UK MOBILE OPERATOR Three has announced that it will increase its mobile phone and broadband contract prices, effective in mid July.
The network has forewarned customers that its prices will go up by 3.6 per cent on 18 July, in line with the Retail Price Index (RPI) published on 17 April. However, those who signed-up to a contract after 8 March 2012 will not suffer the planned price hike, along with those on a one-month only, business or pay as you go plan.
"While we know a price increase is never welcome, this is the first time that we've ever raised the price of our pay monthly phone contracts and we're confident that your plan still represents excellent value for money," Three said in a post on its web site.
Those thinking they'll take their business elsewhere when the increase is enforced are out of luck, the network added.
"Our terms and conditions allow us to raise prices in line with inflation so that we can cover our business costs. This means that you won't be able to leave your contract early as a result of this change."
Customers shouldn't notice much change to their pay monthly bills. Those on a £30 contract, for example, will instead be paying £31.08 a month. µ