon View Post
    I have an ADSL connection, but no phone line. Rely on a mobile phone for calls with absolutely no issues!
    Is that supposed to be possible? - I also have a friend who cancelled his sky package including the phone... The phone line still has dial tone, but when you try to do anything it has a recorded message saying it's disconnected.... However... His broadband still works and has done for the last year lol... So of course he's never bothered saying anything and is getting free broadband LOL

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    Re: Features - QOTW: Do you still keep an active landline?

    Planning to move out from my parents finally next year.

    As it stands, if i can get an internet connection without needing a phoneline, i'll do so. As i have zero need for one.

    Same goes for TV actually, the internet easily can deliver what little TV i do watch...

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    I have one, but don't use it.
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    Re: Features - QOTW: Do you still keep an active landline?

    I only use it to call 0800 calls and to receive calls from other family friends

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    Re: Features - QOTW: Do you still keep an active landline?

    Like the article says, I have a phone line but only to get broadband. It sucks, the only time I've used a phone on it was to do a quiet line test, it's basically £120 a year on top the cost of BB.

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    Re: Features - QOTW: Do you still keep an active landline?

    I have a phone line but haven't bothered plugging a phone into it. What's the point? I get harassed by PPI and Accident claim calls on both my work mobile and personal mobile plugging in a phone into the land line will just mean 1 more extra set of calls I don't want!!

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