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Hull City Council
East Riding of Yorkshire Council
The Social Access Package is available to Care Home residents and Lifeline customers who are referred to us via Social Services.
You can also usually get our Social Access Package if you receive one of the following:
*This means the person claiming the Universal Credit doesn't receive any earnings from employment or self-employment during their Universal Credit assessment period.
Anyone applying must provide us with proof of financial support / Care Home residency / Lifeline status with their application.
The person eligible (as above) must also be the person whose name is on the bill.
We can't provide you with our Social Access package service if:
If you receive financial support, our Social Access Package is a simple, low cost landline telephone service to help you stay in touch with the people important to you.
It costs £5.12 a month and there's no connection charge. It also includes 20 local calls per month.
Contracts are for 12 months. If the contract is ended before 12 months is up, there are early termination fees of 70p per month for the remainder of the 12 months.
The default way to pay for this package is by Direct Debit, however other payment methods such as KCOM Budget Scheme, cash or cheque can be accepted.
For further pricing information including call charges, click here.
Customers eligible for our Social Access Phone tariff can also choose from our Basic or Lite broadband package.
Next Generation Text Relay (NGTR) is a service that enables people with hearing and / or speech impairments to communicate with others through telephone or textphone equipment or other devices such as PCs and tablets. A 'relay assistant' acts in the middle to text the speech from the two people on the call.
NGTR is a service provided by BT that we connect to so our customers can use it.
You can use the service in a number of ways, including using an ordinary telephone or textphone and also on computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones that are connected to the Internet. You can even link a 'TextNumber' to your existing phone number to make and receive calls without dialling a prefix.
For full details of the service and how to access it, go to http://ngts.org.uk or contact the NGT Helpdesk on 0800 500 888.
For calls made using the NGTR services, you will never be charged more than you would have been for the same call made without using the NGTR service. More information about pricing can be found in the KCOM Price Manual at http://pricing.kcomhome.com
If a customer receives a text message to the land line and saves it by mistake instead of listening to it, they need to call 0845 602 1111 to retrieve it.
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