O2 hikes directory charges cost to £5 per minute

Emma Woollacott

O2 mobile phone customers are facing a 70 percent rise in the cost of calls to 118 directory services.

From November 12, the cost will rise from £3 per minute to £5, the company has warned users via a text message. It suggests that, to save money, customers should call its own directory service - the rather unmemorable 118402.