London,
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October
2013
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EE extends Cash on Tap to more 4GEE smartphones

London. EE, the UK's most advanced digital communications company, today announced its Cash on Tap service, launched in partnership with Mastercard, is now available to even more 4GEE customers, with the addition of theSamsung Galaxy S4 Mini, Galaxy Note 2 and 3, and the Sony Xperia Z1 to the range of supported devices.

Cash on Tap is designed to make paying for everyday items as easy as possible, and is a quick, secure and convenient way to make contactless payments via 4GEE smartphones. The service is accessible via a dedicated application, and allows customers to pay for items under £20 in over 230,000 outlets nationwide – including McDonald's, Caffè Nero, Pret A Manger and Greggs.

Available free from the Google Play store, the EE Cash on Tap app features an easy top-up function, as well as a balance checker and an itemised list of transactions. New customers can also get £10 credit when they sign up, receiving £5 when they first activate the Cash on Tap app, and another £5 when they add any money from any UK credit or debit card for the first time*. 

New and existing 4GEE customers with the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini, Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy Note 3, or Sony Xperia Z1, bought directly from EE retail shops, ee.co.uk and EE telesales, will now be able to use the service. These handsets join the 4GEE Samsung Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S3 LTE, as well as the Sony Xperia SP, which are already Cash on Tap enabled.

Simeon Bird, Director of Propositions at EE, said: "Cash on Tap is one of the most convenient ways to pay for everyday items, removing the need to reach for your wallet or search out loose change. We’re pleased to be announcing the next compatible handsets, allowing even more EE customers to benefit from the simplicity and control the service offers them."

Marion King, President UK and Ireland at Mastercard said: "Using your mobile phone to make payments, helps make life quicker and easier for consumers on the high street. And with EE's latest range of Cash on Tap enabled handsets, even more UK customers than ever before can experience the benefits the service provides."

Further compatible Cash on Tap handsets are due to be announced in the coming months.

For more information on Cash on Tap, please visit www.ee.co.uk.  

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Notes to Editors

*Once an account is activated for the first time it will be credited with £5 free. This £5 must be used within 60 days of activation. When customers then first load their account with at least £20, EE will credit their Cash on Tap account with another £5 free. EE reserves the right to withdraw this offer at any time. If customers close their Cash on Tap account for any reason, EE cannot refund any 'free' cash they have received.

For more information, please contact the EE press team on:

ee@nelsonbostock.com

0845 373 7070

About EE

EE is the largest and most advanced digital communications company in Britain, delivering mobile and fixed communications services to consumers, businesses, government and the wholesale market.

With approximately 15,000 employees and 600 retail stores, EE serves more than 27 million customers on EE, Orange and T-Mobile mobile and broadband plans.

EE runs the UK's biggest and fastest mobile network, having introduced the UK's first and only superfast 4G mobile service in 2012. EE's 4G coverage has reached approximately 60% of the UK population, with plans to cover 98% of the population by 2014.  EE's 2G coverage today reaches 99% of the population and 3G reaches 98% of the population. EE's superfast fibre broadband service covers 54% of the UK population, and ADSL broadband service covers 98.7% of the population. 

EE has received extensive independent recognition including being ranked the UK's best overall network by RootMetrics®, Best Network at the 2013 Mobile Choice Consumer Awards and Best Network for Business at the 2013 Mobile Industry awards. 

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