Setting up a landline in London is simple. All you will need to set up your account are direct debit details and the postal code of your residence. Your credit will be checked. If you are new to the UK or do not have good credit you will likely have to pay a standard £50 refundable deposit. It may take up to 15 days to install your new line. However, if the line already exists, it should take no more than 48 hours to reconnect. The installation of a brand new landline, if there is no existing line in your new property, will cost between approximately £50.00 - £125.00. Most customers do not have to pay for a brand new installation as most places in London already have a existing line.
When choosing a phone provider you can mix and match. For example, you can get your line rental with one provider and your call package with another. Line rental costs around £12/month, depending on the carrier and the package that you purchase. Local call are not free unless stated in your contract, local rates range from 4 pence to 15 pence per minute.
There are many companies offering landline service in London. Here are the most popular:
To compare the current promotional offers go to http://www.uswitch.com. These offers generally discount packages for a period of 12 months and then the prices will increase. Make sure you are aware of the promotional rate and what the full price will be once the promotion period is finished.
Phone number finders are: Yell.com: http://www.yell.com or call 118-118. Once a year, you should receive a …