BT has announced plans to increase both line rental and call charges from the 28th April in another blow for already stretched consumers.
Call charges are set to increase 9%, with line rental due to go up another 30p a month, just months after prices went up with the VAT increase.
A UK landline call will now cost 7.6p a minute, up from 7p, and customers will receive a letter in the next few weeks highlighting the changes.
BT increased their call charges by 10% in October last year, and added 50p to the cost of line rental, and the latest changes add to inflation busting price increases from the Telecom giant.
Some customers will escape the increase, with those customers on a BT Basic, or Line Rental Saver tariff not paying more for their line rental, and BT Basic and Light User Scheme members not paying increase call charges.
BT’s call minder service will also rise from £2.60 a month to £3 a month, although BT argued the rise in charges would have minimal impact on customers.
“Millions of people have signed up to our Unlimited Anytime Plan in the last year and 75% of UK landline calls on our network are now free,” it said.
BTs letter admitted that it “appreciated that price rises are never welcome” and that other products would now cost less, including BT Vision which will now only cost £12.50 a month.