Vodafone customers are facing new price hikes - just weeks after being slapped with price rises the company claimed were linked to inflation.
According to The Financial Times, the price increases will be sent to out-of-contract Vodafone customers in June, while Vodafone has already sent text messages to those affected to warn them of the impending "adjustment".
The price increase, which will see customers' monthly bills increase between 50 pence and £3.50, is in addition to the inflation-linked 3.2 per cent price hikes announced earlier this year, which took effect this month.
A Vodafone spokesperson confirmed the incoming price hikes to V3.
"We can confirm that some pay monthly customers, who are out of contract, will see an increase of between 50p and £3.50 per month depending on their price plan," a spokesperson said.
"They can move at any time to one of our new plans, which give them unlimited texts, more or unlimited calls, far more data as well as our new roaming offers. All they need to do is call us on 191 or visit our website."
The spokesperson failed to mention that out-of-contract customers can also choose to dump the network altogether without penalty, regardless of whether they have a contract or not, as long as they give the network 30 days' notice.
In a statement provided to the FT, Vodafone further clarified that there's no link between the price increase and its newly-launched roam-free tariffs, which coincides with new EU regulations slashing roaming charges across the bloc.
"There is absolutely no link between the price adjustment for some out of contract Pay Monthly customers and our new roaming offers," it said.
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