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‘Off peak’ redefined as Sky and Talk Talk follow BT is warning Sky and Talk Talk customers that calls between the hour of 6pm and 7pm will no longer be free after the Bank Holiday weekend (June 1 2010) as Sky and Talk Talk follow BT's lead in changing the start time of its evening off-peak period.

It’s good to talk, but only after 7 o’clock

First BT, then TalkTalk - and now Sky. The third of the four major phone companies has announced plans to change the times of off-peak calls from 6pm to 7pm. From 1st June, any Sky Talk customer that makes a weekday call between 6pm and 7pm will be charged at the daytime rate, which is being increased by 12%.

Panasonic launches new family home phone

Panasonic has launched the KX-TG611, the hardworking family phone, featuring improved talk quality with its “clear sound” technology and 18 hours worth of talk time.

Home phone customers wasting millions on line rental charges

A recent survey by of over 8,000 consumers has revealed that 53% of British home phone customers haven't switched line rental provider in the last five years, indicating that they are likely to be paying over the odds for their home phone packages.

Customers vote against phone giants

The home phone industry is paying the price for its ever-increasing call charges and poor customer service.

Is modern life killing quality conversation?

Brits still spend a breathtaking amount of time talking to each other; however, it appears the quality of those conversations is in jeopardy.

Brits abroad to benefit from deregulation of Spanish landlines

Telefonica line rental, customer services and itemised phone bills are now all available in English, due to the deregulation of landlines in Spain. Thanks to the CMT (Comisión del Mercado de las Telecomunicaciónes), its now possible for Spanish property occupiers to switch their telecom provider and allow other multilingual operators to manage their Telefonica landline.

TalkTalk launches free weekly chats for older people living alone

The number of people over 65 who live alone has passed the 4 million milestone new figures reveal.

Virgin Media pioneers free landline to mobile calls

Launching on 1st April, Virgin Media will become the first phone provider in the UK to offer new and existing customers free home phone to mobile calls.

UK’s cheapest line rental deal is delighted to announce it has once again secured the cheapest stand-alone line rental deal available in the UK, with no additional package costs. announces two new deals is delighted to announce two new market leading deals for broadband and home phone customers.

How to save money on festive phone calls this Christmas

As Christmas draws near, most people will be counting the money spent on presents, food and drink for the festive season. However, those of us with friends and family living abroad will also have to take into account the cost of keeping in touch.

New campaign slams the slammers

BT has launched a campaign, supported by Trading Standards Institute, calling on Ofcom to take action now to put an end to the mis-selling misery caused by telecoms companies, who hijack consumers' phone lines.

Telecoms deregulation set to bring better deals for consumers

Telecoms regulator Ofcom has removed one of the last pieces of regulation in the fixed-line telephone market, enabling BT to offer discounted communications ‘bundles' for the first time.

BT Vision signs up ESPN's news sports channel

BT Vision and ESPN have agreed a deal for the new ESPN channel, which will offer live Barclays Premier League and Clydesdale Bank Premier League football as well a wide range of international football and other sports.