I’ve talked a lot about Three in the last few months, partly because of the excellent value of the One Plan, and also because of its launch of 4G, which finally happened after a lot of initial confusion.

Now, EE has adjusted its own SIM-only deals, so it seems only fair to mention them.

You can’t dispute that EE’s network is still pretty much unbeatable as an overall package, giving 2G fallback in areas not covered by Three at all (yet), as well as offering improved performance on both 2G and 3G as sites are upgraded and brought into the MBNL partnership.

The new tariffs are detailed below. The last line in blue is for Three’s One Plan for comparison purposes, but bear in mind there are other features unique to each operator beyond just the cost of data, calls, and texts.

EE 4G 12 month SIM-only

Monthly cost Data Minutes Texts
£9.99 100MB 500 500
£11.99 250MB 1000 Unlimited
£13.99 500MB 1000 Unlimited
£16.99 1GB 1000 Unlimited
£19.99 2GB 1000 Unlimited
£22.99 4GB Unlimited Unlimited
Three: £20 Unlimited (inc tethering*) 2000 5000

 

EE 4G 1 month SIM-only

Monthly cost Data Minutes Texts
£12.99 100MB 500 500
£14.99 250MB 1000 Unlimited
£16.99 500MB 1000 Unlimited
£19.99 1GB 1000 Unlimited
£22.99 2GB 1000 Unlimited
£25.99 4GB Unlimited Unlimited
Three: £23 Unlimited (inc tethering*) 2000 5000

* Tethering is still included on Three’s SIM-only contracts for now, but this may (and likely will) change when the tariffs are revised later in the year. 

Modaco also details some of the cashback offers available to those who take out a 12 month contract, which might sweeten the deal a bit more.

For heavy data users, the lack of anything above 4GB, as well as the same cost for the One Plan getting just 2GB on EE, might seem like the EE deals aren’t as good, but with many users not consuming over 2GB per month, plus the benefits of much wider coverage, the EE tariffs are definitely more competitive than they were.

But come on EE, why no tariffs with larger data allowances?

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Written by Jonathan Morris

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1 comment

  1. The 3 network have some amazing bargains but my concern is when i had a 3 network pay as you go sim the network coverage was very poor,unable to get full usage of the data and minutes due to this issue.
    In agreement about E E i have come to find on a personal level that it is more consistent and fits my data and call time needs.
    4 G pay as you go deals on E E have become a breath of fresh air in my opinion for the reliability of the service the network provides,on the other hand three is more consumer friendly financially and dependent on the area you live is definitely not a bad range of tariffs.

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