Many people choose a phone deal that offers unlimited landline calls. But what are unlimited home phone plans? And what should you look for when seeking a cheap unlimited home phone service?

What are unlimited home phone plans?

In the past, you paid two types of charge on your home telephone bill: line rental and call charges.

These days, however, many landline phone providers offer deals that include inclusive calls.

What this means is that calls to other UK landlines are typically included within the cost of your contract and you don't pay any additional call charges.

Unlimited landline calls mean you can make as many calls as you like to another UK based home phone without paying any additional charges.

What to look for when you compare unlimited phone contracts

There are a number of factors you should consider when you're looking for the cheapest landline deals with unlimited calls.

By their very nature, a cheap unlimited home phone service will offer inclusive calls at daytimes, evenings and at weekends.

So, when you're looking for the cheapest landline phone services you should take other factors into account.

For example, you should compare unlimited phone contracts by the cost of line rental and call packages.

Most landline providers charge one flat monthly fee that includes both your line rental and unlimited landline calls.

However, others charge a line rental fee and a separate monthly amount for an unlimited calls package.

Make sure you compare 'like for like' and take the total monthly cost into account. Looking at the total cost is generally the best way to do this.

If you're likely to make international calls then looking at the cost per minute of calls to the destinations you're likely to telephone is also a good idea.

Then it's simply a case of choosing the unlimited calls landline provider that charges you the least for a call package that suits your requirements.