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EE 4G LTE to launch October 30th

by Alistair Lowe on 4 October 2012, 09:27

Tags: Everything Everywhere

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It's official folks, the UK will receive its first live public 4G LTE network on October 30th, as Everything Everywhere prepares to launch its new service.

EE 4G LTE Network

The roll-out will begin in 10 cities, expanding to 16 before the end of the year. As previously listed, these cities will include:

 

  • Belfast*
  • Birmingham
  • Bristol
  • Cardiff
  • Derby*
  • Edinburgh
  • Glasgow
  • Hull*
  • Leeds
  • Liverpool
  • London
  • Manchester
  • Newcastle*
  • Nottingham*
  • Sheffield
  • Southampton*
*By end of 2012

EE has yet to confirm pricing details, however existing networks, Orange and T-Mobile, are already offering Samsung's Galaxy S3 LTE and Galaxy Note 2, Apple's iPhone 5, HTC's One XL and Huawei's Ascend P1 LTE as 4G-ready devices; with Nokia's Lumia 820 and 920 to follow in early November. This is all with a view to offering an upgrade to 4G at any point during a contract, where a new EE 4G sim-card will be required. It's suggested price differences may be from as little as £3 per month.

 



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£3 per month probably for 100MB or something daft. I can't see them offering a good value service.
From what I read I assumed they meant that the difference could be a mere £3, so a £25 contract on orange 3g could be £28 on EE 4g which aint bad for brand new kit :), should be equal in the next year or two then.
Hicks12
From what I read I assumed they meant that the difference could be a mere £3, so a £25 contract on orange 3g could be £28 on EE 4g which aint bad for brand new kit :), should be equal in the next year or two then.

Why would they sell you a 4G phone with a 3G SIM though - for the 'upgrade' path to then be available?

I'm on an S3 atm, and i have an Orange sim, but i'm not 100% sure mine has an LTE radio in it (though there is an LTE option in the JB ROM i'm using...).

O/T: Anyone on EE had absolutely pants speeds today?
You wouldnt have the LTE radio, 99% sure the UK model doesnt have it unfortunately so you wouldnt be able to take advantage of these new speeds (although being a less congested network might make a bigger difference!). You would just swap out your sim though if you had a 4g phone, i think samsung is releasing an LTE variant in the UK soon.

My internet speed hasnt been great on my phone, orange tend to be slower in my experience :(.
Hicks12
You wouldnt have the LTE radio, 99% sure the UK model doesnt have it unfortunately so you wouldnt be able to take advantage of these new speeds (although being a less congested network might make a bigger difference!). You would just swap out your sim though if you had a 4g phone, i think samsung is releasing an LTE variant in the UK soon.

My internet speed hasnt been great on my phone, orange tend to be slower in my experience :(.

Thought as much :(

I usually get fine speed but today its just been terrible - i don't know if its to do with the EE re-branding happening yesterday/today. I just need to know if its a nationwide thing or if my ROM i flashed last night is useless. :p