EE, the U.K.’s first 4G network carrier, has quietly launched SIM-only plans. The tariffs, which allow people who already own a 4G handset to use EE’s network without having to sign up to a two-year contract that includes the cost of a handset, were originally scheduled for launch earlier this month but were delayed by around two weeks – owing to testing processes “over-running”, according to the company.
The 12-month SIM-only plans have gone live on EE’s website and are also available via telesales. EE said SIM-only plans would also be available in its retail stores “soon”.
Prices start at £21 per month for a tariff with a 500MB data cap, rising to £36 for 5GB of data — making them £15 per month cheaper than EE’s 24-month handset plans. Unlike the handset plans, the SIM-only plans do not currently offer the top of the line 8GB option. EE has been criticised for not offering any unlimited data tariffs.
Everything Everywhere is the UK’s largest communications company, providing mobile and fixed-broadband communications services to more than 27 million customers through the Orange and T-Mobile brands. Our vision is give the UK the best network and the best service so our customers trust us with their digital lives. We have invested over £15 billion since 2000 building Britain’s biggest mobile networks, and plan to invest over £1.5bn in the next three years to further improve our network and introduce...