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 tablets and select mobile broadband devices also apply if they are linked to your account.

The lead on the account can see any unused data on any of the plans and move it from one to another in 500MB increments. This can be done in the MyEE app for iOS or Android.

It's great for parents, who can gift data to their children as "digital pocket money" rewards - giving them more access to the internet when not connected to Wi-Fi.

EE has also announced some additions to its parental controls through the MyEE app. Parents can now monitor a child's internet and phone usage through their own smartphones.

They give the option to switch on or off a child's data usage, can allow or prevent use when roaming abroad, restrict or allow international and premium rate calls, and set what content can be accessed when browsing on the go.

Finally, EE is rewarding families for adding plans to a master account. The master account holder gains 1GB of data for each extra line added, plus 10 per cent off the monthly bill for that line - up to a maximum of four lines. - 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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