EE launches 4G pay-as-you-go packs from £1 a week


Updated on 09 September 2014 | 0 Comments

Network now offers the cheapest way to access 4G on pay-as-you-go (PAYG).

EE has launched a new range of 4G pay-as-you-go (PAYG) value packs with deals starting from £1 a week.

The network says the new £1 seven-day packs are designed to transform the UK PAYG market by offering better flexibility and value alongside regular 30-day deals.

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EE’s new PAYG deals

EE PAYG users can now pick from the Data Pack, Talk and Text Pack or Everything Pack.

The table below shows what you can get with the revamped packs.

EE PAYG Pack

Deal for £1

Deal for £10

Deal for £15

Deal for £25

Data Pack

10 minutes

10 texts

100MB

(Seven days)*

 

 

 

Talk and Text Pack

25 minutes

50 texts

Free 10MB

(Seven days)*

250 minutes

Unlimited texts

Free 10MB

(30 days)**

750 minutes

Unlimited texts

Free 10MB

(30 days)**

 

Everything Pack

 

150 minutes

Unlimited texts

500MB

(30 days)**

500 minutes

Unlimited texts

2GB

(30 days)**

1,000 minutes

Unlimited texts

4GB

(30 days)**

* 25MB data, 10 free minutes or 25 free texts bonus after three months

** 250MB data, 50 free minutes or 250 free texts bonus after three months

The £1 bundles last seven days and are available on a Data Pack or Text and Talk Pack. These come with small allowances but can give users a taste of 4G speeds for a tiny cost.

Alternatively there are deals starting from £10 on the Text and Talk Pack or Everything Pack which offer better value with bigger allowances that last for 30 days.

You can choose a pack when you buy a phone or SIM, or get one later online, in the My EE app or by texting ALL PACKS to 150.

All EE PAYG customers using these packs will get the option of a free data, texts or calls bonus every three months as well as access to EE Wednesdays offering two-for-one deals on cinema tickets.

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How EE compares

EE’s £1 seven-day 4G PAYG deals are unique at the moment and offer the cheapest way to try the superfast service without the commitment.

But if you need more and want a combined deal you would be better off going for the Everything Pack, which combines calls, texts and data. The table below shows how this compares with other 4G PAYG bundles from the main providers (all deals last 30 days).

PAYG deal

Deal for £10

Deal for £15

Deal for £20

Deal for £25

EE Everything Packs

150 minutes
Unlimited texts
500 MB

500 minutes
Unlimited texts
2GB

 

1,000 minutes
Unlimited texts
4GB

Three All-in-One

100 minutes
3,000 texts
500 MB

300 minutes
3,000 texts
Unlimited data

 

 

O2 Pay & Go Big Bundles

 

200 minutes

2,000 texts

1GB

400 minutes
4,000 texts
2GB 

 

Vodafone Freedom Freebies

 

 

500 minutes
Unlimited texts
2 GB

 

EE’s £10 Everything Pack beats Three’s £10 All-in-One plan for the best value deal at this range, offering users more minutes and texts for the price.

However, Three offers better value for £15 a month as the All in One plan for this price level gives users an unlimited data allowance.

Vodafone only offers 4G to PAYG customers from £20 which is pretty expensive compared to other providers. However, at this price level it offers the best value deal compared to O2.

It’s not all about price

Apart from getting the best price, the other factor to consider when going for a 4G deal is the coverage a network has.

As EE launched ten months before its rivals, it has the widest coverage for 4G users at the moment. 

EE now covers 75% of the population, 263 major towns and cities, and over 2,500 villages and small towns (with a population of less than 10,000).

Vodafone's 4G service is up and running in 313 towns and cities, while O2 has got 248 areas live.

Three in contrast only has 96 cities major towns and cities up and running on its 4G service.

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