Sky has become the latest big telephone operator to start charging for making early evening weekday calls. Customers on Sky Talk Freetime package will now pay for calls between 0700 and 1900, rather than between 0600 and 1800. It is following the recent example of BT and TalkTalk, who have both announced similar tariff changes.
The new Sky charges, which start on June 1st, involve a 12 per cent rise in the cost of daytime calls to 5.9 pence per minute. Sky has about 2.3 million customers for both its Freetime and Unlimited landline packages.