EE

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

  • Unlimited usage on all deals in low cost areas
  • 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 Broadband with Weekend Calls
£1.00 for 12 months
£9.95 thereafter

Line rental from £15.75

  • £1 a month for a year!
  • Unlimited monthly allowance
  • Free Bright Box wireless-n router
  • Free 1 year Norton Online Security
  • £50 early cancellation credit if you're still in contract with your current provider
  • Weekend UK landline calls
  • Free connection
  • 12 month contract

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EE Fibre with Weekend Calls
£9.95 for 18 months
£19.95 thereafter

Line rental from £15.75

  • 18 months better than half price!
  • Up to 38Mb download speed
  • Up to 10Mb upload speed!
  • Unlimited monthly allowance
  • Free Bright Box 2 wireless-ac router
  • Free 1 year Norton Online Security
  • £50 early cancellation credit if you're still in contract with your current provider
  • Weekend UK landline calls
  • 18 month contract

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EE Fibre Plus with Weekend Calls
£19.95 for 18 months
£29.95 thereafter

Line rental from £15.75

  • 18 months reduced price!
  • Up to 76Mb download speed
  • Up to 19Mb upload speed!
  • Unlimited monthly allowance
  • Free Bright Box 2 wireless-ac router
  • Free 1 year Norton Online Security
  • £50 early cancellation credit if you're still in contract with your current provider
  • Weekend UK landline calls
  • 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

  • Fastest standard broadband available - EE have used traffic prioritisation to ensure that the average customer gets the fastest possible standard broadband speed, up to 17Mb
  • Fibre packages available - speeds of up to 76Mb available to some areas
  • Fibre products come with the Bright Box 2 router with unbeatable 802.11ac wireless
  • Unlimited broadband - if you live within a low cost area you don't have to worry about how much you download each month
  • Can be one of the lowest priced phone and broadband suppliers - good value if you live in the low cost areas and make a lot of calls, especially with 1000 monthly minutes for calls to mobile phones on some bundles

Possible downsides

  • More expensive in some rural or remote areas - if they've not put their equipment in your telephone exchange, you may end up paying a lot more than EE's headline prices
  • 20GB usage limit in some rural or remote areas - unlimited usage allowances only apply in coverage areas and the alternative usage allowance is relatively low
  • Special offers only apply within network areas - if you live outside low cost areas, you won't qualify for most EE offers
  • No standalone broadband available - you have to take EE's line rental and at least their inclusive weekend calls in order to get home broadband. This might not be the best choice for you if you don't intend to make any calls
  • Longer contracts - EE's shortest contracts are 12 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

 

Features at a glance

  • Up to 17Mb standard broadband and up 76Mbps fibre broadband download speeds

  • 12 and 18 month contracts available

  • Unlimited downloads in low cost areas, 20GB limit elsewhere

  • 12 months free McAfee AntiVirus Plus Parental Controls

  • Bright Box 802.11n router as standard or 802.11ac Bright Box 2 with fibre

  • EE TV available to existing EE, T-mobile and Orange mobile customers

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

  • £21 discount if you pay line rental a year up front

  • EE have published a Traffic Management Policy

2.6 stars
  satisfaction rating based on 6795 customer ratings since 2015-06-25. 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 2016-06-16

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EE Broadband with Weekend Calls More Info

Special offer: £1 a month for a year! + free connection!
Add Anytime & Mobile calls for an extra £5 a month or International Extra for £10

802.11n Wireless RouterPhone CallingLine Rental (17.50 pounds)

up to
17Mb
unlimited 12
months
£18

£207.00 with
saver line rental
£1.00
£9.95 after 12 months

Line rental from £15.75

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EE Broadband, TV and Weekend Calls (existing mobile customers only) More Info

Special offer: 6 months better than half price + Data Boost + free connection!
Add Anytime & Mobile calls for an extra £5 a month or International Extra for £10
Mobile data boosted to 10GB or 20GB depending on call plan

802.11n Wireless RouterPhone CallingTelevision ServiceLine Rental (17.50 pounds)

up to
17Mb
unlimited 18
months
£113

£302.40 with
saver line rental
£4.95
£12.95 after 6 months
EE TV only available to existing EE, T-Mobile and Orange mobile customers with speeds over 4Mb/s

Line rental from £15.75

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EE Fibre with Weekend Calls More Info

Special offer: 18 months better than half price!
Add Anytime & Mobile calls for an extra £5 a month or International Extra for £10

802.11ac Wireless RouterPhone CallingLine Rental (17.50 pounds)

up to
38Mb
unlimited 18
months
£150

£339.40 with
saver line rental
£9.95
£19.95 after 18 months

Line rental from £15.75

Go to site
EE Fibre, TV and Weekend Calls (existing mobile customers only) More Info

Special offer: 18 months reduced price + Data Boost + free connection!
Add Anytime & Mobile calls for an extra £5 a month or International Extra for £10
Mobile data boosted to 10GB or 20GB depending on call plan

802.11ac Wireless RouterPhone CallingTelevision ServiceLine Rental (17.50 pounds)

up to
38Mb
unlimited 18
months
£161

£350.40 with
saver line rental
£12.95
£22.95 after 18 months
EE TV only available to existing EE, T-Mobile and Orange mobile customers with speeds over 4Mb/s

Line rental from £15.75

Go to site
EE Fibre Plus with Weekend Calls More Info

Special offer: 18 months reduced price!
Add Anytime & Mobile calls for an extra £5 a month or International Extra for £10

802.11ac Wireless RouterPhone CallingLine Rental (17.50 pounds)

up to
76Mb
unlimited 18
months
£270

£459.40 with
saver line rental
£19.95
£29.95 after 18 months

Line rental from £15.75

Go to site
EE Fibre Plus, TV and Weekend Calls (existing mobile customers only) More Info

Special offer: 18 months reduced price + Data Boost + free connection!
Add Anytime & Mobile calls for an extra £5 a month or International Extra for £10
Mobile data boosted to 10GB or 20GB depending on call plan

802.11ac Wireless RouterPhone CallingTelevision ServiceLine Rental (17.50 pounds)

up to
76Mb
unlimited 18
months
£281

£470.40 with
saver line rental
£22.95
£32.95 after 18 months
EE TV only available to existing EE, T-Mobile and Orange mobile customers with speeds over 4Mb/s

Line rental from £15.75

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Details last checked on 2016-06-16

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
    2.6 stars
  • Speed
    2.2 stars
  • Reliability
    2.5 stars
  • Customer Service
    2.7 stars

Based on 6792 customer ratings since 2015-06-24

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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
EE have been really frustrating to deal with. I have been a customer for 20 years, they can never help with my data issues and instead they ring to sell me more products. Really disappointed.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
London EE  
skype drops and the reason given is speed f my internet connection.
a google search takes too long
  • Satisfaction
    3 stars
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
stafford EE  
Broadband speed got one star just for being connected. Download speed of 0.90 and upload speed of 1.08. Something seriously wrong with this and not at my end. Will be looking around when my contract ends.
  • Reliability
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
Gourock, Inverclyde EE  
Well its been 5 weeks now and broadbsnd speed ridiculously slow and frequenly losing signal,it takes forever to do anything on the internet and its impossible to watch anything on Now TV as it continusously buffers, had various conversations with customer service and getting nowhere, they did send a new brightbox to fix the problem but this has made no difference and all they keep doing is retesting which doesn't make any difference, customer service don't seem to have a clue on how to fix the problem and don't seem bothered about gettting it sorted. Very frustratinng!
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
Leeds EE  
Ordered ee bright box broadband which came on time, easy to set up and no set up charges. Up and running with good speed from the start. Very happy.
  • Satisfaction
    5 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
  • Customer Service
    5 stars
Great sutton EE  
Left sky broadband and thought would be great to have ee home broadband for a saving of about £7 a month and the thing that really was amazing is the 10gb mobile data added for free to my mobile phone account every month. I went for it this is what happened
1- ee didn't put a request to keep my landline number which I lost I HAD THAT LANDLINE NUMBER FOR 20 YEARS
2-broadband connects great up and running in no time.
3-wife and the family start to complain to me that the new broadband is showing full signal and not getting the Internet.
4-I tell them it can't be, it's there phones.
5-I phone ee and they are very helpfull changing the settings ect but nothing changes.
6-The internet is now rubbish on everything that connects to it i can't watch Netflix without it stopping every 2 seconds.
7-I am using my mobile as a hotspot for everyone to connect to in the house
8-I am so unhappy with the ee homebroadband i only hope that they are listening to the public and sort it out.
EE SORTOUT THE HOMEBROADBAND AND GIVE YOUR CUSTOMERS WHAT THEY ORDERED
  • Satisfaction
    3 stars
  • Speed
    4 stars
  • Reliability
    2 stars
  • Customer Service
    1 star
Swansea EE  
one word for EE home broadband and it's a swear word so I'll leave it your imagination , I wish I'd have read these reviews before leaving sky.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
Liverpool EE  
After reading all the negative EE reviews about service, connection and what really killed it for me was data managment in place I looked elsewhere for broadband and even rang BT to see what they could offer my as my contract had ended with them to be told, as I am an existing customer I could not have the big flashy prices they were now offering. So decided to again look elsewhere and kept coming back to EE, the prices were very good for complete package of phone and broadband. So decided to go for it and made the order online also got quidco cash back, so went for it. I was shocked how quickly I got an emailed stating that my order was accepted, within a few days again I was updated on my order and given a switch over date - so far so good. New router arrived as per the email, switch over day came and had a txt around 7:30am to confirm it was done. Sure enough connected router and checked phone line, all working - initial speed was as per my BT connection 20 up and about 6 down, so far so good same speeds and im saving about £14 each month great. After a few days speed fluctuated slighty and was getting upto 27 up and about 6 down - good stuff. After some reserach I decided to upgrade the router, network cables and also the BT master socket in the house. Ok the router was not cheap, but thought worth a gamble...and wow suddently im getting solid 34-38 down and 9-10 up, I cannot see any evidence of data mangement so far. Im now a month in and touch wood all good, speed is constant. I am more than aware if I ever have to call EE thats when this will all be put to the test, but I am happy thus far and have no complaints over the service provided - maybe im just lucky?!
  • Satisfaction
    5 stars
  • Speed
    3 stars
  • Reliability
    5 stars
  • Customer Service
    5 stars
Wiltshire EE  
I have been a customer of ee for a number of years. Recently my livebox died (RIP Big Fella) so ee decided to send me the "much more capable and, my friend, much better" brightbox. Great I thought, what can possibly go wrong. Well when BT Wholesale speedtest can't actually measure the speed as its too low then it seems like things can go wrong. So I did what a 5 star reviewer suggested....I called support. Only problem is that customer support is very difficult to get hold of. Fancy watching GoT tonight? No I think I'd rather sit and listen to hold music all night long. Fancy watching a film on netflix? Nah...I'd rather listen to customer support hold music. So this goes on for a while. Get through a few times, many platitudes uttered, lots of empathy, a couple of times even a bit of help....although the speed always dropped back again. So I found out eventually that the "intelligent internet" function had never been enabled. Don't worry they said, we've typed out a memo they said, it'll be sorted out in 72 hours they said. No, no it wasn't. Put in a complaint. We'll be back to you soon...within 72 hours...nah. This company has truly gone down the crapper. Moving asap....mobile will be going too as soon as contract allows
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
COVENTRY EE  
I have been with EE for one month, coming from their parent company of BT. I was under the impression that the type of service would be exactly the same because BT own EE but in my time I have, had nothing but issues. EE are a complete tripe of an internet provider. The connection is so terribly slow, it's almost like you've travelled back to the bad old days on 64k dial up. Of course that's assuming you can get connected in the first place and there isn't a DNS error; which nine times out of ten there will be.

Imagine spending an hour trying to check your email. Very frustrating and that's EE in a nut shell. Everything is frustrating. Their customer helpline is anything but, their staff are ill equip and, I suspect, poorly trained to deal with any serious issue more complex than "have you tried turning the modem off and on again?" Or my personal favourite "have you connected to the right network?" Their staff are also quite partial at lying, telling the customer what they would like to hear just to pacify them. Expect empty promises of "our technician will sort the issue" to "we will credit your account the value of X as a form of compensation" something which according to the guys in the EE store, the technicians aren't allowed to make.

In the space of a month, we've had 2 replacement modems and a wireless network extender from EE in an attempt to sort this but you can only polish something so much before you realise it's a....well you get the jist. The best piece of advice I can give you is to simply stay away. I'll be getting out of this contract ASAP.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
Edinburgh EE  

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National Average Speeds March 2016

Average mobile broadband speeds rising in 2016 while fixed line home broadband speeds coast at late 2015 levels

Posted on 2016-04-08 16:59 in Announcements News 4GEE EE Hyperoptic Vodafone Three Sky Virgin Media BT Post Office

Each month hundreds of thousands of broadband customers test their speeds with our broadband speed test. Since the end of 2015 there's been little change in average speeds from home broadband with average download speeds for March 2016 coming in at 20.41Mb and average upload speeds at 3.73Mb.

However, our test also supports users testing on tablets and smartphones, meaning we can report on mobile broadband speeds from 4G and 3G networks. While home broadband has been stable, mobile broadband average download speed has risen by a full 2Mb since December and upload speed by 1.6Mb, the average mobile broadband speeds for March 2016 were 15.31Mb download and 3.71Mb upload.

When the big mobile broadband and home broadband providers' average speeds compete on the same table, it's only Virgin Media's DOCSIS 3 cable broadband that outperforms mobile broadband, clocking in 46.95Mb, with upload speeds at 5.9Mb. 4GEE is ahead of BT Broadband with download speeds clocking in at 18.71Mb, faster than BT by 1.07Mb. 4GEE and Vodafone mobile broadband sit in overall 2nd and 4th places beating all home big broadband providers' averages bar Virgin Media, with Vodafone's 16.26Mb average mobile download speed only 1.38Mb behind BT.

Of the home broadband providers Post Office Broadband still has the UK's slowest broadband speed overall with only 4.38Mb average downloads and 1.67Mb average uploads, well below the average speeds expected for copper phoneline broadband. Three tested with the slowest mobile broadband at 12.09Mb downloads, but this still beat home broadband offerings from Sky and EE.

When the supplementary broadband providers table (see page 4 of the report) is included we can see that fibre to the building provider Hyperoptic tested as the fastest broadband overall with 91.7Mb average downloads and 77.3Mb uploads.

Read more Broadband Speed Test Results for March 2016

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National Average Speeds February 2015

Average download speeds see slight decrease over February 2015, with increase in speeds for Sky

Posted on 2015-03-02 18:16 in Announcements News EE TalkTalk Sky Virgin Media BT Plusnet

February 2015 saw average download speeds recorded by users of our Broadband Speed Test drop by 0.48Mb in comparison to the results from January, coming in at 21.43Mb. Average upload speeds saw a 0.23Mb increase to 4.32Mb.

Virgin Media's average download speeds dropped again by 0.63Mb to 40.98Mb, with upload speeds remaining stable at 5.5Mb. BT Broadband remain second place with average download speeds dropping by 0.53Mb to 19.87Mb, though upload speeds increased by 0.29Mb to 5.97Mb. Plusnet hold third place, remaining stable at 15.74Mb for average download speeds with a 0.38Mb increase to 4.78Mb for average upload speeds. TalkTalk are also stable in fourth place, with download speeds at 13.22Mb and upload speeds at 1.75Mb. Finally, Sky are in fifth place with a strong 1.34Mb increase to download speeds, putting them at 13.37Mb, with upload speeds increased by 0.49Mb to 3.44Mb.

Read more Broadband Speed Test Results for February 2015

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EE Buyers Guide

Can I get EE?

EE, the trading name for Everything Everywhere Ltd, is primarily known as a mobile provider but also provides a widely-used fixed line home broadband service. EE was formed when the T-Mobile and Orange mobile phone networks merged. EE's home broadband service is a combination of Orange's home broadband service and a new superfast fibre service. We also list EE's mobile broadband service separately in our Mobile Broadband section.

EE's home broadband products are not exclusive to its mobile customers, anyone is able to sign up, and when you do you'll qualify for the same perks as EE mobile customers.

EE's standard phoneline broadband is available in some form at all BT telephone exchanges. However EE have focused their best features and pricing on areas where they're installed their own equipment in the telephone exchange. This means that customers who live in more rural or remote areas may pay significantly more than the advertised headline prices, experience harsher traffic management and download limits, and also won't qualify for special offer introductory prices. You can find out if you live in an EE coverage area by using our postcode checker.

The situation is a little different with EE’s fibre-optic broadband packages, these use the same fibre to the cabinet technology as BT Infinity. FTTC broadband has been rolled out to two-thirds of all UK households, with urban and central areas tending to be upgraded first. Whether you can benefit from fibre speeds depends on whether your telephone exchange and your street cabinet have been upgraded. More exchanges and cabinets are upgraded every month. You can also use our postcode checker to find out if you live in a fibre network area and are able to get fibre broadband with EE. You still won't qualify for most special offers if you're outside of the EE network area, but you won't otherwise pay a higher monthly price after offer periods are over.

What packages are available?

EE offer three different basic home broadband packages at a range of different speeds to suit your needs and budget:

  • Standard broadband up to 17Mb
  • Fibre broadband up to 38Mb
  • Fibre Plus broadband up to 76Mb

Speeds are given as ‘up to’ as 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. 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 only able to estimate fibre speeds if given a BT line rental phone number, but EE will give you an accurate estimate before you sign up).

These packages are all unlimited, meaning that they do not come with any download caps, allowing you to download as much as you like on your broadband connection without having to worry about incurring extra costs or having your service cut. However they do come with traffic management limits that may artificially slow you down at peak times depending on the type of broadband usage.

Customers living outside EE's low cost area are subject to a 20GB usage allowance and a traffic management policy that slows down all audio and video stream and music and video downloads at peak times, regardless of how heavily you're using the network.

All home broadband packages come with a phone service complete with inclusive phone calls - standalone broadband packages are not available with EE. Free inclusive weekend calls to UK landlines come as standard but, for an extra cost per month, you can also choose free inclusive anytime and mobile calls to cover the entire week. You need to pay line rental with all of these packages, although you can save on line rental fees by paying for a year up front.

There is also the option for existing EE, Orange and T-Mobile customers to sign up for EE TV.  EE TV offers 70+ Freeview channels (some in HD), catch up TV, On Demand services, and the ability to use it with your smartphone or tablet for extra functionality.

Which package should I choose?

If you live in EE's low cost areas then all of EE’s home broadband packages are 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 of up to 17Mb 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

  • Do you live in an EE low cost area? If you don't, can you live with the strict traffic management, 20GB usage limit and no option for extra usage?
  • 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.

  • Bright Box 1 or 2 wireless router - EE broadband customers receive a free award winning Bright Box wireless router to manage their internet at home. Fibre customers receive the Bright Box 2 with cutting edge wireless ‘AC’ technology allows 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.
  • Nortion Online Security - EE customers get one year’s free use of Norton Online Security, providing anti-virus tools, firewalls, and parental controls, to help you monitor your connection and keep it safe.
  • Biggest 4G mobile broadband network - EE have made headlines being the first UK provider to offer 4G superfast mobile broadband, which can rival home broadband speeds in some areas. 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 24/7 online support - EE offer free online support around the clock and if you can’t get online, telephone support is also available, free within the hours of your call plan.

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.

  • Fastest standard broadband speeds - EE have prioritised speed and now have at least 10% of their customers achieving 17Mb or higher speeds, making them the joint fastest standard broadband provider!
  • Wide range of mobile options - EE was formed by Orange and T-Mobile and so brings 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 and Virgin Media of the big ISPs offer similar levels of mobile options with your home broadband.
  • Unlimited broadband in network areas - EE’s unlimited broadband is unlimited for customers in their low cost areas, meaning you can download or upload as much as you want each month.
  • Advanced technology wireless router for fibre - Fibre customers receive the award winning Bright Box 2 wireless router which supports 802.11ac connections for faster speeds over longer distances.
  • Line Rental Saver - You can save £21 per year by paying for that year’s line rental as one lump sum instead of monthly, further lowering potential costs.

What are the drawbacks of EE?

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

  • Traffic management policy - In order to ensure that the average customer gets the fastest possible speed from their broadband, EE's broadband is not truly unlimited, instead certain types of traffic are prioritised and peak times while others are slowed down, regardless of if you're a heavy user or not. Customers outside of network areas have peak time traffic management slowdowns applied to all music and video streaming and downloads regardless of how much is used.
  • 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.
  • More expensive in some more rural and remote areas - As EE have opted to focus discounts and promotions on low cost network areas at the expense of rural and remote areas, you could end up paying a lot more than the headline price.
  • Restrictive usage allowance in some more rural and remote areas - while still advertised as unlimited, if you live outside EE's low cost network areas then you're hit with an allowance of only 20GB a month with no upgrade path should this prove too restrictive.
  • 12 month contracts - EE’s contracts have a minimum of 12 months, 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 one-month contracts 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.
  • Complaint levels - In the months during and immediately after the rebrand from Orange Broadband to EE, their home broadband had a significant jump in customer complaint levels, as reported by Ofcom meaning that EE were the most complained about home broadband provider in the mid-2012 to mid-2013 period. Complaint levels have now reduced but are still significantly above the industry average. EE is currently the second most complained about provider (scaled by volume of customers) of the big 5, with only BT having more complaints per 1,000 customers.

 

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