The first 4G network in the UK is in the horizon, which means you will soon enjoy lightning-fast data on LTE-enabled devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S3 LTE and the 4G version of the iPhone 5. However, the excitement soon turned into outrage, when EE (formerly known as Everything Everywhere) announced its data tariffs. The plans turn out to come with data limitations, giving you a cap on the amount of data you can use. EE was quick to respond to angry potential customers.
On Twitter, EE tweeted, “We’ve had tons of comments over the last 24 hours, some would make our mothers blush. Doing something on 4GEE won’t use any more data than doing the same thing on 3G, there’s just less waiting.”
This simply means that you do not have to worry about going over your monthly data allotment. Making use of 4G internet does not equate to consuming more data. Using 4G means that tasks such as web page browsing, uploading, and downloading will take less time compared to 3G.
EE’s explanation makes sense, but we’re not sure it does enough to appease its potential customers who were outraged about the limitations of its tariffs. The most expensive data plan only gives you 8GB per month. The cheapest is not cheap at £36 a month, which only gives you a mere 500MB monthly data allotment. Honestly, this isn’t a lot especially for a company that is focused on data.
If ever you do go over your monthly data allotment, EE offers 50MB more for £3 and 500MB more for £6.
Were you planning to make the switch to EE’s 4GEE network? Have these data limits made you change your mind about making the switch, or do you agree with EE’s explanation? Share your thoughts through a comment on our Facebook page.