I got a letter from Virgin Media the other day telling me about a £5 price hike happening in 2013.
Over the past few years they have been increasing their prices to the point I was going to tell them to stuff it.
I was paying £55 (going up to £60 in 2013) for:
30mb broadband (still waiting for the promised double speed increase which is not due now until late 2013)
XL TV package with Tivo Box 500GB and second HD box (which is supposed to be free). The second box is fitted in the bedroom which already has an aerial socket and the TV has freeview
XL phone package
After calling them I am have now saved £25 (£30 from 2013 as I am told the package they have put me on is not going up)
So the new package is:
M TV with Tivo 500 GB
So for the sake of a bunch of TV stations I do not watch and one less electrical appliance switched on I am now paying £30 a month!
If they hadn't have put their prices up I would not have bothered calling them so they are now going to be £30 out of pocket and I am saving £30.
Make that call now and save some dosh