BT increase their prices for the third time in 18 months
It has been widely reported that BT are “reluctantly” raising their prices once again. This comes just six months after the company last increased prices and the third price rise in 18 months, which is a bit keen by anyone’s standards.
Customers are seeing increases across broadband packages and landlines, where broadband is up £2 a month and Infinity Fibre up £2.50 a month, that’s £30 a year. Even BT Sport has not escaped and will no longer be free, with customers being charged £3.50 a month to listen to Robbie Savage’s insight.
Landlines will also see increases to various call plans, as well as adding an extra penny to calls charged by the minute to 12p for landline and 16p for mobiles. The “set up fee” which is basically the cost of connecting a call, has increased by 950% going from 2p to 21p.
We don’t want to be unfair, so should mention that BT isn’t the only telecoms firm to put up their prices! In November and December, three million TalkTalk customers had price hikes on their broadband, line rental and TV. Virgin Media increased home phone, broadband and TV twice in 2016. Customers saw an average increase of 5.4% in February and 5.1% in November. BT owned Plusnet put up their home phone and broadband prices for the second consecutive year in 2016. Sky increased their prices last June, with some customers’ bills increasing by an eye watering £72 a year. They have recently hiked their prices again. The list goes on!
We don’t like to blow our own trumpet too much, but our customers don’t have to worry about any price rises. They can celebrate knowing that we will never send them one of those letters, informing them that prices are increasing again. Our price guarantee promises that the price you start with, is the price you will stick with and will never increase. We just think it’s easier this way.
On the plus side, Ofcom regulations state that you can break your contract from your existing supplier, penalty free, if you receive an increase in your subscription price from what was agreed at point of sale. So you don’t have to just put up with all of these increases!
Call us on 0333 200 0801, we’d love to have a chat about your telecom prices! We think you’ll be pleasantly surprised by ours, and don’t’ forget, they will never change.