BT hikes TV and Sport prices for millions of customers by as much as £48 a year
Millions of BT TV and Sport customers face price hikes of up to £48 a year, Money Mail can reveal.
Price changes will vary between £1 and £4 a month, depending on the package, or £12 and £48 a year.
Customers with the Classic Essential, Entertainment, Entertainment Plus and Sport Starter deals will pay an extra £1 a month, with an increase of £2 per month for those with the Entertainment Starter.
Price hike: BT customers with the Classic Essential, Entertainment, Entertainment Plus and Sport Starter deals will pay an extra £1 a month
Some deals will increase by £4 a month.
One Money Mail reader was shocked to discover that the cost of his Max package, which currently costs £22 a month, will rise by 18 per cent, or almost £48 a year, from July 28.
Dani Warner, from comparison site uSwitch, says BT customers should now assess whether they are getting a good deal following the price hikes.
You will be able to leave your TV and BT Sport package penalty-free if you are outside the minimum term of your contract, which is 18 months.
Ms Warner says: ‘Ultimately, BT will have to show itself to be offering value, regardless of the prices it is demanding, or customers will vote with their feet.’
A BT spokesman says: ‘Some customers will see no changes at all.
‘We believe we provide unrivalled value for money when it comes to TV and sport content.’