Feeds

EE touts 4G Sim-only tariffs

How do its one-year contracts compare with rival offerings?

The Power of One Infographic

EE - currently the UK's only 4G network provider - has launched Sim-only plans touting one-year contracts for as little as £21 a month.

While that does come with unlimited calls and texts, the package's data allowance is capped at 500MB, which could be gobbled stupendously fast on the firm's speedy network - should users be able to tap into the 4G speeds, that is.

Either way, 5GB of data for a monthly charge of £36 does look tempting, so we thought a comparison table was in order to see just how impressive - or not - those 4G deals really are.

Here's a selection of 12-month Sim-only deals from all of the main network providers.

It's worth bearing in mind that we've excluded Three's highly-rated The One Plan as it's only available on a rolling monthly contract, which for £25 gets you unlimited data, 2000 minutes and 5000 texts. GiffGaff also touts some tasty one-month bargains for those that wish to avoid an annual obligation.

12 Month Sim-only tariffs compared

As you can see, EE's 4G deals are commendable. They're certainly better than EE's 24-month handset contracts, revealed last month.

But if you're willing to forego 4G, you can have more data from Three, for a lot less money. The cost comes in the form of limited call time and texts, but many SMS messages do you send in a month and how much time do you spend on the phone?

Anyone interested can sign up over on EE's Sim-only contract page. Of course, there's little point unless you own an iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy S III or other LTE-equipped handset. ®

The Essential Guide to IT Transformation

More from The Register

next story
Major problems beset UK ISP filth filters: But it's OK, nobody uses them
It's almost as though pr0n was actually rather popular
Google Nest, ARM, Samsung pull out Thread to strangle ZigBee
But there's a flaw in Google's IP-based IoT system
Orange spent weekend spamming customers with TXTs
Zero, not infinity, is the Magic Number customers want
US freemium mobile network eyes up Europe
FreedomPop touts 'free' calls, texts and data
Apple orders huge MOUNTAIN of 80 MILLION 'Air' iPhone 6s
Bigger, harder trouser bulges foretold for fanbois
'Two-speed internet' storm turns FCC.gov into zero-speed website
Deadline for comments on net neutrality shake-up extended to Friday
NBN Co execs: No FTTN product until 2015
Faster? Not yet. Cheaper? No data
Oh girl, you jus' didn't: Level 3 slaps Verizon in Netflix throttle blowup
Just hook us up to more 10Gbps ports, backbone biz yells in tit-for-tat spat
prev story

Whitepapers

Seven Steps to Software Security
Seven practical steps you can begin to take today to secure your applications and prevent the damages a successful cyber-attack can cause.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
Designing a Defense for Mobile Applications
Learn about the various considerations for defending mobile applications - from the application architecture itself to the myriad testing technologies.
Build a business case: developing custom apps
Learn how to maximize the value of custom applications by accelerating and simplifying their development.
Consolidation: the foundation for IT and business transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.