Can anyone explain why I have had an email increasing my Calls Boost by £2 per month from January 2020?
I signed an 18 months contract in June 2019 and was led to believe that the contract prices would not increase during the period of the contract. Now it appears that I am being hit with a £2 per month increase! The website is unclear as to whether this increase applies to me, as I am still in contract, so I would like some clarification, please.
In addition to the article I've already given you?
I thought this was clear and sets out what's already in the Terms and Conditions page 6 and what's on the Sales pages under Our Fixed Price Plans:
"Fixed Price Plans refer to Fast Broadband; Faster Fibre, Faster 150 Fibre and Ultra Fibre Optic plans. These Fixed Price Plans will have no price increases on the monthly charges during the minimum contract period (this does not include Boosts or other charges, such as movies, calls or calling features)."
The Boost contract is separate from the Fixed Price Plan contract. It's a 30 day contract only. TalkTalk always give at least 30 days' notice of price changes to Boosts so if that's to the material detriment of the customer you can elect to cancel the Boost without any penalty.
But the Unlimited UK Calls Boost is currently on offer at half price so it's just as well that you can cancel the existing Boost and take up the half price offer if you wish. The half price discount is still honoured when the Boost price rises to £12 from 7 January 2020.
I must admit, that is the first time I have seen those clauses; it would have been better, at the time of signing the contract, if they had been pointed out.
Let's face it, no-one reads all the "Terms and Conditions", they are too long (these are 17 pages!) and could surely be shortened by highlighting "bullet points" - for example, saying that the Contract price fix only applied to broadband and phone/line rental, and not to added extras.
Never mind, I know now.
Thank you for your help.
Probably because I could not see any way to activate that discount. I am currently on £2.50 per month discount for 24 months from June 2019. It does not appear under "Offers and Upgrades" or on "Manage Phone Boosts".
Sorry to upset you.
Your MyAccount only shows you the active Call Boosts and their terms and the offers on inactive Call Boosts.
You have to cancel an active Call Boost, wait for that to be confirmed and then add the promotional half price Call Boost.
The safest way to do this, in my opinion, is to sign in to your MyAccount and then LiveChat to the Customer Service agent, say you've seen the Unlimited Call Boost on offer at half price for 12 months https://www.talktalk.co.uk/shop/ and say you'd like that in place of your existing Boost. i.e. let the agent do the cancellation and addition of the Call Boost. You can select a transcript of the LiveChat to be sent to your email address as confirmation.