BT increases phone charges by 6.5% as it hits millions of customers with inflation-busting price rises on call and line rental charges.
• Calls to landlines will rise from 9p to 9.58p
• Connection Fees to increase from 15p to 15.97p
Yet again this is pure greed and manipulation as BT tries to force customers into inclusive packages.
The increase of up to 6.5 per cent will be another blow to cash-strapped households already struggling with the soaring cost of utility bills.
Calls to UK landlines and 0870 numbers will go up from 9p to 9.58p per minute and the set-up fee for calls will rise from 15p to 15.97p as well.
From December, calls to mobiles from landlines will rise from 12p to 12.77p a minute. BT is writing to all customers to explain the price changes and new tariffs.
Customers who pay by direct debit will see the price of the standard line rental rise by £1 a month to £16.99.
Rumors abound that the price increases are in fact a Football Tax, to pay for BT’s attempt to compete with SKY on premier league football which is driving costs up and hence the price increase across the board.
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