What the 2018 EE price changes mean for you

What is happening?

Each year, your monthly price plan(s) will increase by the rate of Retail Price Index (RPI). This year this change will take effect from 30th March 2018. RPI is a measure of the change in prices for consumers on average across the country over the last 12 months. The RPI figure published by the Office for National Statistics in January 2018 is 4.1%.

What this means to you?

Any bills you receive from 30th March 2018 will show a 4.1% increase in the monthly price of your plan(s) if you joined or upgraded to a Pay Monthly or SIM Only contract between 26th March 2014 and 6th February 2018. 

If you’d like to see the new price of your plan, please log onto My EE to see your April bill. If you haven’t had your April bill yet and want to know the new price, enter your current monthly plan price in the calculator below:

Use our calculator

We appreciate that price rises are never welcome but we want to reassure you that we’re dedicated to giving you the best possible experience, including:

  • Investing in bringing you 4G in more places than any other UK network
  • Ensuring all customer service calls are now answered in our UK and Ireland call centres
  • Helping you to stay in control of how much you spend with built-in data caps

If you’d like to find out more, please refer to clause 7.4 of your terms (or clause 7.1.4 if you have joined or upgraded with us before 11 November 2015). To view your terms click here or if you’re a business customer, click here

If you have any questions about this, please feel free to get in touch with us.

Alternatively, take a look at the frequently asked questions to help with any queries.


Frequently asked questions about RPI:

Why are you increasing prices?

Every March, as detailed in our terms we increase monthly price plans in line with RPI, this reflects the increase in the costs to run and invest in the network and service we provide.

How have you calculated the rate of increase on my plan?

We’ve used the Retail Price Index (RPI) of 4.1% published in January 2018. RPI is a measure of the change in prices for consumers on average across the country, over the last 12 months. The change is calculated by adding 4.1% to the price of your monthly price plan(s).

How will the increase appear on my bill?

The increase will appear on your bill as an increase to your monthly price plan(s).

What if I have a discount on my monthly plan?

If you have a discount then this will not change. The price increase is applied to your original price plan(s) charge and then your discount is applied afterwards. You can log into ee.co.uk/myee to see more information about your price plan(s).

Why are some customers affected and not others?

Contracts entered since 26th March 2014 are subject to terms stating that the monthly price plan(s) will be increased once a year, in March. Customers who joined or upgraded on or after the 7th February 2018 will not be impacted this year, but will get their first increase in March 2019.

What happens if I upgrade to another plan?

If you upgrade onto a new plan from 7th February 2018, this price increase will be applicable on your current plan until the date when you upgrade to the new plan. Your new plan price will increase in March 2019.

Can I cancel my contract?

Of course, we don’t want to see you go but if you’d like to leave before the end of your contract, you may need to pay an early termination charge.

The legal bit

Mobile only. 4G speeds depend on location, number of users and plan. 4G only available on EE plans. Check your coverage at ee.co.uk/coverage. Compatible device required. 4G in more places than any other UK network: Based on results from the RootMetrics® UK RootScore® Report: H1 (Jan – Jun) 2018. Tested at locations across the UK with the best commercially available smartphones on 4 national mobile networks across all available network types, conducting over 25K randomly sampled test cycles. EE tests carried out using 4GEE Max tariff with uncapped speeds. Your experiences may vary. The RootMetrics award is not an endorsement of EE. Visit rootmetrics.co.uk for more details. Apple Music Membership: The individual Apple Music membership add-on is free for 6 months for customers on EE pay monthly or SIM only phone plans and adding the add-on to their account for the first time. After 6 months, membership automatically renews and you’ll be charged £9.99 a month unless you cancel. If removed from your account during the free period, you’ll be unable to get the add-on again free of charge. Requires a handset using either iOS 8.4 or Android 4.3 or later. Apple ID required for full functionality. Unless you have an Apple Music Streaming add-on, data usage will decrement from your plan’s data allowance. Apple Music is for your personal, non-commercial use in the UK only. This offer is non-transferable. Not available with any other Apple Music membership offer. Apple Music terms apply. For more details go to ee.co.uk/applemusicterms. BT Sport – 3 months free offer: Available to customers on consumer plans requesting the BT Sport Add-On for the first time. If you’ve previously benefited from our six months’ free offer, you won’t be eligible. The Add-On is available for three consecutive months. The three months starts as soon as we receive your request for the Add-On or from the date you join or upgrade your price plan. If the Add-On is removed from your account at any point during the three month period, you’ll be unable to get the Add-On again free of charge. At the end of the free period, you’ll be automatically charged for the Add-On but can cancel at any time. The offer is non-transferable. Data Boost:  Available to new and existing Pay Monthly mobile customers who sign up to home broadband plan. Data allowance boosted by 5GB.  Not available with 30 Day SIM Only plans or non-lead Sharer plans. You’ll lose the data boost if you cancel your home broadband. In order to retain your data boost when you upgrade or change your pay monthly plan, your EE home broadband must still be active and you must be moving to an eligible pay monthly plan. Early upgrade: Early upgrade fees may apply to existing customers upgrading within their current minimum term.

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