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All you need to get connected is to choose the mobile device below that best suits your needs, and away you go.
Getting started with EE Mobile Broadband
To get 4GEE WiFi you simply need a mobile broadband device and an active data SIM for it. EE sells a range of Mobile Broadband devices at different prices and for different circumstances, so just pick the one you want, start it up and activate your SIM card.
The exact setup will depend on the device, but it’s usually barely more complicated than starting it up.
To connect other devices to it you’ll need to know the network name and password, both of which should be displayed on a card you’ll get with your mobile broadband device. Easy.
A wide range of mobile devices
Currently EE sells four different 4GEE WiFi devices. There’s the 4GEE WiFi, which is a battery-powered EE device that can get up to 10 devices online simultaneously and last for up to 24 hours of use. It can also be used to charge other devices.
There’s also the 4GEE WiFi Mini, which is similar and can also get 10 devices online at once, but is smaller, cheaper and offers up to 6 hours of battery life when in use.
Then there’s the Netgear Nighthawk, which can get up to 20 devices online and you can also connect a USB stick or external hard drive to it to share your content over the network. Plus, it can keep going for up to 24 hours of use and be used to charge up other devices.
Finally, there’s EE’s 4GEE Home Router, which isn’t quite so mobile in that it’s designed for use in your home as a replacement for standard broadband. You can connect up to 32 devices to it, and as there’s no need for a landline you can get it up and running instantly. It’s also got a 30-metre range and of course, it’s plugged in, so you can have your EE broadband live 24/7.
Generous mobile broadband allowances
You can get anything from 5GB to 50GB of data per month with mobile broadband devices and there are both 30-day and 24-month plans, so it’s very flexible in terms of both allowances and contract lengths.
The exception to that is the 4GEE Home Router, which comes with between 50GB and a massive 500GB of data, making it a great fit for heavy use at home. It comes with plans of either 30 days or 18 months.
So whether you just want to use it for an upcoming trip or access mobile data all year round, and whether your plans are limited to a little email or serious streaming, there’s a device and tariff to suit you.
Mobile Broadband is similar yet very different to home broadband
Mobile Broadband can be used on basically any device which is capable of connecting to a Wi-Fi network. You don’t need a SIM card slot in the device, so in that sense it’s very similar to home broadband, but it differs in two key ways.
For one thing it’s mobile, so rather than having a plugged-in router which only provides internet to your house or office, you can take a Mobile Broadband device with you and bring data to everything in the vicinity.
The other main difference is that it relies on 4G (and when 4G isn’t available 3G), so in that sense it’s more like the mobile data you get on your phone, except you can use it with other devices too and connect more than one device to it at once.
There are exceptions to these rules though, such as the 4GEE Home Router, which sits somewhere between traditional home broadband and mobile broadband – it uses 4G, but it’s plugged in and designed to stay in one place.
EE Mobile Broadband helps you play away
There are any number of situations where you might want to use Mobile Broadband. You can turn your car into a WiFi hotspot for example and keep your kids entertained on long journeys, or bring internet to the train or any hotel which doesn’t offer affordable WiFi, so you can work or stream videos away from home.
Basically, any time you or anyone you’re with might want to get online on something other than a phone when there’s no Wi-Fi available mobile broadband could be the answer.
It can be less hassle than public Wi-Fi too, as you don’t need to find an open connection or fill out login pages. As it’s password protected it can also be a lot more secure and you won’t get stung with hefty data costs, as you can only use what you’ve paid for.
As it gives you the full power of the internet you can use it for any number of things. Streaming and downloading music and videos, engaging with social media, checking your email, working, communicating, downloading and using apps, even online gaming. It empowers you to do more in more places.
Super high speed 4G data on EE
Mobile Broadband is as fast or slow as EE’s mobile data is in any given area, but as EE has the fastest and most widespread 4G network in the UK it tends to be very speedy. In fact, speeds top out at around 90Mbps in areas with 4G+.
Even where 4G+ isn’t available its standard and double speed network keeps it safely speeding ahead of the competition in most places.
Like tethering, but better
Many phones and networks already allow you to share your smartphone’s data connection with other devices through what’s typically called tethering.
4GEE WiFi differs from this in that you’re not using your phone’s data allowance, which is handy if you have restrictive data limits. You’re also not draining your handset’s battery, which you could through tethering, so if you’re a fan of tethering you’re sure to be a fan of mobile Wi-Fi.
Biggest, fastest and most reliable mobile network
EE is a great choice for mobile Wi-Fi. For one thing it has wider spread 4G than any other UK network, so you’ll be able to take advantage of speedy data in more places.
There’s more than 99% UK population coverage for 4G so you really can use it almost everywhere.
Get a 4GEE Max plan (which the higher data allowance plans tend to be) and you’ll also get access to EE’s highest speeds.
A potential home broadband replacement
Depending on your circumstances 4GEE Wi-Fi could even replace your home broadband. If you have a 4G signal on EE but can’t get very good broadband in your area as is the case in some rural locations for example, then it could be a great fit.
As noted above, EE even offers a 4GEE Home Router specifically for this, which works much like mobile broadband and uses EE’s network, but it’s designed for homes and isn’t battery-powered.
If you can get speedy broadband though then there’s probably little reason to switch. 4G still often isn’t as fast as the highest speed home broadband connections and your data may be more limited.
But if you don’t want to be tied into a long-term contract, perhaps because you only have a short term let for example, it could still be ideal.
Plus, this could save you money as it doesn’t require a landline and even if you stick with your standard broadband it could still be worth considering as a home broadband backup.
Unlike home broadband there’s no installation hassle either, as it’s straightforward and you can set it up yourself, usually in a matter of minutes.
Why choose EE mobile broadband?
The most important thing with mobile broadband is arguably coverage – after all, if you don’t have a signal then you can’t use your mobile broadband device to get other devices online, and on that front EE is a real winner, as it has over 99% UK population coverage and over 85% UK geographic coverage with 4G. It’s even starting to roll out 5G, for even faster speeds (with a compatible device).
With strong 3G coverage too plus lots of 4G spectrum, EE is set up to offer a speedy, reliable experience, wherever you are and however many devices you’re connecting your mobile broadband to.
There’s also a wide range of EE mobile broadband plans available, with a range of data limits and durations of 1 or 24 months, so there should be something suitable for you.
A choice of devices
Not only does EE offer a wide range of mobile broadband plans, it also has a number of different mobile broadband devices, coming in at different size, prices and with different specs, giving you plenty to choose from.
But you can’t really choose wrong, as they all support at least 4G speeds and can get at least 20 devices online at once – so all your gadgets (and those of your friends and family) can get an internet connection even when you’re miles from Wi-Fi.
EE’s mobile broadband plans also include free data roaming abroad across the EU, so you can keep your tablet, laptop and whatever else connected even when you’re on holiday.
How do I get set up?
That depends on the mobile broadband device you choose, but it’s typically little more than a case of activating the supplied SIM card, putting it in the broadband device and turning the power on. So it should only take a matter of minutes.