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Sky bill hikes: TV and broadband prices to rise as EU roaming charges return

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Millions of Sky TV and broadband customers will see their bills go up from April, while the telecoms giant will also bring back EU roaming charges in May.

TV and broadband customers will see their bills go up by an average of £3.60 a month, adding an extra £43.20 annually from 1 April.

For its Talk customers, changes will come into effect on 1 May 2022.

The telecoms giant is now sending out email and post updates about the price change, but here’s what’s happening:

  • Sky Signature will increase by £1 to £27
  • Sky Cinema will increase by £1 to £12
  • BT Sport will increase by £1 to £28
  • Sky Broadband Essential will increase by £2.50 to £27.50
  • Sky Broadband Superfast will increase by £2.50 to £30.50
  • HD will increase by £1 to £8
  • Talk rates (UK landlines and UK mobiles) will increase by 2p per minute to 22p per minute.

A Sky spokesperson, said: “We know price increases are never welcome so we aim to keep prices as low as possible while still delivering the content customers love, the flexibility to choose the right package, and our leading customer service.”

It added that vulnerable customers or those who are struggling with bills should contact Sky support to discuss their options.

EU roaming charges to return

British holidaymakers have benefited from free roaming costs in the EU since 2017. EU rules meant that UK mobile customers could use their mobile call, text and data allowance in Europe without incurring extra costs.

But Brexit means the rule no longer stands. EE and Vodafone have already brought in roaming charges while Virgin Media O2 have committed to free EU roaming.

Sky said it will reintroduce EU roaming charges from 3 May 2022, but it will apply a daily cost cap of £2.

Its Roaming Passport Plus, which covers destinations including USA, Australia and South Africa, will be reduced from £6 per day to £2 per day.

Sky Mobile customers will be able to draw data from their Piggybanks while abroad, helping them to avoid charges for exceeding their data allowance while roaming.

Further, Sky Mobile customers visiting ROI, Isle of Man and Channel Islands will have data come out of their monthly allowances.

The Sky spokesperson added: “Sky Mobile goes wherever our customers go, not just around the EU. To make things simpler, we will now charge £2 per day for data roaming in popular destinations globally – in the EU, the USA, Australia, South Africa and more.”

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