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    BT Price Hikes - Landline / Broadband / Sport

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    Another price rise, this time from BT, it's always a pain when they do it!
    Not only that, TV customers will have to start paying for BT Sport

    Changes
    Broadband shall be rising by 5-6% from 2nd April
    BT Sport TV Subscribers will have to pay £3.50 per month
    Landline plans are also due for an increase, whislt the cost of calls rise by 1p per min

    "BT said phone rental would be frozen at £18.99, while the cost of a subscription to BT TV will also remain the same."

    Can I opt out/Leave?
    If you're not happy with the price hikes, you will have 30 days to opt out.

    "Under Ofcom rules, any customer who is unhappy with the price changes on their contract has 30 days to opt out, once they have been informed of the changes by BT."

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    46 Comments

    NeoTrix

    Another price rise, this time from BT, it's always a pain when they do it!


    Don't see why it is a pain if the customer can escape from an an existing commitment to benefit from another provider's joining incentives that the customer would not have otherwise been able to enjoy until a later date.

    cool hope I'm affect as I just got.my card and cashback

    Don't forget to use TCB when switching

    Banned

    wish wages would increase in this rate too!

    Any recommendations on a new provider? I know I'll get the same speeds, (can't get Virgin ). Looking for 76 mb

    People moaning about paying for BT Sport for £3.50 but still happy to pay for sky sports which has less football content these days haha.

    Banned

    And look at all the drama around Skys £1 price hike....

    Will be switching to sky fibre methinks

    Thanks good to know. I assume we have 30 days to switch over they tell us, not 30 days after the 1st April?

    Banned

    Gannet

    Thanks good to know. I assume we have 30 days to switch over they tell … Thanks good to know. I assume we have 30 days to switch over they tell us, not 30 days after the 1st April?



    From when you are officially notified

    Under Ofcom rules, any customer who is unhappy with the price changes on … Under Ofcom rules, any customer who is unhappy with the price changes on their contract has 30 days to opt out, once they have been informed of the changes by BT.

    Can someone clear this up for me. I assume they have to honour existing contracts untill they finish? It's just new contracts taken out from April?

    If this is not the case, why are companies allowed to just change the contract like that? As a consumer I would be throttled if I just decided I would pay what I wanted rather than what the contract agreed.

    Banned

    spencerasmith

    Can someone clear this up for me. I assume they have to honour existing … Can someone clear this up for me. I assume they have to honour existing contracts untill they finish? It's just new contracts taken out from April? If this is not the case, why are companies allowed to just change the contract like that? As a consumer I would be throttled if I just decided I would pay what I wanted rather than what the contract agreed.



    Nope

    It will be for all contracts

    can't believe we still have to pay line rental, who uses it nowadays.

    spencerasmith

    Can someone clear this up for me. I assume they have to honour existing … Can someone clear this up for me. I assume they have to honour existing contracts untill they finish? It's just new contracts taken out from April? If this is not the case, why are companies allowed to just change the contract like that? As a consumer I would be throttled if I just decided I would pay what I wanted rather than what the contract agreed.



    It's written in the contract that prices may rise. It's how they get around it.

    I can't wait to leave these cowboys, biggest mistake of my life moving to BT. An early get out clause suits me fine!

    anthole

    can't believe we still have to pay line rental, who uses it nowadays.


    everyone uses the line, thats what the broadband is working on

    anthole

    can't believe we still have to pay line rental, who uses it nowadays.



    You are paying for the rental of the line, the line rental covers just that, not the phone service, not the broadband being pushed down the line, rental is paying for the physical line between you and the rest of the world.

    unquestioned

    You are paying for the rental of the line, the line rental covers just … You are paying for the rental of the line, the line rental covers just that, not the phone service, not the broadband being pushed down the line, rental is paying for the physical line between you and the rest of the world.




    Finally someone with sense... all these people moaning about shouldn't paying it... you pay tax for your bills to be collected... no one moans about that tho..

    justanothercid

    cool hope I'm affect as I just got.my card and cashback



    ​me too X)

    Them Premier League footballers have to be paid somehow...

    Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes. My prayers have been answered. I live outside a Rural village and have just secured gigaclear.com/to put in fibre to the house. The Cab was only upgraded to FTC in September and I was looking at paying BT £800 to release me from the contract along with quite a few others in the village. Yes Yes Yes Amazing fantastic brill. I have just opened a bottle 1995 CVNE to celebrate. This is better than the Trump inauguration.
    Edited by: "nougat" 20th Jan

    I'm just about to get fibre with bt activated this Tuesday will this affect me? I've signed up for 12 months at £29.99

    Gollywood

    Them Premier League footballers have to be paid somehow...


    It's BTs creditors that need paid - in 2014 (last time I read BT annual report) it spent £800 million servicing £4.6 billion of debt...work that percentage of interest out in the current financial climate of such low interest, then add the EE purchase, BT Sport is small fry in comparison to BT debts & EE.


    How a company that paid nothing to aquire our national network can have such debts and continually underinvest the network and pay shareholder dividends is as big a joke as parliament and Ofcom combined.

    unquestioned

    You are paying for the rental of the line, the line rental covers just … You are paying for the rental of the line, the line rental covers just that, not the phone service, not the broadband being pushed down the line, rental is paying for the physical line between you and the rest of the world.


    Not quite true these days with alternative access to the interweb. Gigaclear don't charge line rental neither do Three, 02,Vodafone etc all be it a virtual line. Why do you think Openreach has been split from Bt? Not for the consumers benefit but because they know that the copper overhead lines have had their day and Bt wanted to ditch it before it bankrupted them!

    nougat

    Not quite true these days with alternative access to the interweb. … Not quite true these days with alternative access to the interweb. Gigaclear don't charge line rental neither do Three, 02,Vodafone etc all be it a virtual line. Why do you think Openreach has been split from Bt? Not for the consumers benefit but because they know that the copper overhead lines have had their day and Bt wanted to ditch it before it bankrupted them!



    Not too sure where you are getting your information for that from. Most of BT's profit come from the Openreach arm of the business, BT do not want to ditch Openreach, the reason for the split is a ruling by Ofcom regarding fair equivalence. Openreach aren't just the last mile, they are the entire network.

    unquestioned

    Not too sure where you are getting your information for that from. Most … Not too sure where you are getting your information for that from. Most of BT's profit come from the Openreach arm of the business, BT do not want to ditch Openreach, the reason for the split is a ruling by Ofcom regarding fair equivalence. Openreach aren't just the last mile, they are the entire network.


    Yep that sums it up. The official story. Do you believe it?


    Edited by: "nougat" 20th Jan

    Dawsy

    Don't forget to use TCB when switching


    Sorry what's TCB???I am on the verge of leaving BT after 30 years of being loyal to them and them alone - any advice you could offer to help me secure a better deal would be greatly appreciated.. I have U switch & have checked out their suggestions for a potential new provider already .Thank you .

    Sky Broadband Unlimited 17.40 inc Line Rental then £50 cashback TCB

    But expires in 3 days. Not been notified by BT yet

    If you took a BT SIM as well can you get out of that?


    Edited by: "sterion75" 21st Jan

    Great news just had my £159 TCB cashback paid out from my switch to BT from Virgin when they put their prices up last year (plus £100 prepaid card plus £20 amazon credit) Guess I'll be going back to Virgin and getting more cashback
    Edited by: "kazdean" 21st Jan

    Jan26

    Sorry what's TCB???I am on the verge of leaving BT after 30 years of … Sorry what's TCB???I am on the verge of leaving BT after 30 years of being loyal to them and them alone - any advice you could offer to help me secure a better deal would be greatly appreciated.. I have U switch & have checked out their suggestions for a potential new provider already .Thank you .



    ​TCB is topcashback. I just switched from sky paying £17.50 for line rental and free broadband as a Sky sports customer. I'm getting £125 from TCB 5meg of mobile data per month and double speed fibre connection for £28.50 per month from EE. I posted it as a deal. but it's-100 and think the Cashback gone up now.. hope that helps

    The price rise is due to the price of the Oil in the Middle East just now, or wee Buzby has found a girl & now have a family to feed!!

    argh. balls my bt fibre 12 months only started 12th of Jan. £125 reward card requested today. but can I leave my contract early because of the price rise and will I still be entitled to the reward card?

    Looks like I'll be ditching and switching as well, hopefully be some good cash back deals to be had. Would like to know if I can cancel BT mobile contracts as well.

    What's to stop people cancelling and then rejoining at the same price to get joining benefits? Maybe even new customer offers?

    Thanks for explaining TCB - goodness - it's a language all of its own like LOL & GSOH isn't it? Anyway thanks for your help - it sounds like you got yourself a really good deal! Have to get my facts together so I can try to get a deal that is tailored to our individual needs .

    addyjones1234

    What's to stop people cancelling and then rejoining at the same price to … What's to stop people cancelling and then rejoining at the same price to get joining benefits? Maybe even new customer offers?



    If you fancy downtime go ahead, you will be looking at least ten days with no service unless you "switch" to another supplier. Hidden in the terms and conditions will probably be detail defining what is classed as a "new customer" as far as offers are concerned, then they will just decline the vouchers and cashback like most other companies will do

    I have infinity 1 and get bt sport lite for free, will I start getting charged for that?

    I'm not in contract and BT charging £92 to cancel, can I use this as a way of leaving without paying the £92 cancellation fees?

    Would I receive a letter or email informing me of the price hike if I'm not in contract?

    Banned

    seh30512119

    I'm not in contract and BT charging £92 to cancel, can I use this as a … I'm not in contract and BT charging £92 to cancel, can I use this as a way of leaving without paying the £92 cancellation fees? Would I receive a letter or email informing me of the price hike if I'm not in contract?



    Yes but you will not get official notification until the end of feb/start of March

    But your charge may be to do with terminating fibre in which case who knows...
    Edited by: "YouDontWantToKnow" 22nd Jan

    As you are probably aware there was a MSE code for Sky £12 a month for 12 months (broadband only)
    When I called Plusnet to say I would be renewing with Sky, "Sky" was the magic word and they said they would match.
    They would do it with a one of £185.88 then send me a cheque for £50, making it £11.33 a month.
    I rang Sky to say sorry, but easier to stay with Plusnet and was very happy with that rate.
    Sky turned around and said they would beat it, by crediting my account with £50.
    So I am now/will be paying £7.83 for Sky Unlimited Broadband (yes that is line rental and broadband)
    Took some time on the phone ringing the different companies, but there are good deals to be had if you are nice, have the right knowledge/numbers and preserver.
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