O2 change T&Cs to dodge Ofcom's new fixed contract rules
A matter of hours after Ofcom slapped mobile and broadband providers with new rules which meant customers didn't have to put up with providers changing what they charged on fixed contracts, O2 have changed their terms and conditions to get around it.
So, from today, any customer who signs up with O2 has to agree that their tariff will go up each year in line with inflation, kicking off with a 2.7% increase on 1st March.
If you are already a customer, you will have already heard that prices might go up with inflation.
With Ofcom trying to put an end to this price wiggling, they've actually made price increases compulsory. Of course, this isn't Ofcom's fault, but you can bet that all the other mobile companies will soon start tinkering with their t&cs, which is typically shady of them.
How profoundly irritating and unsurprising.