Though it would make sense that a broadband-only deal without line rental would be cheaper - especially if you don't use your landline - it's often not.
Virgin Media and BT are the only major providers that allow you to have broadband with no phone line, but it's usually more expensive than taking a deal for broadband and line rental from it or another firm.
The best deals usually include line rental.
For the majority of deals you will still need a phone line to connect to the internet - even if you don't use your landline to make calls.
There are usually line rental only options which mean you will pay extra for any calls you make, however if you still like a natter on the home phone, it's often cheaper to add on a call package.
These vary per provider but often include options such as:
- Weekend calls
- Weekend and evening calls
- Anytime landline calls
- Anytime landline and mobile calls
- Unlimited UK calls
- International calls