MSE News: Sky to hike broadband, TV and home phone prices by up to £72/yr

edited 1 March at 2:37PM in Phones & TV
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edited 1 March at 2:37PM in Phones & TV
Millions of Sky broadband, TV and home phone customers will be hit with price hikes of up to £72 a year from April, MoneySavingExpert.com can reveal. But if you're affected you may be able to leave penalty-free or haggle down your bill - we've full detail of what's happening and your rights below. 
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  • dcfc67dcfc67 Forumite
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    Wonderful news, the real nightmare will be trying to call them when call centres are on reduced capacity or staff are WFH.

  • Neil_JonesNeil_Jones Forumite
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    I've managed to phone Sky recently and speak to somebody, no problem at all.
  • brewerdavebrewerdave Forumite
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    The increase on the list which is the hardest to bear ,is the increase in the charge for HD - up to £7 pm for something which should be "standard" in this day and age. Can't be many SD only subscribers left by now !!
  • Brewer20Brewer20 Forumite
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    The increase on the list which is the hardest to bear ,is the increase in the charge for HD - up to £7 pm for something which should be "standard" in this day and age. Can't be many SD only subscribers left by now !!
    I had Sky installed yesterday, all good. 
    Looked at adding HD to the package when I signed up and thought I'd hold on until up and running. You do get some HD channels anyway without adding £5 (currently) on to your bill. Anyways the ones that aren't in my package aren't worth me adding TBH. They say it adds 40 channels in HD, I can't see where from unless I think including the ones you are already getting, bit of a con me thinks.
    Anyways I've gone through my package, if the price increases are applied it will total an extra £2 per month. The prices seem to lump in for stuff like HD of course and ultra, Netflix and such stuff which I don't have.
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    Hammer_TimeHammer_Time Forumite
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    edited 16 February at 4:02PM
    I believe Sky signature is £30, however in the report it states it’s £25 going up to £26, can anyone explain. It has now been updated to say £31 if out of contract. 
  • Brewer20Brewer20 Forumite
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    I believe Sky signature is £30, however in the report it states it’s £25 going up to £26, can anyone explain.
    Depends if you're on a deal or not. So the signature deal would be £25, the normal (out of contract)  price £30.

  • NikkifbNikkifb Forumite
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    I have just checked my ‘future bill’ for June and it shows I’m going to be paying £15 more a month!! I currently pay £45.99 for the basic tv/phone and broadband package and it’s going up to £60.99 per month!!! Surely they can’t increase by that much? That’s £180 a year!! :(
  • Mat_LockMat_Lock Forumite
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    7% increase on my current deal. Disgusting increase
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    Nikkifb said:
    I have just checked my ‘future bill’ for June and it shows I’m going to be paying £15 more a month!! I currently pay £45.99 for the basic tv/phone and broadband package and it’s going up to £60.99 per month!!! Surely they can’t increase by that much? That’s £180 a year!! :(
    Only thing I can think for yours is that your current deal is ending as well as the price increases. Check the breakdowns of each increase but also there is an area on the website that shows when your different contracts end. 
  • littlemissbossylittlemissbossy Forumite
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    For me the increase is £3 per month.  
    Signature from £17 to £18
    Sky HD from £2 to £3
    Multiscreen from £14 to £15
    Don't wait for your ship to come in, swim out to it.
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