Why Asda Mobile's PAYG rates won't be going up this summer

This summer, millions of people in the UK will see the cost of their monthly phone contracts increase, as a wide number of mobile networks announce new price hikes. According to the Mirror, thousands of mobile customers may soon be faced with bigger bills for the same service.

Which mobile networks are raising their prices this summer?

So far, the mobile providers who have announced price hikes are:

  • EE
  • Three
  • O2
  • Vodafone
  • Virgin Mobile

How much will prices increase by?

Many providers are increasing the monthly price of their mobile contracts, with Virgin Mobile increasing pay-monthly prices by 3.3%[1], EE increasing by 4.1% and O2 by 4.0%[2].

While Three haven’t yet released numbers on their price hike for monthly contracts, we do know that Three customers will now be charged £1.25 per minute for calls to European countries - an increase of more than 100%, according to the Guardian.

What can I do to avoid paying more?

If you’re concerned about mobile contract prices rising, you may want to consider switching to a different model - like pay as you go deals. Asda Mobile (that’s us!) offer some of the most affordable rates on the market - just 8p per minute for calls, 4p per text, and 5p per MB of data within the UK.

If you like the security of a contract, however, and you want your minutes, texts and data to automatically renew every month without having to purchase more credit, we’ve got you covered. While we don’t offer contracts, which means you’re not tied in and there are no credit checks, our automatic top-up allows you to get all the benefits of a monthly contract, but without the disadvantages. Every 30 days, your bundle will renew, so you never have to go without texts, minutes and data. Click here to learn more about it, or if you already have an Asda Mobile SIM, simply call 2732 to set it up now!

At Asda Mobile, we’re dedicated to making our customers happy - and that includes keeping your wallets as full as possible. This is why you won’t see us raise our prices this summer. Don’t hesitate to give us a call if you need more information on our tariffs.

 

[1]https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/news/phones/2018/05/virgin-media-to-hit-16m-mobile-customers-with-33-price-rise---but-only-some-can-leave-penalty-free

[2]https://www.mirror.co.uk/money/ee-three-vodafone-o2-prices-12029946

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