Things seem to be working now and Hubby has managed to access our account , though there is no way I’m going back into our joint email account today!
As mentioned, our phone bill this month is way over budget, and although I have it covered, it still goes against the grain.
To give you an idea of how often we use our landline, we made 22 calls, 10 of which were to the bank who shortened their recordings about the Coronavirus outbreak in July thus our call costs have reduced, seven to the surgery and five others.
All charges are subject to 20% tax.
Line rental made up 41.21% of the bill, but as expected the majority of the call cost was to our doctor’s surgery, equating to 24.3% of the total amount.
One call to the surgery cost us £2.07, one at £1.70 and 3 at £1.32. The cheap ones were the times I rang and reception wasn’t open yet so I hung up.
The bank came in second place with 24.23% of the total and all other calls made up the remaining 10.26%.
I can hear you say why don’t we ditch the landline, but we have a very good broadband package fixed for two years which gives us both unlimited access to the internet and that’s why we have it. Most calls are made via our PAYG mobiles which I top up for about £15 a month. This is also cheaper than those with contracts, internet access and a whole caboodle of apps and stuff we are unlikely to use or want. It suits us and that’s what matters.
Perhaps I should add here that our monthly landline budget is £30, so by deducting all calls to the surgery, we would have been quids in as we have been all year until now.