Network operator EE will launch its first pay-as-you-go 4G mobile phone plans and handsets in the UK later this month in a bid to expand its subscriber base and distance itself from other carriers offering LTE.
EE will offer six different 30-day data bundles, starting at £3 for 100 MB and rising to £30 for 10GB. Interestingly, the carrier notes: “Those who take out a data bundle greater than 2GB will benefit from EE’s fastest 4G speeds as standard.” This presumably points to its double-speed 4G service, which offers downstream speeds of up to 80Mbps in certain areas of the country.
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Minutes will be separated into three different 30-day tiers, meanwhile; £3 for 100 minutes, £5 for 200 minutes and £10 for 500 minutes. Customers will also be able to choose between 400 texts (£2) or 3,000 texts (£5) bundle as part of a 30-day allowance.
All of EE’s existing 4G handsets will be supported by the new pay-as-you-go plans, as well as the upcoming Alcatel One Touch Idol S for £129.99. Until February next year, EE is also offering new customers that buy one of its 4G handsets a free, one-off 10GB data allowance to use over 90 days.
Likewise, the network operator will be giving new customers 2,014 free minutes to use in the new year, provided they top up £10 each month.
From October 30, potential contract customers will be able to sign up to one of EE’s new 24-month 4GEE and 4GEE Extra tariffs too.
4GEE plans include data packages that start from 500MB per month and go up to 5GB per month, with prices starting from £18.99 per month depending on which handset you choose.
Similarly, 4GEE Extra plans offer data allowances starting from 4GB per month for £26.99 (depending on handset choice) and go up to £74.99 per month for 50GB. You can check out full details of the new pricing plans below.
In addition, 4GEE Extra customers get inclusive roaming calls and texts as part of the package, but no data, in more than 30 countries, including the US and Australia.
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