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EE Mobile Broadband: Is it good?

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Roams UK Entry updated on Tuesday, March 16, 2021

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EE Mobile Broadband is the UK's fastest and most reliable network with unparalleled 4G speeds of up of 90 Mbps with 4G+. There's also a wide range of EE mobile broadband plans available, with a range of data limits and durations of 1 or 24 months, so there should be something suitable for you.

What does EE Mobile Broadband offer?

With EE Mobile Broadband you can:

  • Stay connected wherever you are.
  • Share internet with up to 32 devices.
  • Use a wide range of Mobile WiFi devices

To get started with EE Mobile Broadband and receive 4GEE WiFi, you simply need a mobile broadband device and an active data SIM for it.

EE sells a range of Mobile Broadband devices at different prices and for different circumstances.

To connect other devices to it you'll need to know the network name and password, both of which should be displayed on a card you'll get with your mobile broadband device.

EE offers a range of plans, deals and benefits when you sign up for their Mobile Broadband.

All of EE's unlimited plans come with a 100GB monthly ''giftable data allowance'', which means that customers can gift their data to additional lines linked to the account, and this increases to 120GB of giftable data if taking a 5G Smart handset plan.

All EE unlimited 5G Smart handset plans and 5G Smart SIM plans also come with three 'Swappable Benefits'' – Amazon Prime Video, BT Sport App (HDR) access and Roam Further Pass access – worth more than £25 a month. Meanwhile new unlimited 4G Smart handset plans and SIM plans come with two inclusive Swappable Benefits.

The new plans aren't only available to consumers and can also be taken by business users too. Business SIM-only plans are available from £27 +vat, with Smartphone plans ranging from £41 +vat.


What kind of coverage does EE Mobile Broadband have?

When choosing a mobile broadband, coverage is one of the most important factors. EE has over 99% UK population coverage and over 85% UK geographic coverage with 4G and even 5G. EE have the fastest speeds in the UK according to RootMetrics testing conducted during the first half of 2020.

With strong 3G coverage too, EE is set up to offer a speedy reliable experience.

EE has the fastest speeds in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and recorded the fastest UK-wide speed of 42.6Mbps with Vodafone recording the second fastest at 19.0Mbps. We have also recorded the highest 5G median download speeds across the UK of 134.7Mbps.


What deals do EE Mobile broadband offer?

EE broadband offers various deals to suit your preferences. There's also a wide range of EE mobile broadband plans available, with a range of data limits and durations of 1 or 24 months, so there should be something suitable for you.

EE offers a range of plans, deals and benefits when you sign up for their Mobile Broadband.

All of EE's unlimited plans come with a 100GB monthly ''giftable data allowance'', which means that customers can gift their data to additional lines linked to the account, and this increases to 120GB of giftable data if taking a 5G Smart handset plan.

All EE unlimited 5G Smart handset plans and 5G Smart SIM plans also come with three “Swappable Benefits'' – Amazon Prime Video, BT Sport App (HDR) access and Roam Further Pass access – worth more than £25 a month. Meanwhile new unlimited 4G Smart handset plans and SIM plans come with two inclusive Swappable Benefits.

The new plans aren't only available to consumers and can also be taken by business users too. Business SIM-only plans are available from £27 +VAT, with Smartphone plans ranging from £41 +VAT.

EE Broadband offer:

  • Discounts across ADSL and fibre broadband packages for 18 months.
  • 4G MiFi device lets you access superfast internet speeds wherever you are.
  • Free one year Norton security (worth £59.99) with selected deals.

At the moment there are many EE Mobile Broadband offers available.

For example:


EE 4GEE Mini Mobile WiFi 2020 – Pay As You Go £44.99

  • 6 GB preloaded
  • Data valid for 3 months
  • Roam free in 48 destinations
  • Connect up to 20 devices

EE 4GEE Mini Mobile WiFi

  1. EE 4GEE Mini Mobile WiFi 100GB
    • 100GB of 4G data
    • 18 month contract
    • £35.00 per month (£630.00 total cost)
  2. EE 4GEE Mini Mobile WiFi 200GB
    • 200GB of 4G data
    • 18 month contract
    • £40.00 per month (£720.00)
  3. EE 4GEE Mini Mobile WiFi 300GB
  • 300GB of 4G data
  • 18 month contract
  • £45.00 per month (£810.00)

If you add more GBs, the price increases further.


How can I top up EE Mobile broadband?

You can top up your phone credit by setting up card payments, by using My EE, by text, by phone or in a shop. You can also top up someone else's phone online. 

Top up online through your My EE account:

  1. Log into My EE,
  2. Go to Menu,
  3. Go to Top Up

EE will text you a reminder when your credit's running low.

If you've already registered a credit or debit card, you can top up by text.

Text the following details to 150 from your EE phone:

  1. The letters CR
  2. The last four digits of your registered credit/debit card number
  3. The amount you want to top up (between £5 and £95)

E.g., To top up with £10 with card ending in 1234, text CR 1234 10

Remember to include spaces between each set of digits.

EE will text you to confirm that your top-up has been successful.

You can top up anyone's EE pay as you go or Flex plan phone.

You'll need their number and a debit or credit card. 


How do I top up my credit by phone?

You can top up by credit or debit card, top up someone else's phone or redeem an E-voucher by phone. We'll accept Visa, MasterCard and Maestro UK credit and debit cards as well as international credit or debit cards when you top up by phone.

  1. Call 150 from your EE device (free on a Flex plan, 25p per call on pay as you go if you choose to speak to an advisor)
  2. Choose Top up and follow instructions.

EE will ask you to set up a four-digit PIN code when you call for the first time. This will make topping up faster and more secure. To reset your PIN, simply call 150 from your EE phone and select the option to top up by card then follow the instructions.


How do I use a dongle with EE mobile broadband?

With EE Mobile Broadband and Dongles and MiFi on EE you get:

  • Great deals on EE Mobile WiFi dongles
  • Portable battery-powered devices you can take anywhere.
  • To share internet with up to 32 devices
  • No need for a landline or mains power

Dongles can be bought outright from EE, complete with a pay-as-you-go SIM that you can top up whenever you like. Bear in mind it's only 3G-enabled, however - if you're looking for speedy mobile broadband, you're better off with a 4G Wi-Fi device

To use mobile broadband using a dongle or to use a tablet when you're roaming abroad, you'll need to buy a roaming broadband data add-on.

EE data add-ons will last for 30 days from when you buy it or until you've used your data allowance up, whichever comes first. Once your data add-on runs out, you'll have to buy another one in order to connect to the internet while you're abroad.

If you're a pay monthly customer, the cost of roaming broadband data add-ons will be added to your monthly bill. For pay as you go or Flex customers, roaming broadband data add-ons will need to be paid for at the time of purchase.


EE mobile customer reviews

EE scores a 5 star from Expert Reviews in September 2020, stating that EE are ahead of the game on speeds, 5G and coverage. Trustpilot gives EE a 1.8 star out of 5 on Trustpilot, with some customers mentioning poor customer service.

EE Mobile Broadband is the most reliable, efficient and quick network in the UK.

OpenSignal and Ofcom both say EE has an average download speed of 32Mb.

EE also happens to have the best coverage on the market as well with over 99% UK population coverage and over 85% UK geographic coverage with 4G and even 5G.

EE Mobile Broadband has various options and deals to provide the most beneficial broadband for you. It is also extremely easy to top-up by following simple instructions.

EE Mobile Broadband have been the UK's No.1 network seven years in a row.

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