Sky Customers Set To See Their Bill Rise This Year
Sky customers are about to see their bills jump up as the company says it will raise its prices later this year.
The television giant confirmed that from April the average bill will rise by 5.1 percent, but increases will be capped at just £1 and £2 per product.
Changes will take place from the first of the month, the company confirmed, with more coming into effect from 1 May 2019.
A spokesperson for Sky told LADbible: "We try to keep costs down and provide greater choice for our customers to pick the package that best suits them.
"We know price increases are never welcome, but we hope customers can see that our innovation, great content and our industry leading customer service provide good value."
Sky has said it will be writing to customers from 21 February, informing them what it will mean for their monthly bills.
What do the changes look like for customers?
- Sky Cinema will rise by £1 to £11 - however, in-contract customers won't be affected
- Sky Entertainment will increase by £2 to £22
- Sky Broadband will rise by £1
- Sky Q Multiscreen is increasing by £1 from £12 to £13
- Sky Talk Evening and Weekends will cost £1 more, increasing from £4 to £5
- Sky Fibre Broadband will go up by £2
- Sky Talk Anytime to rise by £2 to £10
It's not all bad news, though - Sky Sports, Sky Go, Sky Box Sets, Sky HD, Sky Voicemail, Talk International and Sky Kids will see no increase in price, the company has confirmed.
However, according to money experts there could be a way for customers to get around the changes and save some cash.
Speaking to the Mirror, Dani Warner from USwitch said: "In isolation each of Sky's increases seems quite manageable, but many Sky customers will have multiple elements to their packages - so it's possible to easily land a rise of at least £10 a month, meaning this could hit customer wallets hard.
"While this should not mean that you have to pay over the odds, the best way to avoid it is to sort out a good deal on a new plan.
"When doing so, remember that Sky does not have a monopoly on any of these services or content and, depending on your needs, you may be better off switching to a different, and potentially cheaper, provider."
According to Sky's terms and conditions: "In your minimum term, Sky TV prices may increase by up to 10 percent of the standard price once every 12 months. These limits do not apply to other Sky services."
For more information about the changes you can contact Sky Customer Services team on 0330 041 3130.
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