Virgin Media, BT and Sky broadband warning! Examine your invoice now or face an enormous value enhance
Broadband users across the UK are warned to review their contracts immediately or face a serious bill shock. As many may know, broadband companies usually offer tempting discounts to get customers to sign up for their services. However, once the first deal ends, things can go up significantly, with some prices going up as much as 50 percent.
These increases are nothing new, but it is believed that tens of thousands could be affected by this increase if they don’t close a new deal quickly. According to the USwitch team, many consumers are nearing the end of their 18-month tenure.
Because on March 23, 2020, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the very first Covid-19 lockdown. That forced millions to stay home and caused many to get their broadband contracts in order and switch to much faster speeds.
As an example of how bad it could get for monthly finances later this month, just look at what some Virgin Media users see.
Customers who have signed a Virgin Media M100 Ultrafast Fiber Broadband & Phone deal currently pay £ 26 per month, but that amount will almost double to £ 51 per month when the deal expires. That’s an increase of £ 300 a year!
And it’s not just Virgin users who should be concerned that Sky, BT, and most other ISPs will continue to raise prices even after the first deadline has passed. That means now is a really good time to get your contract check after it closes and see how much additional you’ll pay in the future.
If it’s a huge increase, you can try haggling with your current ISP or taking your business to a new supplier who is likely to offer a discounted price.
A good example of the deals you can get right now is Hyperoptic, which just announced an offer that includes speeds of 1 Gbps for just £ 20 a month.
Speaking of the hike, Catherine Hiley, Broadband Expert at Uswitch.com said, “Lockdown was the first time most of us had to work from home, meet friends and family on video calls, and stream endless hours of content. And it wasn’t long before people realized that their broadband wasn’t up to date.
“In the weeks surrounding the Prime Minister’s announcement, Uswitch saw a huge increase in the number of people signing up for broadband deals that gave them faster, more reliable connections.
“Eighteen months later, many of these deals will expire, and it’s important that you don’t get caught switching to the more expensive standard supplier rates.
“TalkTalk and Virgin Media deals were among the most popular 18-month deals with consumers at the time. So if you are with one of these companies, double-check your records.
“When you get your contract end notification or think your broadband plan is about to expire, compare online to see what better prices and speeds you could get.”