Home movers issued phone lines warning

People planning to move home in the UK have been warned that they could face costly bills for having their phone lines rearranged.

According to uSwitch.com, staying with a phone service provider could cost each person moving house as much as £195, which for some could make becoming debt free even more difficult.

Indeed, the fees for rearranging phone services in the wake of a relocation now costs UK consumers a full £44 million collectively on an annul basis, the price comparison company insists.

Steve Weller, head of communications services at uSwitch.com, said: “With 44 million consumers relying on a landline to make calls at home, Ofcom urgently needs to grab this issue by the neck.

“It’s unacceptable that loyal phone customers are effectively being thrown back onto the streets when they decide to move home.”

The typical debt management burden for a British household is now worth more than £55,000, including mortgages, according to data from the Credit Action charity.

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