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Old 01-03-2013, 09:47
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Orange and T-Mobile putting prices by 3.3%
http://www.coolsmartphone.com/2013/0...s-to-increase/
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Old 01-03-2013, 09:52
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Had a quick read of that article earlier, I'm assuming 3.3% is the point whereby people don't have the chance to duck out of their contract.

Turning into an expensive month - have only been with Virgin Media for 6 months and they've put the price of the services up by 5 a month now!
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Old 01-03-2013, 10:01
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Hate that they can do this. Although I do get a 6month freeze
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Old 01-03-2013, 10:09
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It's clearly a way to up the prices and make them only just a tad cheaper than the 4G side, as it stands with the new plans on Orange, it's 5 more for the same on 4G and some people will think 5 isn't that much, but with existing customers the difference is bigger, put the price up and suddenly 4G might look a better deal.
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Old 01-03-2013, 10:18
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Just expect all phone contracts to rise by RPI every year and lets not have all this drama every time it happens.

3.3% is the retail price index, that is what operators are going to base increases on. All the other networks will no doubt do the same later in the year.
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Old 01-03-2013, 10:27
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ffs. I thought people were working to try and stop this kind of crap.

It's not just the phone industry that do this as well. If you're gonna tie some one in for a fixed term contract at least make it fixed price as well and don't raise the price mid contract. For example, when you buy petrol its not a contract, so the price varies each time. If you sign up to a 12 month contract with BT or Sky they jack the line rental up about 3 times or something a year which is ridiculous.
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Old 01-03-2013, 10:33
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Again!? Robbing bastards these networks are, I know it's only 3% but this is the 2nd time now!
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Old 01-03-2013, 19:55
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The first to increase prices last time out are at it again.

this time Orange and T-Mobile customers are to see rises of 3.3%
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Old 01-03-2013, 20:01
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Already a thread mate- http://forums.digitalspy.co.uk/showthread.php?t=1803049
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Old 01-03-2013, 20:03
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Apologies my eyes somehow missed that when i looked down the forum
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Old 01-03-2013, 20:13
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Again!? Robbing bastards these networks are, I know it's only 3% but this is the 2nd time now!
Seeing as they can do this once a year, Vodafone could have raised their prices 27 times since their launch....

A lot of this can be blamed on EU roaming regulations.
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Old 01-03-2013, 20:15
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Seeing as they can do this once a year, Vodafone could have raised their prices 27 times since their launch....

A lot of this can be blamed on EU roaming regulations.
no coincidence that prices have been put up since ofcom took the decision to get involved in termination rates.

once again a regulator meddles and costs the consumer money.
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Old 01-03-2013, 20:29
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I'll take an RPI-based hike. At least it's not the scandalous increases implemented by the energy companies (who seem to operate a cartel, although you're not allowed to say that allegedly ).
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Old 01-03-2013, 20:58
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not surprised but not impressed like others have also been hit by virgin media this month too
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Old 01-03-2013, 21:22
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Second time now whilst under my current contract, last time my monthly bill went up by around 3 so I recon it'll be similar amount this time.
Not sure how the pr dept can justify quoting its only around 70p a month extra???

I received an offer to upgrade early today too, considering my signal has gone awful since they merged networks, I think I'll be looking elsewhere once my contracts up.
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Old 02-03-2013, 13:10
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wish these companies would realise that the majority of us havent had a payrise for ages
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Old 02-03-2013, 18:34
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Also missed the original thread but to avoid confusion I have reposed my response there.
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Old 02-03-2013, 18:44
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Interesting to note that the price increases don't apply to EE customers just T-Mobile and Orange. No doubt they are attempting to make the differential smaller to make it easier to migrate their existing customers to 4G deals.

The sooner Ofcom stops this practice the better although I suspect they have something to do with it as reduced termination rates have affected all networks and part of the price increase will be an attempt to compensate for that.

After the very negative reaction last time I would have thought all of the networks would have steered clear of mid-contract price rises. A bit of a gamble for EE as they may drive customers elsewhere with such regular increases.

The 50p - 2 a month option to fix your monthly contract cost for the life of the contact is sheer cheek. What a shower of chancers asking for this type of payment when it's well known that the regulator is almost certain to protect customers soon from price hikes within minimum contract periods.
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Old 02-03-2013, 19:12
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wish these companies would realise that the majority of us havent had a payrise for ages
They probably do as they've not given their workers a payrise either, bottom line is they don't give a f
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Old 02-03-2013, 20:37
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can you leave your contract since they are raising the price?
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Old 02-03-2013, 20:48
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no sammy u cant theyve put it in the small print
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Old 02-03-2013, 21:40
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EE seem to be handing Hutchison 3G UK their customers with their antics.

Hell mend them....
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Old 04-03-2013, 00:24
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This is BS
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Old 04-03-2013, 04:22
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No, this is DS
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Old 04-03-2013, 12:39
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Received the letter this morning, plan going up by 1.16 a month. While it's not much, it's the whole principle of the thing!

Roll on next March!
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