New Plusnet ADSL2+ offer plus reminder on price rises
With just a month to go until 1st September we need to highlight the price changes on the way for existing Plusnet customers and those who may sign up, particularly as their is a new ADSL2+ offer of free broadband for 12 months plus line rental and £50 cashback that has just started.
The price changes are detailed on the Plusnet website and also affect some legacy products no longer sold. Customers affected should have been emailed about the changes that come into effect on 1st September 2016.
- Line rental increasing from £16.99/m to £17.99/m
- If you have an Evening and Weekend call plan now, price will increase from £3 to £3.50 per month
- If you have an Anytime call plan now, price will increase from £6 to £6.50 per month
- New customers joining after 1st September will pay £4/m for an Evening, Weekend and Mobile call plan
- New customers joining after 1st September will pay £8/m for an Unlimited UK and Mobile call plan
- Call setup fee increases from 16p to 19p
- Calls to 01, 02 and 03 numbers to rise from 10p per minute to 12.54p
- Mobile call charges to decrease from 13p per minute to 12.54p
- Engineer charge to increase from £50 to £65
- Existing customers on Unlimited broadband (with no voice line rental via Plusnet) will see price increase by £1/m
- Existing customers on legacy Essentials and Value broadband with phone packages will see a broadband price increase of £1/m
Price rises are never popular, but for long term Plusnet customers who are not looking to move the best bet would be to lock in the voice line rental pricing by moving onto the line rental saver product, and you may also want to check your phone bills to check whether any call bundle is value for money based on your call pattern.
One thought is that if later in the year advertising rules change to make total cost of ownership over a contract period something that has to be shown prominently then periods like this where the TCO price is changing daily as the 1st September edges closer are going to cause lots of problems.