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    • wakeupalarm
    • By wakeupalarm 25th Aug 12, 2:41 PM
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    BT 2013 price increases
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    • 25th Aug 12, 2:41 PM
    BT 2013 price increases 25th Aug 12 at 2:41 PM
    BT will increase prices by 6% in January 2013.

    Line rental will go up 85p per month to £15.45
    Paying by cheque/cash will go up to £2.00
    Daytime calls will go up from 7.95p to 8.41p
    Call set up fee will go up from 13.1p to 13.87p
    BT broadband will increase by £1.55 per month
    BT Vision will see increase by £1.00 per month
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    • cally6008
    • By cally6008 25th Aug 12, 2:45 PM
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    • 25th Aug 12, 2:45 PM
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    • 25th Aug 12, 2:45 PM
    Source or link to details please ?

    Found a link - http://www.guardian.co.uk/money/2012/aug/25/bt-consumer-squeeze-price-rise?newsfeed=true
    Last edited by cally6008; 25-08-2012 at 2:47 PM.

    • Kite2010
    • By Kite2010 27th Aug 12, 7:05 PM
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    • 27th Aug 12, 7:05 PM
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    • 27th Aug 12, 7:05 PM
    Probably the first of the rises to come from the telecom companies.
    • Pincher
    • By Pincher 27th Aug 12, 8:23 PM
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    • #4
    • 27th Aug 12, 8:23 PM
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    • 27th Aug 12, 8:23 PM
    Share one line between neighbours?

    Get four cordless phones, one Home Hub.
    Pay Line Rental Saver annually, AnyTime, Friends and Family Mobile.
    What happens if you push this button?
    • I luv cats
    • By I luv cats 27th Aug 12, 10:59 PM
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    I luv cats
    • #5
    • 27th Aug 12, 10:59 PM
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    • 27th Aug 12, 10:59 PM
    I'm paying BT £16.50 for Line Rental & A\T calls but it will be going back to £19.50 soon BEFORE going up to £20.60. !!!


    Seems a lot now!
    • Butterfly Brain
    • By Butterfly Brain 27th Aug 12, 11:04 PM
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    • 27th Aug 12, 11:04 PM
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    • 27th Aug 12, 11:04 PM
    Well BT have lost a customer, they are way overpriced and I am sick of being penalised because I pay cash
    Blessed are the cracked for they are the ones that let in the light
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  • rickbonar
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    • 28th Aug 12, 12:43 AM
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    • 28th Aug 12, 12:43 AM
    Surprised anyone stays with BT?

    Ever since it's been privatised it's been constantly working to make the bills more obfuscated and obscure... my last bill with them I asked them what the charges were for .... and even they had to admit they didn't know or understand it.

    As for price well ridiculous that they charge some services that all the other rival companies don't. They are finally beginning to update to fibre optics ... not because they want to improve the phone and broadband... no it's because they are going to dig up the copper wire system to sell off to the far east countries for scrap metal.

    I believe I'm correct when I say that whatever telephone company you choose apart these conmen you will be better off and have a much better service.
    Last edited by rickbonar; 28-08-2012 at 12:46 AM.
    • oldvicar
    • By oldvicar 28th Aug 12, 4:59 AM
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    • 28th Aug 12, 4:59 AM
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    • 28th Aug 12, 4:59 AM
    It would be nice to think that the dividends on my BT shares will rise to keep pace with the ever inflating cost of my line rental.

    Wishful thinking is always nice.
    • pawlala
    • By pawlala 28th Aug 12, 5:52 AM
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    • 28th Aug 12, 5:52 AM
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    • 28th Aug 12, 5:52 AM
    Surprised anyone stays with BT?
    Originally posted by rickbonar
    What are the options in a non-cable area? I'm considering leaving BT. My ISP does line rental packages but is that the only choice for me, and how much of their profit is still passed on to BT for use of the exchange right to my door?
    Mortgage free: New Year's Eve 2013!
    • Lynsey
    • By Lynsey 28th Aug 12, 8:42 AM
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    We were talking to a manager who works at a BT call-centre last year and he even stated how amazed he was of the market share that BT has.
    People just seem reluctant to leave them!!

    We've just negotiated a new 12 month contract with TalkTalk and by paying up-front for the line rental (£114 per year, saving £60 and works out at £9.50 p/m), we are paying £16.75 p/m for all-time calls, unlimited internet, free 0845, free 0870 etc ..................... and including line rental!!
    Maybe not the best deal, but just slightly over the new BT line rental. loll

    Get away from BT - crazy being loyal to an expensive service.

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    • macman
    • By macman 28th Aug 12, 9:08 AM
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    What are the options in a non-cable area? I'm considering leaving BT. My ISP does line rental packages but is that the only choice for me, and how much of their profit is still passed on to BT for use of the exchange right to my door?
    Originally posted by pawlala
    You can use any other telcom provider you wish on a BT-based line. For broadband, even if you have no LLU options, you still have the choice of dozens of BT resellers, Plusnet being the obvious example-but there are many others.
    Start with an exchange search on www.samknows.com for your LLU options.
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    • macman
    • By macman 28th Aug 12, 9:11 AM
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    We were talking to a manager who works at a BT call-centre last year and he even stated how amazed he was of the market share that BT has.
    People just seem reluctant to leave them!!

    We've just negotiated a new 12 month contract with TalkTalk and by paying up-front for the line rental (£114 per year, saving £60 and works out at £9.50 p/m), we are paying £16.75 p/m for all-time calls, unlimited internet, free 0845, free 0870 etc ..................... and including line rental!!
    Maybe not the best deal, but just slightly over the new BT line rental. loll
    Get away from BT - crazy being loyal to an expensive service.

    Lynsey
    Originally posted by Lynsey
    The clue is in the name; British Telecom, British Gas, British Airways. Decades after privatisation, people still think they are somehow the 'official' national suppliers and so must be more reliable.
    No free lunch, and no free laptop
    • Lynsey
    • By Lynsey 28th Aug 12, 9:51 AM
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    The clue is in the name; British Telecom, British Gas, British Airways. Decades after privatisation, people still think they are somehow the 'official' national suppliers and so must be more reliable.
    Originally posted by macman
    That's possible, but I do think people may be "scared" to switch.
    Orange would have been better for us taking into account any cashback from say Topcashback, but not to any real significant amount and obviously would depend on getting the cashback.
    Orange is worth looking at if you are already an Orange mobile customer (you get a £5 discount).
    I can't remember what the manager stated was BT's market share, but it was massive!!!
    I'm sure he stated their market share was over 50%, but that's only a guess.

    It is personal choice at the end of the day, but there is no need to pay "silly" prices.

    Lynsey
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    • cally6008
    • By cally6008 28th Aug 12, 10:33 AM
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    We stay with BT because my OH is a gamer and cains the downloads/internet.

    We know how much he uses and if we went with other companies we would get hit big time with extra charges

    £35 per month = line rental, unlimited weekend/evening calls, broadband option 3

    • pawlala
    • By pawlala 28th Aug 12, 10:37 AM
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    Start with an exchange search on www.samknows.com for your LLU options.
    Originally posted by macman
    Sadly a big fat X next to all the LLU operator presence in my area!
    Mortgage free: New Year's Eve 2013!
    • savemoney
    • By savemoney 28th Aug 12, 10:45 AM
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    I only use BT for line rental, I switched years ago for LLU broadband (Aquiss/C&W) and telephone (Primus). I am amazed just how much BT now charge for line rental its gone up a lot in real terms past few years, trouble is some other companies follow suit in any case although maybe dont charge as much

    I been seriously thinking of leaving BT for Sky and there fibre package. I just like a rock solid connection and no limits
    • macman
    • By macman 28th Aug 12, 10:45 AM
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    Sadly a big fat X next to all the LLU operator presence in my area!
    Originally posted by pawlala
    OK, so you can still choose from any of the BT resellers: Plusnet, Zen, Eclipse...and many more.
    If you want the cheapest package, then Plusnet Value is likely to be the one, even on a Market 1 exchange @ £12.99pm after 3 months , but it comes with a 10GB monthly cap, which may not suit you. And Quidco cashback is available.
    No free lunch, and no free laptop
    • oldvicar
    • By oldvicar 28th Aug 12, 11:01 AM
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    OK, so you can still choose from any of the BT resellers: Plusnet, Zen, Eclipse...and many more.
    If you want the cheapest package, then Plusnet Value is likely to be the one, even on a Market 1 exchange @ £12.99pm after 3 months , but it comes with a 10GB monthly cap, which may not suit you. And Quidco cashback is available.
    Originally posted by macman
    But with Plusnet usage between midnight and 8am doesn't count, and neither does the cap apply then - so you could for example schedule all your i-player downloads for then.

    And if you exceed the cap (and don't want to pay for more), it keeps working at no extra charge. Instead your speed is capped - to about 256K (0.25Mb). Not long ago that was considered an OK speed, and its still fine for normal uses such as web browsing, banking, email, etc; just not fast enough for video and gaming.
    • savemoney
    • By savemoney 28th Aug 12, 11:05 AM
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    Looks like skys line rental has now gone up

    It was the other week £12.25 now its £14.50 reported on there site, so 10p cheaper than BT

    according to this thread sky for new customers only are stopping the free off peak calls only weekends

    http://www.cableforum.co.uk/board/65/33689419-sky-line-rental.html

    sky also now state

    Sky Talk Weekends and Sky Line Rental

    Inclusive weekend calls to UK# landlines, plus cheaper line rental than BT’s standard monthly price.

    http://www.sky.com/shop/broadband-talk/fibre-optic/
    Last edited by savemoney; 28-08-2012 at 11:13 AM.
    • Comstock
    • By Comstock 28th Aug 12, 11:27 AM
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    In many cases you are now cheaper to use your mobile for daytime calls as well as calling other mobiles. I pay 8ppm for all calls (including mobiles and 08 numbers) on Tesco Mobile Lite. Some other networks are cheaper still to landlines (5ppm Lyca, Lebara) but charge more for mobiles and 08 numbers.

    We are now in the crazy situation where the cheapest way to call another BT landline often ISN'T from your BT landline!!
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