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Companies Putting up Prices mid Contact. Should It Be Allowed?

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Back in the day, when you signed up to a contract for a certain amount of time for a certain cost, that's what you would pay.

Now a lot of companies (broadband, mobiles, TV providers) put the prices up when you're still in contract.

It's in the T&C's, I know, but should it be allowed?

Sky put but my bill within 6 weeks of an 18 month deal and that really annoyed me.

TheChimp
2 months ago
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Ann1984
Ann19842 months ago

Sky done this to me I contacted them and apparently they not allowed to contact customers due to off com complaints, bt emailed me saying it’s time to upgrade me thinking a better deal nope they won’t 63 quid just broadband so on look out for superfast fibre so far talk talk seems best deal

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davidstockport
davidstockport2 months ago

Ann1984 Ann I wouldn't recommend TalkTalk to my worst enemy, they make promises of free things at start of contract then start to charge for them or withdraw them. I started a two year contract fixed at £25 a month for length of contract if I'd paid for what they promised me free for length of contract - I'd have been paying over £40. They wouldn't let me leave the contract unless I took a new one out with them. (which I wouldn't do)

That was the third time they'd ripped me off - the previous two times I'd won.

I switched to Vodafone and also had problems getting the £75 Amazon voucher for switching to them - but I've got it now,

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Ann1984
Ann19842 months ago

davidstockport I was with talk talk before but as contracts ended I went to bt as was cheaper now price to much not sure about Vodafone signal for what I need. Sky might be OK but boy they con artists

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davidstockport
davidstockport2 months ago

Ann1984 So far I'm reasonably happy with Vodafone, good speed etc. (over 50mbps) costing £22.99 a month. I realise price will probably increase mid-contract in line with inflation, but TalkTalk's guarantee of no price increase is a joke - they increase the price as I previously mentioned.

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Ann1984
Ann19842 months ago

davidstockport but if you took the to off com with proof contact states no price rise then am sure you able to end as they broke terms

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davidstockport
davidstockport2 months ago

Ann1984 I think ofcom have given up on trying to keep TalkTalk to honour their obligations - I was actually told be one of TalkTalk's mouthpieces that it would cost more to sue them than it was worth.

Even fines amounting to over half a million don't stop them, got to remember that the head of TalkTalk (Charles Dunstone) employed a convicted fraudster (Ernest Saunders AKA Deadly Earnest) for business advice.

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Golfforall
Golfforall2 months ago

Always worth giving them a ring to renegotiate even when in contract ,worked for me with Plusnet and I always haggle my SKY deals .

That's the main reason for not having all your eggs in one basket . I have SKY for tele , Vodafone for mobile and Plusnet for Broadband , BT Sport and phone . That way I can threaten them with leaving and not lose everything at once .

Not been cut off yet after giving notice to leave but they did leave it late on a few occasions to offer me a better deal !

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap1 month ago

Definitely not. Years ago I managed to get free gas n electric off British gas because of broken promises.

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