Along with its first own-branded 4G tablet, EE used a London launch event to announce three new 4G hotspots for different markets, including its first ever device for in-car.

The EE Buzzard is made by Huawei and consists of a mobile receiver and Wi-Fi hotspot dongle, a car lighter charger and a housing/packaging tube that fits into a standard car cop holder in order to keep the gear in the one place.

It creates a wireless network for up to 10 devices and works on 4G wherever there is signal, 3G otherwise. With EE promising to focus on coverage for all major M and A roads in the UK in the coming months and year, and the M25 now as covered by 4G as is possible, that should mean that the kids will be kept happy live streaming BBC iPlayer shows in the back when on the way to and from the family holidays.

The Buzzard will be available from 28 May from £10 a month on a 24 month price plan with an up-front cost of £19. It is free on all other 24 month price plans (which start at £15 a month) and is £49.99 on PAYG.

The EE Kite is a portable hotspot designed for those who travel a lot - professionals mainly. It can fit in a pocket and will be available for £29 up-front on a £10 a month price plan. It will cost £69.99 when taken with a PAYG SIM.

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Lastly, the EE Osprey is more rugged and fun-looking. It is cheaper than the Kite as it is aimed at a younger market and comes in two colours, green and white and yellow and black.

It costs £19 up-front on a £10 monthly contract and £49.99 on PAYG.

It too will be available from 28 May, with the Kite available in July.

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ee.co.uk - PAY MONTHLY PHONES The Samsung Galaxy S10+ is now available on EE who have been awarded the UK’s best network for the fifth year running. RootMetrics tested the four UK networks and EE was faster and more reliable than all of them, with better data performance. Their network has come a long way since they launched in 2012. Back then they had 11 UK cities covered by 4G. Today they cover most of the UK’s land mass, thanks to 19,000 state-of-the-art 4G sites. They’ve got faster, too – from 50Mbps to a maximum speed of 400Mbps. And they’re soon to experience even greater possibilities with the launch of 5G.

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