Telecoms giant BT have raised their prices by as much as 5%, effective 3 December 2011. This is the second price hike from the company this year and will impact many millions of its customers.
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This is a further blow to household bills – with gas and electricity bills increasing at the same time.
Landline calls from the UK will increase from 7.6p a minute to 7.95p a minute. Line rental prices will be increased, there will be no change to the price of calls to mobiles.
Michael Philips, from Homephonechoices.co.uk, said “We are disappointed that BT is raising its prices on the heels of significant energy price hikes just a month ago.
“While BT’s price increases of ‘5% or less’ may be in line with inflation, it will prove very unpopular with households who are already feeling the pinch.”
BT is now looking at introducing a price freeze until 2013 however.
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