EE turns on its ultra-fast 4G LTE network in the UK

by: Bams SadewoOctober 30, 2012

Those who crave for some 4G LTE speed in the UK have probably been keeping their eyes on EE and its promise to launch the service on October 30. Well, that day is here, and right on schedule – the high-speed Internet service has gone live in 10 cities across the country.

Aside from turning on its 4G network for its mobile subscribers, EE is rolling out its fixed-line fiber broadband service for homes and offices as well. In addition to all that, customers can also gain access to EE’s digital content.

If you don’t already have a 4G-capable device, you can choose from a wide range of Android devices that EE has to offer, such as the Samsung Galaxy S3, the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, the Huawei Ascend P1, and the HTC One XL. EE also offers non-Android LTE-ready smartphones like the Nokia Lumia 920, the Nokia Lumia 820, and the iPhone 5.

If you’re wondering how much EE is charging for its 4G service, we’ve covered that rather extensively right here. In short, the data plan starts from £36 per month for a 500MB data allowance, and it goes all the way up to £56 for 8GB.

The launch was preceded by the redesigning of all T-Mobile UK and Orange UK brick-and-mortar stores. EE said that the 4G LTE network will come to an additional six cities before the end of the year. By 2014, EE is hoping to have covered 98% of the population with its 4G LTE network.

Anyone tried out EE’s 4G LTE service yet?

  • baz

    I walked past the EE store and there was 1 count them 1 person inside having a look. There was about 8 staff all looking rather glum and bored… This is the big technology release? Where are the queues? This should be BIG!

    I blame EE for being greedy! It is such a senseless thing they have done! They have even publicly alienated there actually target audience TECHIES! Saying they eont want them because they would “cane” the data… What professional organisation even speaks like that? Sounds like some chav talk to me! Do they mean use? Lol…

    It is a major catch 22, people that do not use the net much wont care about speed as they rarely use it! Those that do use it will care about speed BUT they also care about DATA! It is lose lose for EE…

    Can you imagine if they offered the same price as everyone else with unlimited internet and tethering? There would be a mass migration and QUEUES! I would be camping outside the shop for that (well maybe not but I would switch for sure)… 4g was their upperhand but they have screwed that upperhand with the pricing! I can foresee as major pricing shake up onbthe horizon. They have to!

    Please google ee 4g review, anyone on 4g uk, etc etc. There is nothing from the average joe! I hope EE learns a major lesson from this….

    • baz

      Please excuse my spelling I’m typing on my phone and my thumbs are too fat! Lol