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

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PostRe: Sky to increase their prices...and boy are they ever. 2016 edition (pg9)
by KK » Mon Mar 21, 2016 12:26 pm

Price increases revealed (these may vary defending on offers and personal variations, but as a rough guide)...

Existing Customers

HD Pack (Sky Sports/Movies) is rising from £5.25 to £6.
Sky Multiscreen from £11.25 to £12.00.
Sky Sports HD with Family Pack: Was £65.50 now £71.50.
Sky+HD (Legacy Customers) Pack: Was £11.25 now £12.00.
Variety Pack (Legacy Customers) with Sky Sports & Sky Movies: Was £64.50 now £68.00.
Family Pack: £38

New Customers

The Complete Bundle (Family, Movies and Sports, HD): £80
The Original: £20
The Variety Bundle: £32
Family Pack: £38
The Original Pack and Sky Sports: £47.50
The Original Pack and Sky Movies: £38

Big, big increases there. Looks like the average customer will get about £3-4 extra onto their bill.

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PostRe: Sky to increase their prices...and boy are they ever. 2016 edition (pg10)
by Death's Head » Mon Mar 21, 2016 12:30 pm

Just 75p for me. I guess I'm OK with that.

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PostRe: Sky to increase their prices...and boy are they ever. 2016 edition (pg10)
by KK » Mon Mar 21, 2016 12:32 pm

You can check your bill online now to see how your increases breakdown.

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PostRe: Sky to increase their prices...and boy are they ever. 2016 edition (pg10)
by jawafour » Mon Mar 21, 2016 12:35 pm

I've never subscribed to Sky. I didn't know that Sky could increase your monthly charge whilst you're in a contract... how can that be right? You sign up for, say, an eighteen-month contract and Sky can just charge more than what was agreed?

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PostRe: Sky to increase their prices...and boy are they ever. 2016 edition (pg10)
by Saint of Killers » Mon Mar 21, 2016 12:37 pm

jawafour wrote:I've never subscribed to Sky. I didn't know that Sky could increase your monthly charge whilst you're in a contract... how can that be right? You sign up for, say, an eighteen-month contract and Sky can just charge more than what was agreed?


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Albear wrote:people saying they are tied in to a contract. Surely if sky raise their fees you are allowed to cancel!?

Otherwise Sky coul just raise your bill by ££££ and there would be nothing you could do.

In the small print which nobody reads they're allowed to up it by a maximum of 10%.

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PostRe: Sky to increase their prices...and boy are they ever. 2016 edition (pg10)
by Christmas CrackErrkal » Mon Mar 21, 2016 12:39 pm

jawafour wrote:I've never subscribed to Sky. I didn't know that Sky could increase your monthly charge whilst you're in a contract... how can that be right? You sign up for, say, an eighteen-month contract and Sky can just charge more than what was agreed?


It is the same with mobile phone contracts, they are able to increase them every year in line with RPI. Although if they specify in the contract they are free to do it then they can do it more often and to a greater degree.

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PostRe: Sky to increase their prices...and boy are they ever. 2016 edition (pg10)
by jawafour » Mon Mar 21, 2016 12:40 pm

Saint of Killers wrote:(answer to increase-whilst-in-contract question)

Ah, thanks, SoK.

Safe to say that I shall continue to not be a customer of Sky if they have contracts like that :toot: .

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PostRe: Sky to increase their prices...and boy are they ever. 2016 edition (pg10)
by Christmas CrackErrkal » Mon Mar 21, 2016 12:43 pm

jawafour wrote:
Saint of Killers wrote:(answer to increase-whilst-in-contract question)

Ah, thanks, SoK.

Safe to say that I shall continue to not be a customer of Sky if they have contracts like that :toot: .


Pretty sure it is the same with basically any service provider, unless you are one "fixed" price deal.

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PostRe: Sky to increase their prices...and boy are they ever. 2016 edition (pg10)
by jawafour » Mon Mar 21, 2016 12:45 pm

Errkal wrote:Pretty sure it is the same with basically any service provider, unless you are one "fixed" price deal.

I've been on a pay-as-you-go mobile phone for the past few years so I wasn't aware if this was now standard. I don't think it's common... I'm with BT for my phone and broadband and they don't have a contract like that.

Yet :dread: .

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PostRe: Sky to increase their prices...and boy are they ever. 2016 edition (pg10)
by KK » Mon Mar 21, 2016 12:46 pm

So to get access to Sky Sports in HD through the Sky platform, you've got to pay £71.50 a month as you have to have the Family Pack to access HD.

NowTV customers can get it for £32 a month, or £39 with Entertainment. Are they honestly telling me Sky+ features and the other channels are worth an extra £32 a month?!

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PostRe: Sky to increase their prices...and boy are they ever. 2016 edition (pg9)
by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Mon Mar 21, 2016 12:51 pm

KK wrote:Price increases revealed (these may vary defending on offers and personal variations, but as a rough guide)...

Existing Customers

HD Pack (Sky Sports/Movies) is rising from £5.25 to £6.
Sky Multiscreen from £11.25 to £12.00.
Sky Sports HD with Family Pack: Was £65.50 now £71.50.
Sky+HD (Legacy Customers) Pack: Was £11.25 now £12.00.
Variety Pack (Legacy Customers) with Sky Sports & Sky Movies: Was £64.50 now £68.00.
Family Pack: £38

New Customers

The Complete Bundle (Family, Movies and Sports, HD): £80
The Original: £20
The Variety Bundle: £32
Family Pack: £38
The Original Pack and Sky Sports: £47.50 (cheapest way of getting Sky Sports)
The Original Pack and Sky Movies: £38

Big, big increases there. Looks like the average customer will get about £3-4 extra onto their bill.


Sky. :lol: I think those price increases are all the encouragment I needed to cancel once my contract is up.

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PostRe: Sky to increase their prices...and boy are they ever. 2016 edition (pg10)
by KK » Mon Mar 21, 2016 12:52 pm

Mirror have picked it up already:

Mirror wrote:Sky customers will have to pay up to £30 more a year for their TV after price rises kick in on 1 June 2016.

Customers will receive messages today telling them they face price hikes of up to 12.5% on the Original bundle. It means they could be paying up to £270 a year on TV.

New customers will still only pay £20 a month.

Sky is also planning to up charges by 6.6% on the family favourite, Variety.

Meanwhile, customers with Sky Q Silver will now face bills of up to £672 a year.

Uswitch TV specialist Ewan Taylor-Gibson said: "A year on, and this fresh wave of price rises kicking in from June will take what is already a substantial monthly TV spend to even dizzier heights.

"The worst thing is that anyone not happy with upping their direct debits can’t do anything about it if they’re mid contract - unlike broadband and landline services where you can leave penalty free if there is an increase to your monthly price."

A Sky spokeswoman said: "We are always investing to keep Sky the best value entertainment choice for customers.

"This year we’ll bring customers even more unmissable original British drama, as well as the best US shows from HBO and Showtime."

On average, bills will rise by less than £3 a month, she added.

Sky Q Silver - Going up by £2 to £56 per month
Sky Q - Going up by £2 to £44
Sky Sports - Going up by £2 to £27.50
Sky Movies - Going up by £1 to £18
Original - Going up by £1-£2.50 (depending on current price paid) to £22.50 a month; £20 for new customers.
Family - Going up by £2 to £38
Variety - Going up by £2 to £32

Original customers therefore will be able to dump it as it's going up a staggering 12.5%. Those who just purchased SkyQ - sneaky gooseberry fools! :lol:

Those Premier League rights fees coming home to roost.

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PostRe: Sky to increase their prices...and boy are they ever. 2016 edition (pg10)
by Death's Head » Mon Mar 21, 2016 1:00 pm

What is the "original bundle"? When I started with Sky back in 199X, I'm sure it was less than £20 per month. The only "upgrade" I have on my package is HD. Today I pay about £43 per month. I'd love to be paying "up to £270 per year".

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by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Mon Mar 21, 2016 1:04 pm

Death's Head wrote:What is the "original bundle"?


https://www.cable.co.uk/guides/sky-digi ... c-package/

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PostRe: Sky to increase their prices...and boy are they ever. 2016 edition (pg10)
by KK » Mon Mar 21, 2016 1:09 pm

There's a major caveat with the current Original Bundle as unlike NowTV you can't watch any of that in HD. Sky Sports and Sky Movies HD is also blocked. While you do have access to Catch Up On-Demand, access to the (more limited) array of Box Sets available on NowTV is also gone.

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PostRe: Sky to increase their prices...and boy are they ever. 2016 edition (pg10)
by Bunni » Mon Mar 21, 2016 1:14 pm

Who the strawberry float pays £70 a month to watch football? I'd expect them to deliver pies and a free home shirt for that much.

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PostRe: Sky to increase their prices...and boy are they ever. 2016 edition (pg10)
by KK » Mon Mar 21, 2016 1:19 pm

I could maybe understand it if you were able to see your team play every week, but some clubs are barely shown during a season, so you're probably better off with a SS Day Pass at £7 a few times a year.

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PostRe: Sky to increase their prices...and boy are they ever. 2016 edition (pg10)
by chalkitdown » Mon Mar 21, 2016 1:19 pm

Surely Sky's current model just can't continue to exist? Prices are getting strawberry floating insane.

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by Mafrozen » Mon Mar 21, 2016 1:23 pm

That sports bundle price :lol:

I'm still amazed they offer all the sports channels for £4.99 with that Mobile TV app. Oddly that rarely, if ever, seems to be advertised.

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PostRe: Sky to increase their prices...and boy are they ever. 2016 edition (pg10)
by KK » Mon Mar 21, 2016 1:29 pm

chalkitdown wrote:Surely Sky's current model just can't continue to exist? Prices are getting strawberry floating insane.

They say their customer base has actually increased since all these price increases. What they're not clear about though is that now includes NowTV customers...but it isn't broken down any further than that. Nor do we know how many people are watching through a discount or discounted/free NowTV passes.

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