- TPG home phone call rates
- Call rates will depend on which Country
- TPG’s home phone lines don’t support additional services
- Cheap international calls
- Simple, cheap broadband plan
- One convenient bill
At Compare Broadband we have been overwhelmed with the amount of customers who are calling to find out more about TPG broadband home phone and broadband plans. The packages are catching the eyes of customers who are eager to sign up to cheap plans with large amounts of data.
See all TPG home phone and broadband bundles here.
The extraordinarily low prices of TPG’s home phone and broadband deals prove to be cheaper than some of the other plans out there, which means there is a large amount of people who sign up to TPG’s bundles who don’t even intend to use the home phone – they just want a cheap broadband plan with a large amount of download quota.
For customers who do want to take advantage of having an active home phone line with TPG, below we have provided details of the call rates. While there are no calls included for the month, the call rates are decent, and some of the international call rates are extremely cheap, eliminating the need to purchase international calling cards. This is particularly advantageous for the elderly who may not be technically savvy enough to use modern technology in making calls.
TPG Home phone call rates:
Local calls: 25 cents (untimed)
National calls: 25 cents/min + 39 cent call connection (however calls are capped at $2 for the first 20 minutes!)
Mobile calls: 39 cents/min + 39 cent call connection (however calls are capped at $2.48 for the first 20 minutes!)
(Timed calls are charged in 30 second increments)
13/1300 calls: 30 cents (untimed
18/1800 calls: free
Directory assistance 1223: $1.10 (untimed)
(19/1900 calls are not supported)
International call rates:
Call rates will depend on which country you are calling to. Calls are charged per minute, and incur a 39 cent call connection. We have included some of the most popular destinations below. If you’d like to find out the call rates for other countries, please contact us on 1300 106 571.
China: $0.0346/min (so that’s about 3.5 cents per minute!) - mobiles
Germany: $0.0260/min – landlines (mobile call rates vary)
India: $0.0199/min – landlines (mobile call rates vary)
UK: $0.0199/min – landlines (mobile call rates vary)
USA: $0.0199/min – landlines (mobile call rates vary)
While TPG’s home phone lines don’t support additional services such as fax, EFTPOS or back to base alarm systems, they do offer extra features on your home phone line at no extra charge, including:
- Call barring
Call barring is a great way to stop unwanted or expensive calls from being made on your home phone line. You can block outgoing calls to international numbers, premium rate numbers, and certain other number types. International numbers can be expensive to call, so blocking them can help save you money. Premium rate numbers are typically used for services like weather updates, competitions, and adult chat lines. By blocking these number types, you can avoid unexpected charges on your phone bill.
To set up a call barring on your home phone line, contact TPG. They will be able to help you set up the call barring feature on your account. Once it is set up, you will need to enter a code each time you make an outgoing call. This code can be found in your phone's user manual.
- Number display/block
Number display/block allows you to control whether your caller ID is displayed when you make a call. If you intend to make a lot of calls to numbers that you don't want to be displayed on your caller ID, you can block your caller ID. This is useful for making calls to companies where you don't want your number to be stored, such as competition lines. To set up a number display/block on your home phone line, contact TPG as well. They will be able to help you set up the number display/block feature on your account even only through the phone.
- Call waiting
Call waiting lets you know if someone else is trying to call you while you’re already on a call. For instance, if you’re on the phone and someone else calls your number, you’ll hear a beep indicating that another call is coming in. If you have call waiting enabled, you can choose to answer the new call or continue with your current conversation. Enabling or disabling call waiting is a simple process. To enable call waiting, dial *43. To disable call waiting, dial #43. Please note that these codes will only work if you have already set up a call waiting with TPG.
- Caller ID
Finally, a caller ID will allow you to see the number of the person calling you, even if you don’t have their number saved on your phone.
Call forwarding is available at standard call rates.
To set up any of these features, simply log in to your TPG My Account page and go to the ‘Home Phone’ section. From there, you can manage all your home phone settings.
The great thing about TPG is that they even have a home phone call rate calculator that will allow you to see the amount you will be charged for making calls to various destinations. This is extremely useful in helping you budget for your home phone usage.
TPG’s home phone lines are a great way to save money on your monthly phone bill. With no additional charges for features like call waiting, caller ID, and number display/block, you can be sure that you’re getting the most bang for your buck with TPG. So if you’re looking for a great home phone service at an affordable price, TPG is the way to go.
If you’d like to find out more about TPG’s home phone and broadband bundle plans, or if you wish to sign up and take advantage of their cheap call rates, call us on 1300 106 571.