4G has finally landed in the UK, with EE launching its 4GEE network yesterday. Now you can finally enjoy neck-breaking internet speeds from LTE-enabled smartphones. These include handsets such as the 4G version of the iPhone 5, the Samsung Galaxy S3 LTE, and the Nokia Lumia 920. Unfortunately, it appears 4G isn’t for everybody with EE’s rather expensive monthly contracts.
If you’re looking to enjoy 4G internet speeds on a smartphone, you’ll have to sign up to a 24-month contract. Furthermore, these monthly contracts don’t come cheap. The lowest-priced tariff will cost you £36 per month, and this only gets you 500MB of data a month. The most expensive deal will set you back £56 a month with only 8GB of data a month.
If you’ve noticed, there’s no unlimited data. With the speed of 4G internet, you must be thinking that you’ll go over your limit every time you download, upload, or browse the web. With the way people these days use their phones, we reckon customers with EE will go over their monthly data allotment a lot. If ever you do go over your limit, EE is offering an additional 50MB for £3 and 500MB for £6.
If you’re looking to get your hands on one of the first Windows Phone 8 handsets, get ready to burn money. The Nokia Lumia 920 will be an EE exclusive, which means you don’t have a choice but to sign up for EE’s 4GEE network.
If you’ve noticed, some former Orange and T-Mobile shops have now been rebranded to EE. This will eventually happen to all the 700 Orange and T-Mobile shops spread around the UK. If you’re with either Orange or T-Mobile, don’t worry. The EE shops will still cater to your needs.
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