EE 4G LTE prices released (UK)

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  1. d123 macrumors 68000

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    EE details now released.

    Every Orange and T-Mobile store in the country will have been rebranded as ‘EE” by the 30th October bringing you access to over 700 stores to get help, advise and to be able to purchase one of the latest super fast phones on the 4GEE network

    Some great news when it comes to roaming and that is for £5 a month customers can take their unlimited calls and texts package abroad to the EU and some other selected countries which also includes USA which has long been known for high roaming prices, a fantastic move from EE. Data options to be able to use the internet on the phone will also be available.

    In a move to promote content, EE Film is a new service that gives 2-for-1 cinema tickets, access to movie trailers and also now movie downloads all on the single application. Customers will get to watch 1 film a week where the allowance is not impacted and additional movies are 79p to either download or stream.

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    There are also 12 month sim only contracts available with the same allowances as above but costing £15 a month less. This means pricing is as follows.

    £21 a month for Unlimited Minutes, Unlimited Texts and 500MB data
    £26 a month for Unlimited Minutes, Unlimited Texts and 1GB data
    £31 a month for Unlimited Minutes, Unlimited Texts and 3GB data
    £36 a month for Unlimited Minutes, Unlimited Texts and 5GB data
    £41 a month for Unlimited Minutes, Unlimited Texts and 8GB data
    Worth noting is that Sim Only price plans on EE are not available at launch, instead these will launch just a little bit later on the 9th November

    Full details, including business tariffs at
    http://www.coolsmartphone.com/2012/10/23/revealed-ee-4g-plans-and-pricing/
     
  2. maxsquared macrumors regular

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    Haha, I feel great now didn't go for T-Mobile and chose Three instead. That price is dear....
     
  3. Steve121178 macrumors 68040

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    For comparison, I pay £15.90 for a SIM only contract with 3. I get unlimited texts, 600 mins and completely unlimited data. 3's network is superb for data and I get high speeds in the vast majority of locations I visit.

    With my Vodafone contract I pay £10.50 a month for 300 mins, unlimited texts and 500MB.

    With EE's patchy coverage, why would I bother? And Orange/T-Mobile/EE is pretty useless once you head out of a major town and city anyway. "National 4G" coverage is years away and I quote "National" because their 2G & 3G coverage was rubbish.
     
  4. J@ffa, Oct 22, 2012
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    J@ffa macrumors 6502a

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    Whoops. Sloppy wording from the Verge there. No £99 switching fee after all!
     
  5. Steve121178 macrumors 68040

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    Baring in mind they are the same company, the £99 'admin fee' is daylight robbery.
     
  6. bollyboy macrumors regular

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    I think the £99 is for a new handset (4G).

    If you have a 4G handset already the switch is free apparently.
     
  7. d123 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    The £100 fee is to buy a compatible handset.

     
  8. J@ffa macrumors 6502a

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    Ah. Y'all are indeed correct. Looks like the Verge didn't read the original source info properly either!

    These prices look… well, they look ok to me. Obviously a bit on the high side, but you could hardly expect them not to cash in on LTE exclusivity. I'm paying O2 £20 a month now (inc. a loyalty discount of £5) now for 900 minutes and 1GB of data (with tethering and etc). An extra £6 for LTE, provided the coverage is truly across the vast majority of London, is fine by me. My contract's not up until December though, so I'll see how the early reports go before I jump in headfirst.
     
  9. daneoni macrumors G4

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    500MB data in 2012?

    £41 only gets me 1GB on a 4G network?
     
  10. d123 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    That is stupidly crazy, but then on the sim only plan, £41 will buy 8GB of data, which should be of more interest to those with a sim free iphone 5.
     
  11. dchao, Oct 22, 2012
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    Wow - how original, follow the American LTE plans exactly.

    Yeah, why would any one give up their unlimited data for the rip-off LTE plan? :confused:
     
  12. d123 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    With which network?

    AT&T seem significantly more expensive, unlimited calls, unlimited text and 5GB of data appears to cost $140 (no idea on taxes).

    That equates to £87, or have I got the wrong figures from the AT&T site?
     
  13. dchao, Oct 22, 2012
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    Sorry, I meant to say was: the model EE are using for LTE is exactly the same as the American model. Where they are forcing the customers to commit to unlimited voice and text, and then charging another premium on data as well.

    Sooner or later, the Brits will realize how good unlimited data is after all the carriers introduces these stupid LTE plans (no more unlimited data, I can see it will be gone in 2 years time)
     
  14. Mercenary macrumors 6502a

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    I find it odd that a network that claims it is designed for super fast data chooses to have unlimited calls and limits data.

    And no unlimited option? I thought t-mobile were trying to convince people the full monty was the future with unlimited everything.

    I want to be able to spotify, use iTunes Match and hit Vimeo hard without having to constantly worry about burning through my pitiful 500mb limit.

    £21 for sim only. Ill stick to my £12.90 Three sim thanks.
     
  15. 8a22a macrumors 6502a

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    I pay £20.50 for sim only on Vodafone, so I'm happy to pay another £0.50 but it's half the data allowance.
     

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