Vodafone customers throughout Swindon will see their monthly bills rise by 3.2 per cent next month after the mobile firm confirmed a mid-contract price increase.
The mobile giant is increasing prices in line with inflation which is allowed mid-contract because of a clause in its terms and conditions that warns customers about the possibility of a price increase.
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) announced yesterday that the Retail Prices Index (RPI) measure of inflation rose from 2.6 per cent in January to 3.2 per cent in the year to February.
If you have taken out a new pay monthly contract or upgraded since May 5th last year, you will see your bill increase from April.
Customers with a £40 a month contract will see their bill go up by over £15 a year.
Vodafone’s increase is bigger than the increases already announced by rival networks EE and O2 earlier this year.
EE is pushing up some customers bills by 2.5 per cent from March 30th in line with the Retail Price Index (RPI) announced by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) in January.
While 02 is increasing monthly bills for its pay-monthly and sim-only customers by 2.6 per cent in April, in line with the latest RPI figure announced last month.
Vodafone customers with a £40 a month contract will see their bill go up by over £15 a year.