Is it us, or have big companies got a bit more generous lately? Sky Mobile's letting people stream TV without using data, Virgin Media's just announced its self-fixing 'Intelligent WiFi' for no extra charge, and now EE has said all of its pay monthly customers get a free six-month subscription to Amazon Prime Video and MTV Play.
Not only that, but streaming either service won't impact on your data allowance, so you can binge-watch The Grand Tour, The Marvelous Mrs Maisel and The Americans and all the other good stuff on Prime and MTV (is there any good stuff on MTV?) to your heart's content.
The six-month subscription has apparently already been applied as part of pay monthly users' plan, so all you need to do is text PRIME VIDEO from your EE phone to 150 to redeem the offer.
If you've already got Amazon Prime, you're still eligible – you just need to set it up on a different email address. We're not sure why you'd want to do that, other than maybe to gift it to someone else – because obviously your Prime subscription comes with Prime Video already.
If you subscribe to Prime Video on its own already, you'll need to cancel that to take advantage of the free offer, but you still can. Which is refreshing – too often it's "new customers only."
Consumer Chief Exec of BT Marc Allera (BT owns EE) comments:
"It’s our ambition to offer our customers unrivalled choice, with the best content, smartest devices, and the latest technology through partnerships with the world’s best content providers.
In offering all EE pay monthly mobile customers Amazon Prime Video and MTV Play access, in addition to BT Sport and Apple Music – we’re providing them with a wealth of great entertainment they can experience in more places thanks to our superfast 4G network, and soon to be launched 5G service.
So, if they want music on a Monday, telly on a Tuesday, films on a Friday or sport on a Saturday, we’ve got something for them"
After your six free months are up, EE will text you to remind you to unsubscribe if you don't want to start paying for the service. If you do, it's £5.99 a month from then on, automatically added to your EE bill.