Broadband and telephone services provider Plusnet has announced it is to increase the price of its line rental by 10%, taking the total to £15.95 per week. The company is also removing capped Essentials package from its line-up of broadband deals.
The increase means that Plusnet is now just 4p cheaper a month than it’s owner, BT. The rise also puts Plusnet in line with Sky and TalkTalk, who have also seen several of their tariffs take a price hike in the last few months. The price of the annual line rental saver, which is pre-paid will be increased by 18 per cent from £131.88 to £155.88.
The company has also taken the decision to cut its broadband offers with just three packages available for new customers. These are Unlimited Broadband at £9.99/month, up to 38Mbps Unlimited Fibre broadband at £14.99 per month and up to 76Mps Unlimited Fibre Optic broadband bringing up the rear at £19.99 a month.
Plusnet has attempted to soften the blows of its price hikes by offering two new deals up until the 8th of July. Unlimited Broadband at £3.49 per month for 12 months and Unlimited Fibre Extra broadband from £9.99 for the first six months, increasing to £19.99 for the rest of your 18 month contract.
It is important to remember that the new line of packages does not affect current Plusnet customers on older packages, although some critics say that they are no longer good value for money.
Currently, there are no changes to Plusnet’s broadband only packages.
Rural areas will also get more expensive with the price hikes, although the increase is not as steep as the normal price hikes.
If you wish to find out more about Plusnet’s new deals or you want to switch from your old one because it is no longer good value for money, simply call the Plusnet customer services contact number.