Virgin announced a few months ago that its prices would go up on October 1.
That day finally arrives tomorrow with millions of users expected to see bills go up by between £2 and £4 per month.
Virgin says the average price rise is £2.20, although this will depend on your contract and which services you subscribe to.
The broadband and TV company has defended the rise, with a spokesperson saying: “Increasing prices is not a decision which we take lightly.
“We work hard to keep our prices competitive while continuing to invest in our network and improve the services we offer our customers.”
If your bill is going up you should have received an email or letter confirming the changes with it stating: “From 1st October, your bill will be going up.
“We understand that a price rise is never welcome.
“Yet with broadband usage increasing across our network by 31% last year, we need to continue investing in it so that you’re brilliantly connected to the stuff you love.
“And of course, you’ll still enjoy things like inclusive servicing and repairs for your peace of mind.”
Although bills are increasing tomorrow there could still be time to save money off your bill.
As long as you are out of your current contract, Virgin will help you negotiate a better deal.
Express.co.uk managed to cut one member of our team’s bill by simply calling Virgin Media’s customer support line (dial 150 from your Virgin Media landline or 0345 454 1111 from any other phone) and getting through to their retentions department.
Not only did we get a better offer but Virgin fixed the price for 18-months meaning you won’t be hit by any bill shock now or in the future.
Along with getting your bill price fixed, it’s also worth checking what broadband speeds you have and what you actually need.
Virgin offers a range of different bundles including 50, 100, 200 and 350Mbps and prices vary depending on what you opt for.
If you don’t need 200Mbps and are happy to drop to 100Mbps you can save yourself around £5 per month.
As an example of the difference these options will make, an HD movie will download in around 4 minutes using 100Mbps with that time falling to 2 minutes with 200Mbps.
A Virgin Media spokesperson recently told Express.co.uk: ”We do everything we can to keep our pricing as competitive as possible and give our customers great value.”
If you’re still convinced about your bill and are looking to make the switch to another provider then Sky has just launched a very tempting deal.
The satellite TV firm says its latest offers is their best ever Fibre Unlimited & Sky TV deal.
For £40 per month, you’ll get Sky’s mid-tier internet speeds and over 300 channels including Sky Atlantic.
The price cut lasts for 18 months and saves a total of £481.82.
It’s worth noting that there is a £39.95 set-up fee to pay and the download speeds offered are only an average of 36Mbps which are likely to be a lot lower than what Virgin Media can offer.
If you want faster broadband Sky also has a deal for its Fibre Max which brings average speeds of 63Mbps for £45 per month.