EE UK 4G pricing plans revealed, and you just may be able to afford them!

iPhone-5-official-12.pngEE, the UK’s first 4G-providing network formerly known as Everything Everywhere, have revealed the pricing structure for their super-fast 4G network.

All contracts go on sale from Tuesday 30 October, with all data plans also coming with unlimited SMS messages and calling minutes. All contracts are 24 months long, and all handsets but the Huawei Ascend P1 LTE require an upfront cost for the hardware itself.

Prices are as follows:

  • £36 for 500MB a month
  • £41 for 1GB a month
  • £46 for 3GB a month
  • £51 for 5GB a month
  • £56 for 8GB a month



SIM-only 4G plans (which launch on November 9 and last only 12 months) are as follows:

  • £21 for 500MB a month
  • £26 for 1GB a month
  • £31 for 3GB a month
  • £36 for 5GB a month

Lets break it down by handset. The Huawei Ascend P1 LTE then is the only EE 4G phone that you can get for free, but requires that you get on the £41 a month 1GB plan. You can get the Samsung Galaxy S3 for £29.99 on a £46 a month contract that bags you 3GB of data, which isn’t too much more than 3G contracts. Similarly, £49.99 for a 16GB iPhone 5 on a £46/3G a month contract isn’t far off of 3G prices.

Other handsets, such as the Samsung Galaxy Note II and HTC One XL are also available through EE’s 4G plans. Click here for full pricing breakdowns.

If you have already pre-purchased a 4G-ready handset from EE’s subsidiary networks Orange or T-Mobile, all you’ll have to do is pick a new 2-year contract from EE and they’ll sort out the details for you to swap over.

If blazingly fast mobile broadband speeds aren’t enough to grab your interest, EE are also launching other services to go along with their plans. Clone Phone is a comprehensive, tiered insurance coverage option, backing up phone data and contacts and at the most expensive tier offering 24 hour handset replacements for lost phones. Then there’s EE Films, which will tie into existing offers like Orange Wednesdays, as well as offering reduced rate rentals of over 700 movies, starting at 79p a go.

So, far more reasonably priced than we had any right to imagine, really. Best of all, once other networks 4G plans get green-lit, the only direction 4G prices can go is down.

By Gerald Lynch | October 23rd, 2012





Gerald LynchEE UK 4G pricing plans revealed, and you just may be able to afford them!
  • Olex

    hahaha EE UK 4G pricing plans revealed?! That's silly! We were expecting progress and innovation and will get total rip-off. 4G is worth having with unlimited data and no more than £30 a months. I'd better get unlimited WiFi instead :) Shame on EE (T-mobile and Orange) and shame on OFCOM. Wait till other operators will be allowed to use the spectrum for 4G. I bet it will be a better deal.

  • Olex

    hahaha EE UK 4G pricing plans revealed?! That’s silly! We were expecting progress and innovation and will get total rip-off. 4G is worth having with unlimited data and no more than £30 a months. I’d better get unlimited WiFi instead :) Shame on EE (T-mobile and Orange) and shame on OFCOM. Wait till other operators will be allowed to use the spectrum for 4G. I bet it will be a better deal.

  • http://www.facebook.com/bentendo Ben Dawson

    Seems stupid that once you have used up your 4G monthly limit you're completely cut off from the internet and aren't even downgraded to 3G for the rest of the month.

  • bentendo

    Seems stupid that once you have used up your 4G monthly limit you’re completely cut off from the internet and aren’t even downgraded to 3G for the rest of the month.

  • stb

    Typical T-Mobile and orange, think customers are dim. What sane person would sign up to a rip off like they propose when for less than £30 you get unlimited data and huge calls and text package from 3 , at 4mbps plus. And to top it off their network keeps working unlike the Franco German offering, easy choice, go with 3 and get better service and phones for less money.

  • http://twitter.com/saragodia Jedd T

    I was planning on buying 4G. but not anymore. It's too expensive. for 4G you need at least 5-10GB for no more than £40 because the fast connection consume the data really quick. The pricing is crazy. Shame to OFCOM for saying competitive pricing! competitive my arse! shame to t mobile or EE whatever.

    I bet some 50 year old fat guy who never used internet decided the pricing at EE. It will be a waste of investment for them if they don't change the pricing.

  • stb

    Typical T-Mobile and orange, think customers are dim. What sane person would sign up to a rip off like they propose when for less than £30 you get unlimited data and huge calls and text package from 3 , at 4mbps plus. And to top it off their network keeps working unlike the Franco German offering, easy choice, go with 3 and get better service and phones for less money.

  • http://twitter.com/saragodia Jedd T

    I was planning on buying 4G. but not anymore. It’s too expensive. for 4G you need at least 5-10GB for no more than £40 because the fast connection consume the data really quick. The pricing is crazy. Shame to OFCOM for saying competitive pricing! competitive my arse! shame to t mobile or EE whatever.

    I bet some 50 year old fat guy who never used internet decided the pricing at EE. It will be a waste of investment for them if they don’t change the pricing.

  • baz

    People will still buy it but yeah this is a HUGE rip off! I will not be buying from EE that is for sure… I'll wait till 3 gets in on the action. I still get good speed with the h+ anyway. Infact I use it as my sole internet. As 3 actually lets you tether your phone, and you get totally unlimited usage! In the first month I did over 100gb! Bye bye home internet package!

    This pathtic 8gb is no good for me! Especially at the rip off price!

    On top of that they dont even have full coverage yet! You will be paying the premium for 4g that doesnt even work half the time! LOL

    Jog on EE, maybe you should change the name to Everything off Everyone?

  • baz

    People will still buy it but yeah this is a HUGE rip off! I will not be buying from EE that is for sure… I’ll wait till 3 gets in on the action. I still get good speed with the h+ anyway. Infact I use it as my sole internet. As 3 actually lets you tether your phone, and you get totally unlimited usage! In the first month I did over 100gb! Bye bye home internet package!

    This pathtic 8gb is no good for me! Especially at the rip off price!

    On top of that they dont even have full coverage yet! You will be paying the premium for 4g that doesnt even work half the time! LOL

    Jog on EE, maybe you should change the name to Everything off Everyone?

    Just to add another note I have the s3 and didnt pay anything up front, I pay £34 a month and get 2000 mins any network and 5000 3 to 3! I also get 5000 text or something stupid like that… Plus I get the unlimited internet which also allows me to tether to my pc!

    If I were to go with the 8gb deal it would cost me 30 upfont then an extra £22 every month! I would however get loads more minutes and texts that I wont use! Lmao…

    Too funny if you ask me!