BT to ruin your Christmas
That's right. The telco have announced that they are to raise the prices of their phone and broadband by 6.5%
The price rise has been - surprise - defended by BT, claiming that most customers are on inclusive packages, and that bills have actually decreased by 14% in the last half decade.
It will increase the line rental for direct debit customers by 6.25% to £16.99, and the rate for calling UK landlines by 6.44%.
And also, set-up fees for landline calls, residential calls, to the speaking clock and call return charges will also increase for some or all customers.
BT's option for low-incomes, BT Basic, will stay the same at £5.10 a month with a call allowance.
Of course, they're not nearly as keen to have an option where you can get a fibre optic broadband connection without the need for a landline (as a lot of people just rely on their mobiles these days), but there you go.