TalkTalk will increase the prices for its broadband, phone and TV bundles this Summer.
The price of the company’s Simply Broadband package, which offers up to 17Mbps unlimited broadband, will rise from £3.50/month to £5 in June, as the company looks to cover the cost of what it says has been an expensive year.
The cost of the Essentials TV package, which includes television, phone and broadband, will leap from £8.50/month to £10.
The Plus TV package, which comes with a more advanced set-top box, with a 350GB hard drive for recording live TV, as well as a Super Router which packs 802.11ac WiFi, will climb from £18.50/month to £20. Line rental will remain at £16.70/month.
Mobile customers won’t be spared either, they’ll see an increase of 50p on their monthly bills which, while hardly crippling, will hardly be welcome. Who wants to pay more each month?
A TalkTalk spokesperson said: “We’re committed to providing Britain’s best value TV, broadband, calls and mobile as well as the best service possible. Our new All-in SIM provides unlimited data, minutes and texts at Britain’s lowest price. Over the past year we’ve made our broadband smarter, faster and more reliable, while also adding more great entertainment to TalkTalk TV.
“In making these improvements, some prices will increase. TalkTalk still remains Britain’s lowest priced unlimited broadband, offering a saving of up to £176 a year in comparison to BT.”
It’s true that TalkTalk’s SimplyBroadband service costs a lot less than BT’s cheapest unlimited ADSL product. BT’s Unlimited Broadband deal currently works out at £29.99 – £13 for the broadband and £16.99 for the line rental.
However, SimplyBroadband from TalkTalk is not the lowest unlimited service in the UK. It’s not as cheap as Direct Save Telecom’s unlimited ADSL service, which costs £18.70/month – £1.95 for the broadband and £16.75/month for the line rental.
Fuel Broadband – the ISP formerly known as Primus – is also selling an unlimited ADSL service for £4/month plus £15/month for line rental. A hair more expensive than Direct Save Telecom perhaps, but still cheaper than TalkTalk SimplyBroadband.