MSE News: BT to hike broadband and call prices and charge TV customers for BT Sport

BT is to hike the cost of broadband and some calls and will begin charging TV customers £3.50 for BT Sport, it announced today. But many of those affected will be able to leave their contract penalty-free, or can try and haggle a better deal...
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  • darren72
    darren72 Posts: 1,288 Forumite
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    Maybe leave penalty-free, but does that include getting the unused portion of pre-paid line rental back ? - As surely if not, that would be classed as a penalty ?
  • darren72 wrote: »
    Maybe leave penalty-free, but does that include getting the unused portion of pre-paid line rental back ? - As surely if not, that would be classed as a penalty ?

    If you've pre-paid then the rise won't affect you would it? So you wouldn't then be able to cancel?

    Edit: line rental at least.
  • AndyPK
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    Pre paid is for LR only.

    I haven't seen it mentioned that LR is increasing
    As it went up 2 months ago?!
  • I am in a contract until November do I have the right to cancel my contract based on the price raise?
  • AndyPK
    AndyPK Posts: 4,241 Forumite
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    Yeap

    Wait for notification. And it will tell you
  • darren72
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    If you've pre-paid then the rise won't affect you would it? So you wouldn't then be able to cancel?

    Edit: line rental at least.

    Line rental isn't being increased but the broadband and TV services are - which you can't have without paying line rental.... BT Sports going up from free to £3.50/mth and Infinity going up by £2.50 per month.
  • BT are always putting their prices up. I guess it's how they can always have a 'sale' on to entice new customers, because after 18 months people get fed up and go elsewhere!
  • boatman
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    edited 21 January 2017 at 12:30AM
    My broadband when i signed up in July said it was £12.50/month for 12 months, but looking at the bill its £26 with a £13.50 discount. Not sure it actually said it was a discount when i signed up, but I've spotted that there was a little triangle next to the £12.50 in the screenshot I have, got a feeling it will say it was £26 with a discount. Will mean I can leave if I want, they will add the £2.50 to the £26.
    This deal:
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5516545
    In this original thread above it gives a description of the deal in post 2 and it says it will be £12.50 for 12 months, so not sure now..

    I have BT starter TV, free for 12 month(£4 with £4 discount) and free BT sport, I'm not sure they can charge me for BT sport as it came free with starter tv..

    All a bit of a mess, as i added mobile aswell....
  • darren72
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    boatman wrote: »
    My broadband when i signed up in July just said it was £12.50 for 12 months, but looking at the bill its £26 with a £13.50 discount. Not sure it actually said it was a discount when i signed up, but I've spotted that there was a little triangle next to the £12.50 in the screenshot I have, got a feeling it will say it was a £26 with a discount, which will mean I can leave if a want because they will add the £2 to the £26.

    You can leave if you want but from what I have heard if you have pre-paid your line rental for 12 months you will lose all of what is outstanding :mad:
  • boatman
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    darren72 wrote: »
    You can leave if you want but from what I have heard if you have pre-paid your line rental for 12 months you will lose all of what is outstanding :mad:
    I deliberately didn't pay 12 months line rental up front for this very reason. Just a bit confused now as whether my broadband will go from £26 to £28.50 or not..
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