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EE increases prices of broadband and line rental
Wednesday 15 January 2014 14:18:55 by Andrew Ferguson

EE is the latest provider to increase the cost of its telephone line rental product, with the price rising to £15.40 per month, an increase of 65p per month. The positive side is that the cost of Line Rental saver where you pay for 12 months voice rental in advance remains the same at £132 per year (£11/month).

Other prices have changed, the standard price for ADSL2+ and fibre broadband packages has increased by £1 a month for EE (monthly price ADSL2+ £6, up to 38 Mbps £16, up to 76 Mbps £26), T-Mobile or Orange mobile customers. The supplement that was paid by those who did not have a qualifying mobile phone has increased from £5 per month to £10 per month. For those in contract we believe there are no changes.

The price rises for new customers are slightly tempered by the half price offers in place currently, but we were a little shocked when we checked out the price for an EE ADSL2+ service for someone without the mobile discount and not in a low cost network area, it worked out at £31 per month and that only bought you a 20GB monthly usage allowance rather than the full products unlimited traffic managed service.

It is difficult to see how EE can compete against operators like TalkTalk, whose broadband starts at £2.50 per month plus the same £15.40 voice line rental and no requirement to bundle the mobile phone to get that price. After a dip in fixed line broadband customer numbers the provider has only just recovered to their September 2011 level and may possibly be smaller than PlusNet - but as the BT Group results never reveal the size of the PlusNet user base it is impossible to know for sure.

Comments

Posted by zyborg47 over 3 years ago
Um, my brother is not going to be happy about that, he only just gone to EE from the post office, he should have stayed where he was.
all these price rising and yet services is getting worse.
Posted by zyborg47 over 3 years ago
Um, my brother is not going to be happy about that, he only just gone to EE from the post office, he should have stayed where he was.
all these price rising and yet services is getting worse.
Posted by otester over 3 years ago
Have to be an idiot to go with EE.
Posted by zyborg47 over 3 years ago
He is not a idiot, but know very little about broadband. EE phoned him one day as he uses them for his mobile and gave him a pretty good deal. Ee is about as good as any other large provider to be honest.
Posted by brandscill over 3 years ago
I think EE has to be one of the worst large providers both in terms of fixed BB service and their mobile service.
Posted by zyborg47 over 3 years ago
I know a few people that uses EE/Orange as their broadband provider and they seem happy enough with it. i do agree that their mobile network around here is a bit iffy, but then Vodafone seems to be getting as bad.
Posted by otester over 3 years ago
@zyborg47

"know very little about broadband"

An idiot then...
Posted by andrew (Favicon staff member) over 3 years ago
@otester

Not knowing a lot about a specific subject when it can be a massively complex one does not make a person an idiot.

Lots of people do not have the time to spend hours and hours researching their provider and learning the nuances of a technology.
Posted by otester over 3 years ago
@andrew

Everyone has the time, it comes to laziness...
Posted by XRaySpeX over 3 years ago
@zyborg47: If your brother's already connected he should not be affected by these price rises as, I hope, I'm not (yet)
Posted by XRaySpeX over 3 years ago
Also:

The supplement that was paid by those who were not in EE's network area has also increased, from £10 per month to £15 per month.
Posted by XRaySpeX over 3 years ago
@otester: No, it comes down to arrogance!
Posted by zyborg47 over 3 years ago
@otester, you are pathetic. I do think my brother should have asked for advice, but he is not a idiot and I take offence of you saying so, since you don't know him. The service itself is fine. Maybe he thought it would be good to have it all in one, phones and broadband.
Posted by otester over 3 years ago
@XRaySpeX

Usually but not always arrogance, I have met some that admit they know nothing, know it's bad and say they are too lazy.

@zyborg47

Inconvenient truths generally offend people.
Posted by XRaySpeX over 3 years ago
@otester: I was referring to your arrogance, not those who don't happen to know everything about anything.
Posted by Chrisandrea over 3 years ago
People, I wouldn't bother to respond to otester - he is obviously an idiot himself, and arrogant, offensive and unhelpful.
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