Orange put up contract prices just enough to avoid customer desertion
Good old Orange. It’s been a mysteriously long time since they’ve upset their customers, but here they are with a price rise for existing customers. And OBVIOUSLY they’ve made sure that the rise is small enough so that no one will have the legal right to cancel their contracts.
Pay monthly customers will soon see a 4.34% rise in their price plan, and as it’s below the retail price index of inflation (currently 5.4%) Orange users won’t be able to cancel. Orange’s T&Cs allow them to raise prices in line with inflation every 12 months.
Obviously, there hasn’t been a positive response to the news from customers, with some sustained outpouring of mild outrage on various popular social networks. Meanwhile Ofcom have issued an interesting statement about it all, suggesting that customers complain to Orange about the price rise, without saying that the changes cause the ‘material detriment’ that is required to justify a cancellation.
If you’re an Orange customer, you can work out how much more of your cash you’ll be giving them each month with this handy tool that they’ve bunged up on their website.