Black Friday has become one of the biggest shopping days of the year and, like it or not, it’s here to stay. That being said, if you’re the kind of person who tries as hard as they can to avoid stores during this period, it’s worth noting that the event isn’t just for serial shopaholics. While it’s true that you can expect to see shops competing to bring you the best deals across fashion, laptops and homeware, you can also bag yourself huge discounts on TV and broadband packages. But, before you rush out on the November 23, there are a few things you should keep in mind. Other than price, you need to consider what type of deal suits you best. If you have a number of people and devices in your household, a broadband offer with a higher data allowance or speed might be best, while those who simply want to use it to scroll through Instagram and Facebook might not require such a big allowance. The same goes with TV packages too. When it comes to … [Read more...] about The best TV and broadband package deals for Black Friday 2018
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The English Football League has kicked off with just one week left to go until the Premier League gets underway. It's the calm before the storm and while pre-season is a time for hope, excitement and anticipation, it is also a time to grab yourself a bargain. Sky Sports, BT Sport, Talk Talk and Virgin Media continue to vie for the lion's share of the market by enticing customers with some difficult-to-resist offers. Sky Sports Now TV Football Season Pass From this season, Sky and NOW TV are also offering a " Sky Sports Season Ticket ". Ordinarily it will cost over £300, but for a limited time period you can get hold of it for a one-off fee of £179 . Both Manchester United and Manchester City will be broadcast live on Sky across the first weekend of the Premier League season and from the games that have so far been confirmed for TV coverage until October, these are the fixtures involving the two Manchester clubs: Manchester United v Leicester City - 20:00 - Friday 10 August … [Read more...] about The cheapest summer TV deals ahead 2018/2019 Premier League season
MILLIONS of BT customers face price hikes for the second time this year as the provider pushes up the cost of landline, broadband and TV sport packages. The fresh waves of hikes will come into effect from September 16 2018. It means that the cost of the Superfast Fibre Plus package will go up by 40 per cent, from £20.50 a month to £28.75. Landline rental will also go up from £18.99 to £19.99 a month, or from £56.97 to £59.97 if you pay quarterly. Standard broadband prices including line rental will increase by £2.50 a month, while landline customers will have to pay an extra 2p a minute for calls and another 1p a minute for calls from a mobile. Customers making international calls will have to fork out another 5p per minute. How to beat the hikesIF you're a BT customer outside the minimum term of your contract then you can leave penalty free. For TV customers you have to give 30 days notice. For more information on how to cancel visit the BT website. … [Read more...] about Millions of BT customers face second rise this year as it hikes bills by up to 40 per cent
We recently moved to a house in the Scottish Highlands. Knowing that broadband was likely to be an issue we were careful to buy a property with an existing internet connection. However, after moving in, BT could only connect our phone line. After a great deal of to-ing and fro-ing, it seems that our home’s broadband line had been given to someone else. We have been told that there is no room at the exchange to connect our house – and no possible date when this will change. It seems incredible that in this day and age this could be happening, but it is. We are desperate. SB,Glenmoriston We suspect that someone else in the area had been waiting for a broadband slot to become free and when the previous owner vacated the house, this was handed over to them. We have had other letters from people in rural spots complaining of similar episodes. After we intervened, Openreach – which runs the network on behalf of all providers – quickly got on the case. A space at … [Read more...] about How can BT just give away our broadband connection?
UK households could save an average of £322 a year by switching to a better broadband deal, yet 42% have never changed provider, according to figures. A Cable.co.uk report has revealed that almost half of billpayers have not shopped around for a more competitive offer in the past five years. A worrying 35% have switched during this period, but just once, potentially losing them thousands of pounds. Nevertheless, when asked if they would ditch their current broadband provider for extra cash, nearly three-quarters (74%) said 'yes'. Dan Howdle, consumer telecoms expert at broadband deals comparison site Cable.co.uk , said: "Like switching energy provider, switching your broadband deal at the end of your contract is clearly perceived as a hassle. "How else could it be that most of us don’t bother, even though we’re losing considerable sums of money as a result? "The whole process now takes less than 15 minutes either online or on the phone. Fifteen minutes to save … [Read more...] about 5 cheapest phone and broadband home packages