EE announces the next 17 cities for 4G

EE announces the next 17 cities for 4GEverything Everywhere, or “EE” for short, recently got a cheeky Ofcom-approved head start in the UK 4G race, launching its super-fast service in 11 cities on October 30 this year.

The network, essentially Orange and T-Mobile combined, has announced the next batch of cities – 17 in total – scheduled for 4G action. Huzzah! And stuff.

The 17 new EE 4G cities are: Bradford, Chelmsford, Coventry, Doncaster, Dudley, Leicester, Luton, Newport, Reading, Rotherham, St Albans, Sunderland, Sutton Coldfield, Walsall, Watford, West Bromwich and Wolverhampton.

EE reckons the sexy 17 should be fully active by the end of Q1 2013, or “March” to you and me.

By my count, that’ll make 33 cities (11 at launch, 16 total by the end of the year, and the 17 newbies) in the UK with EE 4G. The target of 98% EE 4G coverage is expected by the end of 2014.

In addtion, EE has announced that it’ll improve 4G services in those areas already active. We’ve been hearing mixed accounts to date. Incidentally, is anyone here on 4G? Let us know how you're getting on.

Finally, EE has also reached 40% coverage with its DC-HSPA 3G service, which is ideal if you’re not rolling in money. See, EE 4G is a wee bit expensive.

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Ims786  Dec. 15, 2012 at 14:18

I have 4G service and live in the Ilford Area in East london, and EE's website told me that reception was Very Good in my area for 4G, that couldnt be further from the truth, I get 1 bar if im lucky. my network will switch between 4G/3G/2G but will send my calls to Voicemail when this happens, which is very frequently, at least 2-3 times a day, and this is whereever I am in ilford. I have complained to EE numerous times, who keep trying to put it down to a phone fault, but im on my 2nd iPhone5 and its still the same. Rubbish service

Shaunster  Dec. 16, 2012 at 08:58

EE totally ignoring scotland even exists with there list of cities. Yet try and get a deal with them and they try and sell you 4G. We struggle for 3G so no chance of getting 4G before 2018

Joneseeeeee  Dec. 16, 2012 at 23:00

People should just relax about 4G for now, its gonna take at least 2-3 years for it to be a fully working network.....

JanSt / MOD  Dec. 17, 2012 at 10:03

People should just relax about 4G for now, its gonna take at least 2-3 years for it to be a fully working network.....

Agree - to a degree. 3G coverage isn't even perfect, yet.
And it'll take forever to get decent data packages that allow us to make use of all that highspeed goodness. 500MB a month that you use up with what? Half a movie? LOL

On the other hand, one cannot blame the people who see all the ads, read all the hype - especially from the USofA...
And there are too many believable reports of EE staff distorting reality to sell a few more '4G' devices.


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