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Mobile and broadband bills 2022: which providers are putting prices up from March, including Sky, O2, Virgin

The UK is already seeing higher energy bills and an increase in food prices

Many telecoms giants have recently confirmed price hikes, meaning the cost of living crisis may get worse for families across the country.

The UK is already seeing higher energy bills and an increase in food prices as inflation continues to soar.

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Energy regulator Ofgem has confirmed its price cap will rise from £1,277 to £1,971 - a rise of £693 or roughly 54%.

Prepayment customers will see a soar of £708 - from £1,309 to £2,017.

The rising cost of living comes as the rate of Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation was confirmed to have hit another high of 5.5%.

But which broadband companies have also confirmed that they will be increasing their bills?

Mobile and broadband bills 2022: which providers are putting prices up from March, including Sky, O2, Virgin

BT

From March, BT customers could see a rise of as much as £42 a year.

BT has confirmed a 9.3% rise for all customers who signed up after August 31 2020, and this rise also includes those who will be out of contract before March 31 2022.

Any broadband users who signed up before September 2020 and who will be in contract after March 2022 will see a smaller rise of 5.4%.

Customers on its Home Essential, Basic and Home Phone Saver packages and customers with a BT Sport Monthly Pass and BT Sport via Sky without BT Broadband won’t be affected by any increase.

Disney+

Disney+ customers had increased its annual members’ subscription cost by £20 - from £59.99 a year to £79.90.

The change was confirmed in January 2021, but will only affect those signed up before 23 February 2021.

However, for anyone whose subscription is ending this month, they will be notified about the price increase now.

Monthly subscriptions have also increased - from £5.99 to £7.99 in August 2021.

EE

EE Broadband customers will see their bills rise by 9.3% in March 2022.

The same increase affects mobile users who signed up after 31 August 2020, or anyone who will be out of contract before 31 March 2022.

Mobile customers who signed up before September 2020 and who will still be in contract after 31 March 2022, will see their bills hiked by 7.5%.

O2

Pay Monthy or SIM only O2 customers will see their bills increase by 11.7% from April 2022.

Customers who joined after 25 March 2021, will see their bills increase by 11.7%, potentially adding up to £48 to your bill.

Device plans will not be affected by the price increase.

If you joined O2 before 25 March 2021, your bill we go up 7.85 - the capped rate of RPI inflation.

Plusnet 

A bill increase of 9.3% from 31 March for Plusnet customers will be seen for anyone who signed up after 6 October 2020.

If you joined Plusnet before 7 October 2020, then you’ll see a rise of 9.3% but this will only apply to call costs in your contract’s fixed term.

When the contract ends, a 9.3% price rise will affect your entire bill.

Sky

Sky customers may pay up to £43 extra a year for their TV and broadband from April 2022.

The cost of Sky’s Signature TV package will jump by £1 a month to £27.

Box office packages will rise from £11 to £12 a month and BT Sports is rising £1 to £28.

Broadband customers are facing a £2.50 jump, with Sky’s essential internet package rising to £27.50 and its superfast package rising to £30.50.

Sky HD customers are facing a £1 hike, from £7 to £8.

TalkTalk

TalkTalk is increasing prices for Broadband and home phone users by 9.1% from April 2022.

Fixed Price Plus customers out of their minimum contract period will see bills go up by 5.4%.

Customers classed as vulnerable, such as the elderly, or anyone with physical or mental disabilities won’t see any price increases.

Three

Three customers on a pay monthly or SIM-only deal who joined or renewed their contract from 29 October 2020 will see a bill increase of 4.5% from April 2022.

Anyone who joined before 29 October 2020 will see a jump of 7.8% on their phone bill.

Virgin Media

Customers with broadband, TV and home phone deals will see an average price increase of £56 a year in March 2022.

The average household will see an increase of 34.70 a month, or £56.40 a year. Out of bundle call costs are not changing.

in 2021, bills rose by an average of £2.50 and £4.50 a month for customers.

Vulnerable customers will not see their bills increase under the charges.

Virgin Mobile 

Every customer with Virgin Mobile pay monthly or SIM only will see their bill rise by 11.7% from April 2022.

O2 and Virgin mobile companies have merged, with means O2 customers will be affected too.

This will only affect airtime tariff and device plans will remain unaffected.

Vodafone

Any customers who signed up after 8 December 2020, will see their bills increase by 9.3%.

Any home broadband users who signed up after 1 February 2021 will see their bills increase by 9.3% too from April 2022.

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