Orange announces landline telephone price rises

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OrangeOrange has announced a number of price rises for its landline telephone customers.

The changes come into effect on the 19th September and affect calls to numbers including Directory Enquiries and premium numbers.

You can get a full list of the changes in this PDF from Orange. I've highlighted some of the main changes below:


Call connection fee
The fee payable on most calls which are not included as part of your broadband and calls plan is rising from 12p per call to 12.5p per call.

Directory Enquiries
Calls made to numbers beginning 118. These are subject to some sharp increases:

118 number

Current price

Price from 19th September

118 118

56p per call plus 16p per minute

£2.30 per call plus £1.80 per minute

118 212

87p per call plus 20p per minute

£2.30 per call plus £1.80 per minute

118 500

45p per call plus 26p per minute

£1.40 per call plus £1.80 per minute

118 247

41p per call plus 15.5p per minute

£1.50 per call plus 99p per minute

118 000

49p per call plus 20.5p per minute

£1.50 per call plus 99p per minute


International calls
Prices vary depending on which zone you are calling, but increases are of between 1p and 6p per minute.

Calls to 08 numbers
Depends on the full number. As an example, calls made to 08440544020 currently cost 4.5p per minute during the day and 1p per minute in the evening and at weekends. From 19th September this will jump to 6.5p per minute at all times on Orange.

Calls to 09 numbers
Depends on the full number. As an example, calls to numbers beginning 0983636 currently cost £1.80 per call plus £1.80 per minute. This will rise to £2.69 per call plus £2.69 per minute with Orange.

To compare alternative landline deals, head over to our friends at HomePhoneChoices.

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