It was suspected this would happen after BT ownership, but so soon?
Millions of EE home phone and broadband customers are to face price rises in the New Year for both line rental and calls made outside their bundle plans, just three months after the network hiked charges for mobile customers.
The increases - which will take effect from January 23 2017, will see line rental rise by an average of £1.50 a month - or £18 a year - while out of bundle phone connection charges for calls to UK landlines and mobiles will shoot up 3p, to 20p.
A spokesperson for EE said: “We are contacting our Home Broadband customers to inform them of some changes we are making to the cost of line rental and calls made outside of their allowances from 23rd January 2017.
“We are committed to offering our customers the best value and service, including bringing all EE customer service calls back to the UK and Ireland by the end of 2016."
In line with Ofcom regulations, if a monthly tariff increases without warning, all affected customers have the right to cancel their contract penalty-free.
To cancel, customers will have to contact EE customer relations directly within 30 days of receiving notification of the price hike. You'll need your account number and billing information to hand to verify your account.