EE Data Gifting

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Posted 18th May
Hoping someone knowledgeable could answer a few questions about data gifting on EE. Wife is currently on EE with unlimited data. I understand she can gift 100GB maximum (and this needs to be done from the first 100GB of her usage):

  • To enable data gifting, does she need to add another line on her account, or can I start a new contract myself? i.e. can anyone gift data to anyone?
  • What is the maximum amount you can gift in one go?
  • Do the person receiving the gift need to actually be out, or nearly out, of data to receive a gift?

Simply, I was under the impression that I could take out a really cheap 250mb contract, then get her to gift 100GB in one go at the start of the month - sorted.

Many thanks.
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Think they all need to be on same account as it is all linked in the app..

If it’s on her account you get an additional 10% off too
Edited by: "justanothercid" 18th May
justanothercid18/05/2020 14:57

Think they all need to be on same account as it is all linked in the app


Do you know if two accounts can be linked? I need to work out the difference between the 10% discount through my wife's account, or taking out an independent one with suitable offers/cashback.
yellowputty18/05/2020 14:58

Do you know if two accounts can be linked? I need to work out the …Do you know if two accounts can be linked? I need to work out the difference between the 10% discount through my wife's account, or taking out an independent one with suitable offers/cashback.


If they have all the same details they can be so if u did the new account with ur partners details etc.. with ee they all get linked
We have two phones on my account, both different plans and offers and regularly move data allowances around. I've never moved more than 25gb though so not sure whether 100GB could be moved.

When our accounts were separate EE would gift data rather than move it but that was a goodwill gesture and I wouldn't want to request it regularly.
darlodge18/05/2020 15:26

We have two phones on my account, both different plans and offers and …We have two phones on my account, both different plans and offers and regularly move data allowances around. I've never moved more than 25gb though so not sure whether 100GB could be moved.When our accounts were separate EE would gift data rather than move it but that was a goodwill gesture and I wouldn't want to request it regularly.


Thanks darlodge. I had read reports that data could only be gifted in 500mb chunks, so that seems to indicate that is no longer true. From what I've read on EE, on a linked account, 100GB can be moved from an unlimited account (but only the first 100GB of that accounts data usage) to another.
yellowputty18/05/2020 15:30

Thanks darlodge. I had read reports that data could only be gifted in …Thanks darlodge. I had read reports that data could only be gifted in 500mb chunks, so that seems to indicate that is no longer true. From what I've read on EE, on a linked account, 100GB can be moved from an unlimited account (but only the first 100GB of that accounts data usage) to another.


Yeah we've certainly moved way more than 500mb. That's hardly worth the effort of moving
I have 100GB of data, I always gift the wife. I can gift her as much data as I have. She's in an unlimited mins and txts for £8 a month. I gift her about 20GB a month, she's a light user. But yes both need to be in the same account through the app. It's simple.

Edit: as long as 1 of you have data you can donate as often and as much as you want. I just set a reminder every time the data resets each month.
Edited by: "STRICKIBHOY" 18th May
STRICKIBHOY18/05/2020 15:51

I have 100GB of data I always gift the wife. I can gift her as much data …I have 100GB of data I always gift the wife. I can gift her as much data as I have. She's in an unlimited mins and txts for £8 a month. I gift her about 20GB a month, she's a light user. But yes both need to be in the same account through the app. It's simple


Thanks STRICKIBHOY
STRICKIBHOY18/05/2020 15:51

I have 100GB of data, I always gift the wife. I can gift her as much data …I have 100GB of data, I always gift the wife. I can gift her as much data as I have. She's in an unlimited mins and txts for £8 a month. I gift her about 20GB a month, she's a light user. But yes both need to be in the same account through the app. It's simple.Edit: as long as 1 of you have data you can donate as often and as much as you want. I just set a reminder every time the data resets each month.



I was just about to do the same but came across this EE data gift policy from June 2018:

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toyota103/06/2020 15:20

I was just about to do the same but came across this EE data gift policy …I was just about to do the same but came across this EE data gift policy from June 2018:[Image]


Funny that I've never had a problem gifting data or been contacted. It still let's me gift as much as I can. I gifted the missus 20GB at the start of the bill, she has 9GB left. I'll give give her 20GB again and see what happens in 2 days time when the monthly allowance resets.
STRICKIBHOY03/06/2020 18:24

Funny that I've never had a problem gifting data or been contacted. It …Funny that I've never had a problem gifting data or been contacted. It still let's me gift as much as I can. I gifted the missus 20GB at the start of the bill, she has 9GB left. I'll give give her 20GB again and see what happens in 2 days time when the monthly allowance resets.



cheers mate
I should have followed this up - I ended up transferring to EE under my wife's account. She's gifting me 100GB (from an unlimited plan). All good so far!
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