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BT broadband and phone price rises coming December 2014

BT is increasing phone and broadband prices this December, following price rises from TalkTalk, Virgin Media and Sky. 

Prices will be increasing by a maximum of 6.49 per cent. Line rental will go up to £16.99/month from £15.99/month if you pay by direct debit. If you don’t, BT’s Line Rental Plus will see you paying £18.99/month. 

The Unlimited Anytime Calls plan will increase to £7.45/month and individual calls will increase too. Those to UK landlines and 0870 numbers will go up from 9p a minute to 9.58p a minute or 6.44 per cent and the call will cost almost 1p more to connect. 

You'll need more than one of these trucks to afford BT's price hikes
You’ll need more than one of these trucks to cover BT’s price hikes

BT’s Basic phone-only deal will remain at the price of £5.10/month and BT will also be introducing a broadband add-on, allowing customers to get a phone line and broadband service for £9.95/month in total. 

With the current cots of line rental (£15.99/month) this would total £24.94/month. After December 2014 this would rise to £25.94/month.

A BT spokesperson said: “BT is sensitive to the tough economic times and we’ve taken care to make sure that low-income customers avoid price increases. We’ve added extra money-saving options for low-income customers and for customers who only want a phone line for calls.” 

The company will also be introducing Home Phone Saver – a standalone phone package that includes anytime calls, free caller display, anonymous call reject and choose to refuse services for £19.99/month on a 12-month contract. 

The spokesperson added: “We are introducing extra ways for customers to maximise their savings, such as the UK’s cheapest line and broadband bundle for low-income customers and Home Phone Saver for customers who just want a great value standalone telephone package.” 

BT hasn’t yet announced its broadband price hikes, but the company has said they will be along the same lines as other price increases.  

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