Cheapest Home Phone
- If you pay BT line rental and sign up to its voicemail services or caller ID, unless you make two chargeable or inclusive calls per month through it (ie, all but free numbers) you'll pay. Historically, if you used another service for calls (while still paying BT for line rental) you were able to make chargeable calls by dialling the prefix 1280, keeping the service free. It's no longer possible to do this with all providers, so ditch the services to keep costs down.
- Put down/redial. Unfortunately almost all "unlimited" call packages are, in fact, limited. While they may say free calls in the evenings, actually that's usually only up to the first hour or so. After that they're billed. The easy way round this is to put the phone down before the deadline's up, then redial.