EE is ramping up its 4G operations by revealing new entry-level tariffs for business and consumer and launching its own 4G smartphone.
The Android-powered device will be known as the Kestrel and will cost £99.99 on pay as you go or from £13.99 per month on a 4G tariff. The handset comes with a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor and has 4.5-inch qHD screen, while its CAT 4 capability optimises 4G usage. The Kestrel launches at the end of April.
EE customers can also take advantage of new entry-level 4G tariffs starting from £13.99 per month including 500MB of data and unlimited calls and texts. The operator has also extended its 4G Extra tariffs with options from £21.99 per month, with unlimited texts and calls in the EU added for £2 per day via a new Euro Talk and Text Unlimited bundle.
4G small business tariffs now start from £17 per month excluding VAT, and range up to £35 per month for unlimited calls, texts and 3GB of data. Business Extra plans are also available with up to 36GB of double speed 4G and 180 minutes of international calls to use in the UK and beyond.
The UK’s largest network has also introduced new Shared 4G plans for customers on plans of £23.99 per month or more. Friends, colleague or family members can be added to the tariff for £17 per month, while tablet customers can share data from £10 per month.
EE CMO Pippa Dunn said: ‘At EE, we’re continually looking for new ways to make a quality 4G experience accessible to all. By introducing the UK’s lowest price 4G smartphone, and great value entry-level plans, even more customers will now have the ability to access the UK’s most advanced 4G network and reap the benefits it offers.’