Everything Everywhere (EE) will launch their 4G network in ten cities on October 30th meaning we're just a week away from super-fast speeds !
The 10 launch cities include London, Manchester, Bristol, Birmingham, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Leeds, Liverpool, Sheffield and Glasgow . While before Christmas EE will also offer 4G in Belfast, Derby, Hull, Nottingham and Newcastle.
EE have also unveiled their 4G LTE tariffs and the bad news is they don't come cheap. The lowest priced 4G mobile tariffs costs £36 a month and gets you unlimited calls, unlimited texts but just 500MB of data.
The price then jumps to £41a month which gets you 1GB of data, while 3GB will set you back £46 with 5GB of data coming in at £51. The top tariff with 8GB of 4G data will set you back a whopping £56 a month. To be fair you do get unlimited calls and texts, but it still seems very pricey.
EE are also offering a number of mobile broadband deals , although we're not sure whether they have made a mistake on their website because the 18month tariffs are cheaper than the 24 month deals. Currently, the 18 month deals offer a choice of 2GB, 3GB or 5GB of data per month for £15.99, £20.99 or £25.99 respectively.
For those who are new to 4G it offers data speeds up to five times faster than current 3G networks. This means you browse the internet , stream videos and download files much faster than ever before. The difference in speed is significant, but right now EE have a 4G monopoly which will probably keep prices higher than many people are happy to pay.
By Simon Thomas on 23rd October, 2012