BT Sport Price Increase

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  1. Goooner

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    Just had notification from BT that BT Sport is going up by £4 a month!

    They’re having a laugh. They already have the cheek to charge £6.50 for the privilege of having it in HD! Surely in this 4K age, HD should be the minimum standard?

    I have my broadband through BT so supposedly get a discount on sports, but a quick glance at my bill would suggest that even with the discount, with the increase added it’s going to cost me over £20 a month.

    Too rich for me! Will be calling to cancel.

    Only ever watch Arsenal matches on it anyway, if I desperately want to see one, I’ll got to the pub and watch it.
     
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    Ring and complain. I did about the impending UFC ppv..now I have bt sports for 9.99 a month.
     
  3. Goooner

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    Yeah, I’m going to.

    I’ve made up my mind I can do without now, so I’ll be phoning with that attitude, unless they offer something pretty special, they can stick it.

    I’m used to Sky going up a quid or two each year, but that’s on the whole package, £4 on just BT Sport is taking the mick.
     
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    Me too, feel its too much now. Id rather buy 3 uhd a month
     
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    Just had the same email through, £4 a month increase in sport, or if you look at it another way a 33% increase. That is scandalous is that. Had BT for my broadband for a while now and been happy with it, the BT sport was a nice perk but has gone from free on Sky, then a few quid, then a bigger jump and now this. All added on to the huge HD fee too.
    Going to be cancelling it off, it's a nice to have but not at those prices. Think they could screw themselves a bit here with this rise.

    To me it looks like they are trying to get people locked in for another 12/18 months before they announce the wholesale prices on Sky. Expected before the start of the new season. Imagine will be quite a few changing across to getting it just through Sky, especially if the Deal is good.
     
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    They’ve shot themselves in the foot putting it up so much, I think.

    If it had just been a quid, or maybe even two, I’d probably have thought nothing of it, but £4 made me start looking at what it’s actually costing me.

    Like you say, when it first started it was a nice bonus as it was free with BT Broadand, but it soon adds up when you add on the increases over the years and why the hell isn’t HD standard? I could understand them pricing 4K at a premium, but not HD.
     
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    Exactly, I am the same as you, another quid or so I would have just gone thats annoying but probably couldn't be bothered calling up to cancel or even think about it much. At £4 it then made me look again and actually think how much do I watch it.

    Silly move by BT.
     
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    When will we be able to order bt sport with sky
     
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    Can you cancel it even if you have the contract before the price increase?
     
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    From what I've read online, you are entitled to cancel, even if you're in contract as they are increasing the price.

    I haven't spoken with BT personally yet, so feel free to take that with a pinch of salt. It came up while i was searching "how to cancel BT sport" night.

    On my email it says

    "We hope you want to join us for our biggest season yet. If, however, you want to leave BT Sport and you're within your minimum contract term, you'll need to call us on 0800 121 4453 by 20th July 2019 to avoid paying charge for leaving early. We will continue to charge you during your notice period, but won't charge you for any increase in price, during that time"

    So whether that means you can't cancel until the contract runs out, but they won't be able to apply the increase, or by notice period, they mean a month of something, I'm not sure.
     
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    I’ve just rung them up to cancel, signed a new contract for 18 months which is less than what I’m paying now.
     
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    What did you get them down to, if you don’t mind me asking?
     
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    I think I was paying £16 something now I pay £12.50 and that’s with HD
     
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    Will see what they offer me. If it’s something similar I’ll keep it, but I’m really not bothered now, I’ve pretty much resigned myself to binning it.
     
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    Ye I was like that but when it was less than what I’m paying now, I thought nothing to lose.
     
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    Did the re contract your whole deal or just the sport? I'm just thinking if your half way through a deal and have say 6 months left, do they recontract your sport but leave your broadband and therefore in 6 months time your broadband can go up to full price and you're stuck.
     
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    No date set but expected "mid 2019". Wouldnt be surprised if its end of July, just after BT have been able to recontract as many as they can first.
     
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    No the recontracted everything, broadband,phone and by sport.
     
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    I'm just out of contract so I was already looking around for another broadband supplier but this £4 is the final nail in the coffin. I only watch BT sport for the MotoGP, so I will have to make do with the CH5 highlights program (which is edited BT sport footage). By just getting fibre broadband from another supplier and watching YouView/FreeView, I reckon that I can save close to £50 a month.
     
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    MotoGP highlights moved from CH5 to Quest still freeview.
     
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    Ive just called to cancel my broadband, phone and BT sport BUT i'm unable to cancel the broadband and phone without incurring early termination charges - They will only let me cancel BT sport without charge. Therefore i've got to take the BT SPORT price increase on the nose and then cancel when my 18-month contract is up in September.
     
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    Just phoned to cancel everything and got my BT bill down from £99 (soon to be £103) to £45 by getting rid of everything other than the FTTP broadband.

    Prices are getting silly and I won't watch BT Sport for another 2-3 months so hopefully there will be a new offer then.

    They also gave me a good Mobile deal but I've just now got a much better one with Sky so will be cancelling that again.
     
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    I've often wondered if Sky or BT would be better off just offering everything for a nominal fee? Would that work as a business model? I don't know what the subscriber figures are but I'm sure it'd be better to have loads paying less rather than a few paying more.
     
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    Just called to cancel Bt sport the guy offered to almost half the monthly cost and throw in free HD for 3 months but would have meant signing up for a new 18 month contract
    The Scottish football goes back to sky sports next season so I just cancelled
     
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    Has the Sky Digital TV Forum been expanded to include BT broadband and BT Sports now?
     
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    To be honest I did a search for a BT Sport thread before starting this one and couldn’t really find anything.

    As I get BT Sport on my Sky box, this seemed as appropriate as anywhere, mods please move if it would be better elsewhere.
     
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    My subscription is for BT sports on my sky Q box
     
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    Well I get BT Sport on Sky so think it's the right place.
     
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    BT sports has been on sky for a couple of years now. You don’t pay sky for this you pay BT, so the price will increase with BT unless you do something about it.
     
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    OK. I surrender. Enough already. But in my defence I was referring to posts #22 and #23.

    I get my 38Mbs FTTC broadband from EE with anytime calls and EETV (free because I cancelled it because it's a waste of time). This includes a 5GB data boost on my mobile contract. All for £30 a month. I can get all the catchup I want from my TV or Amazon 4k stick. All that is missing is BT sport.:facepalm:
    So I suppose this qualifies me for a post in this forum?

    Now, where's that 'tongue in cheek' emoticon?:rotfl:
     

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