Vodafone to HIKE bills by £17 for millions of Brit customers
MILLIONS of Vodafone customers will see their bills rise by 2.5% in a mid-contract price rise.
The mobile phone provider has announced it is hiking bills by up to £17 a year for its users in the UK. Vodafone has activated a clause in its terms and conditions that allows price rises in line with inflation. The firm uses February’s Retail Price Index to determine annual increases – last year it increased prices by 3.6%.
This time it is hiking prices by 2.5% – meaning pay monthly customers paying £46 a month will pay £13.80 extra a year. Customers on Vodafone’s most expensive contact paying £58 a month will also pay £17.40 extra a year. and the cheapest pay month contract with handset – paying £19 a month – it adds £5.70 a year to bills. The increase kicks in from April 1 and only affects customers on pay monthly contracts taken out on or after May 5, 2016.
Meanwhile, broadband customers with a contract taken out on or after September 28, 2016, including those who have upgraded, will also see bills rise. A Vodafone spokesperson said: “We can confirm that from April our charges for pay monthly contracts will increase by February’s Retail Price Index of 2.5%. Customers will be notified over the next few days and further information can be found online here: www.vodafone.co.uk/rpi.”
The move comes a month after EE announced a 2.7% price rise, while O2 and Three Mobile are hiking bills by 2.5%. Virgin Mobile also confirmed recently that 250,000 customers will see up to £107 a year added to bills.
Source: Daily Star