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Anyone used EE's 4G?

Has anyone used EE's 4G? How is the service? Would you say it's worth the money?

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matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 23, 2013 at 14:32

I haven't used it, but I can tell you it's not worth the money.

AhmadCentral  Jan. 23, 2013 at 14:38

Depends what you need it for.

First of all are you currently in a 4G enabled area or work in a 4G enabled area?
How much data do you use on 3G, would you be willing to pay more for the same/less amount of data?
How do you use the data. For example if your work requires you to upload files/pictures/videos all the time the faster upload speed would help on 4G.
If you're just a regular customer who uses the internet occasional 4G is not for you and not worth it.

Something to bear in mind is that at the moment 4G does not affect calls/texts quality/service. Only data. So if you need fast data to download lots of files on the go or upload lots of things on the go then it can work. But you need to be in a 4G area. And you need to be willing to pay more for the data.

If you need unlimited data, you can't use 4G just yet... unless you want to pay £76pm for 20GB....

But i'm with Matt, for 95% of people it is worthless and a gimmick and something to show off to your friends at the moment. once other networks launch, coverage improves and prices come down i'll reconsider my stance.

broadyo796  Jan. 23, 2013 at 15:15

i have a 4g enabled phone but Have not switched to ee, i currently have an unlimited 3g plan hitting on average 6-9mb ....the only services 4g would improve for me are streaming and downloading which you cant really use with the data plans unless your willing to pay £76 which is more than double what Im paying now....if i did transfer they also want me to forfeit my upgrade date for the date I switch over when Im 1/4 of the way through my contract.......hoping they will revise the pricing structure before the other networks release theirs

AhmadCentral  Jan. 23, 2013 at 16:08

broadyo796 makes an interesting point that 3G today can actually theoretically be just as fast as 4G speeds. Obviouly in real life 3G speeds will vary considerably but there are lot of people who are getting more than satisfactory download/upload speeds of around 10-20mbps/1-5mbps which is more than enough for 99% of tasks.

4G will just give you a bit faster speed, but all the time, it won't vary that much. so thats the advantage there. But like i said, not worth it at the moment unless you use it for work or something or require super fast speeds 24/7

Pondlife  Jan. 23, 2013 at 16:54

I don't think they made that point at all tbh. Not to say it's not a valid point, but don't think they made that one. They made the crazy ee pricing point. Oh and they slightly revised the pricing yesterday can't see them doing it again soon.

Not so many have 21mbps or 42mbps phones so 4g would be noticeably faster for many, but even in areas that supposedly have 4g I've been reading it's not exactly reliable..

AhmadCentral  Jan. 23, 2013 at 19:37

well ok it was my point then :P

Pondlife  Jan. 23, 2013 at 23:27

Good point Daniel

matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 23, 2013 at 23:50

Good point Daniel
Who's Daniel? Have you been drinking ;)?

AhmadCentral  Jan. 24, 2013 at 00:05

Good point Daniel

Stalker...

:p

Pondlife  Jan. 24, 2013 at 00:09

Good point Daniel
Who's Daniel? Have you been drinking ;)?


He is.
Only water.


If someone puts a link up and says to follow it and you do can that really be considered stalking?

AhmadCentral  Jan. 24, 2013 at 00:13

You have a point, after all it was a link I posted. Guess you're not a stalker.

Unless that was you following me home 20 mins ago... oO

matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 24, 2013 at 00:32

You have a point, after all it was a link I posted. Guess you're not a stalker.

Unless that was you following me home 20 mins ago... oO

I've tried to tell Jan about that, he just won't see that it's unacceptable behaviour :p.

Pondlife  Jan. 24, 2013 at 06:20

Jan should be easy to spot wearing his pair of these
http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-21143017

AhmadCentral  Jan. 24, 2013 at 14:28

Haha, i saw that yesterday. talk about subtle.

Blade11  Jan. 25, 2013 at 22:39

I use EE 4G and travel all over the country a lot. I'm surprised how fast they are rolling it out, very impressed. Speeds very good. Density of coverage poor. Inside buildings my phone normally drops back to 3G. IMO it's not worth paying any extra for yet. I did have "unlimited " data on orange and now 3gb (with roaming) on EE. The best thing about the EE contracts is the roaming option for regular travellers not the 4G.

Pondlife  Jan. 26, 2013 at 11:09

You must be travelling to very fortunate locations seeing as they haven't mentioned it reaching any more places yet

Blade11  Jan. 26, 2013 at 14:28

The locations already planned for march 2013 are rolled out in Coventry, Walsall, Bradford. The coverage is widespread in these places but its just not got the density to be a quality service yet.

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