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BT hit the credit crunch !

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by UKDarkstar, Jul 23, 2008.

  1. UKDarkstar
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    UKDarkstar Terabyte Poster

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    Just had an email from BT informing me how easy it will be to do all sorts of account stuff online. The at the end in VERY small print, they tell you they're hiking some prices come September ! :ohmy

    From 16th September 2008 some of our prices will be changing. These changes are summarised below:

    Mobile Saver

    The existing charge for calls on Mobile Saver is 9 pence per minute (ppm) in the daytime and 5ppm in the evening. From 16th September 2008 this will be simplified to 7.5ppm at any time of day. This change affects all customers who receive Mobile Saver.

    Call Set-up Fee

    The call set-up fee does not apply to inclusive Weekend calls for customers on the Unlimited Weekend Plan, inclusive Evening and Weekend calls for customers taking the Unlimited Evening & Weekend Plan or the Broadband Talk Evening & Weekend Plan, inclusive anytime calls on the Unlimited Anytime Plan or the Broadband Talk Anytime Plan, and calls to Freefone services. Other exclusions apply. From 16th September 2008, the call set-up fee for non-inclusive calls from landlines and for non-inclusive Broadband Talk calls will increase from 6p to 7p per call. The existing call set-up fee of 3p per call for BT Fusion, In-Contact Plus, Light User Scheme and BT Basic customers remains unchanged.

    Calling Features

    We are also making some changes to the prices of one-off calling features services, effective from 16th September 2008, detailed below.

    • Dialling 1471 to find out the number of the last person who called you will remain a service available at no charge. The price of the call return service (dial 1471 then press 3) will change from 7.5p to 10p per use.

    • Dialling 1571 to pick up your voicemail will remain a service available at no charge. Customers who do not make chargeable or inclusive calls with BT will be charged for BT Answer 1571 standard service. Customers who are billed monthly must make at least two chargeable or inclusive calls with BT in that month (excludes calls made with BT Broadband Talk) or BT will charge £1 a month for the standard BT Answer 1571 service. Customers who are billed quarterly must make at least six chargeable or inclusive calls with BT within that quarter (excludes calls made with BT Broadband Talk) or BT will charge £3 a quarter. The price of the call return service (dial 1571 then press 0) will change from 7.5p to 10p per use.

    • The Ringback service provides a call back service from an engaged number when the line becomes free. The price of this service will change from 15p to 30p per use.

    • The Reminder Call service allows you to book an alarm call. The price of this service will change from 20p to 30p per use.

    • The 3 Way Calling service allows you to talk to two other people at the same time. The price of this service will change from 50p to 60p per use.

    Ringback, Reminder Call and 3 Way Calling are also available on a monthly rental basis. Each feature costs £1.75 per month, or £3.50 per month for 2-4 features, for unlimited usage.

    All of these prices include VAT and are subject to change.
     
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  2. greenbrucelee
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    BT are a rip off, £75 for a phone line when you can do it yourself for £3.30
     
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  3. BosonMichael
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    Pfffft. You don't know how good you've got it. Call return costs $1.25 per usage here. Not even sure you can do any of the other services on a per-usage basis.

    I've just got standard phone service without any additional features - no Caller ID, no call waiting, no call forwarding, no 3-way. Costs me about $23 after taxes and fees.
     
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  4. grim

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    all i rent is the phone line and that costs me £10.50 a month

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