Tesco Mobile are now offering 4G contracts in the UK
Earlier this week EE confirmed that they are going to be the first operator to offer 4G Pay As You Go in the UK, and they also unveiled a range of affordable 4G tariffs. Now things have got even more interesting because Tesco Mobile have announced that they are now offering 4G in the UK.
4G can be added to any Tesco Mobile contract for an extra £2.50 a month, and it's available to both existing and new customers. Tesco's 4G network should be rock solid because their customers are effectively using the O2 network.
That might seem strange, but Tesco Mobile is an MVNO (Mobile Virtual Network Operator) which means that they use another network (O2) to provide their mobile services. The advantage of getting a mobile contract on Tesco Mobile, as opposed to O2, is that their prices are a lot lower.
Tesco Mobile stock all the latest smartphones including: Apple's iPhone 5S, Samsung's Galaxy S4 and the HTC One - and they also offer a wide-range of SIM only plans.
To give you an idea of the prices on Tesco Mobile, they offer a 4G SIM Only plan (12 months) with 1000 minutes, 5000 texts and 2GB of data for just £15 a month. Alternatively, you can get the same bundle of minutes, texts and data with an iPhone 5C for £38 a month.
Things got a lot better for 4G consumers in the UK over the last couple of days: EE have announced the first 4G PAYG plans, as well as a new breed of affordable 4G plans, and now Tesco Mobile are offering 4G in the UK. The increased competition is bound to drive down 4G prices, which is great news for consumers.
By Simon Thomas on 18th October, 2013