UK most widespread 4G LTE network operator, EE, has announced that it will switched on 4G in 14 new towns tomorrow — Benfleet, Caerphilly, Caldicot, Canvey Island, Carlisle, Chepstow, Cwmbran, Grays, Harlow, Hatfield, Kenilworth, Rayleigh, Southport and Worksop.
EE is aiming for 98 per cent of the UK population to be covered by the end of 2014 and the plans mean 4GEE is now available in 131 towns and cities in the UK.
The network expansion comes one day before EE’s new 4G price plans come into effect, with a new tiered approach to data speeds, higher mobile broadband allowances and EE’s first PAYG LTE deals.
Double speed 4GEE is available in 20 cities – Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Derby, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham, Sheffield, Southampton, Sunderland, Sutton Coldfield, Walsall, West Bromwich and Wolverhampton.
EE cuts cost of 4G access in move likely to be followed by O2 and Vodafone
EE has cut the cost of access to its 4G network, offering handset plans from £19 a month in what one analyst calls an “aggressive” move that rivals are likely to follow. Similar cuts at O2 and Vodafone are now likely, and will hasten the spread of superfast mobile internet access. This is despite the fact that their 4G networks, which launched nine months after EE’s, are still in the early stages of rollout and remain far from nationwide.
EE revamps 4G plans again
EE has introduced cheaper monthly 4G tariffs and unveiled the first 4G pay-as-you-go plans in the UK. It’s also reintroduced the UK’s most expensive tariff, charging £75 a month for 50GB of data and double speeds. The operator has completely reworked its 4G tariffs again, and for the most part is offering more data on its tariffs.
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