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EE Broadband

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EE - Unlimited Broadband

Standard broadband
Average speed*
10Mb
Broadband Deal Monthly cost
£21.5
18 month contract Setup cost £10
Total first year cost £ 268
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EE - Unlimited Fibre Broadband Landline Free

36Mb
Broadband Deal Monthly cost
£23
18 month contract Setup cost £0
Total first year cost £ 276
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EE - Unlimited Fibre Broadband

Fibre broadband
Average speed*
36Mb
Broadband Deal Monthly cost
£25
18 month contract Setup cost £0
Total first year cost £ 300
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EE - Unlimited Fibre Plus Landline Free

67Mb
Broadband Deal Monthly cost
£27
18 month contract Setup cost £0
Total first year cost £ 324
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EE - Unlimited Fibre Plus

Fibre broadband
Average speed*
67Mb
Broadband Deal Monthly cost
£29
18 month contract Setup cost £0
Total first year cost £ 348
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EE - Unlimited Broadband & Anytime Calls

Standard broadband
Average speed*
10Mb
Broadband Deal Monthly cost
£29.5
18 month contract Setup cost £10
Total first year cost £ 364
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EE - Unlimited Fibre Broadband & Anytime Calls

Fibre broadband
Average speed*
36Mb
Broadband Deal Monthly cost
£31
18 month contract Setup cost £0
Total first year cost £ 372
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EE - Unlimited Fibre Plus & Anytime Calls

Fibre broadband
Average speed*
67Mb
Broadband Deal Monthly cost
£35
18 month contract Setup cost £0
Total first year cost £ 420
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EE - Apple TV 4k & Unlimited Broadband

Standard broadband
Average speed*
10Mb
Broadband Deal Monthly cost
£35
18 month contract Setup cost £10
Total first year cost £ 430
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EE - Unlimited Fibre Max Broadband 145 Landline Free

145Mb
Broadband Deal Monthly cost
£35
18 month contract Setup cost £25
Total first year cost £ 445
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EE - Apple TV 4k & Unlimited Fibre Broadband

Fibre broadband
Average speed*
36Mb
Broadband Deal Monthly cost
£39
18 month contract Setup cost £0
Total first year cost £ 468
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EE - Unlimited Fibre Max Broadband 145

Fibre broadband
Average speed*
145Mb
Broadband Deal Monthly cost
£37
18 month contract Setup cost £25
Total first year cost £ 469
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EE - Unlimited Fibre Max Broadband 300 Landline Free

300Mb
Broadband Deal Monthly cost
£42
18 month contract Setup cost £25
Total first year cost £ 529
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EE - Unlimited Fibre Max Broadband 300

Fibre broadband
Average speed*
300Mb
Broadband Deal Monthly cost
£44
18 month contract Setup cost £25
Total first year cost £ 553
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EE Broadband Features

EE Broadband review

EE was launched in 2009 after the merger of T-Mobile UK and Orange UK. EE, previously known as ‘Everything Everywhere’, is the UK’s largest mobile network operator. They’re owned by the BT Group who’s ventures also include Plusnet and BT. EE now offer a range of services including: standard ADSL broadband, fibre broadband, 4G & 5G home broadband, landline call packages, mobile phones and subscription TV plans.

Is EE Broadband as good as BT?

Despite BT & EE being part of the BT Group, their broadband and home phone packages are not the same. However, the infrastructure is identical as both providers use the BT Openreach network. Each provider has their pros & cons - it just depends what you need.

BT offer their broadband customers free access to over 5 million Wi-Fi hotspots, something that you don’t get as an EE customer. They also offer you a BT Smart Hub 2 router - one of the best ISP routers on the market! It’s worth noting however, that when your BT contract ends – you’ll need to hand your router back to BT! However, EE will let you keep your router at the end of your contract. EE will also offer to pay £50 towards any early termination charges if you decide to leave your current provider before your contract has expired. As standard, BT offer inclusive evening and weekend landline calls. With EE calls are pay as you go unless you upgrade to an ‘inclusive calls’ plan.

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EE Broadband Pros & Cons

Key features for EE Broadband packages

EE Broadband Pros

  • Free Smart Hub router with any Fibre broadband package
  • EE mobile customers get an exclusive 10% discount on any home EE broadband package
  • EE pay monthly mobile customers will receive up to 20GB of free mobile data every month

EE Broadband Cons

  • Line Rental Saver discount not available
  • No short term contracts (18 month minimum)
  • Customers joining or upgrading from 1st September 2020 will incur an annual 3.9% price increase

Exclusive deals for EE pay monthly mobile customers

EE broadband and BT are very similar pricewise, but their special offers do vary considerably. For example, if you’re already an EE mobile pay monthly customer (on a minimum 12-month contract), then you will automatically be eligible for a 10% discount off the standard EE broadband rates. You’ll also be able to take advantage of their current offer of a FREE Apple 4K TV with access to BT Sports and 12 months subscription to Apple TV+. And, you’ll receive up to 20Gb data boost for your EE mobile (data boost applies to one phone per household).

EE Bright Box 1 router review

EE Bright Box 1 router

The basic EE Bright Box 1 is a 2.4Ghz single band router and comes free with any EE standard ADSL broadband package (10Mbps average download speed). This is more than adequate for small households (2 / 3 people) who want basic internet access for emails, online browsing and standard definition TV streaming.

If you want to stream hi definition 4K TV content and use the internet for online gaming, we would recommend upgrading to a fibre broadband connection. The EE Bright Box 1 router supports Wireless 802.11b/g/n with a maximum data transfer rate of 300Mbps.
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EE Smart Hub router review

EE Smart Hub router

If you order any EE fibre broadband package, you’ll receive the EE Smart Hub router which is a re-branded BT Smart Hub. It supports 802.11ac technology and is also backwards compatible with 802.11b/g/n, The EE Smart Hub is a dual band router which means it can provide Wi-Fi on both the standard 2.4Ghz frequency and the faster 5Ghz Wi-Fi range. When comparing the download speed to some other leading providers, the EE Smart Hub came out better than the Virgin Media Super Hub 2 AC, the Sky Q router and the Plusnet One router. The Wi-Fi range is more than twice that of the Bright Box 1 router. This is in part due to the upgraded 3x3 11n + 4x4 11ac antenna system (basically seven internal antennas), which also makes it capable of achieving a data transfer rate of 1917Mbps over Wi-Fi. The router also has 4x gigabit Ethernet LAN ports on the rear.
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EE 4G Home Broadband

EE 4G router

EE offer 4G home broadband without a phone line. There are no installation fees, it works simply via a router with a sim card. With a 4GEE home router you can choose between an 18 month pay monthly plan, a 30 day plan or a pay as you go plan. Average speeds are 31Mbps and the router is portable within the UK. It can be cost effective if there are minimal users and only light usage (i.e. emails and web browsing).

Can I get EE broadband without a phone line?

With any standard (i.e. ADSL) broadband connection the broadband is sent down the copper phone line. Even if you have Superfast fibre broadband the last part of the connection from the telephone exchange to your property still requires the phone line. If you are ordering EE broadband and opt to remove the landline service you will save £2 per month. Be aware there will be no dial tone and you will not be able to make or receive calls, including emergency calls on your home phone. To dial the emergency services you will need to use a mobile phone. Any alarms which use the landline service will stop working and you’ll lose your existing home phone number.

Can I keep my home phone number if I switch to EE broadband?

The simple answer is YES! As long as you're not moving house away from your current telephone exchange. The telecoms regulator Ofcom clearly stipulate that if you have not moved, your old provider must allow your number to be transferred.

EE Broadband Reviews

The good the bad and the ugly. Read honest EE broadband reviews.

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EE broadband review by Malgo 13 days ago
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I'm currently paying 35 GBP per month for unlimited mobile 4G internet for poor signal/sometimes (but rarely) no signal. I've signed the contract for 18mths and it was one of the biggest mistakes we have ever made. Last month our internet was working normally for around 4-5 days and that's it. All the other time average D speed was around 4-20 mbps and U speed around 0.4-3 mbps, ping is usually highier that 110. I keep calling their customer service team and they are saying that they need to run tests and will call me in 24/48/72hours
- it already happened 4 times and nothing changed. I have talked to customer service, technician lev 1, technician lvl2 and no one takes any steps to fix this issue. Ridicoulous.
I have asked what is the min speed they have to provide me with and been told that D speed should be around 12mbps...
I have never received copy of my contract, I've requested it from their customer service/technician and they keep saying that this is due to Covid I have to wait for shops to reopen - which makes no sense. I told them that I want to check SLA's and I don't understand why my contract cannot be sent to my email today(?)
I have been advised to contact Citizens Advice and send EE a letter via register post and either ask them to fix our internet or cancel this idiotic contract.
Please avoid this company.
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Has anyone had any problem switching during lockdown
EE broadband review by Jon 6 months ago
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Would like to switch to EE but is it advisable to avoid it during lockdown.
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Never had any issues
EE broadband review by Sean 1 year ago
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The lack of reviews shows it's ok. I think TalkTalk are the one's to look out for.
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    4.0/5
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    BJ 7 months ago
    i am new to ee broadband and would agree no problems yet
OLD DIAL UP BROADBAND FASTER
EE broadband review by TILLY 1 year ago
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this is the worst company i have had broadband from,if i am lucky i can get onto the internet but if it was any slower it would stop,rang them to be told i had a fault on my line still waiting for a follow up on this, over a week now.bye ee i am not paying for this cr-p
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Completely useless broadband
EE broadband review by Teeps 1 year ago
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Broadband speeds are so bad I simply can't use it for most things. Less than 1gb/sec meaning constant buffering on BBC iplayer or Netflix which are unwatchable, couldn't even get onto Safari or Firefox browsers on my Mac desktop at the weekend. I need decent broadband for online meetings when I work from home and it's hopeless, tried Skype and Zoom both break-up all the time, having to revert to facetime over 4G network!! All you get from customer services is the same drivel, 'have you checked your speed using a cable rather than wifi?'. They even sent a new router but it's not the equipment its the EE service that stinks! FFS EE get your act together we are all paying for NOTHING!!!!!
DO NOT SIGN UP FOR THIS, GO SOMEWHERE ELSE, ANYWHERE BUT NOT EE!

I'd LIKE TO GIVE THEM NO STARS IF THAT WAS AN OPTION!
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i do NOT reccommend
EE broadband review by Justine 2 years ago
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I do NOT recommend. there is still an issue i am going through a battle with them for second month now. an internet speed is just nothing you are paying for.
i am paying for min 38.5 receiving 2-6meg ON THE CABLE..(obviously they see no issue as from their side is 79 meg) LONG LONG STORY still battling to leave without cancellation fee. battle on going ..
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Worst Broadband Ever
EE broadband review by Lianne 2 years ago
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Worst company to go with ever and not even the cheapest. I have had problem after problem . There is no decent thing about them. The speed is too slow to work and logging on is almost impossible! Service department is incompetent and deliberately so! I only found out after moving they use line throttling/shaping at peak times to slow down your downloads to get more use of the lines....my other provider didnt do that and I thought it was illegal. All in all going to EE has been a massive mistake. AVOID!!!
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Appauling Broadband!!!
EE broadband review by Jannine 2 years ago
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Since joining with EE Home broadband it has been an absolute disaster.. Delivery was fine, however the speed is horrendous. It has been the worst broadband provider I have signed up to, having chosen BT and O2 in the past which were 100% more effective. The EE signal constantly drops, which means we have been unable to log on, access emails, watch movies properly or catch up on any TV shows on I-player types for the last 3 months. Complaint after complaint gets us nowhere. They just do not give a damn. I never usually find the time to write reviews such as these, but on this occasion...I am so angry that I wanted to warn others before signing up to EE. Avoid and consider alternative providers. AVOID!!!
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