I appreciate there were a number of posts about this when BT's price rises were announced a few months back - but thought I would start a new thread as I hadn't realised all the details.
My broadband is with Freeola/Entanet who unfortunately don't have a phone service I can use. So like many I pay my line rental and get my calls package from BT.
I asked BT via Twitter yesterday about how to avoid the new £1.75 charge.
The conversation is here.
As you can see the conversation didn't go well - getting a straight answer wasn't easy!
During the 'conversation' I realised they are to start charging £1.75 per month for caller display and another £1.75 for the Answer 1571 service - so an extra £42 per year on top of the line rental etc. increases
I'm guessing this will become another major news item when the charges come in next year - it's not too far off the Gas/Electricity suppliers rises.
I've mistakenly been thinking that to continue with my current services would cost a maximum of £1.75 per month and nothing if I opted for a 12 month contract. But I was wrong this would only cover the 'caller id' service.
So after being with BT for my phone service for 30 years I'm thinking of moving.
If anyone has any tips on where to move or what to do (I want to stay with Freeola for broadband) then please let me know
I realise an option is to cancel the Answer 1571 and buy an answer machine.
For reference here's TBB's original news item.