Why we love EE SIM Only
SIM Only Monthly : Phones
– 30 day rolling contract
Pay As You Go SIM : Phones
– PAYGo packs for phones
SIM Only Monthly : Phones
– 12 month contract
Data Only SIMs
– Tablets, Dongles/MiFi)
EE SIM Only Help
- What is SIM Only?
- SIM Only has big benefits
- EE SIM Only has even more
- Pay as you go or pay monthly
- If all you need is data, data’s all you’ll get
- All the data you need
- No nasty charges
- Easy to get up and running
- SIM card simplicity
- Upgrade your handset at any time
What is SIM Only?
With SIM Only you get a SIM card, alongside an allowance of data, minutes and texts, so it’s like a normal smartphone contract except minus the phone. As such it’s often cheaper or shorter term.
SIM Only has big benefits
There are lots of reasons to opt for a SIM Only deal. For one thing you’re not normally tied in for as long. EE SIM Only deals for example give you a choice of 12 month or 30 day contracts, rather than a 24 month one as you’d usually get with a handset.
That means you’re free to change your tariff or switch to a different type of contract altogether after a shorter period of time.
SIM Only can also be great value for money. EE has a range of SIM Only deals and they’re all cheaper than getting the same allowances with a new phone would be.
EE SIM Only has even more
Beyond the general benefits of SIM Only there are big benefits to being on EE too. For one thing it’s the largest 4G network in the UK, with over 90% UK population coverage. It’s also very fast, especially in double speed and 4G+ areas.
Then there are other benefits like free Wi-Fi on the London Underground, tethering and Wi-Fi Calling (allowing you to call and text over Wi-Fi so you can stay in touch when there’s no signal). Plus if you’re already an EE customer and want to add a new SIM Only tariff to your account (on top of your existing plan) then you can get extra special deals.
If you’ve got an iPhone then you can also get Visual Voicemail, which lets you see your voicemails in a list on the screen and tap the one you want to play, rather than having to listen to them all in order.
Pay as you go or pay monthly
EE SIM Only gives you a range of ways to pay. There are 12 month plans, which are the cheapest, then there’s 30 day ones which cost a little more but mean you can change your plan with just a month’s notice.
But if you want even more flexibility you can also opt for a pay as you go tariff. These don’t tie you in at all, instead you just pay for the minutes, texts and data that you use.
If all you need is data, data’s all you’ll get
If you want a SIM for a smartphone then you’ll probably want minutes and texts alongside data, but if it’s a tablet or mobile Wi-Fi device that you’ve got then data’s all you’ll need and EE offers a range of data only SIM cards offering up to 25GB of monthly data, which should be more than enough for even heavy users.
All the data you need
If you’re a smartphone user you can still get loads of data on SIM Only, up to 10GB each month in fact, so you can make the most of EE’s superfast 4G network. But if you’re a lighter user there are still options to suit, as you can get as little as 250MB of data each month if that’s all you need and there are a range of options in between those two extremes.
No nasty charges
With EE SIM only you can’t use data you haven’t paid for, so if you run out of data you won’t run up high charges, instead you’ll just have to wait for it to refresh next month.
As all EE SIM Only packages include unlimited texts you also can’t overspend on them. It is possible to make calls outside of your allowance, but at 40p per minute it still won’t break the bank.
Easy to get up and running
EE SIM Only is a breeze to get up and running. As you’re (presumably) not getting a new phone you don’t have to worry about transferring contacts, files and apps to a new handset, just stick your new SIM card in your old phone and activate it and if the handset is unlocked or on EE you’re ready to go. It’s also easy to transfer your old number across to your new SIM card.
Upgrade your handset at any time
EE 4G SIM Only gives you the freedom to get a new smartphone any time you want. You can either buy one outright and pop your SIM card in it, thereby keeping your great SIM Only rate, or switch to a Pay Monthly contract when your SIM Only contract ends (which is after just a month if you pick a 30 day tariff).
So if you don’t want a new phone right now SIM Only is ideal, whether or not you plan to buy one in the future.