UK mobile users set for higher mobile bills – Orange and T-Mobile up in April

Disappointing news for British mobile phone users who have contracts. Your bills are set to rise.

EE have confirmed that Orange and T-Mobile contract prices will be rising from April, citing a rise in business costs as the reason for the hike.

If you have a contract with either of the EE brands then expect to pay an extra 50p to £2 per month with the changes happening in April.

If however you have a 4G contract with EE you won’t pay the rise and neither will premium Orange and T-Mobile customers

“Due to inflation, which directly affects the costs of running our business, we’ve had to re-evaluate our prices and introduce an increase,” said the EE parent company in an official statement.

Speaking to The Guardian, an EE spokesperson commented.

“We know prices rises are never great news, but we always aim to offer great value to our customers as well as the best service on the UK’s biggest network.”

Vodafone increased the cost of existing fixed contracts by 2.4% in November 2012 blaming inflation, while O2 increased the cost of many monthly mobile contracts by 3.2% in December.

Three’s last price hike was in May 2012.

Ashley Norris