EE

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 Broadband with Line Rental
£20.00 for 18 months
£31.00 thereafter

£10.00 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 £59.99
  • £50 early cancellation credit if you're still in contract with your current provider
  • Only pay for the calls you use
  • 18 month contract

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EE Fibre with Line Rental
£26.00 for 18 months
£36.00 thereafter

£15.00 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 £59.99
  • £50 early cancellation credit if you're still in contract with your current provider
  • Only pay for the calls you use
  • 18 month contract

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EE Fibre Plus with Line Rental
£30.00 for 18 months
£41.00 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 £59.99
  • £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
  • Fibre products come with the Bright Box 2 router with the lastest 802.11ac wireless technology
  • Truly unlimited broadband - 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 make a lot of calls, especially with 1000 monthly minutes for calls to mobile phones on some bundles
  • £50 early cancellation buy out offered if you're still within your contract and want to switch to EE

Possible downsides

  • 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

  • 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

  • 12 months free Norton Security Premium worth £59.99

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

  • EE TV packages available, even if you're not a mobile customer

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

  • £23 discount if you pay line rental a year up front

3 stars
  satisfaction rating based on 3465 customer ratings since 2017-12-15. 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 2018-12-04

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EE Broadband with Line Rental More Info

Special offer: 18 months reduced price + 5GB mobile data boost!
Add Anytime calls from only £5 per month!

802.11n Wireless RouterPhone CallingLine Rental

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10Mb
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£250 £20.00
£31.00 after 18 months

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EE Broadband, TV and Line Rental More Info

Special offer: 18 months reduced price + 5GB mobile data boost!
Add Anytime calls from only £5 per month!

802.11n Wireless RouterPhone CallingTelevision ServiceLine Rental

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10Mb
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£388 £31.50
£39.00 after 18 months

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EE Fibre Plus with Line Rental More Info

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

802.11ac Wireless RouterPhone CallingLine Rental

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67Mb
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£360 £30.00
£41.00 after 18 months

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EE Fibre with Line Rental More Info

Special offer: 18 months reduced price + 5GB mobile data boost!
Add Anytime calls from only £5 per month!

802.11ac Wireless RouterPhone CallingLine Rental

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36Mb
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months
£327 £26.00
£36.00 after 18 months

£15.00 upfront cost

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EE Fibre, TV and Line Rental More Info

Special offer: 18 months reduced price + 5GB mobile data boost!
Add Anytime calls from only £5 per month!

802.11ac Wireless RouterPhone CallingTelevision ServiceLine Rental

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36Mb
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£423 £34.00
£44.00 after 18 months

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EE Superfast Fibre, TV and Line Rental More Info

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

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£456 £38.00
£49.00 after 18 months

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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 stars
  • Customer Service
    3.3 stars
  • Speed
    2.7 stars
  • Reliability
    2.9 stars

Based on 3465 customer ratings since 2017-12-14

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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
Signed up as my phone is with EE.
For the first year everything was fine, not superfast, but my flatmate and I had no problems streaming tv or browsing the web.
After the first year the speed dropped dramatically.
My flatmate moved out so I am the only one using the internet.
The last speed test showed speeds of 0.07 upload and 0.07 download.
If you call they will run a basic line test and thats it.
Over the past year I have received a new router.
Engineer visits.
An EE adviser telling me that the speed has dropped because too many people are using it (not true)

In September I had 4 weeks of no internet. They offered me 5gb of data for my phone to compensate - which they ended up charging me for.....

I was with Virgin for 4 years and never had one issue.

Since I got EE it has been issue after issue/

Huge mistake changing over
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    2 stars
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Edinburgh EE  
I have 2 sim only contracts with we. 2 phone lines with we. One is basic ADSL which has never failed. The other is VDSL fibre ( to the box!) So far, mobile service is very good. As for the vdsl fibre, not so good! Line drops about once a week! The waffle I have had from poorly trained general staff makes me weep. The main issue is the EE router. The WiFi struggles to keep going. My portable devices often say " connected, no internet" My smart TV dies in the middle of a Netflix movie! My desktop PC the same. Both these devices are Ethernet connected. EE have replaced the VDSL router, a total of 3 times while arguing that its my CCTV that's causing it all! Unfortunately for EE, I am the owner of a CCTV company. I install CCTV on other customers broadband. I don't get calls saying they can't log into their cameras! I have now had to buy my own ( Billion) VDSL router, which has been solid since installation! EE have offered me 50% of the £100 cost by way of a credit! As far as I'm concerned, not good enough!!! The senior support staff are polite and courteous. Its a pity they are let down by a lame router
  • Satisfaction
    3 stars
  • Customer Service
    4 stars
  • Speed
    5 stars
  • Reliability
    2 stars
Chatter is, cambridgeshire EE  
Internet constantly fails. Customer services are rude totally unhelpful and don't give a damn why you have rang. I have been having problems for over 2 weeks now and hot no where with customer services. I'm actually very surprised I am able to send this review before it kucksme off again .
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Sheffield EE  
they overcharge me after I finished to pay my phone, they force me to declare that I was leaving the service because I wanted an inferior services, that I could not complaing beacuase I signed the contract, I did it in the shop in a hurry, as did not had the change to read the whole thing. let alone to understand it, they took advantage of me, never going back to EE, not matter what.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    4 stars
  • Reliability
    4 stars
Choose One... EE  
For month been lied to with ee customoer service is crap pass you around houses can never get to talk manager I am so angry with service go someone else till no how to deal with customers right
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    2 stars
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
CHELSEA EE  
Would not waste your time with EE they are a joke seriously when it comes to Mobile Phones no problems at all I have a contact with them never had any issues with Mobile, I took out WIFI with them as I thought I could have Mobile + WIFI all in one bill nice and convenient and it was the worst thing I ever done. When I enquired over the phone about the WIFI I told her the WIFI will be used for gaming with a Playstation 4 (Older Version) and watching/streaming Netflix etc she promised me I would not have any issues connecting to my Console so I took it out had issues straight after it went live my router was downstairs and could not even connect my phone to my WIFI from one floor up! They told be to buy a WIFI booster £25 and they would take it off my bill I reluctantly said ok bought it and that still did not work! I said I would like to cancel the contract as I was promised services and they were not delivered then 3 weeks later I receive a bill for £300 rung them up and complained there was nothing they could do as "the debt was sold to a collection agency" well jokes on them when I said I will pay a £1 a week/ Dont waste your time with EE they know about phones and not much else.
EE  
this is going to be long.
from the begin there was a problem with the speed, however i have been informed it is going to take up to 10 days to set. after 10 days obviously went only worse. this is when i was no longer entitled to leave without cancellation fee. what i am currently pay is super fibre up to 80meg, with min of 38. ON THE CABLE my spped after 5-11pm is from 2-6 MEG!!! i was phoning them almost every single day for over 3 weeks, every day spoken to someone else telling the story from the begin. so far i had 2 engeneers (which obviously did not manage to do a thing) the conversation started with a manager im on the line with him for over a month now i have raised the complaint which is obviously still open they was trying to convince me to close the complain so they will take a money off my bill(lol) i sent several screenshoot of the spped test to prove them cuz obviously from their side av 80meg(lol). the issue all of the sudden has been fixed for 2 weeks, and dropped again few days ago so the ballte have started all over again, they are very surprised that i want to leave. i made again a screenshot being on the phone with the manager and apparently he did not receive it. i have been accused(they think that may be it) of using VPN on my PC(whatever it call) i have also made a VIDEO to show the way i am changin the cable to the laptop and running speed test but i am just waitng for the call back with the idea how to send it over to them.. IN WOULD NOT RECCOMEND TO ANYONE!!!!
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    2 stars
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Glasgow EE  
Broadband speed 1.6mbps so slow and rubbish
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    2 stars
  • Reliability
    1 star
Shropshire EE  
EE Broadband is one scam. Super slow downloads and often no way of logging on. No chance to stream or game and no chance to get one device to work ......forget a few. And forget the excuse for so called customer service! What a joke! This company sucks!!! Keep away from these cowboys!
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Liverpool EE  
We have o.9 download
Upload 0.2
Absolutely unacceptable!
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Wirral .lower heswall EE  

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Broadband compensation

Get automatic compensation when your broadband goes down

Posted on 2018-12-13 16:07 in News EE Zen Plusnet TalkTalk Sky BT Virgin Media

You could be in line for compensation next time your internet goes down, following an agreement involving some of the UK's biggest broadband providers.

A voluntary code introduced by industry regulator Ofcom states that, from early next year, providers will have to reimburse customers if they lose broadband or landline phone service.

So far, BT, Sky, Virgin Media, TalkTalk and Zen Internet have signed up to the agreement. Plusnet and EE have also indicated that they may join.

What you'll get

Under the plan, customers will receive £8 per day in compensation when their broadband goes down and the fault takes longer than two days to fix.

In addition, there will be £25 compensation when an engineer misses a scheduled appointment, or cancels within 24 hours.

Plus, customers will receive £5 per day when new services they sign up for do not start on time.

Homes, and small and medium businesses are eligible.

There are some caveats. You won't get compensation if you're the cause of the problem, like if you damage the wiring in your home or are out when the engineer arrives. Most faults are also likely to be fixed inside two days, so you could still experience disruption without being compensated for it.

Openreach are also involved in the scheme, since most faults occur on their network (apart from Virgin Media, who use their own infrastructure). They have said that they won't compensate the broadband suppliers in the event of force majeure events like flooding, leaving the onus on the suppliers themselves to foot the bill in those instances.

After a consultation in Spring 2017, Ofcom published their judgement in November 2017, giving retail and wholesale providers a 15 month deadline by which automatic compensation had to be in place. This means that the very latest we can expect to see the system working is mid-February 2019.

Your consumer rights

The agreement is the latest in a line of measures designed to the experience of broadband users, and ensure we're all getting value for money.

You can already exit your deal early and without penalty in the event of mid-contract price rises, or if the service you're receiving is simply not up to scratch. And the process to switch broadband is also now much simpler than it used to be.

You can find all the information you need on these subjects and more in our guide to your broadband consumer rights.

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Stay safe online

PC Security: 5 things you need to do to stay safe online

Posted on 2018-11-29 13:52 in Features Sky Plusnet Virgin Media Vodafone BT NOW Broadband John Lewis EE TalkTalk

As we spend more and more of our lives online - managing our money and doing our shopping - we're more likely to encounter problems. Viruses, scams and other cyber-crimes are continuing to become more common. So what's the best way to stay safe online? Let's take a look.

1. Install anti-virus software

Anti-virus software is a must if you use Windows (less so for Macs, Chromebooks, phone and tablets). It doesn't just protect you against viruses you can get though email attachments or dodgy downloads; it protects against all malware - any software designed with malicious intent. This includes nasties like spyware that steals your passwords, and ransomware, which locks down your computer unless you pay up.

Free anti-virus software from your broadband provider

A lot of the best broadband providers give you a free, or cheap, anti-virus subscription as part of their deal. If yours is on this list, make sure you take them up on the offer:

  • BT: with BT you get the McAfee powered BT virus Protect. You can install it on two or up to 15 machines, depending on your package. You also get Web Protect, which checks websites you visit are safe, and True Key, a secure password manager you can install on five devices.
  • EE: EE Home Broadband gives you a year's subscription to Norton Security Premium for up to 10 devices. After that it costs £39.99 a year, half the normal price.
  • Plusnet: Plusnet Protect, from McAfee, is free for Unlimited and Unlimited Fibre Extra customers. On the standard Unlimited Fibre deal you'll need to pay an extra £2 a month for your virus protection. You can install it on up to seven PCs.
  • Sky Broadband: on one of Sky's Unlimited deals you get a 12 month free trial of the McAfee Internet Security suite for up to three PCs. On the limited packages you get three months. Once the trial is up you can keep it going for £3 extra a month.
  • TalkTalk: with TalkTalk you get HomeSafe, an award winning online security package. This combines some virus protection and parental controls. It isn't a full anti-virus tool, though.
  • Virgin Media: Virgin Media Security is worth £39.95 a year, but is free to all Virgin Media broadband customers. It gives you full anti-virus coverage for up to three PCs.
  • Vodafone: with Vodafone you get a free six month sub to F Secure SAFE anti-virus package for up to five devices. After that, you can subscribe for £39.99 a year - half the normal price.
  • NOW Broadband: with NOW you get the Broadband Buddy service. This helps to protect you against malware-infected sites, but isn't a full anti-virus package.
  • John Lewis Broadband: John Lewis offers a full subscription to the Bullguard security package for Windows users.

If your supplier isn't on the list, there's loads of free anti-virus tools you can get instead. Bitdefender and Avast are among the most highly rated.

Malware isn't just a concern for those who browse the murkier reaches of the internet. Perfectly benign, mainstream websites can become compromised, and even ads can be crafted to try and do bad things without you even needing to click on them.

2. Keep your software updated

It's so tempting to turn off automatic software updates. They always pop up at the worst possible time, and if it happens to be a Windows update you can write off the next half hour waiting for it to finish.

Except, software updates are really important. Especially the Windows ones.

They don't just bring new features or improved performance, they make your computer more secure. Bugs in software can create the kind of security risks that malware thrives upon. Not only do they allow the malware into your system, they can also enable it to spread from one machine to another.

Updates shut down these vulnerabilities. At the very least, don't turn off updates to Windows or your web browser, such as Google Chrome. Better still, allow all your apps to update as they need to.

3. Learn how to recognise online scams

Malware is designed to exploit weaknesses in computer systems, but the truth is the weakest points of all are us, the users. You can lock down your laptop but it won't stop someone trying to trick you into handing over your passwords.

Phishing scams, as they're called, have moved on a lot since the days of the Nigerian prince who wanted to send you tens of millions of dollars. They're now a whole lot more sophisticated and difficult to spot. And it isn't just online that you need to be wary. You might get a text message purporting to be from your mobile network, or you could get a scam call from your broadband provider.

So, how do you spot scams? Here's a few tips:

  • Spelling and grammar mistakes in emails are a dead giveaway. Also, does the email greet you by name or a generic title?
  • Beware of emails demanding urgent action. Scammers try to scare you into responding, like telling you there's been a security alert on your account, or you're overdrawn, and you must log in to fix it.
  • Be wary of links in emails. Don't assume that the link is going to take you where you think it will.
  • Or just don't click links at all. Instead of clicking a link to one of your online services, manually type their address into your browser instead. Or pick up the phone and give them a call.
  • If it sounds suspicious, it probably is. If you didn't buy a lottery ticket, you didn't win the lottery.
  • Don't assume a fancy website means that a site is reputable. This is a rule to follow when shopping online, too.

Anti-virus software and web browsers will help you to sniff out phishing scams. What better reason to keep them up to date?

4. Use better passwords

We all know the importance of using strong passwords and not re-using them. But it can be difficult, since strong passwords are so much harder to remember. There are three things to try to make your life easier:

  1. Think in terms of passphrases instead of passwords. A sentence of eight random words is easier to remember - and type - than a password of eight random characters, but it's just as hard to crack.
  2. Consider using a password manager. Don't save your passwords in your web browser, use a dedicated password manager instead. This saves all your logins under a single, more secure password. With BT Broadband, the True Key offers exactly this feature and is worth trying out. Alternatively, take a look at LastPass or 1Password, both of which are free.
  3. Use two factor authentication. A large and growing number of services offer two factor authentication. When you log in you need to enter both your password and a second, unique code sent to your phone via an app or text message. It's a lot more secure.

5. Keep an eye on your privacy

Finally, keep an eye on how much information you're sharing online. If you use social networks you're probably sharing a lot more than you realise. Check the Privacy section in Facebook and other services to lock them down, and make sure your kids do this, too.

And speaking of kids, most broadband providers offer some form of parental controls that you can use to manage what people can see, or how long they can go online. These are worth setting up, but remember that they are by no means foolproof.

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EE Buyers Guide

Can I get EE?

EE, 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 the BT Openreach network, so you should be able to get EE wherever you are. 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 fibre-optic broadband packages use the same fibre to the cabinet technology as BT Infinity. FTTC broadband has been rolled out to almost 90% of 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.

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 averaging 10Mb
  • Fibre broadband averaging 36Mb
  • Fibre Plus broadband averaging 67Mb

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 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 truly 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. There's also no traffic management limits so you shouldn't be artificially slowed down at peak times.

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 to sign up for triple play EE TV products.  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?

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.

  • 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 the latest 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 Security Premium - EE customers get one year’s free use of Norton Security Premium, worth £59.99, providing anti-virus tools, firewalls, and parental controls, to help you monitor your connection and keep it safe.
  • Biggest 4G mobile broadband network - EE 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.

  • 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.
  • 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 award winning Bright Box 2 wireless router which supports 802.11ac connections for faster speeds over longer distances.
  • Line Rental Saver - You can save £23 per year by paying for that year’s line rental as one lump sum instead of monthly, further lowering potential costs.
  • £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.

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.
  • 12 or 18 month contracts - EE’s contracts have a minimum of 12 months or 18 months for fibre and many special offers, 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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