Plusnet to raise prices so leave penalty free! The cheapest deals for standard and fibre broadband is NowTV @ £15.84 on a 12 month contract (total cost £190.08)
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Plusnet to raise prices so leave penalty free! The cheapest deals for standard and fibre broadband is NowTV @ £15.84 on a 12 month contract (total cost £190.08)

£190.08NOW TV Deals
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Found 6th Apr
Plusnet prices to rise so you can bag yourself a cracking deal!

Plusnet has warned customers that it's increasing some broadband prices by £12 a year in June and call costs will be going up too - here's how to fight back.

The provider has said many broadband customers will see a £1 price rise on their monthly bill from 5 June this year, and is currently contacting customers via email about the changes, or by post if they get paper bills.

It has confirmed that affected customers will be able to leave their contract penalty-free.

How are prices changing? Plusnet is increasing the following broadband packages by £1 a month:

  • Plusnet Essentials
  • Plusnet Essentials Fibre
  • Plusnet Extra
  • Plusnet Extra Fibre
  • Plusnet Unlimited
  • Plusnet Unlimited Fibre
  • Plusnet Value
  • Plusnet Value Fibre
  • Unlimited
  • Unlimited Fibre
  • Unlimited Fibre Extra

The changes will apply if you signed up to Plusnet before 4 March, or if you signed up after this date and re-contract or switch broadband offers before 5 June.

The best standard broadband deal is £15.84 a month
best fibre broadband deal is £20.84

TCB is also available for nowtv fibre at £75 making that deal a cracking £15 a mont or there abouts.

If you don't want to leave then haggle
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just switched over to them from bt only two weeks ago
Worth a haggle then
how can i leave sky i am in the middel of 6 months contract and the internet is so slow.
You can leave vodafone, just like I did. All you got to say to them is that you’re traveling to Turkey and just realised that it’s a roam free destination when previously it was included. They’ll let you cancel without any charges 🏼
mudds45 m ago

I dont believe so, most providers have it built into their terms and …I dont believe so, most providers have it built into their terms and conditions which reference an inflation link rise clause which is certainly the case with EE. Not 100% with Voda though.


Vodafone has put a 3.6% inflation charge on from April 1st
kingman995 m ago

how can i leave sky i am in the middel of 6 months contract and the …how can i leave sky i am in the middel of 6 months contract and the internet is so slow.


All you can do is pay off the remainder off your contract, unless they're punting their prices up where you can give them notice to leave. But only if they're putting their prices up mid contract.
Going to ring sky tomorrow and get them to price match it. It's going to be funny as now tv is sky...
kingman9934 m ago

how can i leave sky i am in the middel of 6 months contract and the …how can i leave sky i am in the middel of 6 months contract and the internet is so slow.


Report a fault?
robbp6th Apr

just switched over to them from bt only two weeks ago


Check there cooling off period you may still be able to cancel
Got an email from them a month back. Phone plans are changing, so theyve moved to unlimited anytime calls with no price hike for 12months as an existing customer.
This NowTV fibre at £15 or Virgin 50MB at £19?

The latter is what they've offered me on retention.
OP, the £75 cashback is only available for the more expensive £30pm Fibre broadband, not the £20 one you mentioned. May want to correct this as it’s a bit misleading Should be £65 cashback for that particular package.
mudds2 h, 38 m ago

I dont believe so, most providers have it built into their terms and …I dont believe so, most providers have it built into their terms and conditions which reference an inflation link rise clause which is certainly the case with EE. Not 100% with Voda though.


Thanks a lot.
It's not always just the cheapest basic price. You have to look at what extras are included free of charge and if any you usually have are not included then what these cost. And of course the quality of the services you are buying and the customer rating of whoever you are switching to.
OK so the £12 a year increase is for caller ID and blocking of known nuisance callers listed on the Plusnet database. This was not included in my plan originally. So not a price increase as I am getting more from my plan. I received a text from Plusnet offering me caller ID for 99p from now until June so I paid it. I moved from EE at £40.45 per month (fibre) to £24.41 per month other Plusnet so I'm happy.
What’s now tv service like? Might take up their fiber package
unkypoo5 h, 49 m ago

If anyone is looking to get hyperoptic ( if they are available in your …If anyone is looking to get hyperoptic ( if they are available in your area), pm me if you want a referral for £50 taken off your 2nd bill. Best broadband ever!!!!!


£200 standard installation fee and £40 activation, some pretty average reviews and £50 off your bill for getting people to sign up (which you didn't mention), no thanks
Edited by: "scarl" 7th Apr
scarl41 m ago

£200 standard installation fee and £40 activation, some pretty average r …£200 standard installation fee and £40 activation, some pretty average reviews and £50 off your bill for getting people to sign up (which you didn't mention), no thanks


You've never had gigabit down AND up then? Phenomenal service and customer support.

Wished I could still get it!
I rang plus net and they offered me a new 12 month contract while I was in contract for £21 a month!

38 MB fibre

So it’s worth just ringing them to save the hassle of switching over and stuff.
Edited by: "XLYC" 7th Apr
Voted cold by mistake. Fat fingers! Definitely worth a haggle. Managed to save myself quite a bit of money by just ringing them.
kalico8 h, 59 m ago

This NowTV fibre at £15 or Virgin 50MB at £19?The latter is what they've o …This NowTV fibre at £15 or Virgin 50MB at £19?The latter is what they've offered me on retention.


Stick with Virgin.
M0nk3h12 m ago

Stick with Virgin.


Depends on your area. Our virgin frequently goes down and customer service is terrible. In the process of moving to BT.
jaques_kalis9 h, 36 m ago

yes you can


And you decided to post this without doing even a small amount if research into RPI and how all mobile operators have a clause built in which allows them to raise the cost of contracts and you still cannot leave penalty free?
killstreak11 h, 51 m ago

Totally unrelated question but would really appreciate if anyone would …Totally unrelated question but would really appreciate if anyone would help me. I am on Vodafone phone contract but recently received a text that the monthly payments are going to increase can I opt out penalty free ?

​You can opt out of any contract without incurring a penalty they've broke the contract
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tapi9 h, 48 m ago

Got an email from them a month back. Phone plans are changing, so theyve …Got an email from them a month back. Phone plans are changing, so theyve moved to unlimited anytime calls with no price hike for 12months as an existing customer.


So they've moved "you" to anytime calls from having no inclusive calls? If so did they charge you a monthly fee for this? I don't understand your comment.
eagleian1 h, 3 m ago

Depends on your area. Our virgin frequently goes down and customer service …Depends on your area. Our virgin frequently goes down and customer service is terrible. In the process of moving to BT.


Alas that is the issue with any provider. I have a different experience. Been a VM customer for well over 10 years, never had an issue.

Been through their old V+ Box, TiVo and now the V6 box. 200mb down and 10 up. Internet has always been consistent with them.

I see people switch from Virgin to Sky or the cheaper firms all the time and expect the speeds they got from Virgin which just isn't there. Then they switch back to Virgin and the speeds are back.
FamilyGuy6744 m ago

​You can opt out of any contract without incurring a penalty they've broke …​You can opt out of any contract without incurring a penalty they've broke the contract


Not at all true. Mobile contracts, for example from some providers, are subject to RPI price rises. This is clearly labelled in any phone contract for a company who does this.
The_Hoff2 h, 13 m ago

You've never had gigabit down AND up then? Phenomenal service and customer …You've never had gigabit down AND up then? Phenomenal service and customer support.Wished I could still get it!


This is about Plusnet, not pushing another company to get a £50 commission for getting people to sign up.
bsrizwan12 h, 8 m ago

You can leave vodafone, just like I did. All you got to say to them is …You can leave vodafone, just like I did. All you got to say to them is that you’re traveling to Turkey and just realised that it’s a roam free destination when previously it was included. They’ll let you cancel without any charges 🏼


Hi there. I need to leave vodaphone. Do you know when these changes happened? Thanks
I'm with plusnet and paying £27 for 76mb. I can't seem to find any better deals.
When you cancel a contract, how does that work in terms of seamlessly maintaining your ser and continuity of your line?

If you switch under regular circumstances, your existing provider contacts your new provider and a change-over date is agreed, and your line is never cut off.

If you cancel, do you simply try to arrange for the new supplier to get the Opeanreach engineer to connect you at the exchange on the same day the existing supplier has Opeanreach cut you off? If you can't arrange to have this done seamlessly, are you liable to pay a reconnection charge?
What happens if you are with Plusnet and are considering leaving due to the price increase but have paid your 12 months line rental upfront please?
Now TV use the old sky router which I read wasn't great worth considering.
bobbyman111 m ago

Now TV use the old sky router which I read wasn't great worth considering.


They use rebadged sky q routers now, which I think is still the latest router if you sign up to sky?
Good stuff, going to leave these idiots. I signed up to two accounts one for my place and one for my mums. Didn't recieve the £125 voucher from Amazon that they said I would get, tried saying I clicked the wrong 'link' which is bs. The broadband is decent but the company will chat any rubbish on the phone to sell you the package, avoid.
Hmmmm this is food for thought. I switched from BT to plusnet about 3 months ago. The internet is constantly cutting out, I’ve already had the router changed as it was faulty, speeds are **** on wireless but meet their guaranteed speeds on wired connection so I have to lump it. Who the hell still uses wired connections?! I’ve already cashed out my top cash back so I’ll be winning if I switch.
Edited by moderator: "removed swear word" 7th Apr
tipsy197316 h, 28 m ago

Going to ring sky tomorrow and get them to price match it. It's going to …Going to ring sky tomorrow and get them to price match it. It's going to be funny as now tv is sky...


I tried that when I was leaving, ended up going to BT, flat out refused to price match.
Immoraliste4 h, 28 m ago

When you cancel a contract, how does that work in terms of seamlessly …When you cancel a contract, how does that work in terms of seamlessly maintaining your ser and continuity of your line?If you switch under regular circumstances, your existing provider contacts your new provider and a change-over date is agreed, and your line is never cut off. If you cancel, do you simply try to arrange for the new supplier to get the Opeanreach engineer to connect you at the exchange on the same day the existing supplier has Opeanreach cut you off? If you can't arrange to have this done seamlessly, are you liable to pay a reconnection charge?


The trick here is to contact your new supplier; they will do all this for you, they will send out a router and arrange a day for the changeover with minimal or no disruption to service(perhaps a few hours).
Ha, another one, time to bounce. Will be my third broadband provider in six months.

For 80mbit, BT seem to have the best cashback at £100 topcashback + £135 reward card, although £40/mth

Talktalk are £75, then £25.50/mth, which works out cheaper over 18mths. Not sure how their service is though.
GinaG31 h, 16 m ago

Who the hell still uses wired connections?! I’ve already cashed out my top …Who the hell still uses wired connections?! I’ve already cashed out my top cash back so I’ll be winning if I switch.


Pretty much anyone who desires or needs a reliable and fast connection. Domestic wireless is pretty flaky tech, with speed and range affected by all kinds of variables (construction of walls; other devices operating on same frequency, such as other routers, microwaves etc; position of router aerials; rain outside).

If you plan to stay in a particular house for many years and you're sick of the poor performance and reliability of wireless, make sure you have the place wired with network cable next time you do a refurb. You'll get the same speeds all around the house that you get at the BT master socket, and can use those wired outlets to make your wireless network almost as good.
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