EE offers reliable and fast network coverage across the UK
EE was formally know as Everything Everywhere. It was established back in 2010 as a joint venture between Deutsche Telekom and Orange but was bought by BT in 2016. EE is currently the largest mobile network operator in the UK.
We have reviewed EE’s mobile plans and offers as well as their services, to help you decide on the right mobile deal for you.
What services do EE offer?
In terms of network, EE is a pretty safe bet. They run 2G, 3G, 4GEE, Double Speed 4GEE and 4G+ networks across the UK. They claim to offer 4G in more places than any other UK network and it’s their ambition to cover 95% of the UK with 4G by 2020.
You can use EE’s network calculator which is available on their website, to check which networks are available in your local area. Simply enter in your postcode or the name of your town on their website to find out which networks cover you.
There is a good variety in terms of the different types of mobile plans you can get with EE. They offer pay monthly 24 month contracts, pay as you go plans as well as SIM-only plans which are available on a 30 day and 12 month basis.
If you have any further queries about which mobile plan is right for you there is a live chat available on the EE website which can provide further guidance and assistance.
How much would an EE plan cost me?
EE’s mobile plans range in terms of contract length, price and package inclusion. If you want to cancel your mobile plan before the end of the contract a charge will apply per month. This charge depends on the type of plan you have, for more information visit the EE website.
EE also offer a range of pay as you go bundles which last for either 7 or 30 days. You can top up your plan online or in any EE store or a shop that displays the green top up symbol. There is a minimum top up requirement of £5 per top up.
|Cheapest contract and phone||500MB||500||unlimited||24 Months||£20.49pm|
|Most expensive contract and phone||40GB||unlimited||unlimited||24 Months||£9.99 upfront, £82.99pm|
|Cheapest SIM only||250MB||250||unlimited||30 days||£13.99pm|
|Most expensive SIM only||6GB||1000||unlimited||30 days||£25.99pm|
|Cheapest SIM only||250MB||250||unlimited||12 months||£10.99pm|
|Most expensive SIM only||30GB||unlimited||unlimited||12 months||£41.99pm|
|PAYG||1p per MB*||30p per min||12p per text||7/30 days||n/a|
|Cheapest PAYG bundle||150MB||50||250||30 days||£5|
|Most expensive PAYG bundle||5GB||1000||unlimited||30 days||£25pm|
- Please note that prices and plan inclusions may vary, prices obtained 31 May 2017. Please check the EE website for up to date prices.
*Data needs to be purchased as an add-on, these can be purchased on a 7 day or 30 day basis.
How much data do I need?
The amount of data you require depends on how much internet you will be using on your mobile each month.
It is difficult to determine an exact correlation between data and internet usage but approximately 1GB would allow you to view either around 3000 web pages, 10 000 emails or spend 4 hours streaming videos.
What extras do EE plans offer?
- Add ons. EE allows you to purchase additional data, calls and texts. You are also able to buy international calls and roaming add ons.
- PAYG data boost. Once you’ve purchased three 30-day packs or 12 seven-day packs, you qualify for a free amount of data. For example, if you bought three 30-day £5 packs you would be eligible to a free boost of 100MB of data, 25 minutes or 50 texts.
- BT Sport. On most EE plans, customers are given free BT Sport access for at least three months. Unlimited access is available for the more advanced mobile plans.
- Free EU roaming. Since 10th May new and upgrading customers, can use their minutes, texts and data in 48 destinations across Europe on new pay monthly phone plans. From 15th June 2017 all existing customers, including pay monthly, pay as you go, tablet and mobile broadband, will be able to use their allowances in the EU too.
What are some of EE’s pros and cons?
- Variety. EE offers a variety of different plans to suit the different needs of its customers.
- Network coverage. EE offers network coverage to 99% of the population. They offer 4G coverage to more people in the UK than any other network.
- Customer support. There is a live chat available on the EE website to support you through your decision process, you can also call and speak to an EE representative or ask the EE community for help.
- Long contracts. All of EE’s phone contracts last 24 months, which is a long time to be locked in – especially when new phones are coming out all the time.
- Price. EE’s mobile plans are often quite expensive for the amount included in the package you get, particularly for their 24 month contracts.