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Old 30-01-2023, 14:12   #31
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Got an email this morning advising my price would increase by £11 from 1st April. As my 18-month contract was fixed at £29 in December that would be a 38% increase. To say I was furious is putting it mildly. I rang retentions and thankfully came to a satisfactory agreement.

There must be people who just suck up these increases without questioning them.

I had similar, and reduced my bill by over 2/3
By cancelling all except broadband. That seemed satisfactory to me, and once Openreach finish finalising the local infrastructure that will be even more satisfactory.
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Old 30-01-2023, 15:44   #32
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Got an email this morning advising my price would increase by £11 from 1st April. As my 18-month contract was fixed at £29 in December that would be a 38% increase. To say I was furious is putting it mildly. I rang retentions and thankfully came to a satisfactory agreement.

There must be people who just suck up these increases without questioning them.
I donít understand why youíre furious.
The maths is simple.
Those with heavy discounts will get very high percentage increases due to the general price increase.
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Old 30-01-2023, 18:18   #33
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I donít understand why youíre furious.
The maths is simple.
Those with heavy discounts will get very high percentage increases due to the general price increase.
I genuinely donít think thatís reflective in the messaging, or that anyone would consider a 38% increase in contract reasonable.
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Old 30-01-2023, 18:33   #34
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Re: Price rises this year.

I was paying £62, in April if I had done nothing, I'd have been paying £99

I wonder how many other people there are, who would have done nothing and got that kind of increase. (The VM guy I spoke too had said the phones were red hot with people cancelling/downgrading their packages)
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Old 30-01-2023, 18:41   #35
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I donít understand why youíre furious.
The maths is simple.
Those with heavy discounts will get very high percentage increases due to the general price increase.
Most will have some discount, the 13% av. increase, is deliberately misleading.
13% itself is way above inflation, which is forecast to come down this year, . Also a promise of more inflation busting increases and no cancellation rights in future years. Customers have a right to be upset.
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Re: Price rises this year.

With inflation and the rise in energy prices many people are scrambling to save every penny they can, I read today there are many people cancelling their Netflicks/Disney etc subscriptions.
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Old 31-01-2023, 03:03   #37
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A reminder that price rises are applied to standard prices, not necessarily the amount you pay. so If you have any discounts you increase will be higher.

E.g. a 13.8% increase on my package would mean I pay 27% more each month. I'll be hitting the phone as soon as I get my notification.
Wow O_o.

---------- Post added at 03:03 ---------- Previous post was at 02:45 ----------

Good job they not heard of truflation which is just under 20%.

https://app.truflation.com/
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Old 31-01-2023, 12:04   #38
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Re: Price rises this year.

Increase of £7 from £44.49 to £51.49 for me, for 250Mb, I will be off to Youfibre as soon as
they are live here. They have been busy building around here for the last few months, so hopefully it won't be too long now.

£29.99/m for gigabit is just too good to pass up.
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Old 31-01-2023, 12:49   #39
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Increase of £7 from £44.49 to £51.49 for me, for 250Mb, I will be off to Youfibre as soon as
they are live here. They have been busy building around here for the last few months, so hopefully it won't be too long now.

£29.99/m for gigabit is just too good to pass up.
How do you know, they notified you already?
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Increase of £7 from £44.49 to £51.49 for me, for 250Mb, I will be off to Youfibre as soon as
they are live here. They have been busy building around here for the last few months, so hopefully it won't be too long now.

£29.99/m for gigabit is just too good to pass up.
What boils my piss is the disparity in pricing.

I'm paying £35 for 250 and I'm not a new customer.

My daughter is paying something different again, again not a new customer, how hard can it be for VM to have flat rates for the same service.
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Re: Price rises this year.

The YouFibre offer seems almost too good to be true but I have looked at the reviews and they are very positive, I think February will see me moving from VM to YouFibre.
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What boils my piss is the disparity in pricing.

I'm paying £35 for 250 and I'm not a new customer.

My daughter is paying something different again, again not a new customer, how hard can it be for VM to have flat rates for the same service.
Indeed, my ordering phone call I brought this up, I told the operator what someone else was paying for gig1, and she pretended the price point simply did not exist, I then offered to read out the proof and said be honest or I am putting the phone down now (as I personally cant stand these pricing shenanigans) she then admitted different customers pay different prices but she can only offer what the computer says, but then magically she discovered the volt offer after that admission. (previously was only offered the standard website price of £64).
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What boils my piss is the disparity in pricing.

I'm paying £35 for 250 and I'm not a new customer.

My daughter is paying something different again, again not a new customer, how hard can it be for VM to have flat rates for the same service.
I'm paying £20 for 250mb and I'm not a new customer.
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£20 for 250mb is an extremely good deal ��
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£20 for 250mb is an extremely good deal ��
Don't I know it. I didn't ask for it, didn't need it but it was offered so I took it.
I was on 100mb at the time and was quite willing to go back to 50mb, as that's all I need.
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