What is 4G and how do I connect to it?

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4G is a mobile network that allows high-speed wireless internet access. 

What do I need to use 4G?

What do I need to use 4G?

You'll need:

  1.  

    a 4G phone, tablet or mobile broadband device

  2.  

    a pay monthly / SIM only plan or pay as you go pack

Can I connect to 4G with a 3G device?

Can I connect to 4G with a 3G device?

No, you'll need a 4G device to connect to our 4G network.

Can I buy a 4G device elsewhere and connect to 4G on EE?

Can I buy a 4G device elsewhere and connect to 4G on EE?

Yes, if you buy an unlocked 4G device from someone else, you'll be able to connect to EE's 4G network with a SIM only plan, Flex plan or using a pay as you go pack.

> View our plans and pay as you go packs

How do I check 4G coverage in my area?

How do I check 4G coverage in my area?

You can check 4G coverage in your area by visiting our Coverage Checker.

> Check your mobile coverage on EE's Coverage Checker

Can I use 4G abroad (roaming)?

Can I use 4G abroad (roaming)?

 

You can connect to 4G networks if they’re available in other countries.

You won’t be charged extra if you connect use 4G in most European countries, including all EU countries. You’ll use your normal data allowance.

Outside these countries the price of using 4G depends on:

  • what country you’re in
  • the plan that you’re on 

 

 

Can I upgrade from a 4G plan to a 5G plan?

Can I upgrade from a 4G plan to a 5G plan?

Yes, you can upgrade to one of our pay monthly or SIM only 5G Smart plans but you'll need to have a 5G device and have 5G coverage to connect to our 5G network.

> Find out more about 5G

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