If you're a Sky customer, you might want to pay attention. It looks like you might have to start paying more money for your service come April, as let slip by a change to the small print that was spotted by our colleagues over at T3.
Sky TV and broadband prices are set to rise on 1st April, while phone/Talk services will be getting a price hike on 1st May. Thankfully the prices only seem to be going up by £1 or £2, for what that's worth.
- Sky Entertainment will increase from £20 to £22
- Sky Broadband will go up by £1 on all packages
- Sky Fibre is going up by £2 on all packages
- Sky Q Multiscreen is increasing from £12 to £13
- Sky Talk Evening and Weekends will go up from £4 to £5
- Sky Talk Anytime will be going up from £8 to £10
Sky Sports, Go, Box Sets, Sky HD, Voicemail, and Talk International will not be going up. Likewise if you have an existing Sky Cinema or Kids contract those prices will be staying the same. There's no word on how this affects Sky Mobile, but Sky has promised all customers that are affected by the increasing prices will be notified sometime after 21st February.
Speaking to T3, a spokesperson said:
“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."
If you're not happy about the price increases, Ofcom rules state that you can leave without facing the repercussions - even if you're in the middle of a contract. [T3]