Warning over ‘hidden internet costs’

A warning has been issued over the potential costs that can be incurred over the course of an internet service contract.

According to Moneysupermarket.com, many consumers are unaware that they are liable to being charged considerable sums if they fail to pay their internet bills on time or decide they want to terminate their contract.

Each of these issues are outlined in the small print of an internet service deal but given that most people do not take the time to read it through, these “hidden” charges could come as a nasty shock to people trying to become debt free.

“If something looks too good to be true, it usually is,” remarked Rob Barnes, head of broadband and mobiles at the price comparison firm.

“It’s definitely a case of ‘buyer beware’ with broadband, so read the contract fully before you sign up,” he said.

Last week, uSwitch.com and other price comparison groups criticised British Gas for announcing “massive” profits just days after introducing energy price increases across the UK.

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