Why choose an EE phone contract?
EE was the first UK network to launch a 5G service, so it has a head start on rivals and may well be in or near the lead in terms of coverage for a long time – just as it was with 4G.
EE also sells a significant selection of 5G phones (as well as SIM Only) and offers plans with unlimited data, so you can make the most of your high-end handset and superfast data.
The network also has plenty of infrastructure and as it is now owned by BT it should be well positioned to continue growing and expanding, so you can expect a reliable 5G network that will only get better over time.
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EE takes the near-unique approach of letting you choose which extras you want, with many of its plans coming with between one and three ‘Smart Benefits’.
With an Android phone, these let you choose between an Amazon Prime Video subscription, a BT Sport Ultimate subscription, an Apple Music subscription, a BritBox subscription, the ability to roam for free beyond Europe, and the option to use an unlimited amount of data on select video services.
On iPhone meanwhile the selection includes Apple Music, Apple TV Plus, Apple Arcade, BT Sport Ultimate, a Video Data Pass (for unlimited data on select streaming services), and Roam Further (to roam beyond Europe at no extra cost).
EE also lets you upgrade any time, making its 5G phone plans remarkably flexible all-round. Select handsets also support Wi-Fi Calling and 4G Calling.
Plus, if you also take out EE home broadband, then you can get a monthly data boost of up to 20GB.
EE lets you roam for free across 48 European destinations, and if you need to roam further afield, simply select Roam Further as a swappable benefit to also be able to roam for free in the US, Canada, Mexico, Australia, and New Zealand.
If you’re travelling elsewhere then EE also offers a Travel Data Pass, which gets you up to 500MB of data per day in numerous countries, with prices starting at £4.80 per day (depending on where you want to use it).
EE allows you to use as much of your monthly data allowance as you want for tethering, so with a high allowance you can comfortably turn your phone into a mobile broadband device and get other devices online.
How can I keep my number when switching?
The main thing you need to do is simply get your PAC code from your old network. You can either call them and ask for it, or just text the word ‘PAC’ and your date of birth (in the format DDMMYY) to 65075.
Then, activate your new EE SIM card and fill in a number transfer form.