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Old 24-03-2023, 08:46   #466
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Re: Price rises this year.

Still no notification for me. My contract was renewed in December, maybe they're only giving increases to contract of a certain age? It would be pretty hard to argue their costs increased 20% in 3 months.
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Old 24-03-2023, 09:24   #467
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Still no notification for me. My contract was renewed in December, maybe they're only giving increases to contract of a certain age? It would be pretty hard to argue their costs increased 20% in 3 months.
Does your contract detail an annual increase every April?
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Old 24-03-2023, 09:40   #468
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Re: Price rises this year.

I think if you are staying with VM then to keep cost down only have a package you most need . i most likely stay with VM their products are good for the most part i have M250 but never get that speed most i get is around 90 / 100 meg i have the tv going to cancel that i can get all i need from freesat / now tv & home phone evenings / weekends only so re-cap think my new package is M50 & home phone only will do ?
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Old 24-03-2023, 10:40   #469
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Re: Price rises this year.

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Old 24-03-2023, 10:42   #470
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Re: Price rises this year.

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Still no notification for me. My contract was renewed in December, maybe they're only giving increases to contract of a certain age? It would be pretty hard to argue their costs increased 20% in 3 months.
I would imagine that your safe as youre not even "mid term".

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Old 24-03-2023, 11:05   #471
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4.5% was indeed 'whopping' back then, but what does that make this year's 13.8%?!
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4.5% was indeed 'whopping' back then, but what does that make this year's 13.8%?!
If only it was 13.8%! I suspect that “average” is calculated including the very lowest basic charges and new customers who are exempt. Most rises seem to be 20% or higher. Mine is 25%
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If only it was 13.8%! I suspect that “average” is calculated including the very lowest basic charges and new customers who are exempt. Most rises seem to be 20% or higher. Mine is 25%
I was just comparing the headline rates but the average will be based on list prices, not our monthly payments. It sucks, but that's VM's business model for you - artificially inflated prices offset by heavy discounting.

My increase is 23% in terms of monthly payment, though my letter said the rise wouldnt apply until the end of my the promotional period (first time I've had a fixed price contract, rather than fixed discount). My current deal ends in August so I'm going to wait until then before deciding what to do next as VM is seemingly not only the most expensive in terms of list prices, it will also have the highest price increases of all from next year. Caveat emptor.
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Old 24-03-2023, 21:26   #474
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Still no notification for me. My contract was renewed in December, maybe they're only giving increases to contract of a certain age? It would be pretty hard to argue their costs increased 20% in 3 months.
That seems to be the case but I still expect you would get contacted as for those of us exempt we are still been notified of contract changes to affect us for next year.
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Old 27-03-2023, 22:18   #475
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Re: Price rises this year.

I got the email a couple of weeks ago. Called them recently and the would only offer me £57 for 350mb BB+phone or £51 for 350mb BB+TV+phone. I called again the next day and got 350mb BB+phone+tv with two personal picks for £53. I'm only losing BT sport from the channels we watch and have cut the price in more than half of what they were wanting to charge for our previous package.
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Old 28-03-2023, 17:07   #476
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Re: Price rises this year.

What price rise ! Was paying prior to rise around £68* now paying £48 no change to package . * So + around £15 extra ? Would be around £83 I guess , what idiot came up with this plan.
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Decided to call retentions today (a whole day before the price change - eek!) - and to my utter astonishment, the chap immediately said he'd wave all price rises without me even threatening to leave. Probably could have haggled, but who has the time?

£38 for 'Maxit', 500meg BB and not forgetting the all-important landline!
I'm happy enough with that.

I mentioned that I didn't want the 'volt' SIM anymore and to my surprise, they said it was only dealt with via O2 and they can't change their packages. Another clal to make...

Still grates with me that they offer 50% off the price rise, just by calling their automated payment line...

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Old 04-04-2023, 09:23   #478
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Re: Price rises this year.

These inconsistent pricing plans will be their undoing, people talk and share now. You're paying £3 a month more than me with only 250 BB

VM won't see me for dust this time next year when the competition BB is in place.
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These inconsistent pricing plans will be their undoing, people talk and share now. You're paying £3 a month more than me with only 250 BB

VM won't see me for dust this time next year when the competition BB is in place.

I agree.

I think people are smart enough to realise that being offered a large discount from a high list price is not necessarily a good measure of value.

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Re: Price rises this year.

Biggest price rise in history, then 2 major outages in a day. Good to see something's never change
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