EE’s 4G UK coverage hits 50%, 50 towns and cities now zooming

EE’s 4G UK coverage hits 50%, 50 towns and cities now zoomingEE’s Ofcom-approved head start on UK 4G continues to spread across the country, like some sort of super-expensive faster-than-3G virus.

At launch back in October 2012, a modest 11 cities had access to EE 4G, but that number has risen steadily, and now sits at a healthy 50, which EE claims equates to 50% UK coverage.

At last count, around a month ago, we were at 37 EE 4G cities. The 13 noobs are, in vaguely alphabetical order: Bradford, Bingley, Doncaster, Dudley, Harpenden, Leicester, Lichfield, Loughborough, Luton, Reading, Shipley, St Albans and West Bromwich. Welcome to the party, guys. I hope you’ve been saving your pennies.

By the end of June, EE aims to add another 30 names to the list, bringing the total to 50 + 30 = 80. Yeah, I did maths at university.

By the end of the year, we’re told to expect EE’s UK 4G coverage to increase to 70%, and 98% by the end of 2014.

EE claims that its superfast 4G is “approximately five times faster than 3G”, with average speeds of 16Mbps, and peak speeds of 50Mbps “on a frequent basis”.

In other EE news, the UK's first 4G network is also now taking Samsung Galaxy S4 pre-orders.

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loofer  Mar. 28, 2013 at 12:31

16mbps??

isn't that what some Three customers are currently getting on DC-HSPA at no extra cost ?
Might need to switch to Three myself (currently on Tmobile).
Where's this £6.90 One plan everyone talks of... or was it a one time offer?

lcurdie / MOD  Mar. 28, 2013 at 12:55

Three SIM only

I'm sure they used to have a 1-month equivalent with a reduced allowance. Interdasting...

matt101101 / MOD  Mar. 28, 2013 at 13:36

Three SIM only

I'm sure they used to have a 1-month equivalent with a reduced allowance. Interdasting...

500mb isn't a lot of data...

loofer  Mar. 28, 2013 at 14:21

Three SIM only

I'm sure they used to have a 1-month equivalent with a reduced allowance. Interdasting...

Thanks... why the F I couldn't find it earlier when I was searching.
I think my current T-Mobile is 500mb. I suppose though when you got access to faster speeds your tempting to download more when you're out and about

Edit: that's why i couldn't find it... when looking for SIM only plans it only shows Three reccommended plans. have to select from drop down box.

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