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The Post Office has announced it is to raise line rental and call charges for its home phone customers.

Currently, customers pay a flat fee of £15 a month for line rental, while those on the company's broadband bundles enjoy free weekend calls.

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Phone customers can add an Evening & Weekend Calls package for an extra £1.50 per month or Anytime Calls for another £5.75 per month.

However, all of those prices are set to change from November 9th, with a statement revealing that the Post Office's HomePhone Line Rental with FREE weekend calls will be £16 a month, with a call connection fee of 15.5p per call.

Daytime calls to UK numbers will cost 10p per minute, with the cost increasing to 12p for mobiles.

An Anytime calls package will cost £7 a month, while an Evening and Weekend calls package will be £2.50.

The move comes after a similar rise back in January, with the Post Office insisting it was dedicated to keeping bills down and that its offering was still cheaper than that of BT.

In a statement it said: “We’ve always done everything possible to give you great value for money and to help keep your bills down.

"Historically, we’ve held off changing our prices for as long as possible, even when our competitors raised theirs.

"We even reduced the cost of our Broadband package earlier this year. However, we’ve had to make a few changes to the price of some of our products and services in order to continue offering all the great benefits that our included within our packages.

"Although some prices have increased, you’ll see that our prices are still very good value for money, especially when you compare them to BT.”

Indeed, the price of £16 a month for the Post Office's basic HomePhone package is cheaper than the 17.99 a month charged by BT, the £17.70 a month charged by TalkTalk and the £16.99 a month fee coming with Virgin Media and Plusnet.

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