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O2, Three and Virgin Mobile Price Hikes

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Former_MSE_James_F
Former_MSE_James_F Posts: 115 Forumite
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edited 16 February 2022 at 6:19PM in Mobiles
Millions of O2, Three and Virgin Mobile customers will be hit with price hikes of up to 11.7% this spring on the back of a sharp increase in the cost of living. O2's 11.7% hike for some is the largest planned increase announced so far by mobile network operators. We've full info and a table below on what's happening and who's affected.

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'Millions of O2, Three and Virgin Mobile customers to be hit with price hikes of up to 11.7% from April - here's what you need to know'

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  • Briskly
    Briskly Posts: 88 Forumite
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    I Have a couple of phones where the Virgin contract has expired so I pay on a 30 day rolling basis and am free to leave. Looks like I will get hit by the 11.7% hike in April. They are currently offering some good SIM only deals. I can't get any sense out of thme as to whether these offer prices - which start at £6/m - will all be hiked by11.7% on 1/4. Don't want to sign up to this for an instant price hike. Grateful for any info or help. 
  • HaroldWren5
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    Briskly said:
    I Have a couple of phones where the Virgin contract has expired so I pay on a 30 day rolling basis and am free to leave. Looks like I will get hit by the 11.7% hike in April. They are currently offering some good SIM only deals. I can't get any sense out of thme as to whether these offer prices - which start at £6/m - will all be hiked by11.7% on 1/4. Don't want to sign up to this for an instant price hike. Grateful for any info or help. 
    I was wondering the same thing. What is the cut off point where a new contract isn't subject to any hike?
  • SaverRate
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    Briskly said:
    I Have a couple of phones where the Virgin contract has expired so I pay on a 30 day rolling basis and am free to leave. Looks like I will get hit by the 11.7% hike in April. They are currently offering some good SIM only deals. I can't get any sense out of thme as to whether these offer prices - which start at £6/m - will all be hiked by11.7% on 1/4. Don't want to sign up to this for an instant price hike. Grateful for any info or help. 
    I was wondering the same thing. What is the cut off point where a new contract isn't subject to any hike?
    Would like to know the answer too as took out the £6/month deal through MSE today!
    FTB - April 2020 
  • Cisco001
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    Briskly said:
    I Have a couple of phones where the Virgin contract has expired so I pay on a 30 day rolling basis and am free to leave. Looks like I will get hit by the 11.7% hike in April. They are currently offering some good SIM only deals. I can't get any sense out of thme as to whether these offer prices - which start at £6/m - will all be hiked by11.7% on 1/4. Don't want to sign up to this for an instant price hike. Grateful for any info or help. 
    I was wondering the same thing. What is the cut off point where a new contract isn't subject to any hike?

    I think the uplift usually in March.

    But you also need to factor in the best deal usually on black friday?
  • Briskly
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    Have just called Virgin mobile and been assured that any new contract taken out now won't get this year's price hike. Not sure I believe them quite so will wait untill my payment goes out on the 25th before going for the £6 deal, if this make sense?
  • MiraculousM
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    Briskly said:
    I Have a couple of phones where the Virgin contract has expired so I pay on a 30 day rolling basis and am free to leave. Looks like I will get hit by the 11.7% hike in April. They are currently offering some good SIM only deals. I can't get any sense out of thme as to whether these offer prices - which start at £6/m - will all be hiked by11.7% on 1/4. Don't want to sign up to this for an instant price hike. Grateful for any info or help. 
    I have the same thing with O2 which i took out last month- i was told that rate would not go up for 30 day rolling contracts (as they will probably still offer the same contract after the hike)
  • flaneurs_lobster
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    Briskly said:
    I Have a couple of phones where the Virgin contract has expired so I pay on a 30 day rolling basis and am free to leave. Looks like I will get hit by the 11.7% hike in April. They are currently offering some good SIM only deals. I can't get any sense out of thme as to whether these offer prices - which start at £6/m - will all be hiked by11.7% on 1/4. Don't want to sign up to this for an instant price hike. Grateful for any info or help. 
    I have the same thing with O2 which i took out last month- i was told that rate would not go up for 30 day rolling contracts (as they will probably still offer the same contract after the hike)
    Took out O2 12 month Sim-only 5GB £6/mth deal starting 2 Jan 22, email yesterday confirmed hike of 11.7% applies from April. I guessed it would be increased when I took it out but it's still irritating. 
  • cx6
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    Just got a text from Three - about 4.5% increase
  • AlistairS
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    So O2 merged with Virgin and Virgin allow you to leave mid contract penalty free if the price increases.  So would the same also follow for O2?
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