The switch over to a different wholesale provider at the Post Office for its telephone and broadband products has been underway for a few weeks, but there has been ongoing worries about what the changes will actually entail. To try and quell peoples worries we put a few questions to the Post Office.
The office Post Office guide for what is happening is online but it is aimed at the customers who do not care what the difference between full LLU and shared LLU is. For those not aware, on a shared LLU (Local Loop Unbundled) connection, your broadband is unbundled, but you retain the freedom to move your telephone line rental between providers. With full LLU both the broadband and telephone are on an a different wholesale providers hardware, so you cannot move either of the products independently of each other.
The new Post Office basic line rental follows the current trend of only including weekend telephone calls in the basic bundle, but at £12/month is cheaper than many competitors, for the more traditional Evening and Weekend you need to add £1.25 to the monthly bill. The Post Office is not the only operator in the budget end of the telephone line rental arena, there is also Primus at £11.38 for line rental and evening/weekend calls, though with an 18 month contract.