Copy and paste of announced price changes as reported widely elsewhere today
From 2nd April 2017
Line rental price not changing while standard broadband will increase in price by £2 a month and Infinity fibre-based broadband increasing by £2.50 a month.
From 1st August 2017
BT TV customers will be charged £3.50 a month for BT Sport, while non-BT customers who access BT Sport via Sky will pay £7.50 a month. An additional charge applies to HD viewers.
Hi, I don't suppose if anyone knows if we'll have to wait until 2nd April before we can break out of our current contract due to these price rises?
Or will there be a letter sent out to customers, with this information?
Any help appreciated, Paul
Once you have received your email about the price rise you have 30 days to opt out of your contract. If you want to do that make sure you tell BT it is because of the price rise or you will be hit with cancellation charges.
Once we receive formal confirmation of the price increases from BT do we have to opt out in writing or will a phone call suffice?
I would think a phone call. I only renewed my contracts just under a week ago but im already thinking of maybe canceling BT Sport but will wait till BT send a letter or email to see how the changes will afect me and what they may offer.
With the recent announcement of comprehensive price increases with the promise from BT of better services to compensate can someone in the know tell me what benefits I am actually going to see?
I currently have a BT landline with BT Infinity 2 FTTC (@ ~58-62Mbps) and Unlimited UK Anytime Calls, I don't have BT TV but I subscribe to BT Sport HD via Sky for Rugby Union (...and only Rugby Union - no football, no cricket). I don't/won't actively use BT Call Protect because I already have a phone system that does that. So...
BT Infinity +£2.50/mth
Calls Unlimited +0.49/mth
BT Sport vis Sky +£1.50/mth
By my calculation I'm going to be paying ~£50+/yr more but none of the BT services to which I subscribe are going to see any sort of improvement. BT are not going to run fibre anywhere closer to my home to improve my connection speed, even their latest HH6 router is a POS and doesn't give me proper control over individual connected devices or full WiFi coverage in my (new build) home and I'm not in the least bit interested in The Ashes, and OMG it's football overload on TV already ...it's stupid to be putting more on.
BT increased their broadband prices last year but only improved Infinity 1 and they're not improving their broadband service this time around at all. They just seem to be constantly increasing their prices and hiding these prices rises behind improvements in their lower level service offerings but offering absolutely nothing that benefits a higher level subscriber who has no interest in football, like me.