EE were the first U.K. carrier to bring 4G to the country and if you wanted to get 4G speeds on your BlackBerry, you had to get yourself onto an EE contract. Today, both Vodafone and O2 have launched their 4G networks but unlike EE, where they switched on 4G in 11 cities from the start, only Vodafone users in London can enjoy it. While O2 is launching in three cities - London, Bradford and Leeds.
Three UK is the last major carrier in the U.K. to announce their 4G network. While they haven't set an actual date, they have said that it will launch in December 2013. Three already confirmed that 4G wouldn't come at a premium price to its customers and their prices do look very appealing.
Three's lowest SIM-only plan starts at £6.90. This will give you 200 minutes, 5000 texts and 500MB of data. Three times less than EE's offering of £21 for the same amount of data. Vodafone's SIM-only plans start £26, though you do get 2GB of data, a better deal than on EE. On O2, for the same price you'll get 1GB. With Three, whatever plan you're currently on, when 4G is switched on, there is no need to change anything. This makes Three's All-You-Can-Eat plan at £12.90 very appealing indeed.
Three has said that it will launch in three cities come launch day - London, Manchester and Birmingham and hope to roll out to 50 cities by the end of 2014.
Are you a Three customer? Looking forward to getting 4G this December? If you're not with Three, will these pricing points make you switch? Sound off in the comments.