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EE’s 2018 pay monthly price hike is even bigger than last year’s

EE is hiking the prices of its pay monthly mobile phone tariffs by 4.1% from the end of next month.

The BT-owned network is emailing customers to warn of the price hike, which is in line with current UK inflation.

EE says the average price increase will be 85 pence a month. However, if you’re paying £50 a month for an EE contract, you’ll soon be paying an extra £2.05 per billing cycle.

Over the course of the year, that’s an extra £24.60 EE customers will be forking out above their current rate.

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The hike follows the 2.5% increase the company pushed onto customers last year.

The increase will affect those with phone and mobile broadband contracts who joined or upgraded after March 2014.

Anyone who is unhappy with the rate increase is free to leave after giving 30 days notice, so long as they’ve fulfilled the minimum terms of their contract.

If you’re still within the term, you’ll need to pay a fee to leave, but we’d be certain to try and get an early upgrade out of it before you do.

In a tweet EE said: “Our pay monthly plans are subject to annual price reviews to reflect the RPI. We want you to stay with us but if you do leave, there may be a charge to cancel if you’re within the minimum contract term.”

Just last week EE announced that it was restructuring its pay monthly and SIM-only contracts.

Pay Monthly contracts will now be clearly tiered depending on the LTE speeds customers request. The SIM-only deals are more flexible, enabling customers to add and subtract extras as they see fit.

However, the add-ons are heavily incentivised to encourage SIM-only customers to go the whole hog on a pay monthly contract.

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