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Bye-Bye BT Together Option 1; or, 2000% price increase

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Phones & TV
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Phones & TV
An article over on The Register said that BT is getting rid of Option 1; and so evening calls of 1 hour that were just 4.5 pence will now be about a pound!

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/02/28/bt_price_hike/

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  • HeinzHeinz Forumite
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    I don't think anyone on here is going to get caught by that (please see the HERE link in my signature below).

    In any case, Martin has been recommending 1899, 18185 and 18866 for ages so, if you don't want to sign up to a 'rolling 12 month contract' to get free evening (and weekend) 01/02/03 calls for no monthly fee with BT Together Option 2, sign up with one of them and make those calls for 5p each (regardless of duration) at any time.
    Time has moved on (much quicker than it used to - or so it seems at my age) and my previous advice on residential telephony has been or is now gradually being overtaken by changes in the retail market. Hence, I have now deleted links to my previous 'pearls of wisdom'. I sincerely hope they helped save some of you money.
  • NicholasNicholas Forumite
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    Heinz wrote: »
    I don't think anyone on here is going to get caught by that (please see the HERE link in my signature below).

    In any case, Martin has been recommending 1899, 18185 and 18866 for ages so, if you don't want to sign up to a 'rolling 12 month contract' to get free evening (and weekend) 01/02/03 calls for no monthly fee with BT Together Option 2, sign up with one of them and make those calls for 5p each (regardless of duration) at any time.

    Heinz, this 12 month contract: is it just locking in your line rental with BT, or does it affect the CPS element as well?
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    Nicholas wrote: »
    Heinz, this 12 month contract: is it just locking in your line rental with BT, or does it affect the CPS element as well?
    I think just line rental - but another poster (a BT employee) is going to come back with a definitive answer to that question.
    Time has moved on (much quicker than it used to - or so it seems at my age) and my previous advice on residential telephony has been or is now gradually being overtaken by changes in the retail market. Hence, I have now deleted links to my previous 'pearls of wisdom'. I sincerely hope they helped save some of you money.
  • You can still CPS your calls away, you can on any of the regular BT tariffs regardless of special offer.
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  • I have only just move back to BT early Feb and am on option 1 so will watch this thread with interest.Thanks for posting.
  • Zeitgeist wrote: »
    That's because everyone goes onto Option 2 for free.

    I wasnt aware it was compulsory.:D
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