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BT announces broadband, home phone and TV price rises

Thursday, August 30th 2012 by Editorial
BT announces impending price hikes

BT customers will see prices rise by up to 5.9 per cent from next year.

BT will increase the price of some of its broadband, digital TV and home phone packages early next year, the company has announced.

From January 5th 2013, the telecoms giant will boost prices by as much as 5.9 per cent, with the changes set to be confirmed from September 1st via BT Update magazine, which is usually sent to customers along with their paper bills.

Subscribers who check their charges online will be informed via email.

The changes will see the standard line rental price climb from £14.60 to £15.45, daytime and evening home phone calls rise to 8.41 and 1.11p per minute respectively, and the payment processing fee increase to £2 from £1.89.

Additionally, the cost of the Unlimited Anytime plan will grow from £4.90 to £5.15, although BT stressed this is still cheaper than the rates charged by TalkTalk and Virgin Media for comparable packages.

Between January 5th and 2014 at the earliest, the company has promised to freeze a number of its "key prices", including monthly line rental, BT Broadband, BT Infinity, Vision Essential, UK landline calls and the Unlimited Anytime deal.

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