It’s official, Bouygues Telecom and SFR have in turn decided to increase the price of their various Internet and mobile packages. Like orange, this increase comes in response to the energy crisis, which has caused operating costs to soar for operators. For its part, Free ensures that no increase is planned on these offers for the year 2023.
Yesterday, Orange announced that most of its Internet and mobile plans will see their prices increase in 2023. Mobile subscriptions will therefore cost €1 more per month, while all-in-one subscriptions will cost €2 more per month . As expected, the energy crisis has a considerable impact on the operator’s activity, and not only on the disruptions to be expected on its network.
In fact, it is difficult to be surprised to see Bouygues Telecom and SFR follow in the footsteps of the incumbent operator. Indeed, the first plans to increase the price of its mobile and fixed offers from 1 to 3 euros depending on the package, we learn in Le Parisien. Other larger increases are even planned: the Bbox Fit subscription will increase by €2 per month, while the B&You offer is increased by €3 per month. These new rates will be in effect from the end of January 2023.
Free refuses for the moment to increase the price of its packages
Same story at SFR, although the increase will be lighter this time for subscribers. It will take between €0.69 and €0.99 per month depending on the packages, again from next month. The operator is also justified by “the general increase in the costs that make up the price of your service (electronic components, raw materials, logistics)”.
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And Free in all this? True to its status as a telecom troublemaker, the operator refuses for the moment to participate in the general price increase. “We have made a commitment not to touch the price of these packages for the next five years and we are the only operator not to increase the price of our packages”, says a spokesperson for the firm at Le Parisien. Time will tell if this promise will hold up in the difficult context.
Source : The Parisian