After receiving loads of complaints following a series of mid-contract price rise outrages, regulator Ofcom is said to be looking at the practise of networks including “price variation clauses” in their contracts which let them take more money off us whenever they like.
According to the Telegraph and retail watcher Which?, complaints concerning price rises of supposedly fixed price contracts number in the thousands, with consumers rightfully angered about the odd extra £1.30 a month that can pop up and automatically add itself to their mobile tariff bills.
We’ve recently seen both Orange and T-Mobile add between 3 and 4 per cent to some of their fixed price contracts, moves which might now see tougher regulation introduced across the industry. [Telegraph]
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