EE will increase bills by 2.2% next month - here’s how to find out if you can leave your contract early

EE is set to to increase its fees next month, with mobile users expected to see price hikes of 2.2 per cent (Photo: Shutterstock)

EE is set to to increase its fees next month, with mobile users expected to see price hikes of 2.2 per cent.

It is currently unknown as to how many customers will be affected by this change, but as the BT group (which owns EE) has 26.8 million household customers, the number could be significant.

Why are bills increasing?

This rise is based on the retail prices index (RPI) measure of inflation for December 2019, and was announced last month.

In comparison with last year’s hike of 2.7 per cent, this rise is smaller.

How much will bills rise by?

For those on EE’s most popular contract, the rise means an average price increase of 58p per month, which works out as £6.96 a year.

But those who are on the phone company’s more expensive plans could see bills rise by £2.29 a month, which works out as an extra £27.46 a year.

An EE spokesperson said, “Like many service providers, our pay monthly plans increase by RPI annually, and this year customers on our most popular plan will typically see an increase of 58p a month.

"We’re currently contacting our customers to remind them this will take effect from March 30, 2020.”

Will this rise affect all EE customers?

Only pay monthly customers will be affected, so pay-as-you-go users, broadband customers, and BT users will not be hit.

For those on EE’s most popular contract, the rise means an average price increase of 58p per month, which works out as £6.96 a year (Photo: Shutterstock)

Can I leave before my contract has ended?

Mobile providers are allowed to increase their prices in line with yearly inflation. As long as they tell customers in advance of signing your contract, then you can't leave penalty free.

You'll only be able to exit for free if you are able to argue that this upcoming increase will be detrimental to you. Customers who are outside of their contract are able to switch penalty free to a different provider.

When will bills rise?

This price increase will come into effect from 30 March 2020.