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BT phone and broadband prices set to rise by up to 6.5%

BT is set to increase prices by up to 6.5% from December.

Broadband prices are going up by as much as 6.49% while standard line rental for direct debit customers will increase by £1 or 6.25%.

The telecoms giant said the majority of its customers were on all inclusive packages, adding that bills had decreased by 14% in the last five years.

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BT prices set to rise by up to 6.5% from December

BT is set to increase prices by up to 6.5%, with landline calls, broadband internet and standard line rental for direct debit customers all set to rise.

BT announced prices will rise by up to 6.5% from December. Credit: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

The telecoms giant said the pence per minute (ppm) rate for calls to UK landlines and 0870 numbers will go up 6.44% from 9p a minute to 9.58p. The set-up fee for landline calls will increase from 15p to 15.97p.

Broadband prices are going up by as much as 6.49%, although BT said its current "high profile" press and TV broadband offers will stay the same price.

They said the majority of its customers were on inclusive call packages and did not pay the set-up fee or ppm charges, adding that calls bills had "decreased 14% in the last five years".

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