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April 16, 2013

Talkmobile to increase prices by around 3%


Talkmobile, a small provider owned by Carphone Warehouse, is the latest to follow the trend first started by Vodafone of increasing prices.

We’ve had two other price rises in 2013 alone , Orange (EE) customers’ bills went up on 10 April, and T-Mobile (EE) customers have recently been sent letters alerting them to their new price on 9 May.

“At Talkmobile, we strive to always bring you value and to keep your monthly bills as low as possible. This is why, to date, we’ve avoided putting our tariff prices up. Even when our competitors raised theirs, we have not. But now, due to inflation, we’ve had to change the price of your pay monthly tariff slightly.”

You can see the complete list in the Terms & Conditions, last item.

Let’s be fair to Talkmobile, they do have some good value SIM only tariffs on offer so it might be worth checking them out if you get a decent Vodafone signal and are a low user and don’t mind dealing with Carphone Warehouse. Also do not count out Three who have some great SIM offers.

The mobile industry needs to change
Ofcom – its consultation into price rises during fixed contracts closed last month and we’re currently awaiting its decision. Ofcom’s preferred option is to let customers move on without penalty. However, with many major mobile providers telling the regulator why it should leave the industry untouched, we want to send this message to Ofcom – stick to your guns. And it’s looking into the 0800 prices

Fixed should mean fixed – if a provider puts prices up, then we think it has broken its promise and you should be free to leave without paying a penalty.

Have you got a mobile phone contract with Talkmobile – have you had a text or letter saying your prices are going up? Give us a shout below.

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Dave Thornton

Senior Editor

Senior Editor
Been involved in technology for many years, more than I care to remember. Live in Dundee, Scotland. I like Android, Windows Phone OS, BlackBerry OS and iOS, and love writing about all things techie. Currently have a Honor 6+, Elephone P6000, Nexus 5, Chrombook C720, HTC One M7, Nokia Lumina 625, Microsoft Lumia 435, Blackberry Q10, HTC Hero and iPad mini