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25 pence line rental discount for paper-free billing from BT
Wednesday 24 January 2007 15:22:31 by Andrew Ferguson

While a 25 pence per month saving on your BT telephone line rental is not massive for switching to the paperfree billing, it is perhaps a step in the right direction. As well as the saving to you the bill payer, it also reduces the amount of paper sent out, and for every person signing up to the new system, a native sapling will be planted by The Woodland Trust.

An FAQ on the paper-free option can be found here and the sign-up pages are here.


Posted by shaneosborne over 10 years ago
Seen as a first class stamp is 32 pence, should we really be saving more than the 25 pence BT are offering?
Posted by cymru57 over 10 years ago
If you have a BT line but pay a third party for you calls, 1741 answer machine will no longer be free soon. It's in the small print.
Posted by 1stagre over 10 years ago
Does this apply to existing paperfree billing customers?
Posted by shaneosborne over 10 years ago
Good question. Knowing BT it's only available to customers who sign upto the saving now and existing customers will have to wait whilst there systems adjust customers on existing Paper-Free billing. Could be waiting upto 6 months to save your 25 pence. I have no idea really but would be interesting to know.
Posted by JohnUK over 10 years ago
shane is right, paper, printing, packing, post cost is far more than 25p, poor offering

I'd prefer naked dsl option to hurry up, landlines are fast diminishing as a requirement for consumers, if people do not want a POTS/PSTN service they should not be forced to take it out for the sake of having a BT Wholesale or LLU xdsl service on the line.

When will Ofcome pull their finger out on this?
Posted by herdwick over 10 years ago
Greenwash really, trees are a renewable resource and one paper mill I visited had more trees dying or blowing over in its forest than it could use.

As for naked DSL, expect to pay a premium as is the case elsewhere for a non-standard config. Fully unbundled LLU could be naked DSL but you don't save anything so why bother. Don't want POTS ? don't plug a phone in, simple.
Posted by stephen_f2s over 10 years ago
shaneosborne: They'd get some sort of discount because of the volume. I think 25p is probably about right.
Posted by Derekm over 10 years ago
depending on which service they use they can get the postage down to about 15p.

Statement production will be less then 10p
Posted by fernandez over 10 years ago
RE: cymru57
It's 1471 and from what I can see the service will still be free but using the Call Return feature is chargeable (since August 2004)
I may be wrong and if so maybe you can give a link to the proposed charges
Although 25p is insignificant at least BT are offering it for paperless billing, a lot of companies don't.
Posted by jamesfweekes over 10 years ago
I found this under my account

"If you've already signed up for online paper-free billing, and you're currently on a monthly payment plan or whole bill direct debit, you don't have to do anything. You'll automatically receive your 25p monthly discount on your next bill, and every bill after."
Posted by rogerebbrown over 10 years ago
Had PF billing but went back to paper when my ADSL went away for 2 weeks because of BT network problems and I couldn't access online bills! Bet they save more than 25p, but still worth considering on paper-saving grounds. Answer service is 1571 BTW, 1471 announces last caller number (unless witheld)
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