Yes I would agree and I would also say No Andy. I recall last time it was £2.50 for Infinity 2 and £1 for line rental. The price went to £48,99 which is what I currently pay. In terms of Value it's not competitive anymore. I admit this time there is no line rental increase but even so - £18,99 is a mad amount to pay for a landline anyway. I am amazed Virgin have ANY landline customers considering they charge£19 a month and landline is optional. Even if it costs more when you don't have a landline I am sure it's still worth it. When you can't get FTTP or FTTPoD then any way to ditch the landline on FTTC would be good.
Referenced from this source http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/news/phones/2016/04...
(although I will say this bit "BT says customers who signed up to broadband promotional deals won't see broadband prices go up." is piffle), my price was put up 3 months into my new deal"
I refer to my TTB connection, It's £45.85 inclusive of VAT. It's the first time I have used a landline day to day but because of the excellent Talk2Go app and the fact I get unlimited mins to landlines and mobiles included I now have a mobile phone with little to no mins (200) a month and unlimited data so I use that app and it gets put to my landline bill, which is included.
With deals like that (and the fact they are getting towards the realms of AAISP now) BT no longer seems of any value. You know I think I recently saw something that said AAISP has dropped their prices, but i've never seen a rise.
As for the sports rights etc, pfffft. I refuse to pay for this, and I know I have done before but now I know that's the reason for the rise, no more.
I guess it's down to the customer to decide, but considering they are now going to charge for BT Sport on their mobile and broadband service, I am sure most people will be annoyed.
Could be worse, When I was with Sky they put the price up in month 4 of my 12 month "half price for leaving Virgin deal" by £15 a month, and with Sky you are not allowed to cancel. So now I get all their channels online for free and I feel 0 guilt about it!
Edited by 23Prince (Mon 23-Jan-17 09:41:41)