Carriers globally seem to offer better deals on data bundles and phones for anything from Black Friday down to something as simple as the beginning of a season. One of the United Kingdom's carriers, EE, has one such deal for customers, both current and prospective, to beckon the summer on. And if you're in the UK, you might want to check it out.
If you have any recent mid- or high-end smartphone from the past few years, you probably have a 4G LTE antenna, allowing for the fastest data speeds, but with that you often compromise the limited data caps that many carriers worldwide institute as well as a massive hit on your device's battery life. But, as more carriers are offering unlimited (with throttling, of course) or higher data caps, customers are getting to benefit from their data-hungry devices and online lifestyles. EE understands all of that, but they also know that summer is when the kids are off of school, when parents and adults can escape to parts known and unknown for vacationing. And to allow those summer-loving people, the ones that host a barbecue every weekend and leave 4G data on, you'll want to take advantage of the carrier's 200 free gigabytes of data.
Yes, that's 200, ten times ten times two, gigabytes of free 4G LTE data from EE. To pick up that glorious ocean of data, you'll need to be in the UK (obviously) and pick out one of EE's pay-as-you-go Summer SIMs, top it up with a £10 to land your 50 minutes and 50 texts, as well as a base 1 gigabyte per month, and then just text SUMMER100 to the number 150, and you'll get 100 gigabytes of '4GEE' data per month, for two months. And according to EE, that should be enough data for 900 hours of video.
With current phones and their battery technology, your phone will likely die or overheat before you run out of data. If you have a lot to do online, rather than call or text people, you'll have more than enough data, since 100 gigabytes is extremely hard to burn through streaming, socializing, and jamming out. EE's Summer SIM comes with size adapters that will fit standard, micro and nano SIM-capable phones, and the offer is open to folks living in the UK over 16. The promotion ends on August 31, so pick one of the SIMs up and start enjoying summer without those bothersome data caps.