EE adds more towns to their 4G roster

EE adds more towns to their 4G roster
By DJ Reyes on 30 Apr 2013 01:43 pm EDT
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Right now, in the U.K., EE is the only carrier providing 4G. With the BlackBerry Z10 and the Q10 both 4G ready, if you want 4G speeds you'll need to jump on to the EE network to get those speeds. While there isn't U.K. wide coverage yet, EE are slowly adding more and more cities and towns to their 4G list and have recently added 12 towns, making it a total of 62 4G areas. 

The 12 new towns are Aylesbury, Berkhamsted, Billericay, Blackpool, Brentwood, Dewsbury, Huddersfield, Lytham St Annes, Marlow, Pontefract, Thame and Windsor. This now means that EE now provide 4G coverage to 50% of the U.K. population. EE also plan to add 18 more locations by the end of June and reach 70% on the U.K. by the end of 2013.

We should see other U.K. bring their 4G coverage later this year. Three already promised when their 4G comes, it wouldn't come with a premium price. Vodafone and O2 UK have yet to confirm anything further.

Are you in located in the added towns? Will you be switching to or getting a new contract on EE? Sound of in the comments.

Topics: Carriers

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EE adds more towns to their 4G roster

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I am on a Z10 but my phone only ever shows H+ in London. Can anyone tell me why? What's the difference between that and 4G?

I am using an unlocked Zed from Canada if that makes a difference...

Posted via CB10

I think they have different LTE frequencies in Canada - I think your LTE Z10 is LTEless if used in Europe..

You should have bought an European model.

CeeBeeJay: It's probably because of the Canadian hardware supporting different LTE bands. As of this moment there aren't any phones which support universal LTE bands but I know it's coming.

Anyway Three not charging more for LTE is the reason I switched to them a little while back from Vodafone. Good customer service too in my experience. Didn't feel like paying the early adopter premium with EE.

Posted via CB10

Where I live you're lucky to get any signal let alone 3G! I'm with 3 so hopefully they will upgrade subscribers for free when they introduce 4G.

Sent from my beautiful blackberry z10!

Wow, you're the first person I've heard make a positive comment on 3 customer service, although I haven't been on 3 for a long time, I believed them to be notorious for poor customer service and I remember having to phone repetitively to get a solution to simple problems..

Posted via CB10

This is fantastic news as I work in Aylesbury town but live in london... i have bn getting 4G service since migrating over frm orange in Feb 2013... always get hyper speed to download and stream music and videos... no issues with the network what so ever... love my bbry z10 n goes excellently with ee network 4g...

Posted via CB10

Too expensive - happy paying £10pm staying on 3G/WIFI.

Please roll on some competition to drive down prices

I wonder why the UK is such a late comer to 4G let alone LTE. Is it because the standards (i.e the frequencies) take a really long time to get approved?

Posted via CB10 on my Zed10 10.0.10.85 on Rogers

Part of the UK's problem, I believe, is that we had to wait for the entire analogue terrestrial TV system to be shut down before the frequencies were made available for 4G. Then the carriers were reluctant to dive in after having to cough up painful amounts of cash for the 3G auctions.

I doubt I'll ever see 4G at home. I live in a village consisting of 21 houses so we obviously aren't a priority. I'm lucky to get a signal at all at home. I generally rely on O2's Tu Go iPad app to make and receive calls on my mobile at home.

Posted via CB10

H+ in UK is equivalent of LTE in USA whereas 4g in uk is equivalent to 4G LTE

4g is super fast and only available on the EE network as a bolt on or as a contract roaming will not give you true 4G and is over 20mbps and is due a further enhanced speed to around the 70s

Posted via CB10

I've got the Z10 as well, from uk but I've got a pay as you go T-mobile (EE) but I've never seen 4G, do you think they put a limit if I'm not on a contract?

How much are you paying for your contract and what do you get? A friend of mine upgraded on a T-Mobile line but the upgrade was to another T-Mobile line which is separate from the 4G EE, so apparently, whilst the company's have merged, existing customers stay on respective networks with 3G unless they explicity opt for the premium 4G, im on ee and I get 4g in a lot of places, I have noticed the higher speed downloads, but am only on 1g so use personal hot spot and wifi as much as possible, T-Mobile did boast they would have every postcode on 4g by summer time so good to see their working on it :)

Posted via CB10

Sorry didn't see you're on Payg, if the aim card says T-Mobile and not EE, you will need to get a EE sim, of which they offer great deals, if I remember correctly the most expensive of their. 30 day roll on PAYG plans is 25 pounds with 4gb data unlimited texts and 500 minutes, the 15 and 10 is about the same but less data, etc

Posted via CB10

Woo Pontefract and Dewsbury. Means I can go between the three sites that my work place owns and get 4G.

Posted with CB10 on a Z10

I will only get 4G when it is worth paying for.
I'm not going to pay premium prices for little improvement over H+

Posted via CB10

My Z10 always loses data connection when on the move and changes from 3g to 4g. For me EE meant just trouble, sorry guys, but I can't understand the excitement.

Posted via CB10

My phone shows H+, since I was subscribed to 3g network here in China with China Unicoi, but why it always shows H+ signal? Can somebody explain why? Is that supposed to mean that H+ is way faster than 3g? BTW, China Mobile is gonna introduce 4G LTE late this year.
China Unicoi here.

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