Vodafone jacks up UK prices
By as much as 40 per cent
Vodafone will jack up its prices next month, it said today. Standard call charges will rise from 15p to 20p per minute for pre-pay customers and contract minutes outside monthly inclusive packages.
Calls to non-geographic 0871 numbers will cost 35p per minute from September, compared to 25p currently. Non-geographic 0870 lines will be charged at 20p per minute, an increase of one third.
Rivals O2 and T-Mobile increased their call rates in July. The squeeze is being interpreted as an attempt by the operators to recoup revenues lost to the European Commission's roaming caps.
Vodafone is the UK's second largest mobile provider, with about 17.5 million customers. ®
1 way rnd it is 2 spk on fone like a txt message
well i lost out
I was in the same boat as johnnytruant, 11 days into an 18 month contract they took my MMS away. I got told to **** off not a £10 discount for life :(
This was in Sept 2006, this is STILL with Othelo, the ADR scheme. Eventually I will have to take VF to the small claims court to get any compnesation. This really isnt worth the hassle.
Either pay the increase, or move to a less dishonest provider. Only a county court summons will help your arguement.
More free minutes and text messages
I'm on Vodafone's cheapest price plan (£20 per month) and normally get 75 minutes and no text messages included. Just phoned to complain about price rises to 192 and they offered me 150minutes included and 500 free text messages. Took them up on that offer as I rarely go out of my included minutes :)
No increase in contract price, no increase in contract length. These are good enough for me!