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EE tariffs don't survive long without changes

Fortunately SlashGear spotted the changes to the EE 4G mobile broadband tariffs. It seems probably in response to consumer demand, that the USB dongle and Mobile WiFi router products are gaining a little extra usage at no extra cost.

Device/Tariff Old Allowance New Allowance Price Per Month Device Cost
Huawei E589 router 2GB 3GB £15.99 £49.99
Huawei E589 router 3GB 5GB £20.99 £29.99
Huawei E589 router 5GB 8GB £25.99 Free
Huawei E392 dongle 2GB 3GB £15.99 £49.99
Huawei E392 dongle 3GB 5GB £20.99 £29.99
Huawei E392 dongle 5GB 8GB £25.99 Free
All these products carry an 18 month contract

Apparently for those who already have a suitable mobile broadband device and just want a simple monthly rolling plan, there is a £15.99 product with 5GB of data included, but we are unable to find any sign of it on the EE website.

The EE website is one of the more painful to use websites we have used for some time, which is laid out such that lots of scrolling are needed, e.g. on a 1200 pixel high monitor, you can see just 3 data plans and a tall banner image for the next set of tariffs. With existing Orange customers now getting directed between the two sites, the scope for confusion and people just walking away to another provider.


Not only painful, but on an Intel i5-2410M 2.30GHz processor laptop with 6GB RAM, that is doing little before going to the site, it raises the CPU load from 8-9% to a minimum of 18% with peaks of well over 50%. Fan speed/noise rises dramatically.

  • uniquename
  • over 8 years ago

Still can't see a reason to go with them, rather get 1000GB + 20Mbps with Three than 8GB + 50Mbps.

  • otester
  • over 8 years ago

Still crap.

  • JttB
  • over 8 years ago

thats if three works where you are, but deals are very good normally on Three just there 50% coverage is not very good (97% outdoors, as there coverage map lies Use T-mobile coverage map to see the real Three coverage, but i think they have replaced it now with EE coverage map)

yes its still crap deal, USB dongle or wifi routers need at least 5GB/10GB/20GB on 4G (wishfull thinking)

  • leexgx
  • over 8 years ago

Am I missing something? This rolling monthly plan for people with an existing Mifi dongle: what's to stop me getting it and putting the SIM in my phone (assuming they provide the full-size SIM, as my S III LGE still uses them)?

  • chrisadsl
  • over 8 years ago

Thank you for commenting on the website design - its not just me then!!!


  • mcompton69
  • over 8 years ago

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