EE Add a free data buffer for students. No free alcohol though. Doah.

Free data you say?

Well, don’t get too excited, you’ll still need to pay for a monthly plan but, if you’re a student, EE are dishing out a 500MB buffer to use when your main package dries up.

It’s available..

.. to new, upgrading or existing eligible pay monthly mobile customers who are UK university students or in further education and registered with leading student affinity network UNiDAYS.

You’ll need to have an eligible 24 month EE pay monthly plan or a 12 month SIM only plan.  WiFi Calling4G Calling and free WiFi on London Underground is also included and you can also add a data cap to ensure you don’t keep exceeding your allowance anyway.

If you do hit your limit then the additional 500MB of data per month can be used as a “safety net”. You can also possibly combine the offer with EE’s existing student discounts, giving 20% off pay monthly handset or 12-month SIM only mobile plans.

If you’re interested in the additional 500MB, text ‘STUDENT’ to 150 and enter your UNiDAYS code when prompted. Head to for all the details.