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The Post Office has offered a boost to its home broadband customers by announcing plans to freeze prices for at least 12 months.

After BT announced a six per cent price hike, to take effect in the new year, the Post Office told ISPreview.co.uk that it would be keeping prices on hold.

The broadband provider's new Price Guarantee states that home broadband costs will not increase until at least October 2013.

And this is sure to appease customers who are eager to keep their overheads down and get maximum value for money.

The Post Office gives households a choice of two home phone and broadband packages - both of which can be upgraded to Anytime calls for £4.50 per month.

Home Phone with Broadband Standard offers download speeds of up to 8Mb, a 5GB monthly usage allowance and a free modem.

At present, subscribers can also take advantage of six months' Anytime calls to UK landlines, after which they will receive inclusive off-peak calls.

Line rental is included in the monthly cost - £21.40 or £25.90 with inclusive Anytime calls.

Households seeking an unlimited monthly usage allowance may be drawn to Home Phone with Broadband Extra.

This package also offers up to 8Mb speeds but includes a free wireless broadband router, giving users greater flexibility in terms of how they access the web.

Evening and weekend calls and line rental are included, but as with the entry-level package, subscribers are currently entitled to six months' Anytime calls.

This broadband package is priced at £26.05 per month, or £30.55 for those seeking Anytime Calls after the initial six-month offer expires.

Both Post Office broadband deals are available on a 12-month contract.

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