We’ve just had information from a source that confirms EE are set to increase prices. Their pay monthly contracts will go up by 2.7% on 28th May 2014. This is in line with inflation and the current terms and conditions on monthly contracts.
This price rise comes after new terms and conditions started for customers a month ago, which allow EE to increase monthly prices only once per year and not any higher than the RPI. This just happens to be the same 2.7% EE are increasing costs by.
Customers are yet to receive texts confirming this but should do shortly, EE already have a page on their site (if you know exactly where to look) explaining the increase and even offer a calculator so you can work out how much this impacts you, granted it is not much, even on the top £74.99 plan it only goes up by £1.99.
On their official page EE say…
What is changing?
You will see a 2.7% increase to your monthly plan charge on any bills you receive from the 28th May, if you joined or upgraded to a 12, 18 or 24 month Pay Monthly or Small Business contract before the 23rd January 2014. This increase is in line with the Retail Price Index (a measure of inflation) published by the Office for National Statistics on the 25th March 2014.
If you joined or upgraded after the 23rd January 2014 then you are not affected by the price increase. If you have upgraded to a new contract in the last 30 days you may still receive a letter, however the price increase is not applicable to your new plan.
For some customers, we are also making changes to a number of other charges such as standard UK calls and texts when you go over your mobile allowance, and other services like calls to 08 numbers, international calls and MMS. These changes will take effect from the 28th May.
Customers should expect to hear news on this from EE shortly, and before anyone thinks this will allow them to get out of their contract with no penalty, you won’t be able to, as the 2.7% is in line with inflation and is allowed to happen under the contract.
You will now see this story re-published on many other sites without credit…;)