‪Sky, Virgin Media and BT all increase their prices - 2018 edition (pg1‬3)

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by jawafour » Fri Jan 20, 2017 3:27 pm

Media companies constantly raising their prices is *massively* frustrating. I hate them even more when they get customers to sign up to "contracts"... for which they can change the agreed pricing whenever they feel like it :x .

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by KK » Fri Jan 20, 2017 3:32 pm

I noticed Sky have upped their contract terms to 18 months too.

NowTV is contract-free but costs more because of it. It's Sky Broadband just with a rebranded Sky router.

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by Saint of Killers » Fri Jan 20, 2017 8:02 pm

Rivals Sky, Virgin Media and TalkTalk have all announced price increases within the last year.


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PostRe: Sky, Virgin Media and BT all increase their prices - 2016 edition (pg10 & 12)
by Minty14 » Sun Jan 22, 2017 2:38 pm

Lagamorph wrote:In fairness, line rental is kind of beholden to BT who currently charge £18.99/month, £1.59/month more than Sky charge at the moment.

BT Openreach/Wholesale ≠ BT Retail

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PostRe: Sky, Virgin Media and BT all increase their prices - 2017 edition (pg12)
by KK » Sun Nov 26, 2017 1:41 pm

Another round of price rices for 2018 starts here!

Devon Live, The Sun, The Register wrote:BT Sport are to hike the cost its channels up by 33% for some customers – 15 times the rate of UK annual wage growth.

Currently, BT Broadband customers pay £7.50 a month for BT Sport channels, but this will jump to £10 in January 2018 – a 33% rise.

For Sky customers who have BT Sport without BT Broadband, charges will jump from £22.99 to £25.99 per month – a 13% rise. Both figures dwarf the 2.2% growth in weekly earnings seen by the average UK worker in the last year.

The latest price increases come just nine months after previous hikes from the TV and internet provider, in April this year. They’re also the third round of price increases BT has made in 18 months.

The last broadband price rise was just seven months ago, on 2 April. The previous one was in July 2016, making the January 2018 hike the third.

In Freesat’s study of 2,000 pay TV customers, while a third (36 per cent) warned that they would have to quit their contract if prices keep rising at the current rate, almost half (45 per cent) said they feel taken advantage of by constant hikes.

A further 34 per cent said they were confused as to why prices go up so regularly, while 35% said they feel powerless to argue.

In the Freesat study, 60 per cent of people with a sports channel subscription feel their service is overpriced, while one in four (27 per cent) said they don’t make full use of their service.

Previous research from Freesat also found that the majority of popular sporting events are available on free channels.

BT is in the process of writing to customers about the bill changes, which take affect from January 7.

Customers can expect to see their bills rise depending on the contract they have with BT, for example:

- Standard broadband customers will pay £24 extra per year

- Fibre broadband customers (Infinity 1) will pay £30 extra per year

BT is also putting up the cost of its unlimited anytime call packages.

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/11/0 ... ces_again/

Imagine paying £26 for BT Sport and another £28 for Sky Sports every month.

BT is also hiking the cost of calls and call features from 7 January:

Unlimited anytime landline calls package – rising from £8.99/mth to £9.50/mth.

Unlimited evening and weekend calls package – rising from £3.80/mth to £4/mth.

Landline call costs – calls to other landlines (including 0870 and 0845 numbers) will increase from 12p/min to 13p/min. The call set-up fee is rising from 21p/call to 22p/call.

Mobile call costs – calls to mobiles will increase from 16p/min to 17p/min. If you have anytime calls they'll increase from 8p/min to 8.5p/min.

1571 – will increase from £2.50/mth to £3/mth.

Paper bill charge – will increase from £2/mth to £2.50/mth.

If you've one calling feature, your price will rise from £4.50/mth to £5/mth.

If you've two to four calling features, your price will rise from £8.75/mth to £9.25/mth.

If you've five or more calling features, your price will rise from £11.75/mth to £12.25/mth.

https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/news/ ... n-january-

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by jawafour » Sun Nov 26, 2017 2:06 pm

KK wrote:Another round of price rices for 2018 starts here!...

Strawberry-floatin’ hell. Why is it that comms companies can just jack up their prices way above inflation every year? I am happy with my fibre broadband with BT, but there is no other option in my area. My mum and dad use BT’s basic broadband (again, the only option for them as fibre is not available) and the service is poor; so slow.

I feel like BT customers are paying through the nose because of the huge amounts of cash BT is splashing around on football :x .

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by Garth » Sun Nov 26, 2017 2:30 pm

the third round of price increases BT has made in 18 months.

Taking the piss there :|

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by Jam-Master Jay » Sun Nov 26, 2017 3:46 pm

At these prices you'd expect broadcast 4K as standard.

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by TigaSefi » Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:20 pm

So glad to be off the sky/BT cartel.

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by jawafour » Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:50 pm

Just had my email from BT about the price increase "change".

I'm cool with it, though, because the email includes the line "We hope you'll enjoy the changes we're making." I'm excited about having this opportunity to pay more because reasons :toot: ...

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by Ironhide » Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:56 pm

jawafour wrote:I feel like BT customers are paying through the nose because of the huge amounts of cash BT is splashing around on football :x .


Agreed, they should increase the cost of BT sport itself rather than passing the cost on to all of their services - I don't watch sports and shouldn't be paying towards the expense of broadcasting it.

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by KK » Sun Dec 03, 2017 7:51 pm

If you've ever wondered what the Sky customer base now is for television, BARB's latest figures have it pegged at 8.85million for satellite and 1.23m users for NOW TV (way behind Amazon and Netflix on 3.82m and 7.34m respectively).

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by Errkal » Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:25 pm

I'm not surprised, wpince you have it is hard to quite and freebies / freesat is a bit gooseberry fool in comparison and and going totally free using patchup and shiz on something like a fire TV is a bit of a ballache and above many people's ability.

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by PES Fan » Thu Mar 01, 2018 1:44 pm

Netflix app is going to be integrated into Sky Q. They going to be releasing a new package to combine the two.

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by Vermilion » Thu Mar 01, 2018 2:39 pm

Had an email the other day telling me my sky internet would go up by £1.01 (why the penny? That's just bizarre). This is the same Sky mind you, which purchased my custom from O2 without my permission, then increased my monthly price from £9.50 to £17.50 in just a couple of years.

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by KK » Thu Mar 01, 2018 2:59 pm

I renegotiate my broadband with Sky every 12 or 18 months so Fibre has stayed at £10 (not including line rental, which does keep going up) for the past 5 years or so.

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by Vermilion » Thu Mar 01, 2018 3:00 pm

Do you have TV as well as broadband though? I don't have a TV package which i think is one of the reasons i'm being stung like this.

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by KK » Thu Mar 01, 2018 3:03 pm

I do. It's supposed to be £20 but I got them down to £7.50ish. Just about worth it for access to Sky+/Sky Sports Mix/Atlantic.

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