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    Line Rental

    This is a discussion on Line Rental within the Sky Talk forums, part of the Other Sky help and support category; Been with Sky for 2yrs but have kept my line rental with BT . BT have now cut off my ...

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      Line Rental

      Been with Sky for 2yrs but have kept my line rental with BT. BT have now cut off my caller line id.
      Could someone please tell me the advantages/disadvantages of moving line rental over to Sky?
      All help appreciated


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      Re: Line Rental

      Pros: It's currently cheaper than BT, you get free caller id and basic voice mail.

      Cons: You'll probably end up on Sky's new voice network which means it'll be more difficult to change back to a BT based voice service in the future. Also, if you're on this network it may not be possible to have any other Broadband service than Sky.

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      Re: Line Rental

      If you stick with BT all you need to do is make two chargeable calls per month to get the caller ID free , I believe a call included in your BT package , e.g. call a UK landline on the weekend for free with the eve & weekend package and it counts as a chargeable call.

      Quote Originally Posted by neilmcl View Post

      Cons: You'll probably end up on Sky's new voice network which means it'll be more difficult to change back to a BT based voice service in the future. Also, if you're on this network it may not be possible to have any other Broadband service than Sky.
      I'm moving back to BT on Wednesday for those reasons you mention , taking a few eggs out of the Sky basket as I was worried about getting tied in to Sky's line rental and broadband in the future or the costs involved to get out , like - new line installation etc , might never come to anything but......

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      Re: Line Rental

      Quote Originally Posted by WayneM View Post
      If you stick with BT all you need to do is make two chargeable calls per month to get the caller ID free , I believe a call included in your BT package , e.g. call a UK landline on the weekend for free with the eve & weekend package and it counts as a chargeable call.
      Except it's no longer possible to make calls via BT if you're on Sky Talk CPS - because Sky Talk CPS now uses BTW's WCLI* and, hence, the 1280 prefix no longer re-routes calls.

      * As do Talk Talk, AOL, Orange and ..........
      Want to save on your phone costs? Click HERE then.

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      Re: Line Rental

      Stay on BT

     

     

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