Latest EE phone news

EE turning 3G spectrum into 4G to give better stability and speeds
EE turning 3G spectrum into 4G to give better stability and speeds By Rik Henderson

Mobile network EE is converting some of its 3G mobile spectrum into 4G in order to increase connection and data speeds in "hotspot" areas and cities around the UK.It will be converting 500 mobile towers around the country to use the 2100MHz spectrum for... Read more

EE announces ability to upgrade your phone at any time
EE announces ability to upgrade your phone at any time By Dan Grabham

EE is introducing a plan to enable you to upgrade your phone part way through your deal, much like the existing O2 Refresh.Customers on an Upgrade Anytime plan can upgrade from 15 days after opening a contract should you really want to! Naturally, you... Read more

EE is launching a free same-day smartphone delivery and setup service
EE is launching a free same-day smartphone delivery and setup service By Dan Grabham

EE has announced a same-day smartphone delivery and setup service.Unsurprisingly it's only available initially inside the M25 but no doubt it will extend to other areas in due course. The service is available on a range of flagship phones initially and... 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 Max Langridge

Superfast 4G mobile data service is still developing in both coverage and speed capabilities.So why the need for 5G, especially when 4G connectivity speeds will be able to be faster than home fibre connections? We'll explain all below, but be aware -... Read more

EE Flex Plans give you monthly payments, but no long-term contracts
EE Flex Plans give you monthly payments, but no long-term contracts By Chris Hall

EE is making a range of changes across its offering, with the EE Flex Plan a new approach to SIM-only mobile phone contracts. It's essentially the fusion of pay-as-you-go freedom with monthly payment simplicity.Confused? Let us explain.The new EE Flex... Read more

New EE mobile Wi-Fi devices and plans offer faster, lighter broadband on the move
New EE mobile Wi-Fi devices and plans offer faster, lighter broadband on the move By Rik Henderson

EE has refined its mobile Wi-Fi devices and introduced new data plans to give you the best speeds when out and about.The two new devices - a 4GEE WiFi and 4GEE WiFi Mini - replace existing models and are smaller and lighter than the previous versions.... Read more

EE adds data rollover to its PAYG Data and Everything Packs
EE adds data rollover to its PAYG Data and Everything Packs By Rik Henderson

Data rollover is a big deal these days, enabling you to save data you didn't use one month for use at a later date, and EE has now added the option to its 30-day pay as you go Data and Everything Packs.That means you don't have to lose data you've paid... Read more

Make a call even if your phone battery is dead with EE's smart number tech
Make a call even if your phone battery is dead with EE's smart number tech By Dan Grabham

EE's new 'smart number' tech means you can make a call even when you don't have your phone or it has run out of battery. Initially available across Apple devices including iPads, Macs and the Apple Watch, the service essentially enables up to five other... Read more

EE is looking for customers to test the UK’s first 5G trial in London
EE is looking for customers to test the UK’s first 5G trial in London By Maggie Tillman

EE plans to switch on a 5G trial network in London's Tech City area in October.In other words, one of the the UK’s largest mobile operators will be able to connect its customers to 5G for the first time. The company's initial trial will include 10 sites... Read more

You can now gift unused data on your EE plan to family members
You can now gift unused data on your EE plan to family members By Rik Henderson

EE has launched the UK's first data gifting service as part of its plans. You can gift a family member unused data from your own plan, as long as you and they have pay monthly voice or SIM-only tariff and are linked to your master account.Mobile broadband... Read more

5 reasons to buy the new Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ on EE
5 reasons to buy the new Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ on EE By Pocket-lint Promotion

The new Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ are the most advanced Galaxy smartphones yet. They are both available on EE. Here are five good reasons why you should choose EE over other networks for your next Galaxy phone.1. It's a far-reaching networkThe comprehensive,... Read more

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

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 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

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

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