O2 home phone offered to O2 broadband customersMobile giant O2 adds home phone to its portfolio

05 May 2010

Person talking on the phone

It can be hard to find out how much it would cost to end your contract early on leading providers' websites

Mobile and broadband provider O2 today launched its new home phone service with deals starting at £9.50 per month for line rental plus inclusive evening and weekend calls.

O2's new home phone deals are available to new and existing O2 broadband customers. 

Find out whether O2 offers better value for money and customer service than rivals in the Which? broadband review.

O2 home phone deals

O2 offers two home phone deals, both with a 12 month minimum contract:

  • £9.50 a month gets you line rental plus unlimited evening and weekend calls to UK landlines starting 01, 02 or 03.
  • For £12.50 a month you get line rental, unlimited anytime calls to UK landlines starting 01, 02, 03, 0845 and 0870 and international calls to more than 20 countries.

O2's cheapest standalone broadband deal costs £12.50 a month for up to 8Mbps broadband speeds and no usage limits - combined with O2's cheapest home phone deal the total bundle cost would be £22 per month.

Find out how this compares to bundled deals from other leading providers such as BT and TalkTalk in the Which? review of phone, internet and TV packages.

O2's cheapest broadband deals are only available to people living within O2's own broadband network - outside of this area O2's cheapest broadband costs £22.50 per month.

Add-ons and call costs

O2 charges £1 a month extra for its 1571 voicemail service. Other add-ons include call divert, call barring, caller display, and call waiting at £1.75 a month per service.

On its evening and weekend package, calls to 0845 and 0870 numbers aren't fully included and cost 1p per minute off-peak and 4p per minute at peak times. Daytime calls to standard landlines are charged at 4.5p per minute.

Calls to mobiles range from 7p to 12p per minute depending on the package and the time of day. 

Like rival home phone and broadband provider BT, O2 offers freephone (0800) customer support for its home phone and broadband customers. 

Cheaper broadband with O2 mobile

O2 mobile customers can benefit from even cheaper broadband deals since the mobile giant offers a £5 discount on its home broadband packages if you also have a mobile phone service with O2.

If you're tempted to switch mobile service to benefit from O2's discounts check out Which? advice on choosing the best mobile deal and find out how to get a great new mobile handset too in the Which? guide to mobile phones.

How to follow the latest Which? Tech news

Are you a Twitter user? Follow WhichTech on Twitter for regular tech tweets.

Prefer RSS? Don't miss a thing with the Which? tech RSS feed

For just the main headlines in newsletter form, sign-up to our weekly Which? tech email.

Apple iPad 2 3G data plans compared - find the best 3G plan for your iPad
Best Android tablets round-up - we look at the best iPad alternatives around
Best cheap laptops for under £500 - find the best laptop deals