Broadband bills hiked by up to £234 a year when customers’ contracts end, new figures reveal
Millions of households face price hikes of up to £234 a year when their broadband contract ends, new figures reveal.
For customers with standard broadband, the average increase is £152 a year — a 63 per cent rise, claims research by comparison site uSwitch.
Households with faster fibre broadband face a 53 per cent increase, or an extra £158 a year.
For customers with standard broadband, the average increase is £152 a year — a 63 per cent rise, claims research by comparison site uSwitch
BT broadband customers who fail to switch will see monthly bills soar from £24.99 a month to £45.49 a month — an 82 per cent increase or an extra £234 a year.
Telecoms giants Sky and TalkTalk raise their prices by more than £100 a year when the customer is out of contract.
Sky’s Unlimited Broadband package usually costs £18 a month. But once the contract expires the price jumps to £30 — an extra £12 a month.
When TalkTalk customers reach the end of their Unlimited Fast Broadband deal the price increases from £17 a month to £27.
Telecoms watchdog Ofcom estimates that more than 20 million people pay over the odds for broadband as their contract has ended.