>>As I said effectively eliminated the monthly line rental charge.>>
TalkTalk pays it on your behalf to BT - TT pays less to BT than you do so makes a slight profit.
You have not eliminated the monthly line rental charge.
I'm with One.Tel at the moment (soon to be with TalkTalk) which is now owned by Carphone Warehouse.
I could pay my line rental to One.Tel instead of BT and save £1.01 a month, but I preferred to retain this payment with BT as I felt I would get quicker service if, by any chance, I had problems with my phone line.
Stuartli "but I preferred to retain this payment with BT as I felt I would get quicker service if, by any chance, I had problems with my phone line" Valid point and one that I did consider.
On the subject of savings with talk talk, I am not bothered really that talk talk pays the line rental to BT on my behalf as long as long as I dont have to pay it.
My total monthly telephone bill now with talk Talk for the same service and the same approx amount of calls is £15.27 less that it was when I was paying the BT monthly service charge. It therefore doesnt really matter which way you twist the figures I have £15.27 each month less to pay with Talk Talk