Best EE phone deals in May 2023

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Best EE phone deals right now
EE is one of the main four networks in the UK, and it has managed to stay on top with the great speeds it offers, as well as other benefits such as the ability to gift data to friends or use Wi-Fi to call (of course, these depend on your plan). But, because of that, the carrier is a bit more expensive compared to the competition.

On EE, you can purchase a phone through Pay Monthly (with a contract with the carrier), or Pay As You Go options. The Pay As You Go variant is not available for all models of phones, so you might want to keep that in mind when deciding which phone to go for. Usually, premium phones are only available as Pay Monthly with a contract with EE.

Mainly, the service provider sells new phones. However, EE also sells refurbished phones if you're on a budget (refurbished phones look and work just like new, but they were used before). And if you go for a refurbished phone, you can save up to £240, and you can also get Lifetime warranty for no extra cost.

With all that being said, there are many deals and offers, and conditions when you're buying a phone from EE. That's where we come in! If you want to get a phone with EE, you can benefit from some of the deals the carrier has live right now in the month of May 2023, so you don't lose and arm and a leg for your next phone.

Keep in mind that the monthly prices of the phones listed here all depend on the EE plan you choose.

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EE phone deals right now

ЕЕ currently has some great deals on the hottest phones out there, including the iPhone 14 and the Galaxy S23 Ultra, the Galaxy Z Flip 4 and Z Fold 4, and even the Google Pixel 7. Keep in mind that deals on carriers change often, so if you don't find your preferred phone in this list, do not despair: it would probably get discounted down the line as well.

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Best EE iPhone deals

The iPhone SE 3 is available with trade-in savings, again depending on the plan you choose. The newly-released iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro models get some discount love with trade-in.

iPhone 14 Pro Max: Save £192 when you trade in an eligible iPhone

Right now, you can save £192 when you trade in an eligible iPhone. The best-selling Unlimited plan with this phone costs £30 upfront and £84 monthly.

iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro: Save £12 a month with trade in

For the newest flagship phones by Apple - the iPhone 14 and the iPhone 14 Pro - EE is now offering you an option to save with eligible trade-in. Price below for regular iPhone 14 - £63 monthly, and you'll have to pay £30 upfront.

Apple iPhone SE (2022): retail price right now

The budget-friendly iPhone SE from 2022 is currently available at EE at its retail price. However, you can get plenty of awesome extras with. your plan (of course, this depends on the plan you decide to go for).

Best EE Samsung Galaxy deals

On the Samsung Galaxy front, EE has generous trade-in offers on the S23 series.

The newly-released Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4 are available with epic trade-in discounts and select plans with those devices are also discounted right now:

Galaxy S23 Ultra: Save £432 on Unlimited full speed plans + £432 if you trade in

The S23 Ultra is now available at EE with an epic deal. The carrier is offering trade-in discounts for the newest Samsung Galaxy flagship, and also generous discounts with the Unlimited Full speed plan. Don't miss out, as we're unsure for how long this epic deal is going to be live. With Unlimited, you pay £30 upfront and £86 monthly.
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Galaxy S23 Plus: Save £432 when you trade in an any condition eligible Samsung phone

Save £432 when you trade in an any condition eligible Samsung phone - the same offer as the Ultra is available for the Plus as well. Unlimited data - pay £30 upfront and £76 monthly.

Galaxy S23: Save £384 on Unlimited full speed plans - and £432 if you trade in

The smallest sibling in the S23 family is also getting the same deal at EE. Unlimited data - pay £30 upfront and £66 monthly.

Galaxy Z Fold 4: get some awesome extras

The Z Fold 4 is currently available at EE at its retail price. However, get some awesome extras depending on the tariff you decide to go for. Choose a Smart Plan and pick from Inclusive Extras, including Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, Netflix, Microsoft 365 Personal, BT Sport and more - worth up to £25 each. Price below is for the Unlimited data plan and you have to pay an additional £30 upfront cost.

Galaxy Z Flip 4: Inclusive Extras with Smart Plans

The Galaxy Z Flip 4 is currently getting the same extra (pun intended) treatment from EE at the moment. You can choose between the same extras like the Fold, of course, depending on the plan you decide to go for. Price below with the Unlimited plan, and you will need to pay £30 upfront.

Best Sony Xperia deals at EE

If you're looking for a Sony Xperia phone, worry not: EE has got you covered. Here are the deals EE's got going on for Sony Xperia buyers.

Sony Xperia 10 IV: retail price right now, extras available

Right now, the Sony Xperia 10 IV is available at its retail price at EE. You can benefit from extras depending on the plan you decide to go for. Price below with Unlimited plan.

Best Google Pixel deals at EE

At the moment, EE is not running any special discounts on Pixels. When deals show up, we'll include them here as this article gets regularly updated.

Google Pixel 7 Pro: Save an incredible £336 on 125GB plans

EE has a great offer on the Google Pixel 7 Pro right now. You can save on the 125GB data plans. Price below with 125GB data, also £30 upfront.

Are EE phone deals worth it?

We are not going to sugar coat it: EE is one of the most expensive carriers in the UK. However, in its defense, it is focused on ultra-high speeds of its mobile networks, and it manages to justify the plan prices. And EE phone deals are definitely worth it, especially if you're interested in one of the smart benefit options that the service provider has. With that, you can get services such as Apple Music that usually costs £9.99 a month included with your plan (if you're looking into iPhones), or two-year Netflix subscriptions for select Android phones, which is, definitely, quite the tempting offer.

On the other hand, EE also has Family plans that let you share data, and as we already mentioned, excellent coverage, especially for 4G (it is the fastest 4G network in the UK).

Can I keep my number if I switch to EE?

Yes. You need to get your PAC number from your previous carrier, which can be done by simply contacting them and asking for it. The PAC code will be valid for 30 days. In case your phone number is no longer valid, your previous carrier will have instructions for you. If you need any help with the process, you can also visit EE's help center.

Once you get the PAC code, you should give it to EE and they should transfer your old number to their services. You may need to save the number which came with your new EE SIM just in case you need to use it before your old number is transferred to your new carrier. The carrier doesn't switch numbers during bank holidays or over the weekend, so do keep that in mind when planning for your switch.

How easy it is to switch to EE?

Switching to EE is quite easy, as the network provider will do the most when it comes to switching. As mentioned in the point above, you will need your PAC code to transfer your number, but after that, the carrier will take care of things surrounding the switching.

The process is relatively quick. EE will switch you to their services the next working day. In case you've submitted your request after 5.30pm Monday to Friday or any time at the weekend, the carrier will transfer your phone number in two days.

How good is EE 5G coverage?

EE is currently the best network provider in the UK in terms of 5G speed, reliability, and coverage. RootMetrics conducted over 650,000 tests across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland in order to determine how EE's 5G network compares to the competition for the second half of 2021. According to data from these tests, for the second half of last year, EE had 41% of UK covered on a 5G network, with all other major carriers behind (O2, the second best, has 35.2% of coverage).

In terms of speed, EE's 5G is also at the king position with the fastest average download speeds (in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) with a median UK-wide speeds of 60.4 Mbps. And yes, this is more than twice as fast as any other UK network (for example, Vodafone, who is the second fastest, recorded median download speeds of 24.8 Mbps).

RootMetrics awarded EE the title of the "Best Overall Network in the UK" for the second half of 2021, and the carrier won in the following categories: Reliability, Accessibility, Speed, Data, and Text, while for the Call category, both EE and Vodafone were crowned victors.

Do existing EE customers get discount?

Yes, but there are conditions, as with any other carrier. Right now, EE has an ongoing offer for existing customers, which includes getting a new line and saving 10% with any new line added. The 10% discount will be applied in bill credits. The 10% discount applies to existing EE customers or customers that are taking more than one plan at the same time.

What coverage does EE offer?

As we already mentioned above, EE's coverage is excellent, so much so that it was voted the UK's top network for the past seven years in a row. It is the fastest network in UK, and it will likely soon become the fastest 5G network as well.

EE offers four types of coverage: 5G, 4G, 3G and 2G. Understandably, the fastest download speeds are available on 5G. On the other hand, EE offers 99% of UK population covered by their 4G, 3G, and 2G networks.

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