BT (British Telecoms) price increase from 1st April

Found 27th Mar 2009
(source: Moneywise)

"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."

11 Comments

They get very little out of us, so can't complain. Our call charges are usually under £3.00 per quarter.

Original Poster

£12 would buy me a week's bus travel

Yeah its not too bad. I also get a reliable internet connection with them so i don't mind.
If it were Three mobile i would be annoyed. Thanks for the heads up kippy!

Maybe this will pay for my pay rise???? You got plenty choice of phone providers now, so if your not happy with the increase go elsewhere. I advised my Nana to do so

The OP forgot to mention that if you are on one of the inclusive packages .........Option 2 / 3 or whatever they are called................all calls to 0870 / 0845 numbers are now included in your call allowance.........unlike many other providers.........oh and customer service calls to BT are freephone numbers as well!

cheap isn't always best and sometimes best value isn't always cheapest!............OP is right.......look around and find the best deal for you!

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Predikuesi;4758397

They get very little out of us, so can't complain. Our call charges are … They get very little out of us, so can't complain. Our call charges are usually under £3.00 per quarter.



My calls charges are zero!

Don't even use the BT phone in the evenings and weekends when its free! (Though do use it for 0800 numbers!)

Only ever use my mobile for calls now.

guv;4760487

My calls charges are zero!Don't even use the BT phone in the evenings and … My calls charges are zero!Don't even use the BT phone in the evenings and weekends when its free! (Though do use it for 0800 numbers!)Only ever use my mobile for calls now.



Was that sent via your iPhone? :giggle:
That still makes me laugh. :oops:

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realfriendlyman;4760621

Was that sent via your iPhone? :giggle:That still makes me laugh. :oops:



Not this time..... though I have used it to post here.

(PS - I didn't write that BTW - Its a default signature. Can be changed - but it's better left to give you a giggle!)

guv;4760683

Not this time..... though I have used it to post here.(PS - I didn't … Not this time..... though I have used it to post here.(PS - I didn't write that BTW - Its a default signature. Can be changed - but it's better left to give you a giggle!)



Oh.....I thought you were just writing that after you offered to help me out with an iPhone deal...now it doesn't seem as funny...although if I live in denial, it'll make it humourous once again. :-D

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realfriendlyman;4760777

Oh.....I thought you were just writing that after you offered to help me … Oh.....I thought you were just writing that after you offered to help me out with an iPhone deal...now it doesn't seem as funny...although if I live in denial, it'll make it humourous once again. :-D



Doing that would be like a boast. Not my thing (even if the boast was true!!!!) .:thumbsup:

guv;4760824

Doing that would be like a boast. Not my thing (even if the boast was … Doing that would be like a boast. Not my thing (even if the boast was true!!!!) .:thumbsup:



And a very nice boast it is....hopefully I can one just like it soon....btw...I'm talking about the iPhone...not something dirty. :giggle:
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