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£1 rise in line rental over at Post Office

Any Post Office Home Phone customers should be getting the letter about a price rise soon or already have it. The price of line rental is going up from £15 per month to £16 per month from 9th November 2015. Previous increase had been £2 back in January 2015.

Some of the other call fees are changing too with full details on the Post Office website, for those keen to make the most of the current line rental for as long as possible there is the Line Rental Saver option of paying 12 months in advance which gives a monthly equivalent price of £12 per month.

Broadband prices are staying unchanged, but as the Post Office only provide an up to 8 Mbps service it is no surprise they prop up the bottom of our speed test table with a median speed of 2.6 Mbps and the fastest 10% getting just 6.9 Mbps download speeds.


What can you expect other than this price fixing on line rental, when they are giving bb away ?

  • tommy45
  • over 3 years ago

IMO I don't think the PO had any reason to increase line rental by £3 this year, I believe this latest increase is more of a "we can" approach and will still see them one of the cheapest anyway.

I bet a few who switched to PO when it was £13 a month will be a bit pissed now.

  • generallee94
  • over 3 years ago

Please... *pissed off* rather than just 'pissed', we're not American (...yet)! :-)

But yes, part of their attraction was that they appeared to be doing things a bit differently from the others, that difference seems to have eroded a little now.

  • binary
  • over 3 years ago


"a little" PO wasn't exactly the best offer in the first place but was still very competitive, now its just rubbish...

Is there confirmation of whether this is just there WLR3 Lines only or will it also affect the customers with LLU Broadband too?

  • generallee94
  • over 3 years ago

Its all Post Office customers irrespective of connection type.

  • andrew
  • thinkbroadband staff
  • over 3 years ago

@generallee94 - fair point, the difference (between the PO and other providers) has eroded a lot!

I know this website is about broadband, but one point to make about the PO HomePhone offering is that it was attractive to people looking for a cheaper line rental package *without* broadband - there were (and are) other cheaper line rental providers, but they're geared up to marketing their service online, billing the customer online and in some cases at least having the customer sign-up online.

PO HomePhone meanwhile was a good value alternative to BT for those people who aren't online.

  • binary
  • over 3 years ago

I have been a PO customer for over 4 years. Sure they are not the fastest but reliability has always been good and price cannot be beaten. A point to make here is that their "evenings and weekend" package (also increasing by £1 to £2.50 wef 1 November) is from 6pm (NOT 7 like most others). I think this is a very relevant factor with this provider. In addition unlimited broadband is currently FREE for 12 months then £8 for 6 months.

  • gaddersgolf
  • over 3 years ago

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