EE Mobile Phone Deals

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Find out all you need to know about EE. 

Key Points

Who is EE?

EE is owned by the BT group and is a combined effort of what was once T-Mobile and Orange in 2010. EE now has 31 million customers worldwide[1] .  

EE boasts the fastest 4G network in the UK, with the best download speeds and possibly the best coverage. EE’s 4G currently reaches over 99% of the UK population and more than 90% of the UK’s landmass[1] 

As well as 4G, EE also offers 5G coverage in up to 50 towns and cities in the UK. Check if 5G on EE is available in your area. 

 Why compare EE mobile phone deals?

Some of the main benefits of EE are:

  1. Swappable benefits included with some plans 
  2. Lots of different tariffs to suit a variety of needs, including pay monthly, SIM-only and pay as you go (PAYG) deals
  3. Great SIM-only bundles with 100GB or unlimited data
  4. Wide range of phones available

When deciding which mobile phone deal to choose, consider your needs, how you plan to use your phone and make sure you understand the details of the tariffs on offer. One option may stand out more than the next, so you can find the option that best suits your needs. 

EE Contract Phones

EE has mobile contracts for popular handsets such as Apple, Samsung, Motorola, Google, Huawei, Sony and many more. 

Each contract plan will have a set number of minutes, data and texts that you can use each month. Some plans even have unlimited data or ‘swappable benefits’.  These benefits give you free access to one or two of the following:

If you pick an EE smart plan you can upgrade at any time, as long as they’re more than 15 days into their new contract, the cost of this will depend on when you upgrade and what device you’re upgrading to. 

The handset and amount of monthly allowances you choose can have a big influence on the monthly cost of the contract.

If you can afford the monthly payments and are happy to stick with the same phone for a while, an EE pay monthly handset could be the right choice for you.

However, if you’re looking for something more cost-effective, or if you’re happy with your current phone, take a look at EE sim-card-only deals or pay as you go. 


EE has lots of SIM-only options lasting either 12 or 18 months, these plans are packed with minutes, texts and data but you don’t get a new phone included.

The cheapest SIM-only deals usually include unlimited minutes and texts. The most expensive deals offer 5G unlimited data, unlimited texts, unlimited minutes and 3 swappable benefits. 

EE pay as you go

PAYG is a flexible contract-free deal where you need to ‘top-up' your phone with credit to use your allowance of texts, minutes and data. 

For example, you top up your phone with £10 credit and you get a set amount of texts minutes and data for a month. Next month you might decide to top up by £5 instead, as you didn’t use up all your allowances from last month.

EE PAYG deals include:

  1. Free Boosts - Buy three packs in a row and get a free minutes, texts or data boost
  2. Free UK Roaming - Roam like you’re at home in up to 48 European destinations 
  3. Data Rollover - Any unused data rolls over into your next months bundle

It’s worth noting that Go Compare doesn't sell handsets, however they do SIM-only or pay as you go deals that you can pair with your new handset. 

How to find the best EE deal? 

When searching for a new phone or tariff it’s worth taking your time and doing some research beforehand.

Like most companies, EE has different offers for both new and existing customers.

There are also monthly or quarterly promotions to watch out for, like the ‘Triple data deal’ on PAYG tariffs. 

Think about the amount of calls, texts and data you need to get the most out of your tariff and avoid paying extra for boosters.

If you watch videos or play a lot of games on your smartphone then you might want to consider a deal that offers a lot of data. 

If you do use the internet a lot, set up a data cap so that you don’t go over your limit and get charged extra. 

Compare EE SIM-only and contract deals to find a plan that works for you.

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[1] EE, February 2020

[2]  EE, Why EE, March 2020