Fixed price contracts now available from Plusnet
For those who have been playing the churn game and flipping between providers every 6 to 9 months as they exercise their get out of contract cards after having enjoyed their welcome gift there is now one less provider they can cycle between as PlusNet has launched fixed price contracts that are available to new customers, existing customers changing their product or existing customers re-contracting.
The options for existing customers happy to re-contract may not be immediately available but should hopefully be working later today (8th August 2018). Plusnet joins TalkTalk in now offering a fixed price guarantee, but there seems to be one major difference, TalkTalk allows existing customers already in a fixed price plan to sign up a new deal even if it is a lower price, but your contract term is extended.
For new customers Plusnet has updated its offers and as always make sure you follow the links below to see the price offer as older links or going direct to their site may not give the same deals.
- Unlimited Fibre broadband, average download speed 36 Mbps (based on FTTC 40/10 service), £23.99 per month for 18 months with no activation fee. Price is for low cost areas only. Offer running until 27th August.
- Unlimited Fibre Extra broadband, average download speed 66 Mbps (based on FTTC 80/20 service), £28.99 per month for 18 months with no activation fee. Price applies in low cost areas. Offer running until 27th August.
- Unlimited ADSL2+, average download speed 10 Mbps, £19.99 per month for 18 months and £5 activation fee. Price applies in low cost areas. Offer available until 14th August.
These prices apply for new customers, existing customers will need to check via the Plusnet portal what their offers are.
In addition to the price guarantee towards the end of the minimum term Plusnet is offering a personal account review, at which time you are likely to be offered a deal for signing another minimum term and at least warned about what your price will rise to after the minimum term.
There are a few key things people need to be aware of...
- Call plans, call charges, call set up fees and other services such as TV packages, BT Sport and other add-ons are still subject to changes in price during the minimum term
- Changes do not apply to customers in an existing contract
- Plusnet mobile products are exempt
- Line rental saver is still available
- Moving out of a low cost area means your price may change, but the number of premises outside the low cost area is shrinking rapidly
The certaintity of a fixed price plan is going to be popular, especially for those who do not make fixed line phone calls so the risk of price rises for call plans is irrelevant, but there UK broadband market is embarking on a large shift towards full fibre broadband and if you think one of the Plusnet competitors (mainly Vodafone) is coming to your area soon you need to be careful that you don't sign up to an 18 month contract and find that a Gigabit option at almost the same price appears in two months time.