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Old 03-07-2013, 12:18
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On 17th July EE will be launching a summer promotion offering double speed 4G and greater data allowances for consumers.

Customers who sign up to a 24 month 4GEE phone plan before 30th September 2013 will receive both double speed 4G and data allowances which are double, triple or even quadruple the size of the standard plans
EE Shared 4GEE Plans allow customers to connect up to five devices to the one 4GEE plan whether its with friends and family, or for their own tablets and laptops. Customers can add an existing 3G2 or 4G phone to their 4GEE phone plan from just 12 per month on SIM Only (from 22 per month for a new 4G phone), allowing them to receive unlimited minutes and texts on both phones, as well as access to the shared data.

Alternatively customers can add an existing 4G tablet from 5 per month on SIM Only (26 per month for a new 4G tablet) or an existing 3G2 or Wi-Fi enabled tablet (via a mobile Wi-Fi device) for 11 per month. An example saving for a typical family of four would be 38 a month over 450 a year3.
Sounds interesting. The promotion for new customers would give 4 times the amount of data on the 51pm plan. From 5GB to 20GB.

Here is a list of price plan changes applicable between Jul 17th and Sep 30th
(in brackets is the amount of data you get compared to before)
26pm- 500mb
31pm- 1GB (x2)
36pm- 1.5GB(x2)
41pm- 2GB (x2)
46pm- 10GB (x3)
51pm- 20GB (x4)

Shared 4G Plans work like this-
Take out a contract above^
Then add a sim only line for 12pm (12m) or 17pm (1m) and get the shared unlimited texts/calls and data allowance.

Alternatively you can get a 4G phone for 22pm (24m) and access to the shared allowances.

There is also option to add a data only device to the shared plan where you get access to the shared data.

https://explore.ee.co.uk/our-company...astest-network
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Old 03-07-2013, 12:55
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Oh, forgot to mention EE are introducing double speed 4G which takes the max theoretical speed on 4G from 100mbps to 150mbps (not sure how that's double).

This means on average customers should be getting 24-30mbps.

Also PAYG broadband from 15pm (2GB) is now an option.
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Old 03-07-2013, 13:03
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Like the look of the speeds.... but 41 pm for 2gb is still a rip off (imho)... and not enough to tempt me from DC-HSPA which has been giving me a reasonably consistent 20mbps at work of late.
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Old 03-07-2013, 13:10
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It's a shame existing customers don't get a look in though as 3gb to 10gb is a very nice increase.
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Old 03-07-2013, 13:36
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It is good to see that EE are launching double speed in those places and hopefully they can give further updtaes on which places will be next on the list and also the next places that will be getting 4GEE.

For the double speed upgrade is it just a base station software upgrade or does actual equipment need changing or new backhaul pipes ?
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Old 03-07-2013, 13:40
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It is good to see that EE are launching double speed in those places and hopefully they can give further updtaes on which places will be next on the list and also the next places that will be getting 4GEE.

For the double speed upgrade is it just a base station software upgrade or does actual equipment need changing or new backhaul pipes ?
At the moment it's just a few places-

Double speed will launch on 4th July in Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Derby, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Nottingham and Sheffield, doubling the current average speeds to 24-30Mbps.
As far as i;m aware no equipment changes.
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Old 03-07-2013, 13:45
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I wonder if they'd let existing customers upgrade to double data if they agreed to a new 24 month contract?...

I'm not sure how it would for me as im on the 8GB tariff which i think was 56, would I just go to the 51 20GB deal?
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Old 03-07-2013, 13:58
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51 pound a month . Jesus .

Roll on Three doing 4g One Plan .
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Old 03-07-2013, 14:01
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51 pound a month . Jesus .

Roll on Three doing 4g One Plan .
When you weigh it up Three really are providing the better value for money there.

EE have really underestimated the 4G uptake. People don't care and don't need 4G. Especially at the current prices. And the majority of customers joining EE4G were original t-mobile and orange customers.
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Old 03-07-2013, 14:09
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I have to keep watching my usage on EE , im on the 46 3 Gig plan, did originally start off the T-Mobile full monty wish i had stayed on it now as i had unlimited data, but they phoned me to switch over and i accepted. They should have just altered everyones tariff to have the increased/new allowances not just new customers.
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Old 03-07-2013, 15:00
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Not impressed at all when I've been paying them 46 a month since the beginning and still only have 3GB.
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Old 03-07-2013, 15:24
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I can certainly see how this would annoy old customers as people will be getting more data for the same price. I can certainly see it attracting new members to them though.
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Old 03-07-2013, 15:51
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I moved to EE 4G from T-Mob and have just moved back after a pretty shambolic 6 week experience - even double or quadruple data wouldn't tempt me back.

The final straw was that EE's own signal box isn't set up to reliably route inbound voice calls to handsets with SIm card provisioned for 4G - so basically most calls either don't get terminated at all (just silence) or go straight to voicemail (which then doesn't give any alert of a message waiting).

It took over a month for EE to fess up and admit the routing on the signal box backend doesn't work at present so I had no option but to go back to T-mob where the signal box works 100% of the time - in that time I lost track of the number of calls I had to make to EE to follow up on their broken commitments to look into it / call me back - even the reverse migration took 2 weeks.
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Old 03-07-2013, 16:48
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I can certainly see how this would annoy old customers as people will be getting more data for the same price. I can certainly see it attracting new members to them though.
This is always the danger when you take on a contract though isn't it especially with a new immature technology.
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Old 03-07-2013, 16:57
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This is always the danger when you take on a contract though isn't it especially with a new immature technology.
Oh agreed it is there is always risks in these things.
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Old 03-07-2013, 17:36
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Not impressed at all when I've been paying them 46 a month since the beginning and still only have 3GB.
EE have released an official statement about why they're not allowing existing customers to get the same deal:

http://abload.de/img/angry-joe-give-me-mon66zid.gif
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Old 03-07-2013, 17:45
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What is 3G like on 3, im currently on 02 paying 20 a month and the speeds are terrible. i use pay as you go, should i move to 3.
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Old 03-07-2013, 17:47
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What is 3G like on 3, im currently on 02 paying 20 a month and the speeds are terrible. i use pay as you go, should i move to 3.
Get a pay as you go SIM card and try it. 3 are known to have superior 3G coverage compared to O2 but really the best way to do it is to go and try it in the places you live/work/etc.
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Old 03-07-2013, 18:03
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Still seems to over priced for me to switch from my 3G provider to EEs 4G
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Old 03-07-2013, 18:12
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What is 3G like on 3, im currently on 02 paying 20 a month and the speeds are terrible. i use pay as you go, should i move to 3.
If you have a DC-HSDPA handset i would recommend it highly i see speed 12-18mb on a regular basis.
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Old 03-07-2013, 18:35
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Not impressed at all when I've been paying them 46 a month since the beginning and still only have 3GB.
From the press release it states

Existing customers can take advantage of the bigger data allowances offered during the promotion by upgrading their plan to the next price point.

However I guarantee I won't be able to as I am already paying 56 for 8GB and I am on an 18month contract rather than 24.
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Old 03-07-2013, 19:04
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So what happens with the 56 for 8Gb plan and the 76 for 20Gb plan?
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Old 03-07-2013, 19:07
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Questions.

1. Is the promotion for the length of the contract only or does it continue at the promotional rate as long as you do not change it after 24 months?

2. For existing customers is it a new 24 month contract or do you just pay extra for the remainder of whats left?
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Old 03-07-2013, 19:30
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I only have an iphone 3gs dont know if that will be sufficient.
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Old 03-07-2013, 19:44
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It also looks as if EE will introduce speed tierings to complicated its LTE offering further.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology...er-connections
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