BT to slash landline charges for 1 million customers

Bills for line-only customers will fall from £18.99 to £11.99 per month after regulator attacked deal as ‘poor value for money’

BT is to slash the amount it charges a million landline-only customers by more than a third, saving them £84 a year, after Ofcom criticised telecom providers for overcharging those – mostly the elderly – who do not have broadband or TV packages.

The company will slash the monthly cost of line rental for its landline-only customers by £7 a month to £11.99 from April next year, following a scathing review by the regulator, which highlighted the “poor value” for money subscribers get compared with those who buy bundles including TV and broadband.

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