At one time, Sky and BT were the only real players in the broadband industry. However, in recent years, other companies have been fast catching up, offering fantastic deals and competitive broadband speeds. EE in particular has become a popular choice, offering a variety of different packages with a unique range of benefits. Below you’ll discover everything you need to know about EE broadband, helping to give you a better idea of whether or not it’s right for you.
Things to be aware of
Before delving into the package options, it’s worth noting that you do need to combine the broadband with a phone package. You have three, line rental options to choose from including:
- Weekend calls only
- Mobile and anytime calls
- International extra
All line rental options throw in a few useful extras such as voicemail too.
If you live in a rural or remote area, you will need to check for coverage. In some cases, you may have a 20gb usage limit rather than the free unlimited usage that comes in well-covered areas.
What options are available?
There are three broadband options available including Standard, Fibre and Fibre Plus. The main difference is the speed and all three come with an EE Bright Box router 1, along with a free year’s subscription to Norton’s.
The standard package offers speeds of up to 17Mb. This is pretty good compared to some other providers. If you opt for the fibre package that boosts the speed to up to 38Mb and is ideal if you like to stream video, download and have various devices connected at the same time.
Finally, you have the fastest fibre plus package, delivering speeds of up to 76Mb. This package is largely suited to big family homes.
Features and benefits
There are quite a few reasons to consider EE broadband, with the first being the unlimited usage on all plans. Providing you live within the EE coverage, you can download and use the internet as much as you like. With other providers you typically need to opt in to the unlimited packages at an extra cost. So the fact all of the company’s broadband packages feature an unlimited restriction, makes it really stand out from its competitors.
Another unique benefit of choosing this provider is that it gives you a £50 cancellation credit if you’re choosing to leave your existing provider early. This £50 helps you pay off any fees you are subject to for early cancellation.
Costs vary depending upon which phone bundle you choose to include. The costs below are based on the Weekend calls only plan.
If you choose the standard 17MB package, it’s going to cost you just £1 for the first 12 months, though you will still have to pay the £15.75 line rental. After the introductory period has ended, the cost will go up to £9.95 a month which is still very competitive.
With the Fibre package it’s £9.95 per month for the first 18 months and then £19.95 thereafter. Finally, the Fibre Plus package is £19.95 per month for the first 18 months and then £29.95 per month thereafter.
Be aware that deals change all the time so it’s worth checking to see what current deals are on offer.