Telstra’s fixed line customers are set to be hit with higher line rental prices and call costs from October..
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If you’re a home customer on a budget plan, the line connection fee will jump up $1, while customers on “selected other home phone plans” will jump $2.
Meanwhile, the call connection fee for timed calls to fixed lines, mobiles and international numbers will bump up either 5c or 6c per call to 55c (depending on your existing plan), while 13 number calls will jump 5c to 40c per call.
On the business side of things, BusinessLine PSTN and ISDN charges will also increase, with Telstra claiming that the “majority” of services will jump by $2 per month.
Telstra states that it will contact all affected customers by the end of July, pointing out any lower cost plans they could be eligible for.