Compare Direct Save Telecom prices against BT, TalkTalk, Sky, and Virginmedia

"genuine savings - not just headlines"

Where the savings are made:

Line Rental

Option Plan

Call Set Up Charge

Pence Per Minute rates to chargeable UK calls

Pence Per Minute rates to chargeable UK mobile calls

Compare against BT (British Telecom)

Compare against Virginmedia

Compare against TalkTalk

Compare against Sky


The comparison tables below detail how Direct Save Telecom make genuine savings for their customers on chargeable calls. BT, TalkTalk, Sky, Southern Electric, Vonage, Primus and Virginmedia may have great headline rates but if you dare to use your phone for a chargeable call they can be very expensive.

 

For instance, an Option 1 or 2 customer on BT making a 5 minute day time UK call will be charged 60p by BT - that same call with Direct Save Telecom will only cost 53.25p, 11.25% cheaper. Even if you just make 10 of those call types each week that will save you £112 per year - add to that the savings made on line rental, call plan, calls to mobiles and call set up charges you realise why so many home phone users are switching to Direct Save Telecom.

 

 

 

Compare BT™ call rates with Direct Save Telecom

Excludes BT™ special promotions. Source of BT™ prices bt.com effective 01/04/2012

 
Call Type
Charge Type
Direct Save
British Telecom
SAVING
Day UK Call Rate
pence per minute
8p
9p
11%
Evening UK Call Rate
pence per minute
6p
9p
33%
Call Set Up
pence per call
13.25p
15p
12%
Line Rental - standard
per month
£14.45
£15.99
10%
Day calls to O2, Orange, Vodafone & T-Mobile
pence per minute
10.95p
12p
9%
Evening calls to O2, Orange, Vodafone & T-Mobile
pence per minute
10.95p
12p
9%
Option 2 Call Plan
per month
£1.90
£2
5%
 
  Source of BT prices bt.com 17/12/2013  

 

Compare Virgin Media call rates with Direct Save Telecom

Excludes Virgin Media special promotions. Source of Virgin Media prices allyours.virginmedia.com 01/04/2012

 
Call Type
Charge Type
Direct Save
Virgin Media
SAVING
Day UK Call Rate
pence per minute
8p
10.6p
25%
Evening UK Call Rate
pence per minute
6p
10.6p
43%
Call Set Up
pence per call
13.25p
15.94p
17%
Line Rental - standard
per month
£14.45
£15.99
10%
Opt. 3 Evening UK Mobile Call
pence per minute
5.5p
14.25p
61%
Opt 3 Day UK Mobile Call
pence per minute
5.5p
19.35p
72%
Option 3 Call Plan
per month
£5.50
£8.00
31%
 
 
Virgin Media is the most expensive telephone provider in the UK. Direct Save Telecom are saving customers £300 to £600 per year when they switch to Direct Save Telecom as their new phone provider. It will require us to install a new telephone line as we do not operate on the cable network (see here for more details), the good news is that we only charge £49.95 to install a new line - with a phone bill reduction of perhaps £600 per year this will be money well spent (BT charge £130). You could save even more money on your TV packages by watching the programmes you love on freeview, including FIVEUSA, Fiver, PickTV, E4, Film4, DAVE, ITV2, ITV3, ITV4, BBC3 & 4 and many more ALL FOR FREE.

Excludes Virgin Media special promotions. Source of Virgin Media prices allyours.virginmedia.com 01/01/2014

 

 

Compare TalkTalk call rates with Direct Save Telecom
 
Call Type
Charge Type
Direct Save
TalkTalk
SAVING
Day UK Call Rate
pence per minute
8p
9p
11%
Line Rental
per month
£14.45
£15.40
6%
Call Set Up
pence per call
13.25p
15p
12%
Option 3 Call Plan
per month
£5.50
£7.21
24%
Option 2 Call Plan
per month
£1.90
£4.61
59%
 
 

Source of TalkTalk prices talktalk.co.uk 01/10/2013

 

 

Compare Sky call rates with Direct Save Telecom
 
Call Type
Charge Type
Direct Save
Sky
SAVING
Day UK Call Rate
pence per minute
8p
8.9p
10%

Evening UK Call Rate

pence per minute
6p
8.9p
33%
Call Set Up Fee
pence per call
13.25p
15p
12%
Opt 1 Day UK Mobile Call Rate
pence per minute
10.95p
12p
9%
Opt 1 Evening UK Mobile Call Rate
pence per minute
10.95p
12p
9%
Line Rental
per month
£14.45
£15.40
6%
0845 Calls
pence per minute
FREE
6.63p
100%
 
  Sky are offering some very attractive rates but as with Virgin Media and BT it is important to look at the fine detail as you could be paying more for your phone bill. You could save even more money on your TV packages by watching the programmes you love on freeview, including FIVEUSA, Fiver, PickTV, E4, Film4, DAVE, ITV2, ITV3, ITV4, BBC3 & 4 and many more ALL FOR FREE. If you want to add premium tv channels then consider topuptv - If you're currently paying Sky or Virgin for tv you could be like many of our customers who are saving £300 to £600 by combining Direct Save Telecom for home phone and broadband with freeview or topuptv .

Source of Sky prices sky.com 03/12/2013