People’s Champion Martin Lewis has shared how Sky customers can save nearly £500 a year.
With the cost of living soaring, energy prices rising and broadband providers raising prices with the rate of inflation, the money-saving expert urged Sky customers to act after his advice saved a client £492 a year.
He described the best advice when co-presenting with Good Morning Britain’s Susanna Reid on her Cost of Living special.
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During the live programme, a man messaged how Lewis’ advice saved him £41 a month on his Sky package.
Martin encouraged viewers to phone Sky and ask to be subject to cancellations. This department will be committed to keeping customers rather than losing them.
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He added that it’s worth looking at a range of internet and TV packages elsewhere. The money-saving expert said many people could benefit from canceling their Sky package, choosing a cheaper broadband-only deal and seeing if they can meet their TV needs elsewhere .
The Daily Express reported that during the broadcast, newsreader Charlotte Hawkins said messages were already coming in from viewers thanking him for his valuable advice.
She said, “Just to say the reaction is already coming to all of your advice.
“Richard sent a message from Twitter and said he had just contacted Sky and managed to cut his bill by £41 a month by doing exactly what you said, so he is very grateful.”
This added up to a staggering saving of £492 per year.
It comes as BT, EE, Plusnet and Vodafone will all raise broadband prices by the rate of inflation plus 3.9%, while TalkTalk will add inflation plus a further 3.7%.
The average uplift for Sky customers is expected to be around 5%. Sky Broadband Essential will drop from £25 to £27.50 while Sky Broadband Superfast will drop from £28 to £30.50.