Category Archives: EE

EE Air Masts to cover 4G ‘black spots’

EE Air Masts to cover 4G ‘black spots’

EE has unveiled it’s new airborne technology – Air Masts also formally known as ‘Helikites’. Each balloon is powered by helium and can accommodate mini masts used to provide mobile coverage to areas with little or no 4G reception.

Air Mast

“When we look at our network, rural areas are where most of the work and focus is now needed. But it’s also where it’s the hardest. Connecting rural Britain is one of the hardest things we have to do,”
– EE CEO Marc Allera.

The new tech is made up of 3 pieces:

  • The heli-kite hovers up to 300 feet in the air and can provide 4G coverage over a 4km circumference. It can be deployed in around an hour, and is tethered to the ground from a solid base.

  • The tether also provides power to the balloon, and interestingly this is delivered as digital power in the form of packets, lessening the danger if the tether should be cut while in use.

  • The drone is the fastest deployment option, at 15 minutes, although has a smaller range at 1km. EE said this would be ideal for short-term coverage, ideally for emergency services teams working in a remote area.

There’s still a while to go with patents and further testing that should begin later this year. However wider deployment of the Air Mast balloons may not happen until 2018 or 2019.

EE TV first in the UK to launch ‘Watch with Twitter’

EE TV first in the UK to launch ‘Watch with Twitter’

EE is the first TV platform in the UK to partner up with social giant Twitter to bring you ‘Watch with Twitter’. The launch of Watch with Twitter will allow EE customers to discover and watch the most talked about programmes in real time, using data provided by Twitter.

“Great telly and Twitter have always gone hand-in-hand – people love talking about their favourite shows and our new partnership with EE makes it easier than ever to discover which programmes are creating the biggest conversations.” – Dara Nasr, UK Managing Director, Twitter.

EE TV

Up to five of the highest trending live shows will be highlighted in the EE TV guide, as well as popular programmes that are due to start in the next hour. In programme view, EE TV will now include the official hashtag of major shows so that viewers can join in the conversation on Twitter.

Further updates to EE TV

Further updates to the EE TV include improving it’s Replay functionality (replay allows users to view the last 24 hours of TV from their favourite channels) from 6 to 8 standard definition channels. Replay content is now also searchable in 10 categories including Movies, Drama, Kids and Sport.

EE has also partnered with NBCUniversal International to introduce hayu – a next-generation reality subscription video on demand service – via an on-demand app on EE TV. The service includes over 3,000 episodes including complete box sets, with the majority of reality content added to the service on the same day it premieres in the US.

hayu

Priced at £3.99 per month, it may not be worth it for those without an interest in the Kardashians, however EE TV users can take advantage of a one month free trail to see if hayu is for them. If users choose to use the service, they can opt out at anytime thanks to no  fixed-term or length contract.

 

Exclusive six-month Apple Music trial with EE

Exclusive six-month Apple Music trial with EE

EE is the first UK operator to offer an exclusive six-month Apple music trial, which will be available from September 1st 2016 for new and upgrading customers taking out a pay-monthly or SIM-only plan. After the trial, customers will have the option to pay £9.99 per month for an individual membership, £14.99 per month for a family up to 6 people or £4.99 for a student membership. For those not on EE, a shorter 3 month free trial is available via the Apple website.

“We’re delighted to be the first UK operator to offer Apple Music, with its incredible catalogue of songs, playlists, and Beats 1 radio.” – EE CEO Marc Allera

Apple launched the music streaming service worldwide on June 30th and already has more than 15 million paying subscribers on-board. In an attempt to differentiate itself from competitors such as Spotify and Google Play Music, Apple has added exclusive content and Siri integration to Apple Music.

Exclusive six-month Apple Music trail with EE

When signed into Apple music as a non-member using your Apple ID, you’ll be able to view and follow artists on Connect – a blog platform that allows artists to share their posts, photos, videos, and tracks with subscribers, and love, comment and play Connect content, as well as listen to Beats 1 radio station – that broadcasts live to over 100 countries 24 hours a day. However as a member, you’ll be able to do all of that and; download music for offline listening, enjoy unlimited listening from the Apple Music library, add Apple Music content to your library, keep up to 100,000 songs in your iCloud music library and receive expert music suggestions.

Exclusive six-month Apple Music trail with EE

Apple’s Music service is compatible with the iPhone 4S and newer, iPad and Apple Watch running the latest iOS, PC’s and Mac’s running the latest iOS, vehicles equipped with Apple CarPlay, Apple TV 4th Generation, Android devices OS 4.3 and up and Sonos. However it’s worth noting that voice control for Apple Music is not available on Android devices as it is run by Apple’s Siri.

Exclusive six-month Apple Music trail with EE 1

 Other posts you may like:

New EE Small Business Promotion has launched

New EE Small Business Promotion

EE’s promotional offer for small business’s has launched and will be running until the 15th September 2016. For just £38 per month on a 24 month plan, usually £52, you’ll be able to get your hands on a huge amount of 4G+ data – just like fibre, unlimited calls & texts and 180 minutes & 180 texts to and from the EU + USA. Saving you £14 per month and a total of £336 over the 24 months.

£38/month
25GB Double Speed 4GEE Data
Unlimited calls & texts
180 mins & 180 texts to and from the EU + USA

The 180 minutes & 180 texts to call and text to and from Europe & USA can be used for:

  • Calls/texts from UK abroad
  • Calls/texts from inclusive countries to inclusive countries
  • Calls/texts back to the UK while roaming in inclusive countries
  • Calls received while roaming
  • Calls to check Voicemail

The countries included are:
Europe (Andorra, Austria, Azores, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canary Islands, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Guernsey, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Jersey, Liechtenstein, Luxemburg, Madeira, Malta, Martinique, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Reunion Islands, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, St Bartholomew, St Martin, Sweden, Switzerland, Vatican City) USA and US Virgin Islands

Please note: Latvia and Lithuania are NOT included

Tablet offer

You’ll also be able to get double data on 36 month plans versus 24 month plans, with the tablet also coming at a much lower monthly cost. The plan also includes a 500MB Roaming allowance per day in the EU, so you can keep doing business worry-free whether you’re at home or abroad.

EE Tablet

Click to zoom

Get in touch

If you’re interested in EE’s latest promotion or would like further information, please do not hestitate to get in touch, we are always more than happy to help.

Email: sales@callmastermobile.co.uk or Phone: 01252 854352.

Why choose CMM as your telecoms provider?

  • Personal service
    Take advantage of your own dedicated account manager, who will ensure you receive a telecoms strategy that is best for your business. With personalised guidance and advice on networks & tariffs, handset choices, data usage, insurance requirements, security issues, roaming costs, and more.
  • Free support from a UK based team
    From handsets to emails to billing, Callmaster Mobile provides free support throughout your entire contract and will manage all communication with your mobile provider – so you can say goodbye to call-centre style support.
  • Great value, competitive deals from any UK business mobile network
    Throughout the years, Callmaster Mobile has forged relationships with the major networks including EE, Vodafone and O2 to provide customers with great value deals on their business mobiles.

EE Roaming Charges

EE Roaming Charges

EE European Roaming Prices reduced:

Calls whilst roaming in Europe Making a call will cost 3.63ppm (down from 13.8p), Receiving a call will cost 0.82ppm (down from 3.6p).
Texts whilst roaming in Europe Text messages sent when you are abroad will now cost no more than 1.45p per message (down from 4.4p).
Data whilst roaming in Europe EE’s EU data roaming prices have also reduced and you’ll pay just 3.63p per MB, instead of 14.6p. These changes do not affect any add on bundles.

EE Euro Pass

EE offers Euro Pass which gives you unlimited calls and texts and 500MB of daily data for £3.33 per day for those on small business plans.

EE Roaming ChargesOpt in once by texting EUROPASS to 150 before you go or when you’re abroad and within 24 hours it will available to use. You’ll receive a text to let you know when it’s all set up. Once opted in, you will only be charged for the days you use your phone in the Europe Zone.

The daily charge will be automatically triggered each day when you make or receive a call, send a text or use mobile data when you’re abroad in the Europe zone. Please note that if your phone has apps that automatically update in the background, this will also trigger the charge.

Included:

  • Calls and texts to standard UK landline and mobile numbers
  • Calls and texts to standard Europe Zone landline and mobile numbers
  • All calls and texts you receive
  • 100MB each day at full speed – then an additional 400MB a day at a slower speed (for no extra charge).

Countries included:

Austria, Azores, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canary Islands, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, French Guiana, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Guadeloupe, Guernsey, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Jersey, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madeira, Malta, Martinique, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Reunion Islands, Romania, Saint Barthelemy, Saint Martin, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Vatican City.

EE Euro Data Pass

EE’s Euro Data Pass offers 500MB of data for £2.50 a day, useful for those on a plan that includes calls and texts in Europe but not data.

Opt in once by texting EURODATA to 150 before you go or while you’re abroad, and you’ll only be charged on the days you use mobile data in EE’s Europe Zone – if you have apps that automatically update in the background, this will also trigger the charge. You’ll be able to use Euro Data Pass within 24 hours and you’ll receive a text to let you know when you’re all set up.

If you use more than 500MB data you can buy an additional roaming data add-on for either £2.50 for 75MB or £4.17 for 150MB (both exc. VAT) to use until midnight UK time that day.

Countries included:

Austria, Azores, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canary Islands, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, French Guiana, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Guadeloupe, Guernsey, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Jersey, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madeira, Malta, Martinique, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Reunion Islands, Romania, Saint Barthelemy, Saint Martin, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Vatican City.

*Please note that Euro Data Pass is not available where there is already monthly roaming data on your price plan.

Roaming add-ons

EU

Get 500MB data per day for just £2.50 (exc. VAT) with EE’s Euro Data Pass (Business Extra plans) – or Unlimited calls, texts and 500MB of data for £3.33 a day (exc VAT).

EU and USA

180 minutes and 180 texts to call and text to and from Europe and USA for £7.50 a month (exc. VAT – 12 month contract).

More EU

Get 2GB of data for just £50 ex VAT (12 months, only on EE, purchased while abroad).

Get in touch

If you have any further questions about roaming with EE, please do not hesitate to contact your account manager, we are always more than happy to help.

Email: support@callmastermobile.co.uk or Phone: 01252 854352

Other posts you may like:

Using EE Abroad

Using EE Abroad

EE offers a variety of International Add On’s for those on Small Business Plans with different allowances, costs and terms available for use when abroad and from the UK.

EE IDD Mins & TExts Table

Click to enlarge

EE DATA

Click to enlarge

While standard EU roaming rates are as follows:

  • Making a call 13.8p/min
  • Receiving a call is 3.6p/min
  • Sending an SMS 4.4p each
  • Receiving an SMS is free

EE Euro Pass

EE also offers Euro Pass, giving you unlimited calls and texts, plus a load of data, to save you getting separate roaming minutes, texts and data add-ons when you head across the channel.

Euro Pass can be purchased for £3.33 a day for those on small business plans, and £4 a day for EE pay monthly and SIM only customers.

Opt in once by texting EUROPASS to 150 before you go or when you’re abroad, within 24 hours it will available to use and you’ll receive a text to let you know when it’s all set up. Once opted in, you will only be charged for the days you use your phone in the Europe Zone.

The daily charge will be automatically triggered each day when you make or receive a call, send a text or use mobile data when you’re abroad in the Europe zone. Please note that if your phone has apps that automatically update in the background, this will also trigger the charge.

Included:

  • Calls and texts to standard UK landline and mobile numbers
  • Calls and texts to standard Europe Zone landline and mobile numbers
  • All calls and texts you receive
  • 100MB each day at full speed – then an additional 400MB a day at a slower speed (for no extra charge).

Countries included:

Austria, Azores, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canary Islands, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, French Guiana, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Guadeloupe, Guernsey, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Jersey, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madeira, Malta, Martinique, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Reunion Islands, Romania, Saint Barthelemy, Saint Martin, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Vatican City.