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BT Increase Prices Jan 2018
Nov 4th, 2017 at 11:52am
 
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Re: BT Increase Prices Jan 2018
Reply #1 - Nov 4th, 2017 at 11:56am
 
bigjohn wrote on Nov 4th, 2017 at 11:52am:
.          See above link for info.          With one hand they reduce prices with the other they increase. Angry
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Re: BT Increase Prices Jan 2018
Reply #2 - Nov 4th, 2017 at 2:34pm
 
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The price for Unlimited Anytime Calls will increase from £8.99 to £9.50.
The price for Unlimited Evening & Weekend Calls will increase from £3.80 to £4.00.

Similar to previous rises and similar to competitor charges and recent changes.

The evening and weekend deal is poor value for money as outside of those times, calls are charged at more than £7 per hour. Make just seven minutes per week of chargeable calls and your bill will be more than the cost of the unlimited anytime call plan.

Landline providers have botched their marketing. They usually offer a call plan with weekend calls as the default. These have incredibly expensive weekday calls and this fuels the perception that landlines are expensive. They should be trumpeting their unlimited anytime call plans.


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Call set-up fee is rising from 21p to 22p per call.
Standard weekday calls are rising from 12p to 13p per minute.

These prices should be irrelevant. If you have the correct inclusive call plan to match your usage, you will never pay these rates.


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Unlimited Anytime calls to mobiles from your landline are going up from 8p to 8.5p per minute.

Every other major landline provider offers inclusive calls to UK mobile numbers. BT is now the only major landline provider to NOT offer this.

Ofcom has significantly reduced the cap on Mobile Termination Rates such that the rate is now lower than for calls to 03 numbers. There is no excuse for BT to continue to exclude calls to mobile numbers from inclusive call plans. Plusnet, Sky, TalkTalk, Virgin Media, Zen and others already include calls to mobile numbers in their anytime call plans.


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All other calls to mobiles from your landline are going up from 16p to 17p per minute.

This should be just mobile numbers allocated in Jersey, Guernsey and Isle of Man. In practice there are some other numbers this applies to.

BT is one of a number of landline and mobile providers that continues to exclude some other UK mobile numbers starting 071 to 075 or 077 to 079. These are referred to as "non-mobile" numbers. However, this should not be happening. On 1 May 2015, Ofcom removed the whole basis (higher than usual termination rates) for the existence of this unofficial category. All UK allocated numbers starting 071 to 075 or 077 to 079 are subject to the new lower cap on Mobile Termination Rates.


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Calls to 0870 and 0845 numbers from your landline are going up from 12p to 13p per minute.

This should read "The Access Charge for calls to 084, 087, 09 and 118 numbers ...".

This is the third year in a row that their announcement has had this typo.


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Per minute rates for International calls will increase from 46p to 50p for countries in Band A, 76p to 80p for Band B and 136p to 140p for Band C.

These rates are a complete rip off. Other providers charge rates in single digits.
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Reply #3 - Nov 4th, 2017 at 3:13pm
 
The examples shown as "Quote:" above are from information now given in a preface to
http://www.productsandservices.bt.com/assets/pdf/BT_PhoneTariff_Residential.pdf.

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Re: BT Increase Prices Jan 2018
Reply #4 - Nov 4th, 2017 at 3:41pm
 
Ian01 wrote on Nov 4th, 2017 at 2:34pm:
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The price for Unlimited Anytime Calls will increase from £8.99 to £9.50.
The price for Unlimited Evening & Weekend Calls will increase from £3.80 to £4.00.

I almost fell off my chair in amazement at that one – not.

I said it might happen:

Dave wrote on Oct 27th, 2017 at 12:14pm:
[…] The cost of Line Rental plus Unlimited Anytime Calls will be £20.98, if the latter's price doesn't increase. However, what's to say that it will not go up 50p or maybe £1 by then? […]


Ian01 wrote on Nov 4th, 2017 at 2:34pm:
Landline providers have botched their marketing. They usually offer a call plan with weekend calls as the default. These have incredibly expensive weekday calls and this fuels the perception that landlines are expensive. They should be trumpeting their unlimited anytime call plans.

Some might say it is deliberate.


SilentCallsVictim wrote on Nov 4th, 2017 at 3:13pm:
The examples shown as "Quote:" above are from information now given in a preface to
http://www.productsandservices.bt.com/assets/pdf/BT_PhoneTariff_Residential.pdf.

On page 2 of this document at the bottom it says:
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You’ll be notified by e-mail or letter of other changes we’re making to your services from 7th January 2018, or you can log into your personal pricing page by clicking here

This should say in to rather than into.
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