Sick of having no choice when it comes to your line provider? Annoyed at the recent increases? Most people don't read their bill too closely but if they did they might save themselves a few quid and deprive Eircom of the same. 1) If you are renting a phone or phones from Eircom get rid of them. You can get very cheap handsets from Argos and other places. Just ring eircom up and say that you no longer want to rent the phones and could they please come and collect them and stop charging you for them. If all comes to all and they insist on it drop the handsets into your local Eircom office. 2) Most people I know have Call Answering from Eircom. Get rid of it. If you have gone as far as 1) above why not go further and get a phone with an answering machine and tell Eircom to stop charging you. Even if you get a dearish snazzy phone it will have paid for itself in a couple of years and you won't be forking out any more to Eircom. If everybody did these things it would more than wipe out the recent line rental increases and would be a victory for the consumer.