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In 2010, Orange and T-Mobile merged to form EE, one of the UK’s largest communications providers offering both mobile and home broadband connection. Now owned by BT, it is one of the ‘big four’ ISPs.
EE uses its parent company BT’s superfast broadband network, allowing it to offer a competitive range of home and Wi-Fi broadband, reinforced by its own 4G mobile network that covers 70% of the UK. It offers speeds of up to 67Mbps in most locations, and up to 300Mbps in others.
If you’re signed up to a monthly EE mobile deal, you can also get access to top quality home phone and TV extras, thanks to EE’s relationship with Apple TV. This includes stunning 4K-quality entertainment, including BT Sport.
EE offer the full range of options, a range of broadband speeds, line rental, mobile phone tariffs and, more, recently a TV service. All of EE's plans are only available with a minimum 18-month contract, and this may worry some renters. But don't worry - you can take your EE broadband contract with you when you move home completely free of charge.
EE offers standard broadband speeds up to 17 Mbps, anything faster than that and you will be looking at the fibre optic deals. There are two fibre options available, one up to 38Mpbs and the other up to 76Mpbs.
Upload speeds will begin at 1.5Mpbs if you opt for a standard broadband package and up to 25Mpbs if you go for fibre. Regardless of whether you go for the standard or fibre optic option, all EE’s packages have unlimited usage, meaning you will never have to pay more for exceeding your limit.
EE’s broadband deals also come with free premium subscription to Norton Security, this means you get free protection for up to 10 devices as well as 25GB of cloud storage data.
With its access to BT’s superfast broadband network, EE offers a competitive range of broadband speeds. On top of that, they’re all very well priced when compared to similar packages across the market, and are available on minimum 18-month contract terms.
All packages come with a router as standard, either EE Bright Box or the EE Smart Hub, and unlimited downloads. You’ll also receive EE line rental too, which you can upgrade to a proper home phone package if you want.
Let’s take a look at the options.
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Any EE broadband deal will come with a phone line which includes free weekend calls. There are upgrade options available if you wish to wish to include free weekday or international calling.
If you already have a mobile phone contract out with EE, signing up to an EE broadband deal with give you an extra 5GB of data to use every month free of charge.
EE Phone and Broadband packages
All EE broadband packages come with line rental included as standard. You can upgrade this to be a proper home phone package if you want, and here are the options available to you:
You also get access to features including voicemail and Call Plus, which adds three-way calling, anonymous call rejection and call diversion.
As well as internet and phone services, EE have recently launched themselves into the TV market. It doesn’t have the same amount of services as some of the other broadband providers, having only 103 channels and limited catch up apps. It does have some perks however including a terabyte of storage and the ability to use your mobile phone as a remote.
Access to EE TV includes an Apple TV 4K set top box, allowing you to stream catch-up and on-demand TV including BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, All 4, Netflix and Amazon Prime. For an additional £5 per month, you get access to BT Sport too.
EE offers a highly competitive service, and some juicy additional extras. Let’s take a quick look at some of the highlights:
EE have waived any up-front installation costs, meaning you won’t have to won’t have to pay anything apart from your tariff.
Every EE broadband deal you can find will include line rental within the cost of the package, so although you will be paying for it, it won’t be an additional cost.
All of EE’s broadband packages come with line rental and router as standard. Depending on the package, you’ll get a different router. Here’s what is available to you as an EE broadband customer:
All EE broadband packages require landline connection, for which you must pay a line rental. This is included in all of the packages as standard. However you don’t have to pay for landline call packages unless you want them.
Most probably. But use your postcode checker to see if you’re living in one of the few “not-spots”.
Yes. Depending on the package, you’ll either get the EE Bright Box or Smart Hub. Both are simple to install and don’t require an engineer.
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