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LG Optimus True HD P936
EE is also offering plans for people who don't need to buy a phone along with service. These contracts, which come with unlimited minutes and texts, have tariffs based on the amount of bundled data.
For 500MB, the cost is £21 a month, while 1GB is £26, 3GB is £31 and 5GB is £36. No 8GB is listed for SIM-free plans.
A handful of 4G-ready phones are available in the UK, such as the LG Optimus True HD P936 shown here. However, any smartphone needs to be compatible with EE's 4G network.
"By compatible, we mean it's a 4G phone that you've bought either directly from Orange or T-Mobile. Or on those networks through an indirect retailer," EE says on its website.
This caveat doesn't apply to the iPhone 5, if bought from Apple, Carphone Warehouse or Phones4U.
EE is also trying to woo existing T-Mobile or Orange customers to its 4G services. If they recently bought a non-4G versions of the handsets, the operator will let them swap it via a £99 upgrade.