‘4GEE Additional’ plans and bigger cellular broadband allowances coming too
British cellular operator EE has announced some sweeping changes to its range of 4G LTE services today, including new Pay As You Go 4G plans, a new two-tiered approach to LTE speeds and larger allowances for mobile broadband customers.
EE’s new prepaid 4G plans for smartphones start from £5 per 30-day period for 100MB of data, increasing through to £30 for 10GB. Anyone with a data bundle greater than 2GB will get EE’s fastest “double speed” data rates. Other PAYG customers will get standard speeds of up to 30Mbps. PAYG calls and texts are being charged separately, starting at £3 for 100 minutes and £2 for 400 texts.
The PAYG plans will debut alongside new, cheaper LTE-capable phones, including the £129.99 Alcatel One Touch Idol S, though EE says all its 4G devices will be available to prepaid customers too. To sweeten the deal, anyone signing up from the Oct. 30 launch date through until Jan. 31, 2014 will receive a one-off 10GB data allowance. A Christmas promotion will also give PAYG customers 2014 minutes to use in the new year.
As part of its new two-tier approach to 4G speeds, EE will launch new lower-cost LTE plans with 500MB, 2GB and 5GB caps, as well as a 30Mbps speed limit. New “4GEE Extra” plans will allow subscribers to run without speed restrictions on EE’s network with data caps of between 4GB and 50GB.
EE is introducing new, higher data caps for mobile broadband (data-only) users too. On a 24-month plan they’ll be able to get 20GB for £36 per month or 50GB for £50 per month. Anyone with a 4GB or higher data cap will get EE’s full network speed, the company says.
Finally, EE says it’ll be trialing speeds of up to 300Mbps in the London area later this year, with a commercial rollout expected in 2013. EE currently leads competitors Vodafone and O2 in 4G coverage, with 117 towns and cities covered and a claimed 60 percent UK population coverage. Later in the year the UK 4G market will become even more competitive when Three launches its LTE carrier, it’s going to supply to current buyers at no further value. Three additionally seems set to be the best choice for Brits in search of an 4G carrier with out knowledge caps.
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EE UNVEILS THE BEST VALUE 4G PLANS IN EUROPE ON THE WORLD’S FASTEST NETWORK
· The UK’s most reasonably priced 4G pay month-to-month handset plans set to launch alongside the UK’s first 4G pay as you go handset choices and a singular converged 4G and residential broadband bundle
· New ‘4GEE Further’ handset plans and tremendous person 4GEE cellular broadband plans offered, combining the UK’s largest 4G knowledge bundles with world major speeds
· EE continues to steer in velocity and protection, confirming a 300Mbps community trial, and new 4G powered house broadband plans for areas of the UK now not served by way of superfast mounted broadband
sixteenth October 2013. London. EE, the UK’s most developed digital communications firm, these days introduced the introduction of the perfect price 4G plans in Europe*.
Reinforcing EE’s place as the number 1 UK community for pace, nice worth and innovation – a collection of 4GEE plans launch on the thirtieth October, designed to supply buyers with a way to meet all their superfast cellular desires. The transfer will permit buyers throughout the UK to make the most of EE’s award successful community, which is continuous to roll out at an remarkable %, and is already on hand in an unrivalled 117 cities and cities – accomplishing over 60% of the inhabitants.
Increasing the provision of superfast 4G to extra customers, EE is introducing the UK’s most inexpensive 4G pay month-to-month handset applications, in addition to the UK’s first 4G pay as you go handset plans – developed to provide buyers extra flexibility and selection. A brand new converged 4G and residential broadband bundle may even be on hand, in addition to new 4G powered residence broadband plans for areas of the UK no longer served by means of superfast mounted broadband – enabling much more buyers to make the most of the 4G revolution.
In the meantime, for these trying the last word smartphone expertise, EE is introducing ‘4GEE Additional’, a sequence of pay month-to-month handset plans that mix the UK’s greatest 4G cellular information allowances, world best speeds, and quite a few nice advantages. EE has additionally developed two new 4GEE cell broadband plans for pill tremendous customers so they are able to take advantage of out of their software’s connectivity when on the transfer.
New 4GEE and 4GEE Additional plans for trade clients are additionally on hand.
Olaf Swantee, CEO, EE mentioned: “12 months after launch, we’ve prolonged the arena’s quickest community throughout 60% of the UK. However we wish to carry the facility of 4GEE to much more individuals.
“That’s why this month we’re launching new plans for gentle customers, tremendous customers, common customers, knowledge sharers and Britain’s cellular body of workers up and down the u . s . a ..
“Whether or not they need the pliability of pay as you go, the UK’s most inexpensive month-to-month plans, or to take advantage of from their smartphone with the arena’s quickest speeds and largest knowledge bundles, EE is the number 1 4G community.”
Realising 4G for all
1) UK’s first 4G pay as you go handset plans
EE is about to make superfast 4G to be had to the forty% of cellular customers who need the keep watch over and suppleness of pay as you go, with the UK’s first 4G pay as you go handset plans. All 4GEE handsets at the moment on hand to pay month-to-month buyers can be on hand on pay as you go, together with the approaching Alcatel One Contact Idol S (from £129.ninety nine). From launch unless thirty first January 2014, each consumer who buys a 4GEE pay as you go handset from an EE save or ee.co.uk will obtain an extra, one off, 10GB of cell information, utterly free, to get them began.
A variety of 30 day bundles (from 100MB to 10GB), and textual content and speak to choices will likely be on hand. Folks that take out an information bundle better than 2GB will make the most of EE’s quickest 4G speeds as usual.
EE can even launch a Christmas pay as you go advertising. Except thirty first January, all pay as you go shoppers on EE** can obtain 2014 free minutes, to make use of right through the entire of 2014.
2) The UK’s most reasonably priced 4G pay month-to-month handset plans
Because of its distinctive double pace community, a brand new two-tiered solution to 4G pay month-to-month handset plans is being offered. The transfer will see the launch of a spread of entry-stage 4GEE 24 month handset plans, providing UK shoppers essentially the most inexpensive strategy to take out a 4G pay month-to-month handset plan. The plans, which supply obtain speeds as much as 30Mbps, and reasonable speeds of 12-15Mbps***, complement the rising vary of entry-degree 4G smartphones and begin from simply £18.ninety nine per thirty days. For full bundle important points, please see the desk on the backside of the discharge.
three) Converged 4G and residential broadband bundle
EE can also be launching a singular converged bundle for all 4GEE pay month-to-month handset shoppers, that will see their cellular knowledge allowances elevated to 10GB each and every month for no further cost once they signal as much as EE’s limitless house broadband carrier. This implies clients can get 10GB of 4GEE information from simply £18.ninety nine a month. On chosen cell plans, it will increase to 20GB.
four) The UK’s first 4G powered house broadband
Eventually, in November, EE will prolong the attain of 4G even additional, by using introducing 4G powered dwelling broadband merchandise and plans tailor-made for areas of the usa no longer served with the aid of superfast mounted broadband expertise. This may occasionally provide large advantages to rural areas and reaffirms EE’s dedication to bringing 4G to as many individuals as conceivable. Additional important points on the plans will likely be introduced sooner or later.
For the last word 4G expertise
1) ‘4GEE Additional’
For many who need the last word 4G smartphone package deal, EE is introducing 4GEE Further – a sequence of 24 month handset plans ranging from simply £26.ninety nine monthly. In addition to limitless UK calls and texts, 4GEE Additional shoppers will make the most of:
The arena’s quickest 4G speeds
The largest UK 4G cellular knowledge allowances
Inclusive roaming calls and texts in 30 world locations incl. USA & Australia****
Superfast make stronger with quick observe customer support
2) 4GEE Cellular Broadband
Two new tremendous consumer 24 month 4GEE cellular broadband plans are additionally being presented to the present vary. For £36 per thirty days, consumers will be capable of take out a 20GB cell information bundle, whereas for £50 per 30 days they may be able to take out a 50GB cellular information bundle.
Moreover, all new 4GEE buyers on pay month-to-month or pay as you go cellular broadband plans of 4GB of knowledge or extra will obtain EE’s quickest community speeds as a part of their plan.
Brought advantages handiest on EE
All new 4GEE and 4GEE Additional buyers on pay month-to-month handset plans with limitless calling minutes (ranging from £23.ninety nine per thirty days) can select from a variety of inclusive add-ons which embody limitless get right of entry to to 25 million song tracks with Deezer, 17 top UK TV channels, or a listing of high-rated video games. The identical clients may additionally get right of entry to EE’s Shared 4GEE Plans, permitting them to share their textual content, voice and information allowances with as much as 4 different customers.
Community: conserving one step in advance
EE continues to supply shoppers throughout the UK an unrivalled cell community expertise, with its double velocity 4G community to be had in 20 cities. The EE 4G carrier is to be had in 117 cities and cities, overlaying greater than 60% of the inhabitants.
To additional prolong its cell information management, in November EE will disclose extra small print on plans to trial the most recent 4G pace expertise, providing speeds as much as 300Mbps in London this 12 months, with wider rollout deliberate for 2014. The EE community is already the joint quickest community on this planet, and this transfer will make the community the number 1 for velocity.
Additional small print on the trial can be introduced in the end.