More than a million Telstra landline customers will pay more from October 1.
Impacted households will pay $1 to $2 a month more, up 3.8 to 7.7 per cent depending on their plan, Telsta announced yesterday.
Businesses will jump $2 to $5 a month.
Australian Communications Consumer Action Network chief Teresa Corbin told the Herald Sun it was another cost-of-living sting for those already battling higher bills for essentials.
“Every year more people are forced to abandon landlines because of the expense,” she said.