EE users are about to be hit by a price rise which comes into force from March 30.
The mobile network has confirmed that contracts will go up by 2.7 per cent – which is in line with the Retail Price Index.
All of the UK’s biggest providers are increasing their costs this year but EE will be the first to raise prices in 2019.
This will be followed by O2 in April (2.5%) with Three also increasing costs by the same amount in May.
Vodafone users can also expect to see their bills increase by 2.5 per cent in May.
Speaking about the rise an EE spokesperson said: “We go further every day to provide our customers with the UK’s best mobile network and great customer service, with 4G coverage in more places than any other operator.
“Like many service providers, our Pay Monthly plans increase by RPI annually, and this year customers on our most popular plan will typically see an increase of 60p a month.
“We’re currently contacting our customers to remind them this will take effect from 30th March 2019.”
Although monthly costs will be going up there is a way to reduce your EE bill.
The firm currently has a range of offers on its SIM-only plans which are worth switching to if you are out of contract and don’t want to upgrade your phone to something newer.
Firstly there is a deal which brings 20GB of data for £21 per month and includes unlimited calls and texts.
If you want more data then you can get 40GB each month for £25 which again includes unlimited texts and calls,
One final deal is perfect for those who use lots of data each month with £30 currently getting you 60GB to munch through.
All of these SIM-only deals are available now with EE saying the discounts will stop in a few days time.
Although some prices are going up there is some good news for EE users with the mobile network expected to launch 5G this year.
This new mobile technology will boost download speeds and also offer improved connections at busy areas such as main train stations.
EE has said it will be launching 5G in 16 UK cities in 2019.
The first launch cities will be the UK’s four capital cities – London, Cardiff, Edinburgh and Belfast – plus Birmingham and Manchester.
“Adding 5G to the UK’s number one 4G network will increase reliability, increase speeds, and keep our customers connected where they need it most,” said Marc Allera, CEO of BT’s Consumer division.
“This is another milestone for the UK and for our network journey – we’ll keep evolving as we move to one, smart network for our customers. We have an ambition to connect our customers to 4G, 5G or WiFi 100% of the time.”
Published at Sun, 24 Mar 2019 07:07:00 +0000