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The PostOffice Hikes its UK Phone Line Rental and Call Prices

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014 (9:35 am) - Score 893
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Customers of the Post Office’s phone service will be displeased to learn that the operator will be raising the price of their Home Phone line rental from £13 to £15 a month from 5th January 2014 2015, although it’s not all bad news because they’ve tweaked the price of their broadband services downwards to compensate.

In particular, customers who bundle Home Phone will notice that the broadband charge on the providers ‘Broadband Essential’ (10GB usage allowance) package has been cut from £7 to £5 per month and similarly ‘Broadband Premium’ (Unlimited usage allowance) has gone from £10 to £8 per month (i.e. overall bundle prices remain unchanged).

But there are some other cost changes to consider. Daytime calls to national, local and 0845/0870 numbers will change from 8.5p to 9.5p a minute. Likewise the cost of Evening and Weekend calls, which is normally included for free alongside their broadband bundles, will increase by 25p to £1.50 per month.

Finally, the Post Office also offers a 12 month pre-paid Line Rental Saver option, which is changing from £120 to £144 per year (i.e. the equivalent of £12 a month). As usual the PO is merely reflecting wider changes in the market and their line rental remains cheaper than many of the big boys.

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5 Responses
  1. Avatar davey

    They all the same these line rental rip offs they want to stick there line rental up there ass because they know its a easy way to make money and rip all the customers off all threw Ofcom,s bright ideas .everyone wants to jack the whole lot in and see what happends then

  2. Avatar Bob2002

    >from 5th January 2014

    Think you mean 2015?

  3. Avatar adslmax

    The government should ACT now to stop all isp’s greedy of line rental increasing

  4. AT least they reduced the price of the broadband in order to maintain the bundle price. More than everyone else has done.

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