EE 5G SIM Only Deals
- Compare EE 5G SIM only deals
- Huge choice of great value plans
- Choose from a 12 month or 1 month rolling contract
Why choose EE 5G SIM Only?
EE was the first UK network to launch a 5G service, so it has had a head start on rivals, one which means that at the time of writing it’s in the lead in terms of coverage, and if its 4G roll out is anything to go by it may well stay that way.
So EE is a great choice for 5G SIM Only. As for why you might want to choose 5G SIM Only in general, well, it can save you a lot of money compared to buying a contract that includes a phone.
You will of course need a 5G phone to take advantage of the full speeds of 5G SIM Only, but if you already have one or find one being sold outright for a good price, then SIM Only is the way to go.
SIM Only on EE is also more flexible than a contract with a handset, as its 5G plans last 12 months, compared to 24 months if you get a phone. You can also get unlimited 5G data.
EE 5G coverage
EE’s 5G coverage is rapidly expanding. For a detailed look at it, head to our EE 5G coverage page.
Note that EE also has excellent 4G coverage, so when you’re not in a 5G area you’ll still be well-served.
EE 5G speeds
EE promises typical 5G speeds of around 100-150Mbps faster than 4G, while peak speeds could exceed 1Gbps. So it’s very, very fast.
EE’s 5G SIM Only plans come with ‘Swappable Benefits’. At the time of writing you can get an unlimited data plan with three benefits, namely an Amazon Prime Video subscription, access to BT Sport in HDR on your phone, and Roam Further, which lets you roam for free in more places (more on which below).
All three of these benefits can be active at once. That means that despite the name they can’t actually be swapped, but don’t be surprised if new options are added over time, which you would then be able to swap to every 30 days.
If EE starts offering 5G plans with a data limit then these will also have more benefits to choose from, as there are some EE Swappable Benefits that only apply when you have limited data.
EE also offers both 4G Calling and Wi-Fi Calling, giving you more communication options.
EE lets all customers roam at no extra cost across most of Europe. Plus, if you have the Roam Further Swappable Benefit then you’ll also be able to use your minutes, texts and data in the US, Canada, Mexico, Australia and New Zealand.
You can tether on EE SIM Only with no restrictions, so you can use your phone and SIM card to get other devices online when there’s no Wi-Fi available, just as if you had a 5G broadband device.
How can I keep my number when switching?
The main step is just to request your PAC (Porting Authorisation Code), which you can do by texting the word ‘PAC’ and your date of birth (in the format DDMMYY) to 65075, using the number that you want to keep.
Then just supply EE with this code, which can be done using a number transfer form on its site. You’ll also need your temporary EE number, so you make sure you’ve ordered and activated your EE SIM card.
Which size SIM will I get?
EE will send you a Multi SIM, containing all three SIM card sizes (standard, micro and nano). So you just need to select the one that’s the right fit for your phone (though this will almost certainly be the smallest, nano card).