EE rolls out new PAYG packs, offering 4G for just £1 a week

By James Richardson on 3 Sep 2014 04:46 am EDT
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With all eyes on IFA this week the UK's largest 4G network are kicking things of nice an early by announcing some restructuring with their Pay-As-You-Go offerings. As you'll see from the following press release EE have studied what PAYG users are after and have come up with some solutions which include 4G packs from just £1 per week.

Although EE were the first carrier in the UK to offer 4G it does come at a premium, something which some other networks are cashing in on and offering 4G at no extra charge. The downside to them though is that there coverage is way behind that of EE.

Good news for consumers in the UK. I suspect we're in for a week of great news to keep your eyes peeled.

Press Release

Wednesday 3rd September, 2014, London – EE, the UK's most advanced digital communications company, today launched a range of market leading Pay As You Go (PAYG) packs with 4G included in all at no extra cost – starting from just £1 per week. The new packs are set to transform the way consumers purchase PAYG, and have been designed to combine EE's market-leading 4G performance with outstanding value, enabling even more customers to enjoy superfast mobile connectivity on the UK's biggest, fastest and most reliable network.

Available immediately from EE shops, EE telesales and via the EE web site, the new packs offer market leading value to the 40% of mobile users who want the control and flexibility of PAYG.

The packs have been created to reflect how customers typically use their phones, offering simple, transparent pricing. For added ease, the new packs have been split into three categories, representing the three most common customer usage patterns with allowances weighted towards what customers want to use (Talk and Text Packs, Data Packs and Everything Packs) – meaning they don't have to pay for things they don't need.

Providing unprecedented value for money, EE customers will also have the reassurance that they have access to the UK's award winning, biggest, fastest and most reliable mobile network. What's more, 70% of mobile PAYG users spend less than £10 per month, so for the first time across the industry, EE is offering a choice of PAYG packs for just £1 per week, providing increased flexibility to meet customer need.   EE has put control at the heart of its new range of packs - with customers never able to go over their data allowance. If they do use it up, then they can purchase one of the great value add-ons to extend it as needed.

And as if that wasn't enough, EE PAYG customers who get their pack each week or month for three months, can add even more of what they like to use in their pack, for example a customer on a new 30 day pack can choose between an extra 250MB of data, 50 minutes of any network calls or 250 texts at no extra cost. EE PAYG customers also get up to £20 off a new phone from an EE shop once they've been using our services for at least three months, as well as access to great EE benefits, including EE Wednesdays, offering 2-4-1 deals on cinema tickets and EE Tickets.

The new packs are available across all EE retail channels immediately. Customers looking for more information can visit www.ee.co.uk/payg

Reader comments

EE rolls out new PAYG packs, offering 4G for just £1 a week

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And repost: I choked on my saliva....that was funny. More for the fact that I was wondering how my man Nestlé Quick would respond.

Swiped via CB10 with my T-Mobile USA (Only T-Mo rep still pushing  )  Z30 (STA100-5), son! The Thor's Hammer of phones! Member of "Club Z30 "..... the most exclusive club in mobile. Once you go BlackBerry, everything else is wack-berry! #longestsignatureever

Got two 4G EE sim cards loaded up with 10GB of data each for 90 days on Z30 & Q10. £15 each.

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10gb data for a week? If that's the case, fine by me. If not, kiss my ass ee.

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Strange - PAYG on EE is now cheaper than their Monthly plans.

eg.

Monthly - 2GB - 1000 mins talk, unlimited text
£22.99

PAYG - 30 day - 2GB - 500 mins talk, unlimited text

£15

Who talks for a 1000 mins a month on a phone and doesn't have a brain tumour anyhow?

Mhmmm, not sure, last time I checked my total call time since restoring my Q10, I was pretty shocked.

Probably the fate of a small business owner...

Zzzzwiped from a Zedevice....

It may be 22.99 monthy but when you add VAT tax, one off charges and EEs random charges. That's 35 a month.

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Apparently when people dream about me (including my gf) - they see me with my phone to my ear.

Same fate as Prem I guess.

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Can't wait to get out of my EE contract, paying close to £40 every month for 2GB a month. Shouldve done a month to month payG thing instead.

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It really makes me mad seeing their pricing.

I have a three UK sim with UNLIMITED 4G data 200 mins 5000 texts only paying £19 a month. And that's with a no upfront cost Z10.

Ok I don't get 4G everywhere but their HSDPA+ coverage is superb and downloads speeds still exceed most Wifi connections.

How can EE justify their prices

I'm with Three as well. I pay 23 quid for 2000 mins, 5000 texts and unlimited Internet (I know it's unlimited as I can use 200gb a month easily) .

EE's offer is pathetic, and in a way is insulting to customers no matter how they try and paint it.

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Indeed, anything less than unlimited Internet these days is an insult. But Three are a bunch of c###s, I used to be able to tether a tablet or laptop free, but they've closed off that option and charge for it now. EE are crop, they make this big thing about 4G yet Three just give you it without making a song and dance about it.

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Giffgaff.com which is owned by Telefonica (the same people as O2) costs £12pm for 250 uk mins, unlimited text, unlimited internet, free giffgaff to giffgaff calls. Or for for £20pm you get 2000 uk mins.

That's where my money goes!

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GiffGaff are changing their plans for new customers sadly - has put a big question mark in my recent plans to join them (at that tariff)

oh yeah. giffgaff == pathetic network , even pathetic support (esp the freaking forum) , try to report a problem with the mast then their typical reply >>>> "its O2's problem, we are very sorry we can't help "

With a contract plan you've also probably had a free premium phone unless it's a sim only deal. I got a Z10 for free on a £25 per month, 24 month deal so to me half of that is the price for the phone.

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I have EE and disabled 4G in my Q10. Battery drain was horrible and 4G coverage still not so great in my neighbourhood.

Q10 aficionado!

Tesco have been doing this, for a long time now.
EE, you are not the trend setter.

Sent from my outdated Z10

What's the recommendation for a tourist trip of two weeks? I'm looking for good coverage from London to Glasgow, with cities/towns in between, and rural places like Holmfirth. Thanks!

Go with one of the big carriers, Vodafone, 02, EE. You can get a decent 3g sim for £1 from a newsagent - the coverage of any of these guys will be decent enough. I'm on Vodafone, works pretty much anywhere I've been.

(hey, BlackBerry, when are you gonna make it so a £ can be set as default currency key).

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Just a quid a day? That isn't cheap. That is rubbish especially when the top unlimited plan (except data - 4GB) is only 23 quid a month.

Z10 STL100-2 10.3.0.1052 EE UK

Ee are just too expensive. I think I will hold out for 3 or giffgaff to release 4g in my area and get unlimited data all for no extra data.

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I choked on my saliva....that was funny. More for the fact that I was wondering how my man Nestlé Quick would respond.

Swiped via CB10 with my T-Mobile USA (Only T-Mo rep still pushing  )  Z30 (STA100-5), son! The Thor's Hammer of phones! Member of "Club Z30 "..... the most exclusive club in mobile. Once you go BlackBerry, everything else is wack-berry! #longestsignatureever

Oh I effing failed that comment! It was meant for the "murst" comment.

Swiped via CB10 with my T-Mobile USA (Only T-Mo rep still pushing  )  Z30 (STA100-5), son! The Thor's Hammer of phones! Member of "Club Z30 "..... the most exclusive club in mobile. Once you go BlackBerry, everything else is wack-berry! #longestsignatureever

I was on Three with unlimited 4G. Which was nice but I kept running out of minutes, they only had 300 for the package I was using.
I've been on Lebara UK+ for the last couple of months, but I am definitely going to switch to EE and get the 500 mins and 2GB of data.
Ideally I'd like about 500-600 minutes and unlimited 4G data - but this EE pay as you go deal is the closest.

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I'm on EE, I pay about £40 on a contract with unlimited mind and texts and a measly 2gig data. Can't wait to get out if it. I'll buy my phones outright from now on and just get a sim only deal.

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3 mobile UK are offering 4G at no extra cost, but with limited availability. None of the major carriers are even planning to cover the whole country, just major cities with a radius to cover the suburbs. 3 might claim to offer 4G at no extra cost but all the contract prices have gone up and there are no phones available free on any contract now so I can't help but think that there really is extra cost thinly disguised as higher base prices. Maybe I'm just overly skeptical.

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