4G Rolled Out In The Uk For The First Time

4G Rolled Out In The Uk For The First Time

  • Posted: Oct 30, 2012
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Superfast 4G mobile internet launches on 30 October 2012 across 11 cities in the UK .

It means you can surf the web up to five times faster than 3G but to get the service you’ll need a 4G phone.

People in London, Manchester, Bristol, Birmingham, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Leeds, Liverpool, Sheffield, Glasgow or Southampton on the EE network will have access to 4G.

Other mobile networks like O2 and Vodafone are hoping to bring in 4G early next year.

Despite the promise of faster mobile data, the launch has been met with some criticism over its pricing structure. On a standard 24-month contract, costing £36 per month, customers will get only 500MB of data and no unlimited data option, which was determined to be adequate based on what users current use slower 3G networks for.

Despite promises on faster mobile data 4G lacks performance and liability for the price tag that EE network has stated.

EE’s 4G network aims to cover 70% of the UK population by Christmas 2013 and then reach more than 98% of people by 2014.If you want to get on 4GEE, the UK’s first 4G network, you have to choose from the following 4G LTE handsets.

These 4G compatible phones are Apple’s iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy S3 LTE, Samsung Galaxy Note II LTE, HTC One XL, Huawei Ascend P1 LTE, Nokia Lumia 920 LTE and Nokia Lumia 820 LTE.

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