Orange landline with incoming calls only?

Hello everyone....

Does anyone know if I can arrange to have the land line to accept incoming calls only and whether there is any charge for this arrangement i.e. line rental.

We're moving back to the UK soon but the French house needs some cosmetic work so it won't be on the market just yet. Hubby will be travelling back and forth to do the work, I don't want to have to pay 40e (set all inclusive monthly charge) to Orange to keep it as it is but would like to be able to contact him when he is here.

Also would it be worth contacting EDF to say there will be next to no electricity used just so we don't have their high estimated bills based on the previous years usage ?

Thank you.