Mobile network operator EE has announced new international calling packs and add-ons for customers who need to contact those who do not reside in the UK. The operator now offers EE contract and SIM-only plan customers added convenience when making international calls with these new extras.

The new packs and add-ons – International and International Extra – will allow you to bring international calling charges down to as little as 1p per minute.

  • International - 1,000 minutes to up to five numbers in 50 countries for £10 /month
  • International Extra - 500 minutes to up to five numbers in 100 countries for £20 /month

The packs are ideal for those who have a select few contacts (be it family members or friends) to get in touch with. The packs will be available to new and upgrading customers within the first three months of their EE plan. There's also a minimum length of time you'll be required to have these extras, which will depend on whether you're locked into a contract with a handset.

To make the deal appear that much sweeter to customers, those who take out the new packs before December 9 will benefit from an additional 50% allowance per month. This will bump the allowances up to 1,500 for International and 750 for International Extra. If you'd like to add the international calling add-ons to your plan mid-contract, you'll have to put up with lower allowances:

  • International - 500 minutes to up to five numbers in 50 countries for £10 /month
  • International Extra - 250 minutes to up to five numbers in 100 countries for £20 /month

It would be better to look into these packs at the start of your plan to make the most of the investment you'll need to put in each month. Should you require more details, be sure to contact EE or check the official website. It'll also not be long before the EU forces the end of roaming charges on the continent.