It looks like Virgin Media customers here in the UK will soon be notified of an upcoming price hike as the company confirmed today that from November this year, line rental costs will be going up, alongside broadband packages and bundles.
Letters are said to start going out to Virgin Media subscribers today. From November, line rental will be going up from £17.99 per month to £19 per month. Those who pay annually for the line rental will see the price jump from £184 to £196.
On the other side of things, broadband packages and bundles will increase by £3 or £4 per month depending on your package. This echoes on from February this year, when Virgin Media bumped prices up for many of its packages by around 5 percent.
This time around, as Engadget points out, prices have risen to help support Virgin Media’s UK infrastructure upgrades, which will help bring faster download speeds to customers down the line. If you joined Virgin Media after January 23rd 2014, then you should be offered a way out of your contract if you are unhappy with the new prices.
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KitGuru Says: As a Virgin Media customer myself, it is always a bit disappointing to hear that you may now need to pay out more money per month. However, until other providers can start offering 152Mb broadband, I’m not sure I’d want to make the switch. Are any of you on Virgin Media at the moment? What do you think of this news?