Many users get their Broadband & don't give a thought to the landline, despite without it they wouldn't have BB. Then the BB starts playing up often due to the phone never being used on the landline.
After long periods without any electric current passing down the line, joints can become oxidised & corroded. This could impair the Broadband sharing the same line.
So, it's worth buying a cheap corded handset, which can often be had for about £5, & making the occasional call to "wet" the line. Also having a handset is invaluable for helping diagnose Broadband faults. This could well save you the cost (about £130) of an engineer call-out finding the fault lay within your home.
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ISPs: 1999: Freeserve 48K Dial-Up => 2005: Wanadoo 1 Meg BB => 2007: Orange 2 Meg BB => 2008: Orange 8 Meg LLU => 2010: Orange 16 Meg LLU => 2011: Orange 20 Meg WBC = 2014: EE 20 Meg WBC