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EE Launches Its First Pay As You Go 4G Handset

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The UK's first 4G LTE carrier is now selling pay as you go phones as well as on-contract devices.

EE has been providing 4G LTE service on contract for almost a year and now the company is ramping things up a bit. Earlier this month, the UK's first 4G carrier announced its intention to sell PAYG phones as well. EE confirmed it would start selling PAYG 4G LTE plans as well as pay as you go handsets at the end of the month.

Today, EE launches its first PAYG handset, the Alcatel One Touch Idol S. The Alcatel One Touch Idol S packs a 4.7-inch 720x1280 IPS LCD screen, a dual-core 1.2 GHz CPU, an 8-megapixel camera, 1 GB of RAM, 4 GB of storage (plus microSD up to 32 GB), and Android 4.2. The phone was announced in August but and is priced at £129.99 on EE. Still, if the Alcatel One Touch Idol S doesn't float your boat, you'll have plenty of other options, as EE has said that all 4GEE handsets currently available to pay monthly customers will be available on pay as you go. Just don't expect them to be as affordable as the One Touch Idol S.

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    raregrit , November 2, 2013 12:08 PM
    EE rip people off in the UK. I bought a Nexus 5 and an EE "Superfast 4GEE On Pay As You Go - combi Sim". I used 69 MB of data and I got a text from EE claiming I had used my full 1 GB. Beware this company are thieves.
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    raregrit , November 3, 2013 7:17 AM
    Tried to edit the above comment but I could not find the option for it.
    After two days and 4 calls to 150, and trying to register online, I got my credit reapplied to my account.
    It turned out it was the sales assistant that got it wrong, she told me I got 1GB of data with my top up, but it was an optional add on instead, so I had used my data.
    It would have helped allot of EE could have told me what was going on with my account, I only found out in the end from the EE android app, once the "check address" link was fixed on the register form and it finally on my 15th attempt let me sign up.