Beware of BT's line rental price hikes this month

By Martin Lewis, March 31, 2011

BT is hiking its line rental by 30 pence a month from £13.60 to £13.90 on 28 April. This works out at £167 a year.

But if you have a BT line (all but those with cable or Kingston COMMS)you can now nearly halve it.

Until 4 April, Primus' new Line Rental Saver - via website HomePhoneChoices - is £6.79 per month.

There are however no inclusive calls, so it is best for low users.

Alternatively, its Home Phone Saver -also via HomePhoneChoices - is £7.99 per month with inclusive evening and weekend landline calls, up to a maximum of 90 minutes.

However, if you prefer to stick with BT, its Line Rental Saver is £120 for a year upfront, the equivalent of £10 per month, including weekend calls.

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Last updated: 11:40am, March 31 2011