You’ll get up to 3 Smart Benefits included on EE’s plans such as Netflix, Apple Music, BT Sport, Roam Abroad, Xbox Game Pass & Microsoft 365.

In the UK, EE now offers three types of Pay Monthly plan: Essential, All Rounder and Full Works.

When you choose an All Rounder plan, you’ll get a Smart Benefit included for the entire length of your contract. You can choose from a range of benefits such as an inclusive subscription to Netflix, Apple Music or BT Sport. You’ll also benefit from EE’s best possible speeds (the Essential plans give you download speeds of up to 100Mbps).

When you choose a Full Works plan, you’ll get 3 Smart Benefits included with it. You’ll also get EE’s best possible speeds.

In this article, we’ll look at EE’s new pay monthly plans and the Smart Benefits you’ll be able to choose on the All Rounder and Full Works plans. We’ll also look at some of the other features included on all of EE’s plans such as Stay Connected Data, WiFi Coverage Boost, Data Gifting and more.

EE Essential, All Rounder & Full Works Plans

On EE, you’re now able to choose from three different types of plan: Essential, All Rounder and Full Works. The following table shows a side-by-side comparison of the three:

Essential All Rounder Full Works
Monthly Price From £15 per month From £26 per month From £43 per month
Data 1GB – Unlimited 5GB – Unlimited Unlimited
Speeds Up to 100Mbps
(“excellent speeds”)
No maximum speed
(“our best speeds”)
No maximum speed
(“our best speeds”)
Smart Benefits No 1 Smart Benefit included Up to 3 Smart Benefits included
Coverage 4G & 5G
Check coverage →
4G & 5G
Check coverage →
4G & 5G
Check coverage →
Other Features (included on all plans)
Minutes Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Texts Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
6 Months Apple Music Yes Yes Yes
Stay Connected Data
Yes Yes N/A
WiFi Coverage Boost Yes Yes Yes
Data Gifting Yes (with family account) Yes (with family account) Yes (with family account)
Device Care Extras Yes (on device plans) Yes (on device plans) Yes (on device plans)

EE Smart Benefits

Netflix

If you choose a SIM-only plan or Android phone plan with a Smart Benefit included, you’ll have the option of choosing Netflix as your Smart Benefit. This benefit gives you access to Netflix’s entire catalogue of movies and TV shows to stream on-demand. You’ll be able to watch them on your mobile phone and on any other Netflix-compatible device (including your tablet, laptop and smart TV).

The Netflix Smart Benefit is worth £6.99 per month and allows you to stream in standard-definition (SD) quality on one device at a time. Paid upgrades are available to Netflix Standard (£4 per month) or Netflix Premium (£9 per month) if you’d like to watch in HD or Ultra HD quality. You’ll also be able to stream on more devices at the same time.

Apple Music

If you choose Apple Music as the Smart Benefit on your plan, you’ll have access to more than 90 million songs on-demand without any ads. You’ll also get curated playlists, song lyrics and live radio stations inside the Apple Music app.

The Apple Music Smart Benefit is worth £9.99 per month and can be used on any compatible device including your iPhone, iPad and Android device. You can also stream Apple Music on your PC or on a compatible smart TV. If you’d like to listen to Apple Music in the car, it’s compatible with CarPlay technology.

Even if you don’t choose Apple Music as your Smart Benefit, you’ll still be able to get 6 months of free Apple Music on EE. This includes EE Essential plans with no Smart Benefits.

BT Sport Ultimate

BT Sport Ultimate is a good choice for your inclusive Smart Benefit if you’re a fan of Premier League football, rugby union, boxing, MotoGP, WWE, UFC and more. Worth £20 per month, it allows you to watch live and on-demand action from the BT Sport channels on your smartphone.

If you want to watch BT Sport on the large screen (e.g. via Apple TV, Chromecast or a smart TV), you can pay an extra £5 per month to enable Large Screen Access.

Roam Abroad Pass

EE’s Roam Abroad Pass allows you to use your inclusive minutes, texts and data when travelling to 47 European destinations and 5 destinations further afield (the United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia and New Zealand).

The Roam Abroad Pass is worth £10 per month and comes with a fair usage policy of 50GB per month. If your plan includes more than 50GB data per month, you’ll be able to use up to 50GB per month when you travel abroad.

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate

If you choose a SIM-only plan or an Android phone plan with an inclusive Smart Benefit, you’ll be able to choose the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.

This gives you access to more than 100 high-quality games including Hades, Flight Simulator, FIFA 21, ARK, Destiny 2, Forza Horizon 4, NFL 21, Halo, Minecraft and more. You’ll also get an EA Play membership included, as well as access to the Xbox Cloud Gaming service. With Cloud Gaming, you can stream the latest console games directly to your device (including your smartphone), so there’s no need to download them before you’re able to play.

The Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Smart Benefit is worth £10.99 per month.

Microsoft 365

You can choose Microsoft 365 Personal as your inclusive Smart Benefit on EE for access to premium Office applications across all of your devices (including Word, Excel, Powerpoint and OneNote). You’ll also get 1TB of cloud storage on OneDrive included, along with 60 minutes of Skype calling every month.

The Microsoft 365 Smart Benefit is worth £5.99 per month.

Entertainment Data Pass

If your pay monthly plan doesn’t already come with unlimited data, you’ll have the option of choosing the Entertainment Data Pass as your inclusive Smart Benefit. Worth £14.98 per month, this gives you unlimited data for streaming on the following apps and services:

Video Apps & Services:

  • Amazon Prime Video
  • BBC iPlayer
  • BBC iPlayer Kids
  • BritBox
  • BT Sport
  • ITV Player
  • My5
  • Netflix
  • YouTube
  • YouTube Kids

Music Apps & Services:

  • Apple Music
  • BBC Sounds
  • Deezer
  • Primephonic
  • Soundcloud
  • Spotify
  • Tidal

Note that the Entertainment Data Pass does not include a subscription to the relevant services. For instance, you may need a separate subscription for services like Netflix and Prime Video. The Entertainment Data Pass is also not compatible with Apple’s iCloud Private Relay service.

Other EE Features

Unlimited Minutes & Texts

All of EE’s pay monthly plans come with unlimited UK minutes and unlimited UK texts included.

If you have a compatible mobile phone, you’ll also be able to use Wi-Fi Calling and 4G Calling on EE:

  • With Wi-Fi Calling, you’re able to stay connected through phone calls and text messages, even in places where a traditional mobile signal isn’t available (e.g. on the London Underground and inside buildings with thick walls).
  • With 4G Calling, you’ll benefit from higher-quality phone calls along with a more reliable connection and faster download speeds when you’re talking on a call.

Stay Connected Data

If you run out of data on your EE Pay Monthly plan, you’ll get Stay Connected Data. This keeps you connected at speeds of up to 0.5Mbps. This is enough for browsing the web, using maps on your phone and messaging your friends and family through WhatsApp and similar messaging apps.

With Stay Connected Data, you get the reassurance that you’ll never be cut off in the middle of the month. If you’d like to restore full-speed data, you can buy a data add-on. Alternatively, you can receive extra data as a gift from someone else on your EE family account.

WiFi Coverage Boost

All of EE’s price plans now include WiFi Coverage Boost. This gives you seamless access to 150,000 Wi-Fi hotspots across the UK, including on the London Underground and many other locations. Once you’ve set it up, your phone will automatically detect compatible Wi-Fi hotspots as they come into range and will connect to them automatically to boost your 4G & 5G coverage.

Multi-Line Discount & Data Gifting

If you add an additional SIM card to your EE account, you’ll get 20% off with EE’s multi-line SIM-only discount. There’s a 10% discount when you add an additional Pay Monthly phone plan to your EE account.

When you have multiple lines, you’ll get an EE family account, allowing you to use the My EE app to manage them all in one place. This allows you to see at a glance how much data each family member has remaining on their plan. You can then move spare data between their plans. You can also configure the parental control settings and bill caps separately for each line.

Device Care Extras

If you buy a device on a Pay Monthly plan from EE, you’ll benefit from their Device Care Extras. This includes an extended warranty for the lifetime of your plan, until you leave or upgrade your phone. You can also book an Annual Device Check-up at your nearest EE retail store which includes a battery performance test and account check-up. There’s also a £10 discount available every year for you to use against a case or screen protector for your phone.

More Information

For more information about EE’s Pay Monthly plans and benefits, see EE’s official website.

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  • Hi all,
    Just a quick note to let you know that EE have just made some significant changes to their Pay Monthly plans (e.g. with the introduction of All Rounder plans and new Smart Benefits). The comments below have been copied over from an older post, and may no longer be relevant today.
    Thanks,
    Ken

  • Thanks Ken. My contract is up soon; will be interesting to see if EE offer existing customers 12 months big data tariffs not publically available on their site

  • Richard Bradbrook said:

    With an essential plan you get 3 months bt sport. Once your 3 months are up, is there an option to pay monthly to keep the BT sport app? And how much is it?
    I’m looking at buying a nw phone via a 3rd party app as they’re a lot cheaper but they only come with the essential plan and was wondering if I could continue watching bt sport once my 3 months is up.
    Thanks

    • Hi Richard,
      Thanks for your comment. Yes, you can pay £10/month for the BT Sport app or £15/month for the BT Sport app with Large Screen Access. There’s a bit more info in my guide to BT Sport deals.
      Hope this helps,
      Ken

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