BT Consumer fibre services without the need for landline phone
The moans about paying line rental by those who don't use their landline have been a constant for some years and BT now appears to have launched FTTP options without a landline phone. Alas there are no big savings, in fact with BT the costs appear to be the same or slightly more as the with phone packages.
The no landline phone means no dial tone, either over the old bit of copper coming into your home or a digital voice service via the BT Smart Hub. This means for emergency calls you are reliant on your mobile phone and services such as alarms that use a landline will cease working - though some alarm firms may have IP only or mobile options that you can switch to.
The pricing is actually slightly more expensive than the current affiliate deals that exist where for the next few days Fibre 1 is £26.99/m plus £100 reward and Fibre 2 is £29.99/m plus £120 reward (offers run out on evening of 12th November). The broadband only pricing is £27.99/m and £31.99/m which is the regular new customer pricing.
While the headline is all about FTTP without a landline phone for those only able to get VDSL2/FTTC the link we have supplied does offer you the without a phone option. Obviously you will still get the broadband over the old bit of copper from the street cabinet to your home, but there will be no support for incoming or outgoing phone calls i.e. delivered using a SoGEA connection.