EE - sharing sim-only add on extra £12
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EE - sharing sim-only add on extra £12

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Found 7th Apr 2015
I called EE to see if they could do me a good deal on a sim only deal for my wife as I'm a customer. They did a deal where I pay an extra £12 a month and they upgrade my current deal to unlimited calls/texts and 5GB of data, and they send an extra new SIM card (separate number) for my wife who will share that allowance. I was only getting 500 mins and 2gb before.

The £12 add on is a 12 month contract. So basically for £12 she gets unlimited calls/texts and half of 5gbs of data depending how much I use.

Good deal if anyone can use it.

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So your wife pays nothing?

£12 extra. ...so what is your new total monthly bill pls?

Original Poster

No she pays nothing - the £12 gets added to my monthly bill.

have you been with them long? Sounds a good deal but I've only been with them a couple of months.

Original Poster

£28 + £12 so it's now £40. I'm on an iPhone 6 plan. The £12 add on is a 12 month contract

Original Poster

I've only been a couple of months with them

Do you get the free watch as well

Can you capp your wife sim

I've been with them for 10 years only pay a fiver on a monthly contract

Not a free watch but comes with a free battery if u buy watch..

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19DembaBa19

I've been with them for 10 years only pay a fiver on a monthly contract


Wow only paid 600 for 10 years..

I work at Vodafone and they do exactly the same, its called a red sharer. It's £8 a month for the other sim and theyve increased the cost of his price plan by 4 quid. With Vodafone the other person gets unlimited texts and minutes and shares however much of the data you give them, both lines are capped so you cant go over on your data.

If theyve told you theyve just added £12 a month to your price plan then theyve mis-sold it you as its a seperate price plan
Edited by: "iNSOMANiAC" 7th Apr 2015

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iNSOMANiAC

I work at Vodafone and they do exactly the same, its called a red sharer. … I work at Vodafone and they do exactly the same, its called a red sharer. It's £8 a month for the other sim and theyve increased the cost of his price plan by 4 quid. With Vodafone the other person gets unlimited texts and minutes and shares however much of the data you give them, both lines are capped so you cant go over on your data.If theyve told you theyve just added £12 a month to your price plan then theyve mis-sold it you as its a seperate price plan



It was a lot cheaper than any comparable sim only separate deals so I'm happy with it. Hope any one else with EE can use it

iNSOMANiAC

I work at Vodafone and they do exactly the same, its called a red sharer. … I work at Vodafone and they do exactly the same, its called a red sharer. It's £8 a month for the other sim and theyve increased the cost of his price plan by 4 quid. With Vodafone the other person gets unlimited texts and minutes and shares however much of the data you give them, both lines are capped so you cant go over on your data.If theyve told you theyve just added £12 a month to your price plan then theyve mis-sold it you as its a seperate price plan




You didn't need to say you worked for Vodafone

It seems that out of good will they upgraded your current plan to give you the extra minutes and data.

Normally they would have just added a sharer sim which is £12 for 12 Months or £17 for 1 Month Rolling and your wife would have just shared your 2GB, 500 minutes and texts. Good to see you get that deal, when I worked for them, I'd never seen them update someones plan mid-contract without increasing your monthly payments.
Edited by: "mikhaelnaidoo" 7th Apr 2015

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This is capped as well so you can't go over the allowance

I'm afraid this is standard EE offer available to all EE customers so NO DEAL

Is this that good a deal?

A very quick check (may be cheaper elsewhere, not looked) and I can see sim only EE (on their website) deals as below:

1) £15.99 for 2gb and unlimited calls and texts (4g 12 month contract)
2) £21.99 for 3gb and unlimited calls and texts (4g 12 month contract)

Deal 1 there looks a better deal - Total £8 a month saving for 1gb less. Only benefit I can see is if one of you uses a lot more data than the other and may get some benefit that way. It's not a bad deal, but don't think it's much diff to separate sims. Hopefully someone benefits from it though.

How does this wife sharing deal work please? ?

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KevClark1985

Is this that good a deal?A very quick check (may be cheaper elsewhere, … Is this that good a deal?A very quick check (may be cheaper elsewhere, not looked) and I can see sim only EE (on their website) deals as below:1) £15.99 for 2gb and unlimited calls and texts (4g 12 month contract)2) £21.99 for 3gb and unlimited calls and texts (4g 12 month contract)Deal 1 there looks a better deal - Total £8 a month saving for 1gb less. Only benefit I can see is if one of you uses a lot more data than the other and may get some benefit that way. It's not a bad deal, but don't think it's much diff to separate sims. Hopefully someone benefits from it though.



Deal 1 you mention is £4 more per month and less data

Jonny501123

CommentDeal 1 you mention is £4 more per month and less data




They say that most people pay for more mins, text and data they need, not aimed at you but always worth checking first regularly especially on a rolling contract

jacobjj

How does this wife sharing deal work please? ?



These are called sharer sims. You have one LEAD contract - has to be a mobile phone contract not a sim only, once you have this you can add up to 4 more additional sharer sims/phones, sharing everything from the LEAD contract. In the above case, his wife will share from his 5GB data, U/L calls and texts.

Separate sim only deals like the £15.99 are only truly beneficial if you or your partner use a lot of data and can't share. In the above case if 5GB is not enough for both of them to share then its better to go on a separate sim only. The only alternative to this is to move on/up to a 10GB or 20GB plan, which is more expensive.

Technically this is not a deal, its a standard offer from EE. Shared sims are £12pm (12 month), £17pm (1 month) or £8pm (Data only)
If you're looking for a deal then make queries on 2nd line offers. Sometimes they give you a separate sim only contract at £3 less. Usually the £15.99 SIMO becomes £12.99.


Edited by: "mikhaelnaidoo" 7th Apr 2015

Vodafone offered rubbish deal for £16

Jonny501123

CommentDeal 1 you mention is £4 more per month and less data




No it's not...

The OP is paying £28 p/m currently and added this for £12 p/m. So that's £20 p/m each. The reason this seems like a good deal, is because the OP was overpaying for their current sim only deal.

OP's deal - £20 p/m each for Unlimited Calls and Texts and 2.5gb each (5gb apportioned evenly)
EE Sim Only deal - £16 p/m each for Unlimited Calls and Texts and 2gb.

Seems very comparable to me.

However, this may be a good deal if you have a very high data plan currently for a reasonable price and can share that for £12 extra. But sharing 4-5gb I think is not that great a price.
Edited by: "KevClark1985" 7th Apr 2015

Got it for wife and two children for £6 each 4 months ago when on offer. The £12 deal is the normal price.

£12 is standard price. EE were doing it for £6 (on iPhone 6 release) when taking out a 12 month commitment. You can add up to 4 additional shared lines so use your allowances.

iNSOMANiAC

I work at Vodafone and they do exactly the same, its called a red sharer. … I work at Vodafone and they do exactly the same, its called a red sharer. It's £8 a month for the other sim and theyve increased the cost of his price plan by 4 quid. With Vodafone the other person gets unlimited texts and minutes and shares however much of the data you give them, both lines are capped so you cant go over on your data.If theyve told you theyve just added £12 a month to your price plan then theyve mis-sold it you as its a seperate price plan



op would hopefully have been told "the £12 is added to his bill", as opposed to his price plan, as they are billed together, but yes, separate plan

Voted hot, good to let people know the sharer sin option is available.
Edited by: "djdope" 7th Apr 2015

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KevClark1985

No it's not...The OP is paying £28 p/m currently and added this for £12 p … No it's not...The OP is paying £28 p/m currently and added this for £12 p/m. So that's £20 p/m each. The reason this seems like a good deal, is because the OP was overpaying for their current sim only deal.OP's deal - £20 p/m each for Unlimited Calls and Texts and 2.5gb each (5gb apportioned evenly)EE Sim Only deal - £16 p/m each for Unlimited Calls and Texts and 2gb.Seems very comparable to me.However, this may be a good deal if you have a very high data plan currently for a reasonable price and can share that for £12 extra. But sharing 4-5gb I think is not that great a price.



My £28 per month is not a sim only deal. It is a 2 year iPhone 6 contract with EE. So you can't say £20 each per month

people have a look at BT Mobile as for £20 you get 20gigs of 4g plus calls and text

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Jonny501123

My £28 per month is not a sim only deal. It is a 2 year iPhone 6 contract … My £28 per month is not a sim only deal. It is a 2 year iPhone 6 contract with EE. So you can't say £20 each per month



Ah ok that makes sense then, thought it was adding a sim only to a sim only contract. So yeah guess that's an alright deal then assuming the data is enough. I have a 20gb contract for £43.50 per month, so adding a sim only to that would be decent. Guess the more data you have the better the deal.

I got offered this deal from EE for only £6 a couple of months ago......I took it, cheaper than pay as you go for my son.

£8pm when bought with and S6 or S6 edge from the EE store as part of a release promotion

Banned

This is a standard deal on the EE sharer plan.

Banned

40 quid? Lol. They saw you coming.

I am on unlimited mins, txt and mms, yes unlimited mms but I barely use as everyone has iMessage . & 10gb data. For £23.99

Got the iPhone 5c with the contract but sold the phone.

iNSOMANiAC

I work at Vodafone and they do exactly the same, its called a red sharer. … I work at Vodafone and they do exactly the same, its called a red sharer. It's £8 a month for the other sim and theyve increased the cost of his price plan by 4 quid. With Vodafone the other person gets unlimited texts and minutes and shares however much of the data you give them, both lines are capped so you cant go over on your data.If theyve told you theyve just added £12 a month to your price plan then theyve mis-sold it you as its a seperate price plan


Incorrect EE do a sharer SIM where you do share the data and receive unlimited calls and text, it is available for all and it is not a new agreement.

bigdarlodave

Incorrect EE do a sharer SIM where you do share the data and receive … Incorrect EE do a sharer SIM where you do share the data and receive unlimited calls and text, it is available for all and it is not a new agreement.



Soooo which part of my post was incorrect?

' I work at Vodafone and they do exactly the same' ' the other person gets unlimited texts and minutes and shares however much of the data you give them'

From the EE website
You can choose up to four other devices and/or people to start sharing with - five in total - (your 'Sharers') and we'll set you up with a new contract for each additional Sharer. Just call us on 0800 956 6000, 150 or visit an EE shop to make the switch.

ee.co.uk/hel…lan



Edited by: "iNSOMANiAC" 8th Apr 2015

iNSOMANiAC

I work at Vodafone and they do exactly the same, its called a red sharer. … I work at Vodafone and they do exactly the same, its called a red sharer. It's £8 a month for the other sim and theyve increased the cost of his price plan by 4 quid. With Vodafone the other person gets unlimited texts and minutes and shares however much of the data you give them, both lines are capped so you cant go over on your data.If theyve told you theyve just added £12 a month to your price plan then theyve mis-sold it you as its a seperate price plan



I've never heard of this before. I have two separate Vodafone contracts. Why would anyone have a second if the first has unlimited minutes?

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Twowrongs

40 quid? Lol. They saw you coming.



Ok go and find a iPhone 6 contract with unlimited calls and texts, plus a separate sim only contract with unlimited calls and texts, both with around 2-3GBs of 4g data, for less than £40 a month
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