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    • Former MSE Helen
    • By Former MSE Helen 7th Feb 12, 6:41 PM
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    MSE News: Home phone and broadband prices on the rise
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    • 7th Feb 12, 6:41 PM
    MSE News: Home phone and broadband prices on the rise 7th Feb 12 at 6:41 PM
    This is the discussion thread for the following MSE News Story:

    "Virgin Media, O2 and Orange have all announced an array of price rises to come into force over the coming months ..."

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    • dtaylor84
    • By dtaylor84 7th Feb 12, 10:27 PM
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    • 7th Feb 12, 10:27 PM
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    • 7th Feb 12, 10:27 PM
    BT are being forced to lower the wholesale cost of broadband and voice line rental by pennies per line per month.

    The cost of calls (for voice) and data (for broadband) are not being cut, and inflation is driving the other costs of telecoms providers up.

    Overall, the Ofcom announcement is likely to mean that prices rise less than otherwise, not fall.
    • Heinz
    • By Heinz 9th Feb 12, 7:09 AM
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    • 9th Feb 12, 7:09 AM
    Virgin put up prices by up to 25%
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    • 9th Feb 12, 7:09 AM
    Virgin's price rises are astonishing in percentage terms if you consider the rate of inflation is around 5%.
    Time has moved on (much quicker than it used to - or so it seems at my age) and my previous advice on residential telephony has been or is now gradually being overtaken by changes in the retail market. Hence, I have now deleted links to my previous 'pearls of wisdom'. I sincerely hope they helped save some of you money.
  • Conan_the_librarian
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    • 12th Feb 12, 1:11 PM
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    • 12th Feb 12, 1:11 PM
    I suspect the price increases are not because of increased costs in providing lines, its to raise money to roll out fibre broadband.
    • sbrom1ss
    • By sbrom1ss 13th Feb 12, 1:19 AM
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    • 13th Feb 12, 1:19 AM
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    • 13th Feb 12, 1:19 AM
    I have written to Virgin media to complain that I can no longer have "Medium" broadband as an option and MUST have their "Large" broadband as they are discontinuing the Medium service - an increase of around 5 a month. I told them I don't download anything and don't want the large package. Their response was to say I had no choice but to accept the Large broadband or move to another provider! I will - moving my broadband, TV, phone and mobile. I have been a customer of their's for over 10 years and I am very angry with their attitude.
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