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Broadband customers face £114 price hike as Black Friday fixed deals end

by Tech Reporter
25th May 21 8:38 am

18 months on from Black Friday 2019, thousands of broadband customers will see their deals come to an end around 29 May 2021.

Customers will be moved onto their suppliers’ default deal, and could end up paying £114 a year more than they should on average.

Some out-of-contract customers pay almost double what they should, reveals data from Uswitch.com.

Catherine Hiley, broadband expert at Uswitch.com said, “Black Friday is a great time to snap up cheap tech, but thousands of savvy shoppers also use the opportunity to grab a bargain broadband contract.

“Eighteen months on from Black Friday 2019, most of these deals are coming to an end and customers face being shifted onto their suppliers’ more expensive standard tariffs.

“If you got your broadband deal on Black Friday 2019, you should soon receive an end-of-contract notification from your supplier, informing you what price you will pay once it ends.

“Deals from TalkTalk and Plusnet were some of the most popular 18-month contracts with consumers at the time, so if you’re with one of these firms, check your paperwork.

“People on Plusnet’s Unlimited Broadband deal could see their costs rocket by 70% when their deal comes to an end.

“One of the best value superfast deals on the market is Vodafone’s Superfast 2, costing £22 a month on a two-year contract, but hurry – the offer ends on 31 May.

“If you receive an ECN, or think your broadband deal is ending soon, do a comparison online to see what better prices and speeds you could be getting.”

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