Virgin Mobile and O2 customers given six week notice of tariff rise on April 1st


Virgin Mobile and O2 customers given six week notice of tariff rise on April 1st

Millions of Mobile phone customers will face an increase 17.3% in their airtime plans from April 1st 2023.

The cost of calls, texts, and data outside of the monthly allowance will not be affected by the price increase.

The price increase is yet another addition to the ever-growing cost of living.

The Retail Prices Index (RPI) inflation rate of 13.4%, plus an additional 3.9%, announced in February of 2023. (13.4% + 3.9% = 17.3%) total price increase.

Virgin Mobile customers are encouraged to review their current plans and see if they can switch to a better value plan.

These changes only apply to any monthly Virgin Mobile airtime plans. Freestyle handset loans will not be affected.

How it’ll work

Mobile airtime plans jump by 17.3% from 1st April 2023 in line with RPI inflation, released in February 2023, plus 3.9%.

If you need any help, you can call 789 from your Virgin Mobile phone.

The Office for National Statistics releases its Retail Price Index (RPI) each year, which measures the cost of living in the UK, inflation, and changes in the cost of goods and services.

Price rises help businesses keep investing in the communications network and services, to give the best user experience.

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