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Post Office hikes line rental, slashes broadband and phone bundles

The Post Office has cut the price of broadband and phone bundles – but has hiked the standard rate of line rental. 

HomePhone and Broadband Essential, which has a 10GB usage cap is now £7/month (down from £8.50/month) plus line rental. The unlimited HomePhone and Broadband Premium bundle now costs £10/month, down from £12.80/month. 

While these costs have fallen, the standard rate of line rental has crept up by £1 to £13/month. The total costs for these bundles is now £20/month for Essential and £23/month for Premium.  

Post Office hikes line rental, slashes broadband and phone bundles
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This is a net reduction of 50p/month and £1.80/month respectively, saving you £6 and £21.60 over 12 months. 

Free UK evening calls have also been slashed from bundles, with just weekend calls remaining. Connection charges for landline calls have also increased from 12p to 15p per call. This was tempered by calls to UK mobiles decreasing from 11p to 10p/minute. To soften the blow, the Post Office is also currently offering £50 credit on bills with Essential and Premium bundles. 

Customers paying line rental in advance can still get a hefty discount, paying the equivalent of £10/month if you pay £120 up front for 12 months’ worth of rental. 

Until 29 June, customers signing up to the Post Office HomePhone landline package will also get a £25 credit to their account. 

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