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Bigger Allowances – EE UK Launch New 4G PAYG Mobile Packs

Friday, March 20th, 2020 (3:38 pm) - Score 2,800

Mobile operator EE UK (BT) has once again refreshed their range of Pay-As-You-Go packs, which they say come with “more data than ever before” (i.e. data / broadband allowances up to 60GB) and each one will receive the operator’s “superfast 4G speeds.”

The new packs typically last for up to 30 days and any unused data will roll over into your next top-up. On top of that EE says they’ll boost your data for free, every three months (i.e. buy the same pack three months in a row and you’ll get 500MB every month from your third pack).

In addition, EE said that it’s now even easier for customers to pay for their pack by setting up card payments, “enabling them the convenience to renew automatically as well as to pay for any add-ons.” All very well but it sounds more and more like a Pay Monthly service than true PAYG to us, but sadly that trend is being seen right across the industry.

On the other hand we think that quite a few people with very low demands will find their £1 talk pack to be quite attractive, provided you can find where it’s listed on their website (we couldn’t).

Pack Data Minutes Texts
£1 Talk 10 MB 100 200
£10 Talk 2 GB 400 Unlimited
£10 4 GB 100 Unlimited
£15 8 GB Unlimited Unlimited
£20 15 GB Unlimited Unlimited
£25 30 GB Unlimited Unlimited
£30 60 GB Unlimited Unlimited

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10 Responses
  1. Avatar Name

    Meanwhile some idiot in EU commission has asked YouTube and Netflix to lower stream quality to protect European networks against congestion they are not suffering from. Facepalm level expert.

    • Avatar Random Precision

      People are losing their lives all over Europe and the world due to Covid-19 and all you’re worried about is bandwidth restrictions!!

      Shameful.

    • Avatar Stephen Wakeman

      It’s not shameful to complain about something like this. People are losing their lives every day, COVID-19 is worldwide but is not claiming as many lives daily as worldwide traffic accidents, military unrest in war zones etc.

      There IS always something going on and causing loss of human life. Use some god damn perspective. You’re on a website called ISP review. If you want to do something useful to help people during the epidemic, get off the comment section and go and so something. Meanwhile people can have and are entitled to their opinion and this is a valid one.

    • Avatar Random Precision

      It’s absolutely shameful Stephen, you need to get things in perspective.

  2. Avatar Leex

    Most providers have a CDN inside there network so norm not an issue

    • Avatar blueacid

      The question is: where is some of the congestion?
      For the mobile networks and for some streets with Virgin Media, local congestion (e.g. a cable headend, or a particular mast) could be the dominant factor. What’s a 5Mhz sector of 4G800 capable of? 40Mbit maybe? So if HD is 5-10mbit and SD is 1-2mbit, it makes no material difference whether the content is served out of a cache box in the phone provider’s network or not.
      Same for the busy streets on Virgin Media; there can be hideous local congestion.

      I’m sure there might be the same with many of the fibre providers if you push hard enough; let’s say B4RN cover a village and sell 30 houses the gigabit package. Think they’ll run 3x10gig links to that village? Or maybe.. one or two, with the intention being to monitor the usage graphs and upgrade if they’re starting to get a bit close to the limit?

      Monday is going to be the interesting day; all the kids off school and people working from home.
      I can see why they’ve taken this decision. Far better to ensure there’s plenty of capacity rather than suffer pings soaring and packet loss.

  3. Avatar Leex

    Only good thing with the £1 one depending on how ee manages a devices that is connected for 30 days using 3MB per month

    It be perfect for real time GPRS/3G trackers (they use very small amount of data like 1-5mb depends on how often its tracking) or sms trackers £1 is super cheap

    Was about time ee changed the PAYG plans as they was way out of touch compared to others

    • Avatar chris.london

      Don’t forget that the data cap grows by 500MB every 3 months (or 2GB per year). It may be worth paying for one until you have enough data to actually switch over.

  4. Avatar Pezza

    It’s about time EE matched the competition, this is very good particularly the 8GB option, a tempting buy and much better value then its EE Flex sim only plans.
    EE are the only 4G signal that seems to everywhere.

  5. Avatar Eddy

    Pathetic review of EE as it doesn’t say what the old plans were, nor if changing from your old to new , gives you the free data etc you may have a accumulated.
    Looks like an advertisement…

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