The increase charge is more then that.
The VAT increase from 17.5% to 20% will increase the £14.99 to £15.31
You have increased it by the percentage increase of the percentage rate! (about 14.3%)
I am based in the country (so BT exchange only) and paying £9.99 since AOL was selling it (to CPWH). Additionally they started to charge me £1 for continued Credit Card payment sometime ago (without my knowledge).
Not only is BB charge also going to £19.99 (doubling!) but the CC charge is also doubling to £2 (I understand the CC charge from Visa is ~88p and debit ~36p).
Essentially my BB cost is going from about £132pa
(that's an extra £132pa
I guess that will be about £105 extra pure profit, and I can't even get 2Mbps (looks limited to 1.8Mbps
even though it will sync between 2.2 and 2.9Mbps).
Looks like Restrictive Practices & Profits rule for 2011!
All that said, I expected the charge to go up after the first year of £10pcm.
I also get Talk Anytime inclusive.
But ultimately, what else could I get around here for £20pcm (direct-debit) calls included?
Moved to AOL Silver (2006-08-09). 2008-09-18: AOL free regrade to ADSLmax (Now I get @1.7Mbps max & about what I used to get in the evenings!).