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BT has announced a round of price rises on broadband, home phone and TV products, set to come info force next month.

From December 3rd, the cost of select BT services, including broadband, line rental, set-up fee and Sky Sports channels, will rise by up to five per cent. Customers are being notified of the changes by BT operatives now.

Mitigating the impact of the increases somewhat, however, is the news that the new prices will be frozen until December 2013.

The cost of calling mobiles, which dropped by 13 per cent for daytime calls and 24 per cent for evening calls in May, will also remain unchanged.

BT's letter to customers states: "We know no one likes it when prices go up. That's why we've kept the rises as low as we can.

"You can rest assured that no prices are going up by more than five per cent and the cost of more than half of our products and services won't change at all."

Consumers on benefits who are signed up to the BT Basic package will see no price rise, with the provider continuing to charge £14.40 every three months.

Standard BT customers can offset the impact of the changes by opting for the Line Rental Saver product. This is unaltered at £10 per month and offers savings of up to 32 per cent for subscribers who pay upfront for a year’s service.

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