Vodafone follows rivals in hiking broadband prices
TELECOMS company Vodafone is to increase the price of broadband packages from the start of March.
It follows price rises from rivals Eircom and UPC.
The Vodafone rises will cost families between €36 and €60 more a year. Some business packages are also going up.
But its top plan, Home Unlimited, will be reduce in price by €5 a month to €55.
The moves comes after Vodafone lost 101,000 mobile phone customers in the last 12 months, according to its latest financial report.
Now it says that new broadband customers who sign up for home packages from March 1 next will have to pay more.
The company is providing an unlimited data allowance on its Simply Broadband offering, but the monthly cost will go up by €3 to €38 a month.
Customers who sign up for Vondafone’s Simply Broadband package before March will not be hit with higher prices.