Orange and T-Mobile customers face price hike

Customers of operators Orange and T-Mobile are set to pay more for their mobile usage after price rises were announced by parent company EE.
The telecommunications firm is writing to affected parties – people who joined Orange before December 2nd and T-Mobile prior to January 22nd – to warn them its contract costs will go up by 3.3 per cent from April 10th, which is around 70p per month.
It is also rolling out a fixed-rate pay-monthly deal for customers that will see people pay between 50p and £2 every four-week period not to be hit by the price rise.
In a statement by EE, the company said it is having to increase the cost of some of its monthly tariffs due to higher business costs, but the Fix Your Monthly Plan should offer some relief.
“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,” it added.
Meanwhile, mobile regulator Ofcom is currently investigating mid-contract price rises after receiving hundreds of complaints from consumers about each of the leading operators.