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O2 hikes charges by 25% for existing customers

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O2 hikes charges by 25% for existing customers

[quote= www.techienews.co.uk/975307/o2-hikes-charges-25-sidestep-ofcom-ruling/]UK operator O2 is whacking up its charges by as much as 25 percent for existing customers with monthly contract rates going up by 2.7 percent increasing the tariffs from £37 to £38 a month starting this March just days after a guidance from Ofcom that suggested telecoms operators to refrain from nasty surprises of this sort.
The company announced a hike in call charges from 35p to 40p a minute, texting charges from 12p to 15p and cost of a picture message from 35p to 40p. People signing monthly contract with O2 from now, will also get to see their costs rise in the month of March.
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O2 has increased the charges and updated the monthly contract terms and conditions just days after Ofcom published the new guidance to prevent mid-contract bill hikes. According to the guidance, consumers and small businesses can leave their contract penalty-free, if their mobile operator increased the prices mid-contract. But, O2 has clearly insisted that this move did not contradict Ofcom’s recent guidance.
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Re: O2 hikes charges by 25% for existing customers

SWMBO got notification of the O2 increases last month. Apart from a 59p increase in basic tariff charges none of the other charges affected her as she has unlimited text and rarely uses the phone for voice calls so never uses much of her allowances. Same goes for data.

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Good to see the old BT-Cellnet / BT way of winding up customers is alive and well.. NOT!
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