Want to use the BlackBerry Z10 on 4G in the UK? Here are the current price options

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By James Richardson on 11 Feb 2013 03:08 pm
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If you are in the UK and thinking of either upgrading to the new BlackBerry Z10 or being sensible and jumping over to it from another platform you may well want to consider EE as your network provider. The BlackBerry Z10 is 4G ready on all networks but here in good old Blighty we currently only have one network offering 4G LTE and thats EE.

Coverage is still limited to a selection of cities, although more were added last week, but by the end of 2014 EE promise to have 98% of the country covered.

The EE 4G prices (which can be found below) are certainly not the cheapest but you need to weigh up if it is worth paying a premium for the service. If you use your BlackBerry a lot for media, such as streaming the radio or video then the 4G speeds will really be a big bonus.

Below are the price options for the BlackBerry Z10 from EE. Tempted? Let us know in the comments!

Monthly contract          Upfront device cost - 24 months

£31                                   £199.99
£36                                   £149.99
£41                                   £49.99
£46                                   £29.99
£51                                   £29.99
£56                                   £29.99
£61                                   £29.99

EE do have some 12 month plans too but as usual you don't get as much for your money with those. For all the options and to view all talk plan allowances head on over to ee.co.uk

12 comments

lerxster

Maybe a good idea to also have the data allowances down for comparison. May wait until 3 get their 4G licence!

cgk

Plus three have already said no price increase for existing customers - so I currently pay £10 (after cashback) for unlimited data - I can wait six or nine months rather than get bent over a barrel by EE.

lerxster

Indeed, I see no point in having a super fast mobile speeds when you only get 500mb on the first 2 tariffs....and at a premium...

dave_h_946

I will stick with my 9300 and my current plan. Unlimited data usage with BIS with 600mins and on SIM only for £20. Z10 on both 3G and 4G is a rip-off. I will be paying twice to get half of what I am getting now. Thanks but no thanks.

rickkel

Correct me if I'm wrong, but these plans must differ substantially in the amount of data and/or talk time you get, particularly the last four in which the phone costs the same, but the service fees ratchet up.

However beyond that, your best deal seems to be ponying up the full 199.99 for the phone because, if you do the math, you are paying for the phone in installments for the phone over 24 months as follows:

Plan 1: 199.99 phone cost
Plan 2: 24 months x 5 (the increase from plan 1) = 120 + 149.99 = 269.99 phone cost
Plan 3: 24 months x 10 (again, the increase from plan 1) = 240 + 49.99 = 289.99 phone cost

BB Marissa

You can also get EE with phones4u at £37 24 months with a down payment of about £40. At least thats what I paid.

luancuvi

I do not think 4G in the UK is worth the premium so far... Too expensive for the data allowances that you get

darkehawke

i honestly dont think 4G is worth it. the speeds on 3G isnt terrible, and i'd rather have battery life

Shadowsong

Same here - definitely not worth it. I'll wait until the 4G spectrum is auctioned off and we have more competitive pricing. EE is taking the mick.

darkehawke

No phone is worth £60 a month.

Dont suppose you managed to get the off contract price, and the reason for the markup in the black z10 price?
unless that is pure greed on the shops part

darkstorm1308

I'll be waiting for 3 to launch their 4G Service, since they have stated that they will not charge extra for users to use the 4G service. As an existing customer of 3, this is gooooood news http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-21322211

sarthak94

Stunning looks with brilliant features, blackberry slashes back in style. Looking forward to using it.