EE Home Broadband Buyers Guide

Unlimited home broadband products from EE with discounts to their mobile phone customers

  • Truly unlimited usage available in most areas
  • Truly unlimited fibre broadband services available
  • Competitive phone bundles, including inclusive calls to UK mobiles
  • £50 early cancellation credit if you choose to leave your current provider early

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EE Standard Broadband
£21.50 for 18 months
£27.00 thereafter

No upfront cost

  • 18 months reduced price!
  • Truly unlimited usage
  • 5GB data boost for existing EE pay monthly mobile plans!
  • 10Mb average download speed
  • Free Bright Box wireless-n router
  • Free 1 year Norton Security Premium worth £79.99
  • £50 early cancellation credit if you're still in contract with your current provider
  • Only pay for the calls you use
  • No activation fee
  • 18 month contract
 

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EE Fibre Broadband
£26.00 for 18 months
£30.00 thereafter

No upfront cost

  • 18 months reduced price!
  • 36Mb average download speed
  • 9Mb average upload speed!
  • Truly unlimited usage
  • 5GB data boost for existing EE pay monthly mobile plans!
  • Free Bright Box 2 wireless-ac router
  • Free 1 year Norton Security Premium worth £79.99
  • £50 early cancellation credit if you're still in contract with your current provider
  • Only pay for the calls you use
  • No activation fee
  • 18 month contract
 

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EE Fibre Plus Broadband
£30.00 for 18 months
£32.00 thereafter

No upfront cost

  • 18 months reduced price!
  • 67Mb average download speed
  • 18Mb average upload speed!
  • Truly unlimited usage
  • 5GB data boost for existing EE pay monthly mobile plans!
  • Free Bright Box 2 wireless-ac router
  • Free 1 year Norton Security Premium worth £79.99
  • £50 early cancellation credit if you're still in contract with your current provider
  • Only pay for the calls you use
  • No activation fee
  • 18 month contract
 

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EE are now offering £50 early cancellation credit if you choose to leave your current provider early and switch to EE Broadband. Just claim on the EE site after you've switched and provide evidence of paying additional fees to cancel before the end of your previous contract.

Reasons to choose EE

  • Fibre packages available - speeds averaging 67Mb available in some areas
  • Ultrafast fibre rolling out in some areas - Fibre Max 2 has an average speed of 300Mb (but has very limited availability)
  • Fibre products come with the cutting edge Smart Hub router with the lastest 802.11ac wireless technology
  • Truly unlimited broadband - you don't have to worry about how much you download each month
  • Free mobile data - get 5GB or 20GB free mobile data when you take a SIM and broadband plan together, or if you're an existing mobile customer with a pay-monthly or SIM-only plan
  • £50 early cancellation buy out for switchers - offered if you're still within your contract and want to switch to EE

Possible downsides

  • No standalone broadband available - you cannot get EE broadband without taking line rental from them, too
  • Longer contracts - EE's shortest contracts are 18 months, this may not suit your needs if you intend to move house or will only use the service at certain times of the year
  • Older wireless tech on standard broadband - you get the old Bright Box 1 router, supporting 802.11n wireless tech, on standard broadband deals
  • Annual CPI plus 3.9% price rises - prices for broadband, line, call plans and call charges will increase with the Consumer Price Index plus 3.9% in June 2021, March 2022 and then annually each March onwards

 

Features at a glance

  • 10Mb average speed standard broadband, 36Mb average for Fibre and 67Mbps average speed for Superfast Fibre

  • 12 and 18 month contracts available

  • Truly unlimited downloads

  • Free activation and equipment, or £50 new line engineer charge if you require telephone line installation

  • 12 months free Norton Security Premium worth £79.99

  • Bright Box 802.11n router as standard or 802.11ac Smart Hub with fibre

  • Apple TV 4K packages available for EE mobile customers

  • Competitive range of phone packages including inclusive mobile calling on some bundles

  • £50 early cancellation credit if you choose to leave your current provider early and incur exit charges when you switch to EE Broadband (must be claimed)

  • 5GB monthly data boost to your EE mobile plan

  • EE Broadband have published a Traffic Management Policy

3.2 stars
  satisfaction rating based on 1880 customer ratings since 2019-11-26. See more EE customer ratings and reviews.

This page relates to EE home broadband, EE mobile broadband packages are listed separately

Details last checked on 2020-11-24

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EE Fibre Broadband More Info

Special offer: 18 months reduced price + 5GB mobile data boost + no activation fee!
Add PAYG calls for £2 a month or Anytime calls for £8 per month!

802.11ac Wireless RouterPhone CallingLine Rental

averages
36Mb
truly
unlimited
18
months
£312 £26.00
£30.00 after 18 months
annual price changes apply

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EE Fibre Broadband with Apple TV 4K More Info

Special offer: 18 months reduced price + Includes BT Sport + 5GB mobile data boost + no activation fee!
Add PAYG calls for £2 a month or Anytime calls for £8 per month!

802.11ac Wireless RouterPhone CallingTelevision ServiceLine Rental

averages
36Mb
truly
unlimited
18
months
£456 £38.00
£45.00 after 18 months
annual price changes apply

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EE Fibre Max 145 More Info

5GB mobile data boost + no activation fee
Add PAYG calls for £2 a month or Anytime calls for £8 per month!

802.11ac Wireless RouterPhone CallingLine Rental

averages
145Mb
truly
unlimited
18
months
£480 £40.00
annual price changes apply

Go to site
EE Fibre Max 300 More Info

18 months reduced price + 5GB mobile data boost + no activation fee!
Add PAYG calls for £2 a month or Anytime calls for £8 per month!

802.11ac Wireless RouterPhone CallingLine Rental

averages
300Mb
truly
unlimited
18
months
£564 £47.00
£48.00 after 18 months
annual price changes apply

Go to site
EE Fibre Plus Broadband More Info

Special offer: 18 months reduced price + 5GB mobile data boost + no activation fee!
Add PAYG calls for £2 a month or Anytime calls for £8 per month!

802.11ac Wireless RouterPhone CallingLine Rental

averages
67Mb
truly
unlimited
18
months
£360 £30.00
£32.00 after 18 months
annual price changes apply

Go to site
EE Fibre Plus Broadband with Apple TV 4K More Info

Special offer: 18 months reduced price + 5GB mobile data boost + no activation fee!
Add PAYG calls for £2 a month or Anytime calls for £8 per month!

802.11ac Wireless RouterPhone CallingTelevision ServiceLine Rental

averages
67Mb
truly
unlimited
18
months
£504 £42.00
£47.00 after 18 months
annual price changes apply

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EE Standard Broadband More Info

Special offer: 18 months reduced price + 5GB mobile data boost + no activation fee!
Add Anytime calls for £8 per month!

802.11n Wireless RouterPhone CallingLine Rental

averages
10Mb
truly
unlimited
18
months
£258 £21.50
£27.00 after 18 months
annual price changes apply

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EE Standard Broadband with Apple TV 4K More Info

Special offer: 18 months reduced price + 5GB mobile data boost + no activation fee!
Add Anytime calls for £8 per month!

802.11n Wireless RouterPhone CallingTelevision ServiceLine Rental

averages
10Mb
truly
unlimited
18
months
£408 £34.00
£42.00 after 18 months
annual price changes apply

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Customer Reviews

Sometimes the best way to get a feel for a broadband provider is to read what those who are already customers think of the service they're receiving. Below are all the reviews we've received for EE.

Customer Ratings Summary

  • Satisfaction
    3.2 stars
  • Customer Service
    3.5 stars
  • Speed
    2.8 stars
  • Reliability
    2.9 stars

Based on 1880 customer ratings since 2019-11-26

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Ratings are left by users of our speed test as well as by reviewers. Recent star ratings summarise the last 12 months of ratings or the last 100 placed, whichever is largest.

Reviewer Location Reviewing Date Ratings
Been with EE for 3yrs - needed wifi calling and no mobile reception where we are. 3-5mb download speed, poor, but typical for area. Everything was fine until I got a fault on the line, and again and again and again. The Customer services are very polite but utterly powerless to correct faults. 10+ weeks without phone and internet whilst trying to self isolate. I've had legal threats from organisations I who money too on top of financial stress of not being able to work online or manage any of my financial affairs. EE response - we are not obliged to pay compensation so we won't. EE are not a serious business - just sharks. Super quick to take your money, but no intention to actually provide a service. Ofcom needs to pull its finger out and FORCE these zombie businesses to behave like a serious essential utility provider or put them out of business.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    2 stars
  • Reliability
    1 star
Rural staffordshire EE  
Terrible experience with this underhanded company. I realised a couple of years ago that we were completely over paying for the broadband speed we had from them. Called them up to cancel and they managed to sell me a new discounted 18 month deal. After 3 months they put the price up when it was supposed to be fixed for 18 months. Then at the end of the 18 months they start charging nearly double the agreed rate and wait for you to notice! Taking advantage of the fact that people are busy these days and not always paying attention to the companies ready to steal your hard earned cash from right under your nose. Disgusting way to treat loyal customers! I shall be seeing if I can take this up with a consumer watchdog or similar.
Braintree EE  
If I could give negative stars, I would.

Being with EE is like pulling teeth. It's like a full time job except you have to pay them. In short - it's excruciating.

Speed is atrocious. Router drops connection at almost the exact same time every day. Sometimes it stays down for days. Customer support says nothing is wrong. Well, they're wrong.

Of course, they're more than happy to keep taking our money, even though they provide no service whatsoever, other than an obnoxious flashing yellow light.

If I could eradicate one thing from this earth, it would be EE. They are toxic. Do yourself a favour and avoid them. Avoid a lifetime of hardship and stress. It just isn't worth it.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Wales EE  
I thought Post Office was bad but EE's taken it to the next mile of bad.
With Post Office, the internet would be inconsistent but EE it stays on apart from when it restarts but I've noticed my room is a Wifi Blackspot so a couple of weeks ago restarted toe router to try to eradicate the blackspot. Unless Argos and YouTube were down simultaneously, my room has just today returned to being a Wifi Blackspot. At least whenever the Post Office wifi was working, it would work in my room but I've had a blackspot in my room occur after the 14 day period. The first time i restarted it fixed. i thought this happened again when i was on discord and messages weren't reading, turns out the channel i was on got deleted. today youtube would buffer and argos wasn't refreshing so i had to turn off my ipad wifi and was like Oh bother, here we go with my room now being officially classed as a wifi blackspot again.
  • Satisfaction
    2 stars
  • Customer Service
    3 stars
  • Speed
    2 stars
  • Reliability
    1 star
. EE  
We’ve been waiting for the broadband to be connected since the end of August. After numerous calls, engineer appointments that never happened, it was raised to the head office after an official complaint was sent to EE. I had a call back today (7th week since we ordered it) to be told that this order is not going through because it got stuck SOMEWHERE and needs to be cancelled and that the new order will be placed today, HOPEFULLY connected in 2 weeks.. Team on the phone is well trained to sound nice, just about it. I wish I came across these reviews before..
  • Customer Service
    2 stars
Hampshire EE  
I can't give a star rating for broadband speed and reliability as I didn't get that far.
Promised that they would try to get me fibre and would call me if there was a problem.
No call, cancelled my current service and I've had to use mobile data to get internet.
No apology or acceptance or responsibility for leaving me with no broadband despite complaints. Avoid at all costs.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
Wiltshire EE  
Switched from bt to EE as it was supposed to be an easy switch, unplug and plug the other router in, I'm now left with 5 days no internet as they cant figure out what's wrong, cant review much else. Not to happy about it as im working from home and need it.
  • Satisfaction
    2 stars
  • Customer Service
    3 stars
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Shotts EE  
Simply the best provider I've used; I only get 30Mbs at my address, but that was enough for 3 people to hammer it throughout the lockdown. It has never crashed once
  • Satisfaction
    5 stars
  • Customer Service
    5 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
Glasgow EE  
They’ll set up a broadband appointment with you two weeks in advance at the earliest, you’ll take off work to be home for the setup, then they will no-call/no-show, then they won’t do anything to fix it besides call the next day with another list of appointments you will have to take even more work off for :)
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
Bury EE  
I think most of the clowns on here live in a parallel universe!
I have nothing but praise for EE. My broadband has always been fine but the customer service is such that if I did encounter an issue and let's face it s..t happens then I'm confident that it would be sorted in a timely manner.
All I can say is that if you speak to people in a courteous manner then you'll get a better response than if you go off on one.
Ring any bells ????
  • Satisfaction
    5 stars
  • Customer Service
    5 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
Norfolk EE  

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BT, EE, Plusnet and John Lewis announce mid-contract price hikes - what can you do?

Posted on 2020-11-13 18:10 in News Features John Lewis EE BT Plusnet

Make sure you read the terms carefully when you take out a new broadband deal: there's a growing trend for some providers to sneak in new clauses promising significant mid-contract price rises.

The four BT Group brands - BT, EE, Plusnet and John Lewis - have now all announced new policies to allow bigger price hikes on their deals. They will see annual increases equal to the consumer price index (CPI) inflation rate - plus an extra 3.9% on top.

Previously, ISPs would typically peg their rises to the CPI, or in some cases promise none at all.

Plusnet, for example, have effectively replaced their heralded fixed price guarantee with the guarantee of at least one - and potentially two - price rises over the course of a broadband deal.

BT, meanwhile, no longer offer contracts shorter than the two-year maximum that Ofcom allows. That means you'll be paying at least 7.95% more at the end of your deal than you were at the start.

Here's what they've announced:

  • BT and EE are using the CPI published every January. The price rises go into effect from 31st March each year, and apply to customers who signed up after 1st September 2020.
  • For the 2021 increase, Plusnet and John Lewis are using the CPI published in April and applying the increase from 1st June. After that, they're using the CPI published every January, and adding the increase to bills from 1st March. It affects customers who signed up from 7th October.

If you're on an older deal and still within your initial contract period you won't be affected by these changes until the time comes for you to renew. If you're out of contract you will be affected, although you should never stay on an out-of-contract deal for long.

So how much more will you be paying? For reference, the CPI rate for December 2019 was 1.3%, so that's the rate by which your price would have gone up on most deals. Under the new policy, that increase would have been a hefty 5.2%.

The Bank of England's target for the CPI is even higher at 2%. Of course, with the uncertainty that comes from the UK being in the middle of the biggest economic slump in 300 years, it's hard to predict what that rate will be in future. Needless to say, negative inflation won't result in a discount as that 3.9% will stay in place regardless.

What can you do?

Ofcom rules state that you can quit your contract without penalty if your broadband provider introduces "unexpected" mid-contract increases. But by announcing these plans, and writing them into your contract, they won't be classed as unexpected, so there's no escape.

What you can do instead is ensure you factor in the changes in your monthly charges when you're comparing broadband deals. And also keep in mind the date you sign up. If you take out one of these deals in February or March you'll be hit by an immediate price hike.

This move makes genuine fixed price guarantees more valuable than ever, especially if you're signing up for longer than 12 months. TalkTalk, italk and SSE are among the suppliers still offering them, so if you want clarity over what your bills will look like over the next couple of years they're worth checking out.

If you're ready to find a better deal on your broadband, use our postcode checker to see what's available in your area.

 
 

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Vodafone still the worst large provider for broadband complaints, say Ofcom

Posted on 2020-09-02 11:37 in News Post Office EE Vodafone Plusnet TalkTalk Sky Virgin Media BT

For the third successive quarter, Vodafone have been named as the 'big eight' broadband provider that generates the most complaints.

The unwanted title comes from Ofcom's latest complaints report for the last quarter of 2019. They show what while the industry average improved from 14 to 12 complaints per hundred thousand customers, Vodafone's number rose slightly to 27. That's around a quarter more than the next worst 'big eight' performers, Plusnet and TalkTalk.

Once again, the standout suppliers were EE and Sky with just five customers having cause to moan. They, along with BT, were the only companies to achieve below average grievance levels. Virgin Media made the biggest improvement, with their level of disgruntled users dropping from 20 in the previous quarter, to 14.

The data covers the UK's eight largest broadband suppliers, which all have at least 1.5% market share. Here's how they rank:

  Complaints per 100,000 customers Compared to previous quarter
EE 5 -
Sky 5 -
BT 10 -3
Industry Average 12 -2
Post Office 13 +3
Virgin Media 14 -6
TalkTalk 19 -3
Plusnet 20 -2
Vodafone 27 +1

 

The report covers October to December 2019. Its publication was delayed due to the coronavirus outbreak, and it also means that the data doesn't take into account the massive surge in broadband use during the lockdown. We'll have to wait and see what impact that had on customer satisfaction.

Customer satisfaction

Speaking of which, Ofcom have also released their latest annual Customer Satisfaction survey. The report, for the whole of 2019, shows that an overall 85% of users are happy with the broadband service they get.

Of the 'big eight', Plusnet came out on top with an impressive 93% satisfaction rate. This is in spite of them performing pretty badly in a couple of areas. Over the year they had the second highest number of complaints, at 100 per hundred thousand customers. They also had the second longest call waiting time. Anyone phoning Plusnet for support would have to wait an average three minutes 48 for the call to be answered. By comparison, TalkTalk would answer in just 39 seconds.

This was a rare win for TalkTalk, who came out bottom of the satisfaction chart at just 78%. Only 44% of their users were happy with how complaints were handled, too.

The Customer Satisfaction report ranks the leading broadband providers across a range of categories. Here are the winners and losers:

  Average Best Worst
Overall satisfaction 85% Plusnet - 93% TalkTalk - 78%
Customers with a reason to complain 12% BT, Post Office - 10% EE - 15%
Satisfaction with complaint handling 53% EE - 66% TalkTalk - 44%
Average call waiting time 2:10 EE - 0:26 Virgin Media - 4:26
Ofcom complaints per hundred thousand 52 Sky - 21 Vodafone - 115

 

Your broadband rights

You don't have to settle for poor service from your broadband provider. If you aren't happy with what you're getting, or you don't think you're getting what you're paying for, take a look at our guide to your rights as a broadband customer to find out what you can do. We've got some advice on how to complain to your broadband provider, too.

And, of course, when your contract is up, you don't need to stick around if your provider is not up to scratch. Check out the best broadband deals available today to see what your options are.

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EE Home Broadband Buyers Guide - Is EE right for you?

Can I get EE?

EE broadband uses the Openreach network so is available countrywide. You should be able to get it in all but the most remote areas.

Coverage extends to over 95% of UK homes, with the same service and price being available whether you're in a major city or a rural village (although speeds will, naturally, vary). Use our postcode checker to see if EE is available where you live.

EE are best known as a mobile network. You don't need to be an EE mobile customer to sign up to their broadband services, although you will get some added benefits on your phone plan if you are, such as a 5GB boost to your EE mobile data allowance. In addition, you can get good EE mobile broadband deals in our mobile broadband section.

EE was bought by BT in 2016. There are plans to merge the networks of the two companies over the next few years, starting in 2020.

What packages are available?

EE offer three core home broadband packages, with different speeds to suit your needs and budget.

  • Standard broadband - unlimited broadband with an average speed of 10Mb. It comes with the older Bright Box 1 router
  • Fibre broadband - the entry level fibre package offers unlimited usage and an average speed of 36Mb. It includes the cutting edge Smart Hub router, with fast 802.11ac performance
  • Fibre Plus broadband - the high-end fibre deal has unlimited downloads and an average speed of 67Mb. It also comes with the latest Smart Hub router

All three deals come on 18 month contracts, although a more expensive 12 month contract option is available for 10Mb average speed standard broadband. Line rental is included in the price - there's no option to buy without line rental - and there's no setup fee. If you're an EE mobile customer with a SIM-only or pay monthly deal you'll also get 5GB of free mobile data added to your plan each month.

You can add a call plan from around £5 per month for weekend calls. There is also the option to sign up for EE TV products. EE TV offers 70+ Freeview channels (some in HD), catch up TV, On Demand services, and the ability to watch on your smartphone or tablet.

Speeds are given as averages because they can vary depending on a range of factors such as how busy the service is (peak times such as evenings are busier than late at night) and how far you are from either your local telephone exchange (for standard) or your street cabinet (for fibre), with longer distance decreasing your broadband speed. The average speed is in fact the median, achievable by at least 50% of EE users on the same product during peak time hours of 8pm to 10pm. You can use our postcode checker to find out your likely distance from your nearest exchange, and estimate how fast your package could be (we're currently unable to give fibre speed estimates for most postcode areas, but EE will give you an accurate estimate before you sign up).

On top of these three offers, EE have two extra plans that run on the new G.fast service for ultrafast broadband. These are Fibre Max 1, with an average speed of 145Mb, and Fibre Max 2, averaging 300Mb. Both come with a bonus 20GB per month data added to your mobile plan. However, the G.fast rollout is a long-term project and coverage in early 2019 is limited to just over a million homes. The plan is to cover 5.7 million homes by the end of 2020.

Which package should I choose?

All of EE’s home broadband packages are truly unlimited, so you don't need to worry about choosing a download cap. Instead, you should focus on the difference in broadband speed - and whether it is worth paying for a faster connection.

If you're close enough to the telephone exchange to enjoy them, EE’s standard broadband speeds averaging 10Mb would be more than enough for most online activities such as using social media or e-mail, or even heavier uses like gaming, video calling or streaming TV and films, and so may be sufficient for many Internet users, especially those who live alone.

You may benefit from faster internet speeds is you do a lot of online gaming, watch a lot of streaming TV and films or regularly download a lot of large files, especially in larger households where more than one person might be doing these things at any one time. The faster speeds available with fibre also help prevent slowdown when a lot of people are using one connection - especially if these people are heavy Internet users. This can be the case for student flats or homes of large families.

Ultimately is a trade-off between cost and speed - and there is no point paying for more than you need.

The other factor to consider is whether you use your landline enough to benefit from inclusive anytime and mobile calls, or whether the standard evening landline calling option will be sufficient.

Points to consider before you choose

  • How far do you live from a BT telephone exchange, and will this be a problem for your standard broadband speeds?
  • How many people will be using your broadband connection at any one time, especially for heavy downloading, streaming video or online games?
  • Is the extra expense of fibre broadband really worth it for you?
  • Will you save money on calls by opting for the anytime and mobile calls option?

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What do I get when I sign-up?

It's always good to know upfront what you'll get when signing up with an ISP so you know what you can enjoy for free, or to budget for any extras you may want.

  • Smart Hub or Bright Box 1 wireless router - EE broadband customers receive a free wireless router to manage their internet at home. Fibre customers receive the latest Smart Hub with the fast wireless ‘AC’ technology that enables it to provide strong coverage around your home using hyperfast speeds and the best frequencies to avoid interference from any other devices. It supports multiple devices, is quick and easy to set up, and it's backwards comparible with 'N', 'G' and 'B' rated wireless devices and wired connections. Standard Broadband customers get the older Bright Box 1 router. This supports the slower 'N' technology, although will still be fast enough to deliver your broadband service at top speed.
  • Nortion Security Premium - EE customers get one year’s free use of Norton Security Premium, worth £79.99, providing anti-virus tools, firewalls, and parental controls, to help you monitor your connection and keep it safe.
  • Biggest 4G mobile broadband network - EE were the first provider to offer 4G superfast mobile broadband in the UK and are now following suit with the rollout of their 5G network. 4G can rival home broadband speeds in some areas, while 5G is putting ultrafast broadband through its paces. Those combining their home broadband package with mobile deals can therefore benefit from high-speed broadband on the go as well as at home.
  • Free support by phone and online - EE offer free online support around the clock with their comprehensive guides and Ask the Community option. If you need telephone support, this is also available for free between 8am and 9pm Monday to Friday and 8am to 8pm on weekends.

What are the benefits of EE?

The benefits offered by an ISP may be what seals the deal in your decision to buy a package from them.

  • Wide range of mobile options - As the UK's largest mobile network, EE bring a great deal of mobile phone expertise to the table. You can get your home broadband packaged with landline deals, mobile deals and even phones themselves, all together in one convenient package. Only TalkTalk, Virgin Media and Vodafone of the big ISPs offer similar levels of mobile options with your home broadband.
  • Truly unlimited broadband in all areas - EE’s unlimited broadband is truly unlimited for customers, meaning you can download or upload as much as you want each month without being artificially slowed down.
  • Advanced technology wireless router for fibre - Fibre customers receive the cutting edge Smart Hub wireless router which supports 802.11ac connections for faster speeds over longer distances.
  • £50 Early Cancellation Credit - If you're still within your contract for another supplier and want to switch to EE early, just claim on the EE site after you've switched and provide evidence of paying additional fees to cancel before the end of your previous contract, and they're provide you with £50 bill credit to cover some of that cost.
  • TV options - When you sign up you can also choose to take the EE TV service. The basic services consists of the freely avaiable Freeview channels with a set-top box that allows you to record shows and access on-demand and catch-up services. These come through a combination of your TV aerial and your broadband service. You can augment this with subscriptions to premium channels including Sky Sports.
  • Vastly improved complaint levels - Having been one of the most complained about broadband providers just a couple of years ago, Ofcom data for late-2019 shows that EE now receive the fewest number of complaints among all the big providers.

What are the drawbacks of EE?

Let's face it, not everything can be perfect, and even the best deals may have a downside.

  • No standalone broadband - EE do not offer any standalone broadband contracts, meaning that you have to get your home broadband with phone service and line rental. This is only really an issue for those who do not plan to use a landline or do not wish to change phone provider - especially given EE’s free inclusive weekend and evening calls.
  • 18 month contracts - EE’s contracts have a minimum of 18 months for fibre, which can be a problem for those who have short tenancies or do not want the commitment of a year-long contract. The lack of shorter deals is not necessarily a problem however, as the long contracts can be a plus to those who live in one place and do not wish to renew on a regular basis. 12 month contracts for standard broadband are often significantly more expensive than their 18 month equivalent.
  • Older wireless tech on standard broadband - For a standard broadband product averaging 10Mb, you'll be provided with the older Bright Box 1 router, supporting 802.11n wireless technology. This tends to have poorer range that the 802.11ac tech used in the EE Smart Hub routers and tend to achieve slower connections further from the router.
  • Annual CPI increases apply - Prices for broadband, line, call plans and call charges will all increase in June 2021 by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) rate of inflation published by the Office for National Statistics in April of that year plus 3.9%, and then will raise again on the same CPI plus 3.9% basis each March from 2022 onwards. Other prices, content and terms may also change during your contract.
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