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Bebroadband To Add Phone Line Rental To Service

Be broadband, the O2-owned mobile phone provider, is set to start tests for a new landline service and is actively looking for 70 people to take part in the trial with the closing date for those willing to take part on it being on the 9th of July 2010.

The lucky few will pay half the cost of their BE Broadband landline package for an entire year. Both Be and non-Be customers can put down their names for the test (here) and they will be offered a landline without any calls packge for now, already nearly 500 people have expressed interest in the offer.

Be Broadband is expected to offer three different packages; the first one would include broadband and line rental and a PAYG plan. The second one would be an "Evenings and weekends" one while the Anytime package would allow customers to call up to 22 countries for free.

The company's cheapest broadband package currently costs £13.79 per month with the cost of landline rental adding another £11.54 to it. Parent company O2 offers its home phone package for as little as £9.50 per month, which means that Bebroadband is likely to match it.

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.