Internet service provider Be Broadband is set to launch a range of new low-cost landline services.
The firm, which recently won the Best Consumer Broadband accolade at the Internet Service Provider Awards, claims it is dropping complicated price plans and landline bundles in favour of simple, low-cost deals.
Be Broadband's new landline services will complement its award-winning ADSL2+ broadband offering, which was the first of its kind to be launched in the UK, and the deals are aimed at people who want a top-quality broadband internet connection first and foremost.
Individual landline deals will be tied to internet suppliers' existing internet bundles and contracts will not be renewed without customers' consent.
Tom Williams, managing director of BE Broadband, said: "We've responded to our members' requests to provide landline and have delivered it in a way that focuses on giving consumer's control – no excessively long contracts, no automatic contract renewals and no unnecessary bundling of features that increase the cost to the customer."
He claimed that Be Broadband wanted its customers to be able to get on with "living their online lives with minimal disruption" and claimed that the new landline service will help them to do this.
Mr Williams also championed the cost of the new landline services, claiming that like-for-like they were considerably cheaper than the deals on offer at BT.
The firm's Landline package costs £9.50 per month, compared to BT's equivalent which costs £13.24, plus the cost of calls.
Be Broadband's Evening & Weekends package costs £10.50, with BT's equivalent deal costing £13.24, while the new Anytime deal from Be Broadband, which offers free calls to UK numbers and 600 free minutes for calls to more than 20 countries around the world, costs just £13.50. The Anytime equivalent from BT costs £18.23.
Mr Williams also noted that BT are set to increase the cost of their price plans in October of this year, meaning Be Broadband bundle customers could end up saving even more money.
Be Broadband has also extended its FREEMONTHS offer until the end of August. The deal offers two months free broadband internet to customers who sign up to its Be Unlimited and Be Pro bundles.