With the upcoming VAT increase to 20 per cent, families are advised to consider ways how to cut costs.
Simplifydigital.com’s latest data shows that households can save an average of £408 a year* which would equal a year’s pay rise of £600**, if they were to combine digital TV with broadband and home phone services from a single provider.
Chris Mizon, Product Expert at Simplifydigital.com said:
“Smart decisions about who to take digital TV, broadband and home phone services from can save families a substantial amount of money which can in fact equal to an £600-worth pay rise on average.
“Always think carefully when choosing between providers. It is also a great idea to ask professional advice from impartial price comparison experts, as it is always good to know all the options available.”
- Virgin Media’s money-saving bundle:
Virgin Media TV size M+, Phone Size M and Broadband Size L: If you take your phone line from Virgin Media, you can now get digital TV and broadband for as little as £ £9.50 a month for the first six months and £19.25 a month thereafter. The M+ package can be installed for free (worth £40) and gives you more than 65 channels including Sky1, as well as free catch up TV (such as 4 On Demand or ITV Net Player). The broadband comes with speeds of up to 10Mb with no download limit whilst the home phone comes with free weekend calls to UK landlines. Also, if you purchase online you can get a £50 bill credit. Hurry, as the offer expires on the 5th of January.
- Cut your costs with Sky:
If you buy Sky TV, broadband and home phone online, you’ll get an M&S voucher worth £50 with your first Sky+HD package or £25 with your first Sky+ box. Also all of Sky Broadband options include a wireless router worth £50, free McAfee Internet Security trial, 10 sky.com email addresses and 24/7 technical support. The deal is £19.50 with a Sky+ subscription or £29.75 with a Sky+ HD subscription and includes up to 20Mb download speeds, free UK evening and weekend UK landline calls and good value calls to UK mobiles and is ready for Sky Anytime+ TV on demand, in line with your TV subscription.
· Save money with BT:
BT Vision, Total Broadband Option 2 and Unlimited Weekend calls Plan: BT’s basic “triple play” bundle is one of the best value packages out there. This Christmas you can get BT Vision, broadband and home phone package for £17.99 per month (excluding line rental). For that price, you’re getting a BT Vision+ box digital TV recorder, 70 freeview channels, a wide range of pay-per-view films and shows plus high quality and speedy broadband (up to 20Mb download); plus Unlimited UK Weekend calls including 0845 and 0870 numbers. You can also add Sky Sports 1 with ESPN and Vision Sport for only £6.99 a month extra.
* 20% of Simplifydigital customers received an average saving of £408. Data based on 1,538 records between 1st of Jan 2010 to 8th Nov 2010.
** Calculations based on an average UK income of £23k.
Simplifydigital is accredited by Ofcom as accurate and impartial. Their London-based impartial experts are available free on 0800 1 388 388, or you can use the online digital comparison service at www.simplifydigital.com.