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    UK ISP TalkTalk Follows BT to Hike Broadband and Phone Prices

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      UK ISP TalkTalk Follows BT to Hike Broadband and Phone Prices

      UK ISP TalkTalk Follows BT to Hike Broadband and Phone Prices - ISPreview UK
      Its not been long since TalkTalk announced their last batch of price rises in April 2015 (here) and the bad news is that theyve today hit customers with a second hike, which will take the standard price of their entry-level broadband package from 5 to 7.50 a month and push line rental from 16.70 to 17.70.

      At this point we should remind readers that the ISPs popular unlimited SimplyBroadband service started out in 2013 as a 2.50 per month package with no free UK calls (note: you still have to add TalkTalks line rental on top) and has thus risen at a startling pace since then.

      The mid-contract price rises are typically above any impact from inflation, which means that under Ofcoms guidelines customers who dont like the change should be able to exit their contract penalty free within 30 days of receiving their price notification letter.

      No doubt the other ISPs will follow suit with similar price hikes, just as they always do around this time of year (always after BT has lead the way), in due course.

      Broadband and Line rental changes from 27th Aug


      Package New Price
      SimplyBroadband 7.50
      Line Rental 17.70
      Talk Eve&Wknd with Broadband 10
      Value Line rental 191.16 (from 30th Sep 2015)

      Call rate changes From 1st Dec
      Package New Price
      Call connection charge 17p
      Standard and discounted international rates Various (click here for more detail)
      TalkTalk landline access charge 7.5p per min
      TalkTalk mobile access charge 25p per min

      NOTE: The International Prefix 18418 Service will no longer be offered from 1st Dec 2015.


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      Re: UK ISP TalkTalk Follows BT to Hike Broadband and Phone Prices

      Saw an advert on TV yesterday extolling Talk Talk's best ever broadband offer; "Unlimited broadband free for 18 months".
      I guess they have to pay for it somehow.

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      Re: UK ISP TalkTalk Follows BT to Hike Broadband and Phone Prices

      Suppose sky's line rental will go up in December by 1, everyone else has done it now, all follow like sheep.
      Line rental is just a tax now. that goes up 1 every year.

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      Re: UK ISP TalkTalk Follows BT to Hike Broadband and Phone Prices

      Quote Originally Posted by seawright View Post
      Saw an advert on TV yesterday extolling Talk Talk's best ever broadband offer; "Unlimited broadband free for 18 months".
      I guess they have to pay for it somehow.
      I got that one through the post.

      TalkTalk have hammered my letterbox for about 18 months now for some reason.

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      Re: UK ISP TalkTalk Follows BT to Hike Broadband and Phone Prices

      Quote Originally Posted by lettice View Post
      Suppose sky's line rental will go up in December by 1, everyone else has done it now, all follow like sheep.
      Line rental is just a tax now. that goes up 1 every year.
      This is why I thought that it would be relevant to cross-post this article.

      Indeed Sky, just like the other providers, have increased their line-rental each year. I'd love to provide more details as to whether Sky will do so this year and to confirm by how much, but at this time I don't have anything.

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