Be Broadband subscribers will be able to obtain a landline phone service with their broadband package by the end of this year, it has been announced.
The internet service provider (ISP) has revealed that a home phone service will be launched in the UK over the next six months.
Tom Williams, Head of Be Broadband, said the ISP had witnessed significant demand among its subscribers for phone and broadband bundles.
He commented: "As with other new products such as our line bonding service, which offers speeds of up to 48Mb download, we will be rolling out a trial to a select number of Be members to make sure that the service will be a viable option to roll out across our entire customer base."
Mr Williams noted that the ISP would be aiming to offer "the same quality and levels of customer service" currently enjoyed by broadband customers.
Earlier this week, Be Broadband's parent company O2 told ISPreview it was accepting registrations for its upcoming home phone service via its website.