One step closer to mirroring TalkTalk over at Plusnet
With the shift to the Openreach 40/2 FTTC product a few months ago, PlusNet aligned its fibre based broadband products closer to TalkTalk and now as the providers latest offers appear it emerges that the inclusive call bundles have been dropped from the standard voice line rental. Anyone ordering a PlusNet broadband and phone bundle will now need to remember an appropriate calls bundle (the Evening and Weekend calls bundle costs £3 per month.
- Unlimited ADSL2+, free broadband for 12 months then £9.99 per month in low cost areas on an 18 month contract (£17.49 on rural exchanges).
- Unlimited FTTC fibre, free for 6 months with up to 38 Mbps downloads (up to 2 Mbps upload), then £14.99 per month in low cost areas (£22.49 for those outside the low cost area).
- Unlimited FTTC fibre extra, £10/month for 6 months with up to 76 Mbps downloads (up to 19.5 Mbps upload), then £19.99 per month in low cost areas (£27.49 for those outside the low cost area).
Voice line rental at £16.99 per month is required, you can elect to pay line rental annually at £185.88 (monthly equivalent £15.49). Offers expire 27th October 2015.
The dropping of call bundles might reflect a declining use of the landline for voice calls even for calls that are free within a bundle. PlusNet may well be gambling that this cost saving will not put off too many prospective customers, only time will tell.