Popular money-saving expert Martin Lewis is advising broadband customers to haggle for better deals when their bills go up this spring.
Money Saving Expert Warns Consumers About Broadband Price Increases
The consumer champion has previously warned people to expect a 15% increase in their broadband bills from April, explaining how big providers keep their tariffs in line with the consumer price index (CPI) rate of inflation. Inflation is currently around 11%, and Lewis believes firms will add an extra 4% on top.
April Broadband Price Increases
“This usually happens in April for most of the major broadband providers, which will be another hit for many people,” said Lewis. “If you’re paying £40, you should get ready to see another £6 on your bill from April.”
Lewis urges consumers to call their provider and haggle for a better deal. A poll on the MoneySavingExpert site found that 8 out of 10 customers can reduce their bill by calling their provider and suggesting they might go elsewhere.
“As a loyal customer, the first thing I would do is get on the phone and say: I’ve seen what you’re charging new customers; what can you do for me?” said Lewis.
“I’d make sure you’ve seen what other providers are charging in your area, because it’s postcode dependent… and say, ‘I’m not willing to pay that amount; can you offer me a better deal?’
If the provider isn’t willing to budge on price, then Lewis advises people to switch.
“Switching isn’t complicated, so don’t worry about it too much,” said Lewis. “It’s your new firm who sorts it out for you, and they’ll cancel your old provider.”
If you’re one of those people ready for something better, then contact 6G Internet today. We’ll make sure the switchover is as smooth as possible.
And with our no-price rise promise, your broadband bill will never go up during the contract.
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