UK ISP Zen Internet has launched its own landline telephone service.

Home Talk and Home Business are both available with 30-day contracts, and the ISP says it's free for most Brits to transfer their landline to Zen.

Home Talk costs £10.99 per month including line rental, while Business Talk is priced at £13.49. Both packages offer pay-as-you-go calls.

As calls to any UK landline, mobile or international number are not subject to a set-up or connection fee, Home Talk users will pay 4p per minute (inc VAT) for UK daytime calls and 1p per minute (inc VAT) evening and weekend calls, while Business Talk users will be charged 1.28p per minute during the day and 0.85p per minute at evenings and weekends. Both charges exclude VAT.

Alternatively, users can choose the Home Talk Plus service for £16.99 that comes with 1,000 landline minutes or the £19.99 Business Talk Plus package with 5000 UK landlines minutes.

"Zen's Home Talk and Business Talk services aim to provide calls packages that would see our customers save considerable amounts on their phone bill quickly and easily," said Andrew Saunders, head of product management and marketing

"They also provide our customers with the confidence that these services come with the same high level of service and support as Zen's award-winning Broadband."

To find out more about Zen's landline service, email [email protected]

See also: Zen to offer 40Mbps connections from September