Sky voice line rental rising to £18.99 per month
We have known that Sky was going to increase its line rental and the expectation was that it would rise by just a £1 but the phone, broadband and satellite TV provider has exceeded expectations by announcing a £1.59 per month rise in voice line rental that will happen on 1st March 2017, therefore line rental changes from £17.40 per month to £18.99 per month.
This is now matches BT Retail at £18.99 per month, but both are 1p per month cheaper than Virgin Media line rental. It is likely that the decreasing revenue from calls is partly to blame, along with other pressures such costs associated with increasing support staff volumes, marketing, churn, sports rights and recouping development of the new Sky Q range of hardware.
Update 2:30pm Sky have told us that existing landline only customers are not affected by the price rise. There will in the near future be a brand new product for landline only customers apparently offering better value for new and existing customers who don't also have a broadband product from Sky.