EE in the UK roll out 4G to 15 new towns - with donkeys!

By James Richardson on 6 Jun 2014 04:42 am EDT

Good news for you folk in the UK that use EE as your network of choice. Today see's the countries largest carrier announce their 4G service in 15 new towns - including - Gateshead, Birkenhead, East Grinstead, Leighton Buzzard, Wallasey, South Shields, Wakefield, Coatbridge, Lisburn, Bangor (NI), Newtownards, Omagh, Port Talbot and Neath. This follows the recent announcement that EE is expanding its double-speed 4G network to 20 more towns and cities before the end of 2014.

EE have come up with a rather interesting gimmick for this launch which sees them giving away free donkey rides at West Kirby. Initially I thought this was kind of odd until I continued reading and it turns out that each donkey saddle has 4G built in - allowing parents to upload photos of their kids on the donkeys at super fast speeds - clever, although bizarre.

Pippa Dunn, Chief Marketing Officer at EE, said: "4G is changing the way we behave and there is an increased appetite for sharing those magic moments on-the-go. EE is bringing 4G to more regions across the UK than ever before and with summer just around the corner, we wanted to make the 'best of British' even better. It's great for everyone to be able to stay connected all the time, even in more remote spots like on the beach." 

The free 4G donkey rides will be available on Saturday 7th June at West Kirby beach, Merseyside, CH48 0QG from 12 noon. Donkey rides will be available on a first come, first served basis for a limited time only.

Feel free to tweet us your donkey ride photos!

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EE in the UK roll out 4G to 15 new towns - with donkeys!


Who seen the prototype Q30 with white keyboard? At least it's better than the last leak.

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4G.....surely this must be one of the greatest con off all times.

The man with executive ability wins always in business.

Pity EE/Orange don't show the same commitment to BlackBerry as they do 4G. Still waiting for the OS update.

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Not in the slightest. Have you seen the ridiculous prices that ee expects for 4g contracts? Insane

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No. What I mean is as 4g gets rolled out they are decommissioning some older T-Mobile masts which is actually affecting the signal to handsets still using the 3g signal. My Z10 is forever trying to find a signal in a location where for 20 years the signal has been perfect. Of course EE (which is T-Mobile and orange) deny this.

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But EE UK still need to release the latest BlackBerry software update...still waiting! They care about donkeys more than their BlackBerry customers!

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So true... but I just moved my a.. to Lyca, their 4G offer is a way better then giffgaff. It is like 1gig vs 10 gigs - giffgaff needs to wake up - hopefully soon.

I've got the update and I'm on EE UK, those that haven't try it via WiFi without your SIM in your phone, my Z30 is unlocked but got the update the other day and my Z10 has no SIM and is also unlocked and that got the update as well. BBM Channel C002C3F42

Even Three has or whatever version.
And 4g has no additional premium.

And All-you-can-eat data.

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Does the U.K. have LTE yet? I've had 4G and LTE for several years and I've lived in crappy parts of the U.S.

BlackBerry sticker shop sucks. The ugliest stickers in cyber space so far. Also, BlackBerry Z10 STL 100 - 1 sucks big time (I am a dissatisfied owner). There is no fix for the battery (charges up to 90-93% and exhausts at 30%). Tried all suggested methods and found no permanent solution. Got three batteries and all have the same problem. Software up to date too.

Miss my BlackBerry Bold.

If things don't change BlackBerry can count me out from their list of loyal customers (been with them for over half a decade).

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