In a move which will annoy a lot of people, especially those who this is relevant too, Orange have announced they are to increase monthly prices by 4.3% starting in January 2012 it has been said over at Mobile Today.
‘Unfortunately, we’ve had to re-evaluate our prices for the first time and are sorry to say that there will be a 4.34% increase in our monthly plan prices from 8 January 2012. This is lower than the Retail Price Index measure of inflation, which currently stands at 5.4%. Out of plan charges, such as calls, texts and data will not be changing.’
‘Our Pay Monthly terms and conditions allow us to increase charges by up to the RPI figure in any 12 month period. The increase in the price plan charges is less than the 5.4% rate of inflation as measured by the Retail Price Index (RPI) in October 2011.
‘We can increase prices at any time on giving proper notice. In this case, the increase is less than the current rate of inflation and our terms and conditions state that we can do this without giving you the right to cancel your contract without paying the disconnection fee.’
What will really annoy people is the fact the charges are going up but there is no way to get out of your contract because the increase is under the rate of inflation.
Link: Mobile Today