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    BT price hike

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      Re: BT price hike

      Nice one BT.

      ...raise call charges for residential customers by up to 5% on 3 December
      ...these prices would now be frozen until 2013
      So they will stay frozen for at least 13 months.

      Do they need to raise their fees? With the current programme to roll out 21CN to those exchanges which still have not been upgraded & the programme to get Fibre to more customers you would think so.

      Please remember that these are supposed to be paid for by BT Openreach & that Broadband Delivery UK (a government body) are actually funding the roll out of Fibre across the country.

      In July, BT group said profits before tax in the three months to 30 June were up 20% to 533m.
      So why the increase when everyone else is struggling with below inflation wage or benefit rises?

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      Re: BT price hike

      BT raises landline and call prices by 5% | Money | The Guardian

      The increases have particularly affected those on its basic package who make few calls, including some elderly people. The cost of making a landline call with BT has risen by 40.7% since 1 April 2010, and December's increase will add a further 5%.
      That is a huge rise in just under 18 months.
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      Re: BT price hike

      Quote Originally Posted by Scubbie View Post
      So why the increase when everyone else is struggling with below inflation wage or benefit rises?
      As always with these type of price hikes hit the poorest and vulnerable the hardest, i suspect it could be a way for BT to make it's saver package more attractive and to try to get more people to move to it.
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      Re: BT price hike

      Sky did increase their line rental & call charges in July this year. I was just trying to see what the comparative hike has been. Some how I don't think it is as much as this.

      Does this mean we can expect a similar rise from Sky or more aggressive advertising?

      Some how I can't see BT raising the wages of their staff by 40.7%. Perhaps they intend to close BT India and start paying proper wages in the UK for support staff?

      Alternatively, as you have suggested, they may offer a new, even better package, for 'loyal' customers.

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      Re: BT price hike

      this may mean sky may also increase the line rental from 12 pound to 13 maybe ithink

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      Re: BT price hike

      You can bet that Sky and the others will follow BT and stick their prices up as this is what happens in the world of big business. You only have to look at the energy market, as soon as one company increases their price then the other soon follow. This increase from BT coming so soon after the last one really shouldn't be allowed, it would be like Sky increases their tv subscriptions twice in six months.

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      Re: BT price hike

      yea true ya got a point there this is far to quick for bt to be hiking this charge up so soon after the last one disgrace but thats why bt is so exspensive

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      Re: BT price hike

      From what i can gather though the BT rise is then frozen till 2013, by which time it will have been August 2012 and Sky prices will has rose as well.
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      Re: BT price hike

      disgraceful and you wonder why i moved away from bt because it was costing to much having its broadband and line rental with phone and skys service

     

     
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