EE was officially formed in October 2010 when Orange UK and T-Mobile UK merged networks and rebranded as Everything Everywhere. EE was the first network provider to launch 4G in the UK in October 2012 and also the first to launch 5G in May 2019.
The brand was acquired by BT Group in January 2016 and became part of the BT consumer division in April 2018, operating under three brands: BT, EE and PlusNet.
As of May 2020, EE is the largest mobile network operator in the United Kingdom with 29.2 million customers. They are also the UK’s fastest network according to speed tests carried out by Root Metrics during the first six months of 2020.
This means you can download a 600MB movie using EE 5G in just under 37 seconds.
As well as mobile phone contracts, EE also provides home and business broadband and their retail presence are over 600 shops across the UK. So you are never too far away from customer support.
Latest EE Mobile Deals
EE Home Broadband
EE’s broadband slogan is “Reinventing Broadband” they offer unlimited fibre broadband without the need for a landline.
Why pay for a landline if you are never going to use it? One of the benefits of being owned by BT, you don’t have to pay for something you won’t need. However, if you do need a landline, not a problem, you can still have one by adding the anytime UK and mobile calls to your package.
EE Superfast Fibre Broadband is totally unlimited with no data caps or download limits, so everyone in the household can use it at the same time with no issues. EE will never reduce the speed even when it is peak time.
It couldn’t be easier to switch to EE from your current broadband provider as they will contact them and do everything for you, including crediting your account with £50 should you be charged a cancellation fee.
EE SIM Only Deals
Pick an EE SIM and take control of your spending with data caps so you will never go over your allowance, add your family to your account and you can gift data to them when they need it. More importantly, be part of the UK’s number one network.
There are two types of SIM Only deals available on EE with the choice of a contract of Pay As You Go (PAYG). The type of SIM deal depends on the use of the SIM as they offer a phone SIM deal as well as a tablet and 4GEE Wi-Fi SIM.
SIM Only Pay Monthly Contract - choose from a 30-day rolling contract, 12 months or 24-month contract. The longer the contract you choose the better deal you will benefit from. You can also benefit from free access to Apple Music for 6 months when you decide to go pay monthly.
PAYG SIM Only - Choose from four options depending on the amount of data you need. All PAYG SIMs come with unlimited minutes and texts. Once you pick your pack based on how much you wish to top-up, your EE SIM card will be sent to you completely free of charge and ready to use.
There are so many benefits to upgrading online with EE but the main one has to be that you can choose to upgrade early. If you are in the last 100 days of your contract you can get the latest smartphone with no early upgrade fee if your new plan is higher than your current one.
As well as the benefit on an early upgrade, many of the deals come with loyalty rewards such as smartwatches or no upfront cost on the top handsets.
All EE upgrade deals come with unlimited calls and texts and some come with unlimited data, perfect if you use the internet all the time.
EE Trade In
Formally known as EE Recycle and Reward, Trade In is a great way to make some money off your old mobile phone. It takes the hassle out of trying to sell it locally or disposing of it responsibly. Plus you can choose when you trade in.
The best way to get money for your mobile is to go to the online Trade In Store, you will be offered a price match amount and sent a prepaid envelope for you to send the handset back to.
There are no limitations on who can trade in with EE. Whether you have recently joined EE and want to cash in on your old handset, upgraded with EE and got a new device or simply have an old device in a drawer gathering dust.
All they need from you is the Model or IMEI number and the condition of the handset, and whether there is any damage.
EE Black Friday Deals
Whether you are looking for a supersaver to treat yourself or you are thinking ahead to your loved ones at Christmas, EE will have an offer that is appealing to you. What’s more, is the Black Friday deals usually last for around a week rather than just one day.
Previous Black Friday deals have included an Apple iPhone XR 10GB data a month with a saving of £220. The Huawei P30 has also featured with a saving of £192 and 60GB of data.
If you are not looking for a new handset, you may want to keep your eyes open for some excellent PAYG offers, SIM Only and even low broadband prices.
EE Emergency Service Discount & Student Deals
Working with the Government’s Emergency Services Network program, EE is offering employees of the emergency services, and your friends and family a 20% discount on selected EE pay monthly plans, including the 4GEE tablet plans.
If you are a student and have a verified Student Beans account you can take advantage of 20% Student Discount. This offer is available to new and existing customers looking to upgrade and can be used on all individual phone and SIM only plans.
As the UK’s number one network provider, it is understandable why EE have such a vast range of smartphones on offer. They offer handsets from the flagship brands like Apple but also from more affordable brands like Doro.
Providing a personalised experience for customers is the number one priority for EE. They pride themselves on helping to keep young people safe online, keep customer data safe, make sure communications are kept clear and precise and help with disability access.
There are many ways to get in contact with EE but most questions can be answered in the EE Community. Not only will you communicate with other EE customers but also technical advisors.
How to gift data on EE?
1. open the MY EE app. 2. go to Family Usage. 3. choose who needs data. 4. choose who's gifting. 5. choose the amount. 6. send the Data Gift.
Are 0345 numbers free on EE?
Many organisations use 03 numbers such as 0300, 0344 or 0345 as an alternative to more expensive 084 and 087 numbers. Calls to 03 numbers will cost no more than a call to a 01 or 02 number. This means calls to 01, 02 or 03 numbers will come out of your inclusive minutes.
How to get BT Sports on EE?
1. log in to My EE or use the My EE app. 2. go to Menu > Plans, Smart Benefits & add-ons. 3. select Add-ons and follow the steps to add the pass to your plan. 4. or text SPORT to 150.
When am I due an upgrade EE?
Swap your current phone for the latest model online, in-store or by calling 150 from your EE phone.
To check online if you're eligible for Upgrade Anytime: log in to My EE. go to the Upgrade Hub.