Upgrading Mobile Phone Plan - EE SIM-Only Mobile Phone Plans


Thinking Of Upgrading Your Mobile Phone Plan? Looking To Save Money On Your Next Mobile Contract?

I upgraded my mobile phone plan in the last week!

I’m back at it with my money-saving series and today is all about mobile phone plans!

I just wanted to quickly start off by saying that this blog post is not sponsored. I am in no way affiliated with EE. I have genuinely written this article as I aim to help others save money, so they can spend their savings on better things!

Upgrading Mobile Phone Plan - Monogram Marble Phone Case

I currently have a SIM-only mobile phone plan with EE and I was paying approximately £17 a month, which included unlimited minutesunlimited texts and 3GB of data. It was also a 12-month contract.

I was due to upgrade this month, as my 12-month contract was almost over.

I did some research online with other mobile network companies and I came across a fantastic deal with Three Network. It included unlimited minutes, unlimited texts and 4GB of data as it was also a 12-month contract. All of this for an amazing £10!

How Do I Get A Better Mobile Phone Plan Deal Than What Is Stated On The Phone Operator Website?

Considering I have been a loyal customer to EE, I felt a bit too attached to leave them, as I’ve always had a good experience with them and I’ve always received good coverage around the UK using EE.

I gave EE a call on their ‘150′ number, and managed to get straight through (must be my lucky day!).

Upgrading Mobile Phone Plan - EE Mobile Network Customer Service

Then, I asked if they could help me match a SIM-only deal or I’ll need to retrieve my PAC code (it allows you to transfer your current mobile number to another mobile operator).

The customer service at EE is a 5/5 in my books, as we told them the better deal that we found with Three and they told us they can match the deal!

The deal was £9.99 a month for 12-months! Result!

I get unlimited textsunlimited minutes4GB data and I was even upgraded to their 4GEE Max Plan. The 4GEE Max Plan includes: the use of my unlimited minutes, texts, 4GB data in the EU, Australia, Canada, Mexico, New Zealand and USA24 months BT Sport app access; and the fastest UK data speeds.

Don’t always look at mobile operator websites and assume that they’re the only deals that they do!

This was my initial mistake when I started my pay-monthly plans!

Call your mobile phone operator directly and see if they will offer you deals that cater better to you, especially if you’re a loyal customer!

I always check my data usage through the EE iPhone app. I realised I never fully used up my previous 3GB data on my old contract, so 3 or 4GB is perfect for me. This may not be the case for others! So I suggest getting the app for your phone operator or check their website!

Upgrading Mobile Phone Plan - EE Mobile Network Phone App

I hope this little trick will help you save money, as this has helped me save £7 a month, which is a massive £84 a year! I even get an extra 1GB of data, as well as being able to use it in certain places abroad!

The package is the 12-month SIM-only 4GEE Max Plan with 4GB of data, which is actually worth £24.99. So, I saved £14.99 by calling up as well, which is a MASSIVE total saving of £179.88 in 12-months!

Upgrading Mobile Phone Plan - EE Mobile Network

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  • Reply palegirlrambling August 21, 2017 at 7:15 pm

    Well this is the smartest idea every! I can’t believe I haven’t thought to do this! I’m currently with o2 and have been since I was old enough to have a phone but their contracts are pricey, I’ll definitely be doing this next time I’m due an upgrade!
    PaleGirlRambling xo

    • Reply confessionsofonlineshopaholic@gmail.com August 21, 2017 at 7:41 pm

      Aww no that’s so annoying! I hope you get a pleasant surprise when you next get to renew your contract and hopefully the money saved can go towards more of your beautiful flatlays that you always produce!xx

  • Reply amummoreordinary August 21, 2017 at 7:52 pm

    Some great tips here. And we’ll done on securing the deal. It pays to ask!! Cx

  • Reply Hannah Louise August 21, 2017 at 8:16 pm

    I love how you can get great sim only deals at the moment, just wish the phone wasn’t so expensive to buy out right! xo

    Hanney | http://www.blogabouthanney.com

    • Reply confessionsofonlineshopaholic@gmail.com August 21, 2017 at 8:24 pm

      Yeah I jumped at the opportunity when I saw it! I’m completely in the same position, because now I’ve bought my SIM-only deal, I will have to buy the next phone outright in the next month, which is a little bit of a pain! Although I suppose SIM-only works for those who plan to change their phones every two or three years and you save money in the long run to be able to spend on a new phone! Thank you for taking the time to read and leave a comment lovely!xx

  • Reply Eva August 22, 2017 at 12:24 pm

    This is super helpful! I’ve actually been doing something similar with o2 every time I upgrade – you’re not strictly allowed to get the new customer plans but I always do and then ring up and get them to carry my number across lol! You have to find the loopholes with these things! Thanks for this post!


    • Reply confessionsofonlineshopaholic@gmail.com August 22, 2017 at 12:35 pm

      Thank you so much for taking the time to read and comment Eva, it means a lot! Haha that is so clever!! That’s very true and the loopholes lessen the hole in our pockets haha!

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