quentinreade:Handsomedan:quentinreade: Anyone on a broadband only plan also needs to factor in their homeline only rental as well.
OP - you'll pay $53 to us, and probably at least $45 to a homeline provider. So $98 a month.
Our unlimited plan with a homeline is $89 a month.
And if were likely to take that offer up, what is the likelihood that the price will increase again in a few weeks/months?
There was no indication to me as a customer that the $53.00 price was going to increase until I received that email, so what sort of guarantee do I have that by changing my phone provider to Slingshot I'll have any certainty of cost going forward?
I'm not aware of any plans to put our prices up - in fact broadband prices have been trending down, so it would buck an ongoing trend if we did. And, it's a highly competitive market out there, Slingshot has always competed on price.
Sorry again for the changes to your broadband only plan. As others have pointed out, this isn't driven by us, it's a reaction to the regulated price the entire industry is charged.
Appreciate that Quentin...it's not so much the $...despite the title of my rant.
It's the percentage increase thet has really got my goat. A 50% increase in any capacity really is a massive increase...even if it were a dollar or two, or we were talking exponentially larger numbers.
For what it's worth - in answer to your earlier question - my landline is costing $50.00 from Spark. I do realise the value of the new packaged deal at $89.00, but feel that the way in which this has been communicated and the way in which the increase is presented in percentage terms, it's a shot between the eyes, a month from implementation.
The thing to remember here is that I am a Geekzoner...unlike the vast majority of your customers who would see this as simply a gouging exercise...