Eircom wants to raise the line rental again. The rent is usurous already, but after this rise of 7.5 percent, the price will be EUR 24/month. Eircom claim, as they always do that line rental in Ireland is one of the lowest in Europe. As usual, this is a load of rubbish. Line rental in the UK is only around EUR 17.
This will be the third increase in thirteen months. At the same time, telephone service seems to be getting worse. Calls are more likely to fail than before, and repair times for faults are getting longer and longer.
The rise has to be approved by ComReg before it can go into effect.