I was with BT Internet back in the day from dial-up to ISDN then RADSL before I switched ISPs. I wanted to keep my email address (and several others in my family) so carried on with BT Premium Mail which was fine before the Yahoo switch over and 'improved' pages full of adverts.
This price rise takes the pee!! BT can stick there email. The annoying thing for me now is changing my father's accounts over to a new email provider (if he even remembers all of his accounts ).
BT email account (Premium Mail)
From 6 May 2016, we're changing the price of BT Premium Mail from £1.60 a month to £5 a month.
As we recently upgraded you, you'll still get all the helpful features you get today like unlimited storage for large files and emails, protection against online threats and access through webmail, smartphones and email programs. Not forgetting technical support whenever you need it at here.
We know prices going up can be tough so here's how we can help.
We're here to help
You might be better off with one of our other products (like BT broadband where Premium Mail is included at no extra cost), so if you’d like to chat through your options please give us a call on 0800 032 2114.
Staying on Premium Mail If we don't hear from you, you'll start paying the new amount from 6 May 2016. The way you pay for Premium Mail (like by Direct Debit for example) won't change.
If you have any further questions please visit bt.com/premiummailfaqs
If you want to leave because of these price changes, call us on 0800 032 2114 within 30 days of receiving this email. You'll need to give us 30 days' notice to leave, starting from the date you ask us. We won't charge you the increased price during that time.
All prices subject to change at any time during the contract.
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