EE announces its 4G pricing structure
The cheapest available tariff is apparently £36 per month, but not everyone can take advantage. The roll out is only currently available for people living in Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Sheffield, Cardiff, Edinburgh and Glasgow.
EE says, however, that by the end of 2013 it is hoped that at least 70% of the country will be covered. By the end of this year it is hoped that other cities and towns will be covered, including Belfast, Derby, Hull, Newcastle, Nottingham and Southampton. By 2014, it is expected the roll out will be complete.
What about the phones?
EE has said that although there is one free phone – the Huawei Ascend P1 LTE – at the moment, the rest will come at a price ranging from £19.99 to £379.99. The iPhone 5 falls into the latter category.
There are also some add-ons to any contract with EE, such as the continuation of the Orange Wednesday cinema tickets, VOIP services and BT Wi-Fi, with the latter costing just £5 per month for anything over a basic limit.
Interestingly, customers will also be able to take their text and call allowance with them when travelling abroad to certain destinations.
While the roll out of 4G with the other networks will obviously take longer, if the four big networks do come to a proper agreement then 4G could be available at a place near you sooner rather than later.