BT are the latest utility company to announce price rises following similar rises from other utilities such as electricity and gas companies this year. The standard monthly rental charge of a land-line will rise by 30p to £13.90 from the 28th of April, with landline calls set to rise from 7p to 7.6p per minute. The connection charge for a call will also rise by 1p to 12.5p per call. Other increases will be seen to services like call minder as well as caller display.
The price rises follow a line-rental increase last October which saw rental fees increase by 50p and call charges by 10%. The move to again increase charges could encourage consumers to switch to one of BT's packages which include calls and line-rental together in a bundle and can help save money over the standard call prices.
Switching to another provider may not be the solution here as TalkTalk are also to increase day time call charges to be in line with BT at 7.6p from May.