They were first off the mark with LTE in the UK and today EE continue to broaden the 4G coverage as they introduce the service in 14 more towns. Yes, we are still playing catch up compared to a few other countries around the world. All BlackBerry 10 devices are 4G compatible, so if you are looking to make the switch to BlackBerry it is well worth thinking about if you need, or want to take advantage of the faster LTE speeds.
In Great Britain, both Vodafone and O2 also now offer 4G but the number of locations it is available is miniscule in comparison to EE. Three UK are still to roll out their own LTE services later in the year - although they may well have a good chance at taking a slice of the pie with no extra costs for 4G, unlike the other networks.
I'm an EE guy, and once again it's great to see they are continuing to get the UK covered as soon as possible. They seem to have missed my town off the list though!
October 29, 2013 – EE, the UK’s most advanced digital communications company, today announced that 4G is available to consumers and businesses in 14 more towns across the UK.
Today, 4GEE is being switched on in Benfleet, Caerphilly, Caldicot, Canvey Island, Carlisle, Chepstow, Cwmbran, Grays, Harlow, Hatfield, Kenilworth, Rayleigh, Southport and Worksop as the rapid roll out of the UK’s first 4G network continues.
New 4GEE plans, starting from £18.99 per month, and 4GEE Extra plans that include international roaming* and the UK’s largest data bundles, are launching tomorrow – 30th October. 4GEE mobile pay as you go (PAYG) plans will also be available to customers tomorrow for the first time, with devices starting from £129.99.
Olaf Swantee, Chief Executive Officer, EE, said:
“One year on from our launch we are bringing 4G to even more places, making the UK’s fastest mobile network available to even more people. We continue to grow our 4G coverage all around the country, and the new range of plans gives consumers and businesses more flexibility and choice in how they access superfast mobile.”
For more information, please visit www.ee.co.uk.