5G is the latest generation of mobile network technology, and delivers super-fast mobile speeds, reduced lagging time and minimal buffering when streaming media or playing games.

EE was the first UK network to officially launch 5G, rolling out its offering in May 2019. So, if you’re on the EE network and looking to upgrade your phone to a 5G-ready device, or you'd like to switch operators completely, here's the top reasons why you should choose EE.

Constantly Expanding 5G Coverage

5G on EE was first launched in six major UK cities - London, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Belfast, Manchester and Cardiff. These six cities have, for the most part, been the cornerstone for the initial 5G rollout, with many of the UK's major networks choosing to launch their 5G offering there too. If you live, or are visiting, any one of these places with a 5G-ready phone, you’ll be able to connect to the network and take advantage of all its benefits.


Where’s next for 5G on EE? Well, the network announced that its second rollout will take place in the latter part of 2019 in the following 10 UK cities: Bristol, Coventry, Glasgow, Hull, Leeds, Leicester, Liverpool, Newcastle, Nottingham and Sheffield. Then, in 2020, the cities of Aberdeen, Cambridge, Derby, Gloucester, Peterborough, Plymouth, Portsmouth, Southampton, Wolverhampton and Worcester can all expect a 5G connection.

After that, 5G will continue to spread across the UK, although no further cities or dates have been announced by the network just yet. To see if your city or town is 5G-ready, check EE’s website today. Just enter your postcode and you’ll find out in seconds whether your location has a 5G connection or not.

Large Range of 5G Phones to Choose From

The first 5G-ready smartphones were released in early 2019, in preparation for the first rollout of 5G. More and more 5G-ready handsets are expected throughout 2019 and the next few years, as manufacturers prepare their offering for the future.


If you’re looking to grab a 5G-ready phone on EE for yourself, why not try the OnePlus 7Pro 5G, Samsung Galaxy S10 5G, Oppo Reno 5G or LG V50 ThinQ? All of these phones are designed to handle the power and demands of 5G, and as long as there’s a 5G connection available you’ll be able to use high-speed 5G on any of these devices.

Six Months Free Apple Music

As with the usual 4G contracts, EE customers can enjoy a range of perks and benefits, including six months free Apple Music with 5G contracts. With over 40 million tacks at your disposal, you'll be able to stream, download, and create playlists of all your favourite tunes.


If you're already an Apple Music customer, a text reminder when you sign up will make it easy to cancel your existing account, so you're enjoying the benefit of the free service.

5G Perks for Festival Goers

EE has been Glastonburys technology partner since 2013, and for 2019 EE helped Glastonbury become the UK’s first ever 5G festival. EE installed a number of temporary 5G masts into Worthy Farm, helping festival goers connect to a 5G network.


Plus, the famous EE recharge tent was equipped with superfast 5G Wi-Fi, enabling people to take advantage of super-fast internet speeds to help them keep connected with friends and family – and post their favourite phots and videos from the festival of course.

If you’re looking to purchase a 5G-ready phone on EE, then take a look at our great deals available at e2Save today.