EE’s 4G services, the first in the UK will boot its availability from today. EE’s 4G services will be online for 11 British cities in the beginning and will gradually transcend to other territories in the UK. Users in London, Manchester, Bristol, Birmingham, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Leeds, Liverpool, Sheffield, Glasgow and Southampton will be the first ones to access 4G speeds.
EE plans to move to other cities in the UK after Christmas according to a statement released by the company. EE is the parent company of T-Mobile and Orange and stands for Everything Everywhere. The network provider has promised speeds ranging from 8 to 12Mbps, which is upto five times faster than third generation (3G) mobile technology.
Speaking about the 4G services, EE Chief Sales Officer, Marc Allera said, “4G is all about faster internet access on the go if you’re on smartphone or a tablet device. So using things like Facebook, Google maps. All that’s going to be five times faster and a much better experience when you are out and about.”
EE 4G plans include a basic package of £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.
EE plans to make 4G services available for 98 per cent of the population of the UK by the end of 2014 as the company believes that Britain needs a strong and thriving digital economy. EE is using its existing mobile spectrum to provide 4G services to the consumers while rival networks have to wait till next year for launching their 4G spectrum.