EE’s top dawg: we still gots love for 3G

EE’s top dawg: we still gots love for 3GMuch to our surprise, EE’s customer base has literally (not literally) exploded in recent months, with 50% of renewing Orange and T-Mobile users opting to make the leap to 4G.

But EE’s chief exec, Olaf Sawantee says there’s still plenty of love for 3G. It’s all about choice, you see.

In the last quarter, EE’s 4G customer base grew by a whopping 889,000 to 2.9 million. Clearly that’s almost a third of its customer base in a single quarter, which unsurprisingly marks a record uptake.

But hey, if you can’t afford 4G or don’t have a 4G-enabled smartphone, fear not. You’ll still be able to grab a slice of 3G action.

Whispering in the ear of The Telegraph’s Sophie Curtis, Sawantee purrs: "You still have the Orange and T-Mobile products, but we are one company with one network. All our employees work for EE, and across our call centres, our retail store and our websites, we are EE.

"But we have millions of customers on Orange and T-Mobile accounts and we will continue to serve those and sell to them. We still see significant demand for Orange and T-Mobile products, but it's clear that 4G is growing, especially as more handsets are becoming 4G-enabled."

Personally, I’d love to know how many people genuinely understand what they’re signing up for. Overheard: “I sometimes get that ‘4G’ symbol on my phone, but I don’t really know what it means.”

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HenryVanCleve  Apr. 29, 2014 at 17:38

When my t-mobile contract came up for renewal they only gave me the option of a 4g EE contract (including a lovely price increase).

Switched to tesco and now I get a signal in my house. Worked out nicely really.

Treab  Apr. 29, 2014 at 20:23

unlimited 3g or 500mb of 4g... hard choice.. (used 60gb this month alone take that EE)

matt101101 / MOD  Apr. 30, 2014 at 00:43

Not sure why you'd switch from T-Mob to EE, you'll get less (though potentially faster) data and pay a shed-load more for the privilege.

Also, nice to see you around again, Treab :).

Treab  Apr. 30, 2014 at 00:57

never left old boy... just busy at the moment lol

matt101101 / MOD  Apr. 30, 2014 at 01:01

Glad to hear it, how's the Note 3?

Ahh, it's better than being bored, eh :p.

Treab  Apr. 30, 2014 at 01:07

depends on the day .... depends on the day...

the note 3 is still sexy... :p

Cesira  May. 21, 2014 at 08:38

For broadband and phone, is EE regarded as a good choice?


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