If you make lots of calls from your home phone, an unlimited landline deal could help you save money.

An unlimited landline tariff lets you make as many calls as you want each month, as long as they are included in your call plan.

If you are unsure which package is right for you, here is more on how to choose the right landline tariff.

What calls are included?

Unlimited tariffs usually include calls to UK landlines, and to 0845 and 0870 numbers. You can choose between three types of tariff:

  • Weekend calls, which are free on Saturdays and Sundays

  • Evening and weekend calls, which are free on weekdays after 7pm, and on Saturdays and Sundays

  • Anytime calls, which are free all week, at any time

Which calls cost extra?

You may have to pay more each month if you want to include free calls to:

  • Mobiles

  • International numbers

However, some providers include mobiles calls at no extra cost, so use this comparison to find the deal that is right for you.

Will you save money?

Unlimited packages are usually more expensive than other tariffs, but you do not have to pay anything extra for your inclusive calls.

This could save you money if you regularly use your home phone, because you will not have to pay for the first 60 minutes of any call. You can then hang up and redial before the hour is up, to avoid paying any extra charges.

If you are unlikely to make use of an unlimited tariff, you should think about opting for something cheaper, like an evening and weekend tariff.

Unlimited calls FAQs

Q

Will an unlimited landline tariff save me money?

A

If you make use of the inclusive calls, it could be cheaper to get an unlimited package. However, the monthly cost is usually higher than other tariffs.

Q

Does it matter how long I spend on the phone at a time?

A

Calls with some tariffs are only free for the first hour, so you may need to hang up and redial to avoid being charged extra.

Q

Do I have to pay extra for calls to mobiles?

A

Yes, most unlimited tariffs do not include free calls to mobiles. However, some providers let you include them for an extra monthly cost.

Q

Are calls abroad included in an unlimited landline deal?

A

No, but you can include them in most unlimited packages for an extra monthly cost.

Q

Do I have to pay line rental if I have an unlimited tariff?

A

Yes, you must pay a monthly charge to your provider for use of your landline. Even if a tariff is shown as 0 a month, you still have to pay line rental.