We know that for those chasing cheap line rental deals while trying to avoid bundling broadband and telephone services together the Post Office has been a popular option, so there will be a fair bit of interest in their price changes that take effect from April 14th 2014.
The basic HomePhone line rental is to increase from £12 per month to £13 per month (with inclusive weekend calls), but the line rental saver option is unaffected and will still be available for those willing to pay twelve months line rental in advance at the equivalent price of £10 per month. There are a few tweaks to call pricing, the connection charge rises from 12p per call to 15p, daytime UK calls increase by a penny to 8.5p per minute. Calls to UK mobiles actually go down from 11p to 10p, but is tempered by the removal of the 5p evening/weekend tariff. Calls to 0844/0843 are simplified to a single rate of 7p a minute and 0871/0872 to 15p a minute.
There is a special offer running until 29th June, for those signing up to HomePhone of a £25 credit to your account.
The rise in voice line rental is offset by reductions in the cost of broadband for those buying one of the two Post Office broadband services.
Previously the Premium bundle was £24.80 a month, but is now £23 a month. The saving on the Essential bundle is a lot less at just 15 pence per month.