BT to raise call prices
BT have said that they're going to increase call charges by 10% and its monthly line rental by 50p from the beginning of October. Most customers will have this confirmed later in the week in a letter that they won't read.
The cost of connecting a call will go up from 9.9 pence to 10.9p. The daytime rate rises from 5.9p to 6.4p a minute. Feel free to download Skype or send someone an Tweet or something if you're outraged by this.
BT reckon that this amounts to an increase of 1p a day because the average customer makes only 80 seconds of daytime in a day. More than half of customers subscribe to inclusive packages, so they won't notice it at all.
It said "calling plans enable customers to avoid the set-up fee and charges for most calls altogether".
From October, BT customers will pay a landline rental charge of £13.29 a month, or £12.04 if they receive their bills by e-mail.
If you want cheaper rates, then this is price increase is designed to get people to sign up to longer-term contracts and special bundled packages.
BT said it would be happy to discuss inclusive packages to reduce bills or different payment options, such as inclusive packages. You'll just have to go on-hold for a million hours first.