No-one has to pay for BT Privacy with Caller Display before 04 Jan, LRS or not.
After 04 Jan everyone pays, unless they have registered for the 12-month commitment offer.
Perhaps not quite everyone is committed to the 12 month contract to line rental if they register or apply for free BT Privacy and Caller Display: my aunt has BT Basic and it seems from a rather vague letter, that she received regarding the price changes, that BT Basic could be terminated without penalty after the price changes even if the free offer is accepted (she currently has free BT Privacy and Caller Display.)
This I haven't confirmed though because my aunt refused the free offer since it is possible that a termination of BT Basic with the free BT Privacy and Caller Display could
involve the account transforming to standard line rental and if that happened then there could be early termination charges if she left BT Retail within the 12 month period (whenever that starts?)
Edited by 4M2 (Mon 28-Oct-13 15:24:05)