Virgin Media has announced that its TV and broadband prices are set to rise, with customers paying an additional £56 a year on average.
While the majority of Virgin Media's broadband, TV and home phone customers will be affected by the price hikes, the telecoms giant has said they will not affect those who are considered vulnerable - such as customers on its 'Essential' broadband package for people receiving Universal Credit and 'Talk Protected' landline customers.
The price rises will apply from March 1, 2022.
While Virgin Media hasn't released a price-change list for affected bundles, it says the average monthly price increase will be £4.70 - or £56.40 a year. It is currently writing to all affected customers.
Customers who are not on a fixed contract (i.e. those on a rolling monthly deal) will see their deal increase in price on March 1. Those who are on a fixed-price promotion will see their deal increase in price when the promotional period ends.
Unlike some other providers, Virgin Media doesn't bake above-inflation price increases into its contracts, however it raised prices by an average 4% in March 2021.
If you find it tricky choosing between different deals, our reveal how satisfied customers of each provider are with different aspects of its service, including value for money, broadband speeds and the quality/variety of TV content.
If you're happy with the deal you're getting from Virgin Media - but not your new price - it's worth getting in touch to ask them to give you a better deal.
If you try this, you're likely to be offered the opportunity to sign up to a new contract with a fixed monthly tariff. We've found that customers who haggle usually end up paying less and many also get an upgraded deal, too.