EE Splitting Two-year Contracts into Speed-based Tiers

This week the UK's first 4G LTE carrier announced that it would be taking a two-tiered approach to its monthly plans. These new pay-monthly handset plans come with 24-month contracts. The change will see EE introduce 4GEE Extra plans aimed at businesses. All of these Extra plans will include unlimited minutes and texting, up to 50 GB of data (depending on the plan you choose), and faster speeds. Customers on a 4GEE Extra plan can share UK data, minutes and text add-ons with up to 50 users. These 4GEE Extra plans will start at £26.99 (4 GB) and go up to £74.99 for the top tier (50 GB) plan. Data offered will be EE's 'double speed,' which offers up to 60Mbps.

The new range of regular 4GEE plans includes plans for as little as £18.99 per month with 1,000 minutes, unlimited texts and 500 MB of data (at up to 30Mbps). Plans under the regular 4GEE banner max out at 5 GB of data (£54.99). Prices of monthly plans depend on the handset you get when you sign up.

"As the UK's biggest and fastest network, we want to bring the power of 4GEE to as many small businesses as possible. We've designed our new plans to include the things that mobile workers value the most, which is why we've included international minutes and a range of valuable business software, such as online security, file sharing and web conferencing, that can help them run their business day-to-day," said Gerry McQuade, Chief Marketing Officer for Business at EE.

"We believe our 4GEE business plans offer the very best value available to small businesses. All our plans are packed with added extras that will save small businesses time and money, and will ensure our customers' mobile service runs smoothly."

These new plans will become effective on October 30, along with two new 24-month mobile broadband plans for tablets and mobile devices with 20 GB and 50 GB allowances. EE's mobile broadband plans start at £10.83 for 1 GB of data on a 24-month device plan and range up to £41.67 for 50 GB of data. Double speed 4G plans start at £17.49 per month.

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  • abbadon_34
    when data rates are this similar, especially for cell phones that can't keep up, data caps are the most important. i don't live the uk but any informed consumer would take the cheaper plan and some business would need the more expensive plan.
  • Stevemeister
    Is this is 50GB/month - who uses 50 GB/month on a cell phone? - I am a business user and rarely exceed 500 MB even with people sending large powerpoint presentations around. . . . . mind you the smart smartphone users have their smartphones connected to Wi-Fi in the office and at home which helps keep data usage down, still the plans in the UK look cheap compared to what we are paying in Canada.
  • gopher1369
    Stevemeister, 50Gb divided by 50 users.....not 50gb each.