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EE’s Legacy T-Mobile UK PAYG Customers Hit by Data Booster Price Hike

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016 (1:49 pm) - Score 4,983

Wait.. T-Mobile, aren’t they dead? Apparently not because EE has started informing some of their legacy pay-as-you-go using T-Mobile customers that the price of a 30 days, 30 days rolling or 6 month Internet data booster add-on will double in price from 10th October 2016.

The “Internet on your phone” Boosters are available to customers on the following T-Mobile tariffs: Everyday plan, Talk plan, Text plan, International plan or BlackBerry® plan. In a statement EE said (here), “We know they’re not popular but we haven’t actually increased any of our rates since 2013, and in that time the costs of running our business have continued to rise. Our EE pay as you go rates are staying the same and you can buy packs of minutes, data and texts to get even better value.

Internet Booster Length Before 10 Oct 2016 From 10 Oct 2016
Blackberry monthly data booster – Unlimited browsing 30 days £5 £12
Standard monthly data booster – not Blackberry 30 days £5 £12
Standard 6 month data booster – not Blackberry 6 months £20 £40
Blackberry 6 month data booster 6 months £20 £40

It’s worth pointing out that the 30 day and 6 month booster are both said to include a “fair use policy of 500MB a calendar month,” which isn’t much by modern standards. Never the less the new prices do seem designed to nudge legacy users over to an EE tariff, where a £1 Data Pack will get you 100MB, 10 texts and 10 minutes for 7 days or a £10 Data Pack will give you 1GB of data, 1000 texts and 100 minutes for 30 days.

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By Mark Jackson
Mark is a professional technology writer, IT consultant and computer engineer from Dorset (England), he also founded ISPreview in 1999 and enjoys analysing the latest telecoms and broadband developments. Find me on Twitter, , Facebook and Linkedin.
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3 Responses
  1. 3G Infinity says:

    Problem is, if you give a customer the opportunity to make a decision there is the likelihood they will find a better deal elsewhere.

  2. Rick Dawson says:

    my mum is on an old PAYG for voice service on orange.

    the orange shop wouldn’t accept her top-up card, so she had to go to the newsagents to get a top-up.

    about a month ago she told me this.

    I took one look at the top up card and it was expired.

    being that she isn’t tech savvy at all I went with her to the ee shop to solve this (me knowing a new top-up card would be the solution)

    basically the guy who got a new card was saying the prices on the PAYG Orange service would go up. this was to get people to switch over to ee.

    1. Philip Edwards says:

      You’d have to be crazy to still be on EE/Orange/T-Mobile PAYG. They are just so much more expensive than other providers that work off the same network…

      If you’re in Three’s signal area you should consider a PAYG sim from them. Something like 1p/MB, 2p/text, 3p/minute I believe.

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