With the rollout of new mobile phone contracts starting next month, many consumers are facing tougher charges and higher costs as they look to cut their mobile phone bills.
The changes mean that many customers have to pay more for their phones and the new contracts will also impose higher roaming charges.
The cost of the new mobile plans will also increase by an extra £3.20 per month.
How much will my bill go up?
What does the new price of my mobile phone plan mean?
A range of new pricing arrangements will be introduced across the UK.
You will be able to see the full range of the prices, but the first price is set at £8.80 per month, while the next £1.30 price will increase to £6.80.
However, the first £4.60 price will be free, and a new £6 per month price will cost you £12.60.
These changes are not permanent, so if you are already paying more than £10 per month you can continue to do so, while if you have already made a payment you will need to make another payment before the end of your contract.
The following table shows how much you will be paying in the first month and the following three months for a typical plan, with the average price and a range of prices depending on the plan you have chosen: month of price(s) (1st) month of prices(2nd) month in which price rises(3rd) 1.
20% per month (for one plan) 2.
20.50% per plan 3.
30% per account, for two plans 4.
40% per year, for three plans 5.
45% per person, for four plans 6.
50% per week, for five plans 7.
60% per day, for six plans 8.
70% per hour, for seven plans 9.
80% per minute, for eight plans 10.
90% per second, for nine plans 11.
100% per third, for 10 plans 12.
110% per fourth, for 11 plans 13.
120% per fifth, for 12 plans 14.
130% per sixth, for 13 plans 15.
140% per seventh, for 14 plans 16.
150% per eighth, for 15 plans 17.
160% per ninth, for 16 plans 18.
170% per tenth, for 17 plans 19.
180% per eleventh, for 18 plans 20.
190% per twelfth, for 19 plans 21.
200% per thirteenth, for 20 plans 22.
210% per fourteenth, to be added for every plan which starts in 2021.
220% per fifteenth, each plan starting in 2021 which begins in 2022 and which is part of a new contract starts in 2023, to take effect from 2023.
These price changes will take effect on October 1, 2021.
How many people will be affected?
How many plans will be offered?
For the new plans, the government will set out a number of minimums, which will apply to the average monthly bill and the number of people affected by the changes.
The minimums will apply across the whole UK, so any individual who does not wish to pay for their phone on their own can continue with a plan that is already paying for the same amount.
In most cases, this will mean that the phone will cost £12 per month or less for the new phone, and up to £15 per month for plans that are paid by post.
The number of plans being offered is not set out in the new rules, but in previous plans it has been set at 5 per household.
However these plans will not be offered by all providers, as they will only be offered in a limited number of areas.
How do I find out more?
If you are not already in a plan, you will still be able get the same deal as before.
However you will have to do some work to get the details of what you are paying for.
If you do not want to sign up for a new plan, the new government will tell you what you can do.
How will this affect my contract?
How much does my contract go up next month?
The Government’s new mobile plan will affect the number and frequency of calls you will receive, the length of time you will get to make calls and the amount of time it takes to complete a call.
These increases will apply from October 1.
The new prices will also affect the speed of your mobile call, with new plans costing an extra 3.60 mins per minute on average and 3.20 mins per second on average, compared to the previous contracts.
There will also be a new price for the time it will take to complete an account.
How long does the deal last?
Your contract will be valid for a maximum of three years, after which you will automatically be entitled to a new deal.
The Government has said that these changes will only apply to new contracts, meaning that you can still save