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MSE News: Talk Talk customers to be hit with price hikes

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Phones & TV
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Phones & TV
TalkTalk customers will be hit by line rental price hikes along with a number of other price rises from 1 December...
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Talk Talk customers to be hit with price hikes

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  • VT82VT82 Forumite
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    On 28th April 2014, their 12 month line rental was £126 per year. On 30th November 2014, after going up 3 times in 7 months, it will be £180 per year. How much will it be by 28th April 2015 I wonder? Quite a bill shock for some when it comes I imagine!
  • NittyGrittyNittyGritty Forumite
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    I don't think it comes as any surprise really, when Talk Talk raised their line rental saver it was only a matter of when not if normal line rental would also rise.


    funny thing is I switched to talk talk just over a month ago


    with this news I think I be jumping ship, as to be one of the shortest contracts ive had lol. oh well looks like I be looking at the cheaper providers in the coming days


    just need to wait for the notification to be sent to me so I can give my 30 days notice to leave free of charges
  • Doc_NDoc_N Forumite
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    This is getting ridiculous, isn't it? There's a roundabout of increases going on here, with TalkTalk, BT, Sky and all the others announcing increases every few weeks. One does it, then the rest follow, and then it starts all over again.

    My guess is that there's an informal (and illegal) cartel giving rise to all these increases, with the result that there's no real competition any more. Ofcom won't find any evidence of a cartel (because Ofcom is ineffective and useless) but it's looking very much like there is one.
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    NittyGrittyNittyGritty Forumite
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    edited 29 October 2014 at 5:28PM
    to be honest,while its not great companys increasing prices, there is an upside to it because ...

    1/you can leave free of charge
    2/ look for a better deal and get in most cases £100 for switching with quidco or topcashback, which in effect probably pays for your broadband for the year


    their loss our gain
  • You can't leave if you signed up to line rental saver.. I signed up and prepaid 12 months upfront in August... If I leave they won't refund outstanding unused months? I need their Anytime Calls Boost so face price hikes... Thankyou TalkTalk
  • I have the talktalk plus package [TV Broadband and phone] which included a free YouView box. Can anyone advise please if this package will increase, and if so will I have to return the YouView box if I cancel. ?
    Thanks
  • indierocker85indierocker85 Forumite
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    If I have already paid the value line rental for October 2014 - 2015, I won't be stung will I, until next year?
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  • NittyGrittyNittyGritty Forumite
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    jamesg123 wrote: »
    You can't leave if you signed up to line rental saver.. I signed up and prepaid 12 months upfront in August... If I leave they won't refund outstanding unused months? I need their Anytime Calls Boost so face price hikes... Thankyou TalkTalk

    that's true, but you can if you pay normal line rental each month
  • NittyGrittyNittyGritty Forumite
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    If I have already paid the value line rental for October 2014 - 2015, I won't be stung will I, until next year?

    you paid upfront. so there will be no rise in cost for you until it runs out next year.
  • NittyGrittyNittyGritty Forumite
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    I have the talktalk plus package [TV Broadband and phone] which included a free YouView box. Can anyone advise please if this package will increase, and if so will I have to return the YouView box if I cancel. ?
    Thanks



    Costs for TalkTalk's Simply Broadband, Essentials TV and Plus TV packages will remain the same


    its just line rental and anytime calls are going up and some other costs re phone calls,


    as for cancelling you would be fine no probs with broadband, and line rental as they are connected,


    as for tv I,m not sure, as their prices arnt rising, so I wouldn't have thought u be able to cancel the tv part of your package not without penalty anyway
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