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EE Hawk is a £150 smartphone capable of 300mbps download speeds

EE Hawk is a £150 smartphone capable of 300mbps download speeds

By Max Langridge

EE has introduced the Hawk smartphone, a wallet-friendly device at £150 that is Cat 6-enabled, meaning it can support 4G+ download speeds up to 300mbps. The Hawk has already proven to produce download speeds of 238mbps at London's Wembley Stadium on... Read more

The EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 in pictures

The EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 in pictures

By Stuart Miles

This year's EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards was the best yet, and here are the pictures to prove it. Announced during a lush ceremony at Church House, Westminster, with support from sponsors EE, Honor, Sky News Swipe and MSN, those rewarded represent the... Read more

"UK's fastest 4G Wi-Fi device" now available exclusively from EE

"UK's fastest 4G Wi-Fi device" now available exclusively from EE

By Rik Henderson

EE has announced that it has the UK exclusive for the Netgear Nighthawk M1 and calls it the country's "fastest 4G Wi-Fi device".It is available now, both online and in EE stores, and is capable of superfast speeds thanks to Cat 16 specification.Considering... Read more

EE supports a new 'Enhanced HD Voice' feature, starting with iPhone 8

EE supports a new 'Enhanced HD Voice' feature, starting with iPhone 8

By Elyse Betters

EE has announced it supports "the next generation of voice service".So, you've probably heard of HD Voice before. If not, it's also called Voice over LTE (VoLTE). And it is designed to enhance phone conversations so that people sound more natural and... Read more

EE introduces 4G-enabled router for faster downloads at home

EE introduces 4G-enabled router for faster downloads at home

By Max Langridge

EE has launched the 4GEE Home Router, the company's first own-branded Cat 7-enabled Wi-Fi device. The 4GEE Home Router works like a regular Wi-Fi router, providing internet access to up to 32 devices, but it works on 4G mobile connectivity as opposed... Read more

Preview Glastonbury acts and never lose your tent at the festival with EE's app

Preview Glastonbury acts and never lose your tent at the festival with EE's app

By Max Langridge

EE has announced the new and improved version of its official Glastonbury app, in time for this year's festival, which takes place from 21 - 25 June. The biggest change over the 2016 app is Apple Music integration, which is built-in to let you listen... Read more

EE will now let you use your phone abroad for free

EE will now let you use your phone abroad for free

By Max Langridge

EE has made a rather timely announcement to say its customers will be able to use their current tariff abroad, for free, from 15 June 2017. That is coincidentally the same date that EU roaming charges are abolished. EU roaming charges will end this year,... Read more

What is 5G, when is it coming and why do we need it?

What is 5G, when is it coming and why do we need it?

By Rik Henderson

We’re still in the middle of the 4G revolution in that the superfast mobile data service is still in its infancy in both coverage and speed capabilities.With current technologies capable of offering internet speeds of up to 150Mbps in areas offering... Read more

EE announces refreshed range of SIM-only tariffs

EE announces refreshed range of SIM-only tariffs

By Max Langridge

EE has unveiled a new range of 12 month SIM-only tariffs for anyone who buys a SIM-free phone and wants to take advantage of its fast 4G speeds and extensive network coverage.The plans are split into three tiers: 4GEE Essential, 4GEE and 4GEE Max. 4GEE... Read more

EE starts Cat 9 rollout, achieves 360Mbps download speeds on an HTC 10

EE starts Cat 9 rollout, achieves 360Mbps download speeds on an HTC 10

By Rik Henderson

EE has announced its intention to roll out network compatibility for Cat 9 devices to cities in the UK this year, with the first venue to get the service being the EE-sponsored Wembley Stadium in London.The company has promised that central London,... Read more

EE's free 6-month Apple Music subscription will save you Bacon, give you access to Britney, bitch

EE's free 6-month Apple Music subscription will save you Bacon, give you access to Britney, bitch

By Chris Hall

EE will be offering a 6-month free subscription to Apple Music to all new and upgrading monthly customers, from 1 September.The pairing with the Apple music service is the first of its kind for a UK network, and the latest in a number of incentives offered... Read more

EE's new pay monthly handset plans include one for roaming abroad

EE's new pay monthly handset plans include one for roaming abroad

By Elyse Betters

EE has launched a three-tier handset plan pricing structure, with the purpose of offering customers more choice and flexibility, it said.The three tiers include the 4GEE Essentials handset plan, the 4GEE handset plan, and the new 4GEE Max handset plan,... Read more

EE brings back customer services to UK and Ireland, better service promised at no extra cost

EE brings back customer services to UK and Ireland, better service promised at no extra cost

By Rik Henderson

EE has made significant steps in closing its customer service operations overseas and bringing the entire operation back to the UK and Ireland. All of its Pay Monthly customer service calls are now localised.It also promises that Pay As You Go and Home... Read more

EE pay monthly customers now get BT Sport channels for free

EE pay monthly customers now get BT Sport channels for free

By Rik Henderson

It's been a while since the BT Group acquired mobile network EE and now we're seeing the fruit of that alliance. All EE pay monthly customers, new and existing, will be able to access BT's sports channels for free for six months.Access is through the... Read more

EE Power Bars are no more - network won't bring back charger promotion

EE Power Bars are no more - network won't bring back charger promotion

By Elyse Betters

Remember those free EE Power Bars? Yeah, they're gone for good.EE announced a free portable charger scheme last April and said it would be available to every network and broadband customer. Called the EE Power incentive, it offered a free portable Power... Read more

Your EE 4G phone will work "everywhere you go" by 2020

Your EE 4G phone will work "everywhere you go" by 2020

By Rik Henderson

EE has revealed that it is on track to cover 95 per cent of the UK landmass with 4G coverage by the end of the decade. That will represent an increase of 35 per cent in just four years.The only places that will not be covered by 2020 are "where people... Read more

Your EE Power Bar could be unsafe, EE will swap it for £20 as part of mass recall

Your EE Power Bar could be unsafe, EE will swap it for £20 as part of mass recall

By Rik Henderson

You know that thing that no matter how good an intention might be, it can sometimes come back to bite you on the derrier? Well, EE is in that position as it is having to recall every one of the free Power Bars it handed to customers as part of a promotion.After... Read more

EE reveals 5G plans for 1Gbps connection in the UK, and more

EE reveals 5G plans for 1Gbps connection in the UK, and more

By Luke Edwards

EE has unveiled its plans for a better-connected future in the UK. From working with businesses to enhancing connectivity, EE has high hopes for the UK's future.The company reckons 4G value is estimated at £8.9bn. And it's growing. So there's plenty... Read more

EE recalls some Power Bars due to fire risk: Is yours one of them?

EE recalls some Power Bars due to fire risk: Is yours one of them?

By Elyse Betters

If you own an EE Power Bar, you should immediately check its model number, because EE has recalled 500,000 units that could explode and catch fire.EE announced a free portable charger scheme at the beginning of April and said it would available to all... Read more

The Rook is EE's £49 4G handset

The Rook is EE's £49 4G handset

By Chris Hall

EE has announced a new addition to its bird-named handsets with the launch of the Rook.The Rook joins the line-up that includes the Harrier and Harrier Mini, but this model is available for just £49 for new customers, or £39 for existing customers.EE... Read more

EE fined £1 million by Ofcom for mishandling customer complaints

EE fined £1 million by Ofcom for mishandling customer complaints

By Rik Henderson

Ofcom has fined EE a staggering £1 million for not treating customer complaints in the proper manner, as according to the code of practice set by the UK's communications regulator and agreed by all networks.EE, it ruled, failed to inform customers complaining... Read more

EE is taking loads of Power Bars to Glastonbury, offering free swaps

EE is taking loads of Power Bars to Glastonbury, offering free swaps

By Chris Hall

EE has announced that it is supporting Glastonbury for the third time and the headline act will be certainly be the EE Power Bar. Introduced previously at Glastonbury as an alternative to conventional charging - which the 4G network will also be providing... Read more

EE own-brand offensive: Harrier and Harrier Mini offer 4G affordability

EE own-brand offensive: Harrier and Harrier Mini offer 4G affordability

By Chris Hall

EE has announced a number of second-gen own-brand devices, capitalising on the success of its 2014 EE Kestrel.Sticking with the bird themes, the Harrier and Harrier Mini will be swooping into stores on 28 April, offering tantilising alternatives to big-brand... Read more

You can now get your free EE Power bar and swap it for newly charged ones in store

You can now get your free EE Power bar and swap it for newly charged ones in store

By Luke Edwards

EE announced its free portable charger scheme at the beginning of April and said it was "coming soon", but it is now available to all of its network and broadband customers. The EE Power incentive launches today to offer a free portable Power Bar charger... Read more

EE turns on Wi-Fi calling for iPhones early, thanks to latest iOS update

EE turns on Wi-Fi calling for iPhones early, thanks to latest iOS update

By Elyse Betters

If you own an iPhone with an EE plan, you can now Wi-Fi call a friend.Two days after announcing its Wi-Fi Calling feature, which lets you place voice calls and send text messages via a Wi-Fi network, EE has made the new feature available for iPhone 6,... Read more

EE Wi-Fi Calling launches on Samsung Galaxy S6, coming to iPhone 6

EE Wi-Fi Calling launches on Samsung Galaxy S6, coming to iPhone 6

By Chris Hall

EE has officially announced its WiFi Calling service, which lets you make voice calls and send text messages via a Wi-Fi network. The service will go live on 10 April, alongside the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge. The WiFi Calling service... Read more

Are you an EE customer? You'll want to pick up your free EE Power Bar then

Are you an EE customer? You'll want to pick up your free EE Power Bar then

By Rik Henderson

EE is giving a portable smartphone charger to every customer on its UK network. That includes existing and new customers.The EE Power scheme, which will launch in the "coming weeks", will reward customers with an EE Power Bar when they visit any of... Read more

The evolution of connecting on the go

The evolution of connecting on the go

By Pocket-lint Promotion

Connectivity has come along was since the 1970s when people started getting excited about computers. Back then, they didn't have Wi-Fi and 3G and 4G were unheard of. The first email was sent in 1971 and after 18 years, there were a million email addresses... Read more

Syncing your gadgets: Top tips to get you started

Syncing your gadgets: Top tips to get you started

By Pocket-lint Promotion

Having multiple gadgets is all well and good, but it's even better when they talk to each other. Whether you have a tablet and a smartphone, a smartphone and a desktop computer, a smartphone and a laptop, or all of these gadgets in your house, you'll... Read more

6 things you can do much better on 4G

6 things you can do much better on 4G

By Pocket-lint Promotion

With its faster download and upload speeds and lower latency, 4G is simply better than 3G for many things you might want to do with your phone or tablet device. We rely on being constantly connected to the internet, whether at home or out and about and... Read more

What is 4G and why do you need it?

What is 4G and why do you need it?

By Pocket-lint Promotion

The term 4G has been kicking around for a few years now so chances are you've probably heard it mentioned at some point or another. Whether you know what it means or why you should care is a different matter and that's where we come in; this feature... Read more

What will your next phone be able to do?

What will your next phone be able to do?

By Pocket-lint Promotion

This year's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona saw numerous phones, tablets, and wearables announced, all of which are able to take advantage of a fast and speedy connection. Having 4G LTE connectivity means you'll be able to enjoy sharing or accessing... Read more

EE promises super fast 4G+ that will make your fibre broadband look like dial-up

EE promises super fast 4G+ that will make your fibre broadband look like dial-up

By Stuart Miles

EE and Qualcomm are about to make surfing the internet on the go even faster regardless of how many people are also using their phone or tablet on the network around you. The company, which has already started rolling out a new improved 4G+ service in... Read more

EE promises double speed 4G+ at 90 per cent coverage by 2017 with 4G at 99 per cent

EE promises double speed 4G+ at 90 per cent coverage by 2017 with 4G at 99 per cent

By Luke Edwards

EE has announced it latest commitment targets for 4G with a hefty £1.5 billion investment over the next three years.EE says it will offer 99 per cent 4G coverage in the UK by 2017. But it's also pushing even further ahead with 4G+, which offers double... Read more

EE added a whopping 5.7m customers this year, and that’s before EE TV arrived

EE added a whopping 5.7m customers this year, and that’s before EE TV arrived

By Luke Edwards

EE, referred to as the UK's largest mobile operator, is living up to its name with a whopping 5.7 million customers added to the 4G network in 2014.EE TV, which allows families to stream from a TV box to up to four mobile devices at once, wasn't even... Read more

EE to bring 4G, 3G and voice to unconnected areas using micro network

EE to bring 4G, 3G and voice to unconnected areas using micro network

By Luke Edwards

The mobile network EE has announced that it aims to connect rural areas currently without voice, 3G and 4G services by 2017.Right now there are still pockets of the UK without mobile connectivity. These are largely located in areas far from main antennae... Read more

Get a 4G EE PAYG SIM with 100GB of data free, only catch is you'll get texts from Radio 1's Dan and Phil

Get a 4G EE PAYG SIM with 100GB of data free, only catch is you'll get texts from Radio 1's Dan and Phil

By Rik Henderson

EE is offering a limited edition pay-as-you-go 4G SIM card until 21 December in the UK that will give you 100GB of data allowance each month for the first two months for free. You just need to top it up with £10 a month for 250 minutes of talktime and... Read more

Turn your car into a 4G Wi-Fi hotspot using the EE Buzzard 2

Turn your car into a 4G Wi-Fi hotspot using the EE Buzzard 2

By Luke Edwards

EE has just announced the Buzzard 2 which will allow owners to create an in-car Wi-Fi hotspot where they want with 4G connectivity.The Buzzard 2 will be for both day-to-day users as well as business customers. It's primarily for the car with an ability... Read more

Never lose mobile signal again with national roaming, but it may cost you in 4G and battery life

Never lose mobile signal again with national roaming, but it may cost you in 4G and battery life

By Luke Edwards

The UK government has proposed a national roaming rule which would mean your mobile can access any network to offer complete 2G call coverage. This means even in weaker areas of connection, or notspots as they're being dubbed, you could still get signal... Read more

EE launches 4G+ service in London, 150Mbps speeds available in the capital

EE launches 4G+ service in London, 150Mbps speeds available in the capital

By Elyse Betters

Mobile operator EE has announced that 4G+ has been switched on in London.Described as the next step in 4G technology, or LTE-Advanced, 4G+ supposedly delivers mobile data speeds of 150Mbps to smartphones. The technology uses EE’s 2.6GHz high capacity... Read more

How Wembley and EE plan to create the high tech stadium of the future

How Wembley and EE plan to create the high tech stadium of the future

By Rik Henderson

It's been a few months since EE signed a sponsorship and technological partnership with England's national stadium Wembley and while it has been no slouch in introducing enough communications tech to service 1.6TB of downloads and 0.9TB of uploads in... Read more

Wembley Stadium arch turned into giant Hue-style mood lighting system that'll react to goals

Wembley Stadium arch turned into giant Hue-style mood lighting system that'll react to goals

By Rik Henderson

As part of its ongoing partnership with Wembley Stadium, EE has jointly installed an LED lighting system in the arch above the venue's skyline which was switched on tonight to show how it can be used in future.The arch is just part of the many technological... Read more

EE agrees deal to buy 58 Phones 4u stores, saves further 359 jobs

EE agrees deal to buy 58 Phones 4u stores, saves further 359 jobs

By Rik Henderson

Mobile phone operator EE has struck a deal with Phones 4u's administrators PwC to buy 58 of the Phones 4u stores currently closed in the UK. This follows Vodafone's announcement on Friday that it is purchasing and rebranding 140 Phones 4u shops located... Read more

EE refreshes 4G SIM only plans, now from less than £10 a month

EE refreshes 4G SIM only plans, now from less than £10 a month

By Rik Henderson

EE has rejigged its prices for its SIM only 4G data plans, offering 4G contracts from as little as £9.99 a month.That will get you 250 talk time minutes, unlimited texts and 250MB of data, but for those with bigger internet and download appetites, a... Read more

Phones 4u goes into administration as final operator EE pulls out

Phones 4u goes into administration as final operator EE pulls out

By Stuart Miles

Phones 4u, the high street mobile phone retailer, has gone into administration on Sunday night according to the company's owners."The unexpected decisions by both Vodafone and EE have come as a complete shock to the business. The company is in a healthy... Read more

EE revises pay as you go options, 4G starting from £1 a week

EE revises pay as you go options, 4G starting from £1 a week

By Chris Hall

EE has revised its pay as you go offering, introducing a new headline-grabbing £1 a week option.You'll get access to EE's 4G network on all the new PAYG packs, which have been designed to let customers get the access to the services they most commonly... Read more

EE customers complain about 50p queue-jump charge for customer service

EE customers complain about 50p queue-jump charge for customer service

By Luke Edwards

EE introduced a customer service queue-jump for those willing to pay a flat fee of 50p. This has been running for a week and now customer dissatisfaction is beginning to appear.Some customers, especially those who have been with EE for some time, feel... Read more