EE claims it's the "UK's No.1 network for gaming". If you need convincing, perhaps the network's latest offer will help. Right now, customers can get a one-year Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription for free when buying select Samsung handsets on a Smart Plan. Just be sure to pick up a qualifying handset by 13 May, 2021.
The offer is available on the following handsets:
- Samsung Galaxy S21 5G
- Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G
- Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G
- Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G
- Samsung Galaxy A52 5G
If you're unfamiliar, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate offers subscribers access to over 100 top-quality games like Forza Horizon 4, Sea of Thieves, and Halo: The Master Chief Collection, whether that's on your console, PC, or mobile (Android only).
A subscription also unlocks exclusive discounts, in-game content perks, and release-day access to games. The service costs £10.99 per month, though £1 to join, which adds up to roughly £121.89 over a year (or £130.89 if you're a returning member).
As a Smart Plan, you also get an additional streaming service (called a Smart Benefit) bundled in, such as Apple Music, BT Sport, Prime Video and BritBox – which only adds to your savings.
EE's Smart Plans are typically on the pricier end (compared to non-Smart plans), but with both the streaming service and the Game Pass Ultimate combined, the value for money is undeniable. You'll know it's a Smart Plan when you see the "Smart Benefit included" tag on certain plans. Here are EE's offers for the Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G for example:
Once you've bought the handset, you should receive a text from EE in 14 days with instructions on how to claim the Xbox pass. You'll have 12 months to claim the subscription.
If you already have an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate account, the subscription will transfer over to your EE account. Meanwhile, existing Xbox Live Gold or Xbox Game Pass subscriptions will upgrade to Game Pass Ultimate.