EE's 4G network first launched in the UK 90 days ago and the operator has now announced that they've brought the "Superfast" network to another 9 towns across the UK.
The latest towns to get 4G are Amersham, Bolton, Chelmsford, Hemel Hempstead, Southend-on-Sea, Stockport, Sunderland, Sutton Coldfield and Wolverhampton. This takes EE's 4G coverage up to 45 per cent which is pretty impressive !
EE also already offer a wide range of 4G-enabled smartphones including the iPhone 5, Galaxy SIII, Galaxy Note 2 and the Nokia Lumia 920. They'll also be adding the Sony Xperia Z and Blackberry Z10 to their range very soon with more and more smartphones coming in the next couple of months.
EE are only the only operator currently offering 4G in the UK and that isn't likely to change until the last quarter of 2013. The 4G network is five times faster than 3G and enables users to stream HD multimedia content , make high quality video calls and experience super-fast web-browsing.
EE currently have a monopoly when it comes to 4G in the UK and consequently the prices are pretty high. EE's 4G tariffs start at £36 a month which gets you 500MB of 4G data and go all the way up to £61 a month for a 20GB allowance.
Three just announced that they'll be offering 4G to its customers at no additional cost when the service rolls out later this year. Hopefully, this sparks a 4G price war which will lead to better deals for consumers !
By Simon Thomas on 04th February, 2013