Operator slashes costs for existing consumer and business consumers but new customers will have to pay more in some instances
Everything Everywhere last week reduced the cost of calling 08 and 05 numbers across both the T-Mobile and Orange networks.
The changes which relate to 0500,0800,0808, 0845 and 0870 numbers are applicable to both consumer and business customers and fell by up to 33p per minute in some cases.
Pay monthly consumer calls on T-Mobile will drop from 10.2p per minute to 7.4p for 0500 numbers, from 40.9p per minute to 7.4p for calls to 0800 and 0808 numbers and from 40.9p per minute to 12.4p per minute for calls to 0845 and 0870 numbers.
On prepay calls to 0500, 0800 and 0808 numbers will fall from 40p per minute to 7p per minute, while calls to 0845 and 0870 numbers will drop from 40.9p per minute to 12p.
T-Mobile Business 1 Plan and Legacy Plan subscribers will see call costs to 0500,0800 and 0808 numbers fall from 8.51p a minute to 6.17p a minute while calls to 0845 and 0870 numbers will remain at 8.51p.
T-Mobile Business pay monthly customers will see call prices drop from 20p per minute to 6.17p per minute to 0500, 0800, 0808 and 10.33p per minute to 0845 and 0870 numbers.
Business Consumer customers will see calls drop to the same amounts for the same sets of numbers but from a previous blanket cost of 34.04p per minute.
Orange pay monthly customers will see calls to 0500,0800 and 0808 numbers fall from 15.3p per minute and calls to 0845 and 0870 numbers fall to 12.4p per minute from 20.4p. New pay monthly customers signing up to Orange after September 6 will be charged 20p to call 0500,0800,0808 numbers and 40p to call 0845 ad 0870 numbers.
Prepay customers on Orange will see prices fall from 40p for calls to 0500, 0808 numbers to 7p a minute, calls to 0800 numbers reduced from 25p a minute to 7p a minute and calls to 0845 and 0870 numbers fall from 40p a minute to 12 p.
Calls made by Orange’s existing SME base to 0500,0800,0808 and 0845 are now charged at a flat rate of of 6.17p per minute while calls to 0870 numbers cost 10.33p per minute.
New SME customers signing up from September 5 however will be charged 17p per minute for calls to 0500, 0800 and 0808 numbers and 33.33p per minute for calls to 0845 and 0870 numbers.