EE has just announced a very tempting offer, which gives customers the chance to grab a brand-new HD TV without paying a penny. The free TCL 32-inch smart television is powered by Google's popular Android TV software, which means you'll get access to a range of online apps and services such as Netflix, Disney+, and Amazon Prime Video.
If you're looking for a new HD TV for the living room, spare bedroom, or home office – this is a brilliant bonus when signing up for a phone contract. It's a great deal …so what's the catch?
Unfortunately, in order to get the 1080p HD Smart TV you'll need to sign-up to a two-year contract with the TCL 10 Pro smartphone.
Let's be honest, TCL is far from a household name when it comes to smartphones. However, its Android-powered handset features a curved 6.4-inch AMOLED display, quad rear camera, and embedded fingerprint scanner under the screen. Other features include a mid-range Qualcomm processor, fast-charging battery and dual-sided 3D fingerprint-resistant glass.
On paper, that's all pretty decent. However, TCL smartphone owners could miss out on some of the top-tier features found on the priciest new handsets from industry-leaders, like Google, Samsung and Apple, for example.
EE says that the TCL 10 Pro is available with a one off £30 upfront cost on a £35 per month Essential Plan which comes with 4GB of data a month.
The plans also come with: data gifting – so customers can gift data to their families if they are on the same account, the option to use their Amazon Echo devices to make and receive calls, and Entertainment on EE – which provides EE pay monthly mobile customers with subscriptions for BT Sport, BritBox, Apple Music and MTV Play, with up to six months of access for free – worth up to £220.
News of this deals comes as EE has just announced a new range of SIM plans which include some very useful new features.
Perhaps the best addition is something called Reserve data which should stop customers from ever being left unconnected to the web.
Reserve data, which is free to use, basically kicks in the minute your usual allowance runs out.
EE says that Reserve Data will be fast enough to access apps like WhatsApp, Google Maps and Apple Music, so Smart Plan and Smart SIM customers can stay connected with friends and stream music until next months’ data starts again.
Another bonus of the new SIM plans is that they include instant access to 5G data speeds allowing users to download files at speeds of over 300Mbps.
EE's Essential and Smart Sim options are available now.
Written by David Minister
Accessibility - /10
Usability - /10
HD Quality streaming - /10
Application support - /10