Thursday 1 December 2016

Landline Prices To Be Reviewed By Ofcom


Telecoms regulator Ofcom has launched a review of landline-only rental prices after concerns that people may not be getting fair treatment from their operator.

It said landline prices have risen by up to 41% in real terms since 2010, while wholesale prices have fallen by a quarter.

The rise in rental prices particularly affects those who rely on landlines, such as the elderly, Ofcom said.

The review will decide whether measures are needed to protect them.

The worst offenders are Sky, which has raised landline prices by 41% in real terms over the last six years, and Virgin Media, which has raised prices by 38%.

In response, Virgin Media said it would freeze landline charges for its elderly and disabled customers from January 2017.



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