EE introduces UK’s most expensive smartphone contract

by Kenny Hemphill on January 22, 2013

Citing feedback from users, EE has made changes to its data plans for its recently-launched 4G service. As other network operators prepare to bid for 4G spectrum in an Ofcom auction later this month, EE added a new 20GB/ per month plan to its tariff.

The company said that the new plan ‘addresses a small number of ‘super-users’ (currently fewer than 1% of 4G customers) who have shown a desire to use more than the 8GB of mobile data that is currently available on EE’s largest 4GEE plan.’

It will cost £46/month on a one-year, SIM-only contract or £61/month on a two-year contract with a handset. That compares favourably with the £56/month charge for EE’s 8GB plan. Those prices, however, are only for subscribers who sign up before the end of February. After that, the prices rise to £61 and £76/ month respectively.

According to MacUser’s sister site, PC Pro, that makes it the most expensive contract in the UK.

EE also announced it had cut the price of its 500MB plan, which could be exhausted in five minutes at full 4G speed, from £36/ month to £31/ month.

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