Vodafone customers to face bigger hike to phone bills next year

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Vodafone bosses have warned customers their phone bills could increase next year

Vodafone customers could face an even steeper rise in their phone bills next year, putting further pressure on budgets amid the cost of living crisis.

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The price increase comes after other phone networks including Vodaphone, EE, O2, BT, TalkTalk and Plusnet have already increased prices this year.

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Subscriber subscription prices have risen by 9%, which according to Vodafone boss Nick Read translates to “between £1 and £2 extra” per month for users.

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The CPI was 5.1% in January 2022, which influenced Vodafone’s increase of 9%.

However, according to official figures from last month, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has pushed inflation up to 9.4%. If inflation stays at the same level, Vodafone customers could expect a 13.2% rise, bosses have warned.

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When was the last time Vodafone increased its prices?

As of April 1, 2022, bills from millions of Vodafone customers increased by 8.2%.

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O2, Three and Virgin Mobile customers saw increases of up to 11.7%.

If you are no longer on contract and switch to a Pricer plan without registering, you can opt out at any time and there is often no penalty.

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However, if you’ve signed up for a new plan in the last two years, the price increase is likely part of that deal and you most likely won’t be able to cancel free of charge.

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