Sky has just increased the price of its ADSL2+ products for new customers, from the standard £7.50 per month to £10 per month. The pricing on the fibre products has not changed.
After several years where every provider simply increased their voice line rental, 2015 is seeing splits in the united front as some are increasing line rental while offers are tweaking the price of the broadband. What is noticeable is that while line rental prices in previous years have been 50p to a £1, the change in broadband costs from TalkTalk and Sky have been larger at £2.
Of course many people are not actually paying the standard rate because of the number of half price and free broadband offers and while we know its good to complain the answer for those annoyed with a price rise that affects them is to do the ultimate and show displeasure by switching provider or pestering for a retention deal.
Update 4pm It seems while the change notification on broadband pricing went out, the tweaks to the call packages was missed out, and therefore we have updated all our Sky listings to reflect the new Sky Talk packages.
For new customers joining Sky there is no longer free weekend calls bundled in with the voice line rental. The cheapest calls package is the £4 Evenings and Weekend bundle that gives unlimited calls to UK landlines and mobiles, spend another £4 and you expand to the Anytime Extra bundle. For the those calling abroad there is International Extra that adds calls to landlines and mobiles in fifty countries in addition to UK calls for £12 per month.
So it may feel like austerity quarter with all the changes from providers, but so far not everyone has increased voice line rental which is a bit of a surprise.