by flyingcat Investigator
Investigator

can a device bought from 3rd party to share EE data?

I am thinking to buy a mini pad to share My EE data, however, same products on EE shop/updates cost much more than just buy the same product from Argos or john Lewis. So My question is whether I can put the new device I buy from Argos on My EE plan? and how? Many thanks. 

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by Grand Master
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Re: can a device bought from 3rd party to share EE data?

Yes, as long as it has an EE 12-month contract SIM in it & they are under the same a/c.

 

See Gift Your Data and Set Controls .

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by Grand Master
Grand Master
Solution

Re: can a device bought from 3rd party to share EE data?

Yes, as long as it has an EE 12-month contract SIM in it & they are under the same a/c.

 

See Gift Your Data and Set Controls .

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If you think I helped please feel free to hit the "Thumbs Up" button below.

To phone EE: The local rate landline number +44 207 362 0200 or Freephone +44 800 079 8586 - Option 1 for Mobiles; Option 2 for 4G WiFi; Option 3 for Home Broadband & EE TV.

ISPs: 1999: Freeserve 48K Dial-Up => 2005: Wanadoo 1 Meg BB => 2007: Orange 2 Meg BB => 2008: Orange 8 Meg LLU => 2010: Orange 16 Meg LLU => 2011: Orange 20 Meg WBC => 2014: EE 20 Meg WBC
by Grand Master
Grand Master

Re: can a device bought from 3rd party to share EE data?

@flyingcat  They cost more because your also having a data plan with it, a contract    If you purchase from apple there is no contract so you need then to have a contract or payg to use the device over a cellular connection. But you can not share data from your account to a payg sim.  

by flyingcat Investigator
Investigator

Re: can a device bought from 3rd party to share EE data?

Now i really think EE 'share data' thing is a sales gimmick to sell more product/contract. 

I have a 20gb contract and keen to share My date. I have dragged My husband over from Vodafone and only be told by EE he has to be with EE for 3 months before he is allowed to share My data. Today I tried to get a pad from EE so i can share My data with this new pad. And I find 1) it costs much more than buying from 3rd party; 2) I have to sign up a 24 months contract with 2GB data for the pad.

I do not need more data. quite opposite I want to give My data away. I am starting to think just buy a pad from 3rd party then just using 'tetherring' to share data. it really does not make sense to sign up another contract and end up with even more data. i have a job and cannot watch movie whole day. 😒

Can anyone advise me the Pro and Con of 'tetherring' via sign up a new contract every time I want to add a new device to my plan? If payg be allowed to share My plan, it Would have be petfect for me. Thanks. 



 

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EE Community Support Team

Re: can a device bought from 3rd party to share EE data?

Good Morning @flyingcat.

 

As @XRaySpeX has mentioned, you will be able to gift data between contract lines that are on the same account. 

 

If you're looking to take an iPad from a third party, you would need a SIM only contract from EE to share data.

 

If you take an iPad from EE directly, you can get a tariff with low data and then gift your own data across to it.

 

Both SIM only deals and 24 month contracts can be found in our online shop.

 

Jon

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