EE finally rolled the curtain down on 4G prices in the UK revealing some astonishing prices for the customers. Orange and T-Mobile parent company, EE will be offering the first 4G service in the UK, which will be launched on October 30. The 4G or the fourth-generation networks are touted to offer speeds five times faster than 3G networks.
The 4G services of EE offers a basic package at £36 for a month which allows 500MB of data, £41 package with 1GB data, 3GB data will come at £46, 5GB data will be available at £51 and another package provides the 4G service users an allowance of 8GB data for £56. Unlimited calls and texts are standard across all payment packages. The 4G packages are likely to attract prolific internet users.
Talking about the 4G services EE’s chief executive, Olaf Swantee said, “We want to be in a position where as many customers as possible can access the web from their mobiles and as quickly as possible. Everyone always says it is a six-month opportunity but I don’t know if it is six months or five years.”
EE has managed to launch the 4G service before Vodafone, Three and O2 and will look to attract as many customers as possible. EE’s 4G service will initially be available in London, Bristol, Birmingham, Cardiff, Leeds, Sheffield, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Liverpool and Manchester, with six cities being added to the list before Christmas.
98% of the population is expected to be covered by the end of 2014. EE is also offering 12-month contracts on the 4G services.