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Millions of Sky customers face price hike


Sky customers have joined the growing numbers of UK residents facing significant price hikes for broadband and TV services.

On average, customers of the telecoms giant will be paying an extra £43 per year when the changes go live in April. Those with Sky Mobile contracts face additional charges as well, with the introduction of a £2 roaming charge following Brexit.

While roaming charges were previously banned under EU law, the UK’s departure from the bloc opened the doors for mobile network providers to reintroduce fees for using data abroad. Sky are not the only ones to do this, with most mobile companies exploring similar options.

The news follows a trend of internet, TV and mobile suppliers introducing or planning to introduce inflation-busting hikes. All this comes at a time when fears about the cost of living are growing by the day. 

Inflation currently sits at 5.5%, the highest it’s been for thirty years. This is set to climb dramatically in April, as rising energy prices coincide with an increase in National Insurance contributions.

Speaking on the decision, a spokesperson for Sky said: “We know price increases are never welcome so we aim to keep prices as low as possible while still delivering the content customers love, the flexibility to choose the right package, and our leading customer service.”

Affected customers can expect to hear from Sky about the changes from March 24th.

The decision follows news that Virgin O2 will also be introducing price increases by as much as 11.7%. Exactly how much extra depends on the type of bundle and contract start date.

In both instances, customers can get out of their contract if they are still within their minimum term. All they need to do is get in touch with their supplier within 30 days of being informed about the changes.

It’s always possible to get moved onto a cheaper plan, so engaging in a dialogue with your provider about better deals could be a good move. If, on the other hand you want to jump ship then, you can check out what other deals are available on the market.

Michael Quinn
Michael Quinn

Michael is a dedicated author helping usave to write guides, blogs and news for the last four years. When not writing articles, you can usually find him at wine tasting events or having a political debate on the night tube.

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