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Version 289 in late June 2022 updates Community Fibre (business), Hyperoptic (residential), IDNet (business), KC (business and residential), Kesher Communications (business), OneBill Telecom (business), PlusNet (business) and Vodafone (residential).  4tel Communications is no longer offering business landlines so has been removed.  Since sales of new landlines cease in just over a year, more companies not offering VoIP will be lost.  Numbergroup has been removed for out of date tariffs. 

In June 2022, BT Openreach has 7.6 million home passed with full fibre FTTP, increasing to 8.8 million by September 2022, to 10.7 million by April 2023 and 25 million homes by end of 2026.  BT Openreach has already stop selling landline PSTN and ISDN at 221 exchanges, a further 334 will stop sell in the next 12 months with the remaining 5,000 odd exchanges added in September 2023 from when no new orders will be accepted.  PSTN and ISDN services cease two years after stop selling starting from June 2023, with the final exchange close down by December 2025.  PSTN and ISDN are replaced by VoIP over FTTC or FTTP, so you need to plug your telephones into the broadband router or VoIP line adaptor, instead of the line socket.  Many areas yet to get FTTP from Openreach instead have service from a variety of other suppliers, including Community Fibre who serve 500,000 homes and businesses in Greater London being expanded to 2.2 million premises by 2024, and Open Fibre Networks that offers services to new build estates. 


Version 288 in late May 2022 updates BT (residential), CIX (business and residential), Community Fibre (business and residential), Direct Save Telecom (residential), EE (residential), IDNet (business), Virgin Media (residential), Vodafone (residential) and Voipfone (business and residential).

BT has increased the two year introductory prices all all broadband packages with speeds below 100Mb by £2/month, but the long term prices remain unchanged, currently just £3/month higher. 


Version 287 in late April 2022 add Community Fibre (business and residential) and updates 4tel Communications (business), BT (residential and business), Daisy (business), Sky Connect (business), Sky Talk (residential), TalkTalk (business), Virgin Media (residential), Vodafone (residential), and Zen (residential).

Recent price increases from many operators mean it now cheaper to make calls to most European countries than next door (because those calls are capped by the EU), some even charge more for landline calls than mobile, while the opposite was true for 40 years.  But fixed line call volumes are falling dramatically each year with most calls made free through mobile apps.  

Although BT increased most residential prices by 9.3% from 31st March 2022, this did not apply to new contracts for broadband.  Instead, packages with speeds below 100Mb decreased by £1/month, while speeds above 100Mb increased by £1/month (including the £1.95/month line rental increase, so effectively all reduced). 


Version 286 in late March 2022 updates BT (business and residential), Dial 123 (residential), EE (residential), John Lewis Broadband (residential) and PlusNet (residential).

In March 2022, BT Openreach has 6.8 million home passed with full fibre FTTP, increasing to 7.6 million by the end of 2022, and 25 million homes by end of 2026 (which will require a four fold increase in conversion rate).  BT Openreach has already stop selling landline PSTN and ISDN at 221 exchanges, a further 334 will stop sell in the next 12 months with the remaining 5,000 odd exchanges added in September 2023 from when no new orders will be accepted.  PSTN and ISDN services cease two years after stop selling starting from June 2023, with the final exchange close down by December 2025.  PSTN and ISDN are replaced by VoIP over FTTC or FTTP, so you need to plug your telephones into the broadband router or VoIP line adaptor, instead of the line socket. 

BT increased most residential prices by 9.3% from 31st March 2022.  Standard inland calls and access charge up to 17.34p/min, UK mobile up to 20.82p/min, call set-up to 26.58p/min, so a one minute local call now costs 43p.   For PAYG packages without call set-up, calls now 22.84p/min. Standard line rental up to £23.05/month, Line Rental Plus to £25.05/month, all call packages up.  Broadband prices are increasing, but the web site quotes lower prices than the price book, so need to wait for web site updates.

BT increased business line rental, VoIP and broadband rental costs from 1st April 2022.  Standard line rental is up £2.89 to £33.89/month, Value Line Rental to £27.55/month, ISDN-2e to £71.49/month. Network and call features, and call packages also increased in price. 


Version 285 in late February 2022 updates BT (residential), CIX (business and residential), Direct Save Telecom (residential), IDNet (business), Sky Connect (business), Sky Talk (residential), TalkTalk (residential), Virgin Media (business and residential) and Vodafone (residential).

Most major broadband suppliers are increasing rates by up to 10% in March or April, including BT, Everything Everywhere, John Lewis, PlusNet, Shell Energy, TalkTalk, Virgin Media. 


Version 284 in late January 2022 updates Hyperoptic (residential), Localphone (residential), Shell Energy Retail (residential), TalkTalk (residential) and Zen (residential).  Post Office sold it's telephone and broadband customer base to Shell Energy Broadband in April 2021 and has now been removed. 

BT Openreach now has 6.4 million home passed with full fibre FTTP, increasing to 7.6 million by the end of 2022, and 25 million homes by end of 2026.  BT Openreach has already stop selling landline PSTN and ISDN at 182 exchanges, a further 370 will stop sell in the next 12 months with the remaining 5,000 odd exchanges added in September 2023 from when no new orders will be accepted.  PSTN and ISDN services cease two years after stop selling starting from June 2023, with the final exchange close down by December 2025.  PSTN and ISDN are replaced by VoIP over FTTC or FTTP, so you need to plug your telephones into the broadband router or VoIP line adaptor, instead of the line socket. 


Version 283 in late December 2021 updates PlusNet (business), PlusNet (residential), Virgin Media (residential) and Vodafone (residential).


Version 282 in late November 2021 updates BT (business), CytaUK (residential), OneBill Telecom (business), Vodafone (residential), Your Co-op (residential) and Zen (residential).

BT Openreach now has 5.9 million home passed with full fibre FTTP, increasing to 7.6 million by the end of 2022, and 25 million homes by end of 2026. Full fibre is now available to about 254,000 business premises and Openreach plans to target business areas such as high streets and business parks next year.  Openreach has now connected over one million full fibre homes. Openreach has now stopped installing copper wiring at new sites where FTTP is available. 

BT business has increased inland call charges and call set-up by 1p for standard business lines and all the various Business Plan packages, so inland and mobile calls are now 30p/min plus 30p set-up for most packages, 28p/min higher than BT's own VoIP Cloud Phone package. 


Version 281 in late October 2021 updates BT (residential), CIX (business and residential), Daisy Communications (business), Fleur Telecom (residential), Shell Energy Retail (residential) and SSE Energy Supply (residential).

Ofcom has asked UK networks to put in place technical measures to block most incoming VoIP overseas calls and texts if they pretend to originate from a UK number, to reduce the level of scam calls.   


Version 280 in late September 2021 updates BT (residential),KC (business), Virgin Media (residential) and Zen (residential).  

BT Openreach currently passes 5.4 million home with full fibre FTTP, increasing to 7.6 million by the end of 2022, and 25 million homes by end of 2026. 

Short code 159 has been announced by Stop Scams as a banking fraud hotline at national rate, but is still allocated as Service Centre Access by Ofcom.

BT has finally restructured broadband pricing so that telephone calls are optional for both existing FTTC broadband and new Full Fibre FTTP without a copper landline, generally the saving without calls is £5/month.  BT has also reduced the introductory prices for Full Fibre so they are about £14/month cheaper than after the 24 month contract, rather than about £8/month for FTTC. Perhaps to encourage users to upgrade to full fibre, with all the inconvenience involved.  Unfortunately, the BT Consumer Price Guide PDF no longer has realistic broadband prices, instead showing maximum in and out of contract prices, in contract prices are often higher than out of contract. So had to take new prices from web pages by post code, very messy, some prices are up a little, some down. 


Version 279 in late August 2021 updates John Lewis Broadband (residential), Sky Talk (residential), SSE Energy Supply (residential), Virgin Media (residential) and Vodafone (residential). Just Dial Pre-pay has disappeared and been removed.


Version 278 in late July 2021 updates Direct Save Telecom (residential), Hyperoptic (residential), JT (Jersey) (residential), TalkTalk (residential), Virgin Media (residential) and Vodafone (residential).  Phone Co-Op has rebranded as Your Co-op. 

Virgin Media is upgrading it's entire network to full fibre over the next seven years, removing coax, copper and DOCSIS cable modems and TV boxes, and potentially offering symmetrical 10Gbps download and upload speeds and beyond, with the upgrade plan covering 14.3 million cable premises, after taking into account the existing 1.2 million FTTP homes.