All the mobile and broadband bills rising from March including Sky, O2 and Virgin
Sky, O2 and Virgin Mobile are just some of the telecoms giants that have confirmed price hikes over the last few weeks.
It means the cost of living crisis is about to get worse for some families, with more bills going up as a result.
Brits are already facing higher energy bills and food prices as inflation continues to surge.
Energy regulator Ofgem has confirmed its price cap will shoot up from £1,277 to £1,971 - an eye-watering rise of £693, or around 54%.
Prepayment customers will be worse hit, with an increase of £708 from £1,309 to £2,017.
Meanwhile, families have been warned to brace for a £180 increase on their annual food bill, according to experts at Kantar.
It comes as the rate of Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation - which is the rate at which the prices of goods and services bought rise or fall - was this week confirmed to have hit another high of 5.5%.
Inflation jumped from 5.4% in December - its highest level in 30 years since March 1992, when it stood at 7.1%.
BT will charge customers as much as £42 a year more for its broadband from March.
The telecoms giant has confirmed a 9.3% rise for all customers who all users who signed up after August 31, 2020. It also includes those who will be out of contract before March 31, 2022.
Broadband users who signed up before September 2020 and who will be in contract after March 2022 will see a slightly smaller rise of 5.4%.
Those on its Home Essentials, Basic and Home Phone Saver packages, and customers with a BT Sport Monthly Pass and BT Sport via Sky without BT broadband, won’t be affected by any increase.
Disney+ has hiked its subscription costs for annual members by £20 - up from £59.99 a year to £79.90.
The change was first confirmed in January 2021 but only affected those who signed up before February 23, 2021.
It means those whose annual subscription is ending this month are starting to be notified about the price increase now.
Disney+ increased its monthly subscribers' price from £5.99 to £7.99 in August 2021.
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All broadband customers with EE will see their bills go up by 9.3% in March.
The same increase will apply to mobile users who signed up to EE after August 31, 2020, or who will be out of contract before March 31, 2022.
If you have an iPhone 13 128GB contract with EE with unlimited data where you pay £66 a month, you can expect your bill to rise by around £73 a year.
Mobile customers who signed up before September 2020 and who will be in contract after March 31, 2022, will see their bills hiked by 7.5%.
O2 customers on a pay monthly or SIM-only contact will see their bills go up by as much as 11.7% from April.
How much your package will increase depends on when you joined the network.
Those who joined after March 25 last year will face the full 11.7% price hike - adding as much as £48 a year to your bill.
The most expensive iPhone Pro Max 5G with unlimited data tariff on a 24-month contract with O2 costs £89.75 a month.
Of this bill, £35 is the airtime portion, which will increase by £4.01 a month - or £48.12 a year - in line with the 11.7% rise.
Your device plan won’t be affected by the price increase.
If you joined O2 before March 25 last year, the amount your bill will go up by will be capped at just the rate of RPI inflation, which is 7.8%.
Plusnet users who signed up after October 6, 2020 will be hit with a bill increase of 9.3% from March 31.
So for example, if you're paying £24 a month for unlimited fibre broadband, you'll be hit with an extra charge costing roughly £26 a year.
If you joined before October 7, 2020, then you'll also see a rise of 9.3% but this will only apply to call costs while within your contract's fixed term.
As soon as your contract ends, prices will rise 9.3% on your entire bill.
Millions of Sky customers will pay up to £43 a year extra for their TV and broadband from April.
In terms of monthly cost, it works out as an additional £3.60 a month.
The amount your Sky bill will change by all depends on your plan and whether you are in a contract.
The cost of its Signature TV package will jump by £1 a month to £27 but receiving its other services face typical hikes of £3.60 a month.
Its box office package will jump from £11 to £12 a month, and BT Sport is also rising by £1 to £28.
Broadband customers are facing a £2.50 jump, with Sky’s essential and superfast internet packages rising to £2.750 and £30.50 a month respectively.
Sky HD customers are facing a £1 price hike as it goes from £7 to £8.
TalkTalk will push its prices up by 9.1% in April for broadband and home phone users. The rise amounts to around £2 extra each month.
To give an example, if you have a TalkTalk Fibre 64 package that costs £24, you'll pay an additional £2.20 a month from April.
This adds up to a £26.40 yearly increase.
Fixed Price Plus customers out of minimum contract period will see bills go up by 5.4%.
Customers classed as vulnerable, such as the elderly or those with physical or mental disabilities, won't see any price increases.
Three customers on a pay month or SIM-only deal who took out a new deal or renewed from October 29, 2020, will see their bill increase by 4.5% from April.
If you already pay £35 a month to Three, this means your added cost would be an extra roughly £20 a year.
Those who joined before October 29, 2020, will see a jump of 7.8% on their phone bill.
This would work out as an additional £33 a year, if you currently pay £35.
Virgin Media customers with broadband, TV and home phone deals will see an average price hike of £56 a year in March.
The average household will see their plan rise by £4.70 a month or £56.40 a year, the company said. Out of bundle call costs are not changing.
Last year, bills rose by an average of £2.50 and £4.50 a month for customers.
Vulnerable customers - which includes those on its Essential broadband package and landline users on its Talk Protected package - will not see their bills increase under the changes.
Every single Virgin Mobile pay monthly or SIM-only customer will see their bill rise by 11.7% from April.
This is the same as some O2 customers, as both companies have now merged.
Again, it will only affect your airtime tariff - your device plan will remain unaffected.
To see how it will affect you, someone with an airtime tariff that costs £7 a month would be charged an additional 82p per month.
This works out at around £10 extra annually.
Vodafone mobile customers who signed up after December 8, 2020 will see their bills go up by 9.3%.
The same goes for home broadband users who signed up after February 1, 2021, with the increases to come into force from April.
If you have a £20 Superfast broadband package with Vodafone, this means your annual increase will be around £22.
Or for a mobile customer who pays £31 each month for a Samsung Galaxy S21 FE phone package, your bills will rise by around £35.