Date published 27/11/2017   Written by Rachel @ DataKom

BT announces price increase on landline and broadband services

BT has announced a price increase on their landline and broadband services commencing from January 7th, 2018.

The last broadband price rise occurred seven months ago, on 2nd April, then again in July 2016, making January 2018 the third in 18 months.

What does this mean for your business?

Depending on the package, price increases range from 4.6% to 8.3%.

Increases include:

  • BT Infinity 1 (fibre broadband) will rise from £42.99 per month to £44.99 per month - a 4.6% increase
  • BT broadband (copper) will rise from £35.99 per month to £37.99 per month – a 5.5% increase
  • Anytime calls package will rise from £8.99 per month to £9.50 per month – a 5.6% increase
  • Call set-up fees will rise from 21p to 22p per call – a 4.7% increase
  • Calls to UK landlines will rise from 12p per minute to 13p per minute – an 8.3% increase
  • Calls to mobiles will rise from 16p per minute to 17p per minute – a 6.2% increase

I’m affected by the price change, what can I do?

You need to act quickly - DataKom recommends contacting BT to confirm contract options. According to reports, BT won’t penalise customers for cancelling their contracts within 30 days of receiving confirmation regarding the price rises. This only applies to those contracts affected – standard terms and conditions apply to those not increasing in price such at BT Mobile.

BT states customers will receive confirmation throughout November and December 2017 with a “clear breakdown” of how each of their products will be affected.