As broadband and mobile prices rise, social tariffs can help people stay connected
Broadband and mobile phone prices are increasing for both in-contract and out-of-contract customers in April. Because these increases are tied to inflation, which is currently at a record high, prices are going to increase by as much as 11.7% this year.
Tariffs cost as little as £15 per month for a fibre broadband connection, and sometimes include a call plan with inclusive calls too. BT, Virgin Media, Hyperoptic, KCOM (in Hull), Community Fibre and G.Network (in London) all offer social broadband tariffs that are available to people on low incomes in receipt of certain benefits.