BT increasing phone call charges by 5%

2nd September 2011

UK landline calls will go up from 7.6p/minute to 7.95/minute, also line rental prices will rise yet calls to mobiles will remain the same.

BT had a 10% rise in calls charges a year ago and another rise of 9% in April. Although recent rises are starting to worry and put a strain on households throughout the UK BT have now announced that their prices will now be frozen until 2013.

Because of the demand in home broadband products BT said that in the three months to 30th June there profit before tax was up 20% to £553m.

The cost of line rental for a customer paying by direct debit will rise by 70p to £14.60 a month. Evening UK calls will go up from 1p/minute to 1.05p/minute and the set up fee which is a one-off charge for a call outside of a customers plan will go up from 12.5p to 13.1p.

  • Unlimited Anytime Plan – Currently at £4.70 a month – After 3rd December will be £4.90 a month.
  • Line Rental – Currently at £13.90 a month – After 3rd December will be £14.60 a month.
  • Daytime UK calls – Currently at 7.6p a minute – After 3rd December will be at 7.95p a minute.
  • Evening UK calls – Currently 1p a minute – After 3rd December will be 1.05p a minute.
  • Call set up free – Currently 12.5p per call – After 3rd December will be 13.1p per call.

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.

Calls to Orange, o2, T-mobile and Vodafone mobiles will stay at 5.3p a minute in the evening and 11.3p a minute in the daytime. However there is no guarantee that these prices will be frozen next year.

 

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