I'm currently a Telecom customer, with an broadband 'explorer' plan.
At our flat, we hardly ever ever never use the landline. So I see it as unnecessary to pay the $45-odd land line rental for the service.
I have spoken to Telecom, and they say they are not willing to waive the rental or let me be on a 'user pays' kind of scheme. I understand that technically the landline needs to be active - but it is the same as standing at my rubbish bin every month and emptying my wallet.
Vodafone and Telstra Clear also can't help.
Can anyone suggest a remedy for me?
I am a heavy internet user, so need broadband but can do without paying for the land line.