TalkTalk announces broadband price rise


TalkTalk customers will pay more for their broadband and television packages from May, the telecoms giant has announced.

Its flagship Plus TV package will rise from £15.50 to £18.50 a month, while the more basic Essentials TV pack and its low-cost SimplyBroadband deals will go up by £1 each to £8.50 and £3.50 respectively. Line rental will also go up to £15.95, an increase of 55p.

In return for the increased prices, Plus TV customers will receive seven Sky channels, including Sky Sports News, Sky Arts and Sky One. All packages will also continue to offer unlimited broadband too.

The increase will come into play for new customers immediately, while existing customers will be contacted from 27 March and will have 30 days to decide if they wish to switch to another package or provider.

Its SimplyBroadband deal was launched last September as an option for the increasing number of people who only use their mobile phones to make calls.

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A TalkTalk spokesman said it was still offering the UK's lowest-priced television and broadband package at £18.50 a month plus line rental, and claimed customers could still expect to save £213 compared to if they had their television and broadband service from BT over 18 months.

"We've been working hard to improve our service while keeping customers' bills low, and always at Britain's best price," he said. "The improvements to our packages are designed to keep up with our customers' increasing needs and provide even better value.

"TalkTalk remains Britain's best value provider, offering the lowest priced packages, meaning TalkTalk homes make significant savings compared to other providers while also getting more for their money."

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