Cost of premium line calls to soar

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BT is putting up the price of some premium line calls by as much as 41 per cent in some cases.

The cost of calling 0891 prefixed numbers will increase by 15 per cent from 39p to 45p in the evenings and at weekends. From 8am to 6pm on weekdays the rate will go up 2 per cent from 49p to 50p a minute.The new rates will be charged on information lines from 8 October, said a BT spokesman. Charges for Mercury premium lines are also going up.