"BT plans to increase its phone line rental from £11.50 to £12.50 per month from 1 April a move which will cost customers £150 a year, up from £138.
Customers will also see the cost of call set up fees rise from 6.85p to 8p per call and the price of daytime phone calls by 0.59p per minute to 4.5p per minute. The price of calling features such as Call waiting, Ring Back and Call Diversion will also rise from 1 April 2009.
However, those with a 12-month BT contract will escape many of the price rises, including the set up fees on any call made within their monthly allowance.
There has been speculation that BT is trying to encourage more people to sign up to 12-month contracts. If you are affected by price rises then this is one option; alternatively, see if you could save elsewhere by looking at packages offered by rivals Sky, Virgin Media or Tesco.
You can also slash your phone bill by opting for paperless bills or paying by direct debit."