And all this applies to its SIM plans only. Let’s take a look at what you can get and answer some common questions you might have about EA.
What SIM-only offers can I get from EE?
EE has a decent range of paid monthly SIM deals, both for your mobile phone and for mobile broadband devices – like tablets and dongles. You can find out all about EE mobile broadband in our special guide, but here’s what you can get for your phone.
All EE phone SIM cards come with unlimited minutes and SMS, but monthly data allowances vary. The smallest plan you can get comes with 250MB of data, while the larger one has 40GB healthy.
12 month and 30 day contracts are available, but only 12 month contracts can be ordered online. Its 30-day deals are also a bit more expensive, and they lack a lot of the perks you get with long-term plans.
All EE SIM offers include 4G mobile internet – EE’s specialty. Its 4G network covers more of the country than any other provider, and in some areas it is capable of reaching speeds of up to 60MB blazing fast.
Advantages and advantages
With all of EE’s 12-month SIM offers, you can enjoy the following benefits:
- Wider coverage than any other UK network
- Apple Music free for six months
- BT Sport free for three months, via the BT Sport app
- Wi-Fi calling – EE uses your Wi-Fi connection to make calls if the signal is sluggish
- Connection sharing, limited only by your monthly data allowance
- EE Broadband customers get bonus monthly mobile data – up to an extra 50GB per month frankly insane
How to compare EE SIM only offers
The comparison table above allows you to see all the current SIM-only offers that you can get from EE. For each you can see how much it costs, the monthly allowance you get and the length of the contract. All you have to do is take a look and find the one that’s right for you.
Are you looking for a specific allowance or budget? Use the filters to narrow them down to those that match your needs. And if you’re not completely sure whether EE is the right network for you, you can also compare its offerings with those of other providers.
When you find an offer you like, just click on it and we’ll direct you to the EE website to learn more and sign up.
What is the cheapest EE SIM offer?
The cheapest SIM deal you can get from EE gives you 250MB of data with unlimited calling and texting, on a 12-month contract. It costs £ 11 per month at the time of writing.
This deal is great if you primarily call and text, don’t use a lot of mobile internet, and want the best coverage (and all of those EE perks) at the lowest price. On the other hand, if you go online a lot on the go, that’s not ideal – you’ll only end up running out of data and spending a bomb on add-ons.
To find the cheapest EE deal that’s right for your usage, we recommend filtering the deals on our comparison table and sorting them by monthly cost. You’ll generally find that plans with lower allowances cost less, although this is also a good way to spot specials. 12-month contracts are also a bit cheaper than 30-day ones.
Can I get unlimited data EE SIM card?
Sadly, no, you can’t get an EE SIM-only deal (or any EE mobile deal, for that matter) with unlimited data.
The maximum you can get with an EE SIM card is 40 GB per month – which, in fairness, is still a very high allowance. This is enough to download about 20 movies in Blu-Ray resolution each month, or over 3000 MP3 files.
If you are keen on a SIM card with unlimited data, you may need to try a different network.
Is an EE SIM contract cheaper than a telephone contract?
In general, yes. It’s almost always cheaper in the long run to buy a handset and take out a use-only SIM deal – and in the case of EE, you could save up to a few hundred pounds on similar deals by opting for the SIM- only.
As a bonus, it also means you can switch your SIM plan to a cheaper plan much sooner – at least a year earlier than with a contract.
Can I upgrade an EE SIM only offer?
Yes, and EE has a wide range of special upgrade offers for existing customers. If you’re happy to stick with the provider, in fact, you can upgrade sooner: on a 12-month SIM card, you can switch to another EE plan after just six months.
You can switch to another SIM-only rate or take out a contract on a phone. Sometimes its existing customer deals include money on the best handset deals. For example, when the Samsung Galaxy S9 first came out, EE users could upgrade and get £ 250 off.
Can I keep my number if I switch to an EE SIM only offer?
Yes – it’s almost always possible to keep your current phone number when you switch to a new network.
1) Choose a new SIM plan only – compare the offers and subscribe to the one you like. Your SIM card will be sent to you by post. While you wait …
2) Contact your current provider and request your PAC (porting authorization code) – you can request your code in several ways – online, by SMS and even by mail if you are really old school. If you call, they may try to convince you to stay with them, but stick with you if that happens. They will send you the PAC as an SMS within two hours.
3) Give the PAC to your new network – when your new SIM arrives, it will have a new number. To replace it with the old one, contact your network and give it the PAC code. They will take care of the porting of the number. It can be as quick as a business day before the transfer from the old number, but be aware that it can sometimes take a little longer.
It may sound complicated, but it is very simple in practice. If you want a little more detail, check out our full guide to keeping your phone number:
How do I keep my phone number?
What size SIM card do I need?
Good news – there is no need to worry about choosing the right size SIM card with EE. All SIM offers in the network are delivered with a “multi SIM”. These contain all three SIM card sizes, so you just need to take out the one you need and stick it into your phone.
Does my phone need to be unlocked to use an EE SIM?
Some phones are locked to a particular network and will need to be unlocked before you can use another company’s SIM card. Fortunately, this is really easy to do. To find out if your phone is locked, insert a friend’s SIM card – they will obviously need to be on a different network. If it works, your phone is ready to go. Otherwise, you will need to contact your current carrier and ask them to unlock it.
Different networks have different rules on unlocking. Some examples are:
- Three – all handsets are unlocked outside the box.
- O2 – the phones are locked, but O2 will unlock them for free when you are in breach of contract. Pay-as-you-go (PAYG) customers will however have to pay.
- Vodafone – the phones are locked, but Vodafone will be unlocked for free.
- EE – phones are locked, but EE will unlock for free – as long as you are not under contract. PAYG customers must wait 12 months after purchase to unlock.
These are just the big networks. To learn more about unlocking your mobile, see our full guide:
How to unlock your mobile
More SIM only offers
Also take a look at the SIM deals you can get from other providers: