BT have been well-known for increasing their prices regularly during the year, and this December it will be no different as on the 3rd of December BT will raise call charges for all their residential customers by 5%, which is the second increase this year.
All UK landline calls will go up from 7.6p a minute to 7.95p a minute, alongside this they are also rising Line Rental costs but calls to mobiles will go unchanged, this is all after a 10% rise just a year ago and a 9% rise back in April, but according to BT they will freeze prices until 2013.
Under these changes, the cost of line rental will also rise by 70p making it £14.60 a month, which will also affect those who use BT’s line rental with other providers, Evening UK calls will go up to 1.05p a minute, and any call outside the customers plan will rise to 13.1p from 12.5p, check out the table below:
BT price changes
|Type||Current price||New price (from 3 December)|
|LINE RENTAL SAVER, CALLS TO MOBILES, WEEKEND CALLS AND BT INFINITY BUNDLE, BROADBAND AND ANYTIME CALLS BUNDLE, AND ENTRY LEVEL TV PACKAGE PRICES REMAIN UNCHANGED.|
|Unlimited Anytime Plan||£4.70 a month||£4.90 a month|
|Line rental||£13.90 a month||£14.60 a month|
|Daytime UK calls||7.6p a minute||7.95p a minute|
|Evening UK calls||1p a minute||1.05p a minute|
|Call set up fee||12.5p per call||13.1p per call|
Michael Phillips from Home Phone Choices said this about the increase:
“We are disappointed that BT is raising its prices on the heels of significant energy price hikes just a month ago,”
“While BT’s price increases of 5% or less may be in line with inflation, it will prove very unpopular with households who are already feeling the pinch.
“This marks the 10th price rise from a major provider this year alone and it is inevitable that others will further add to this total.”
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