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Should we be paying more for 4G?

With EE having extortionate price plans and Three saying they won't charge extra, do you think we should just get 4G at no extra charge as a natural technological progression?

After all, the iPhone and iPads get better every year but we don't pay more (other than the 16GB iPhone 5! :p).

Most Useful Answer matt101101  Mar. 25, 2013 at 18:19

Paying more for 4G is a total con, EE's extortionate pricing must have caused so many potential customers to decided not to upgrade to 4G, I'm pretty sure EE messed up what could have been a massive opportunity for themselves.

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AhmadCentral  Mar. 25, 2013 at 18:11

Personally we shouldn't pay more. I mean we never paid more for 3G access.

It's just networks taking advantage/recouping the costs.

I pay £12.50pm for 2000 mins/unl data/unl tethering & 4G on three so i'm happy because my work have given me a 4G phone (note 2) which i can use on my unlimited plan :)

matt101101 / MOD  Mar. 25, 2013 at 18:19

Paying more for 4G is a total con, EE's extortionate pricing must have caused so many potential customers to decided not to upgrade to 4G, I'm pretty sure EE messed up what could have been a massive opportunity for themselves.

JanSt / MOD  Mar. 25, 2013 at 18:54

No, we shouldn't.

JanSt / MOD  Mar. 25, 2013 at 19:04

okay... I feel a rant bubbling up. Not sure I can retain the sucker :p

Here, a trial: we shouldn't pay more because we shouldn't pay more than a flat fee, anyways.
Those sh*ts get tax breaks, cheap property deals, slack to screw their staff, slack to outsource customer care. (example: Vodafone Ireland outsourced some cc to a company that they own shares in. As a result, Vf EARN money from every call to customer care... Kafka is cringeing)...
Where was I? Add to that the fact that we MUST have phones. To get a job, to keep a job etc etc We MUST be online....

I'll shut up now. You're welcome ;)

Stelph  Mar. 26, 2013 at 15:39

Companies should be able to charge more if they want (EE), however companies camn also charge less than they want (3 mobile) thats fine with me and I welcome both approaches, like Matt101101 was saying EE really shot themselves in the foot here as the greed with which they put their prices up really killed the uptake I would say, and they lost a real opportunity to massively increase their market share in a market where every customer is fought for long and hard.

The only cristism I have for mobile companies (and all data providing companies tbh) is the way that several still talk about "unlimited" services when actually what you find is the offer is anything but, and really should be massively punished

AhmadCentral  Mar. 26, 2013 at 16:47

Companies should be able to charge more if they want (EE), however companies camn also charge less than they want (3 mobile) thats fine with me and I welcome both approaches, like Matt101101 was saying EE really shot themselves in the foot here as the greed with which they put their prices up really killed the uptake I would say, and they lost a real opportunity to massively increase their market share in a market where every customer is fought for long and hard.

The only cristism I have for mobile companies (and all data providing companies tbh) is the way that several still talk about "unlimited" services when actually what you find is the offer is anything but, and really should be massively punished


Three and T-Mobile still do unlimited data. As do Giff Gaff. But Giff gaff and t-mobile block tethering where as Three do not.

I've used over 150GB on Three before and know others who;ve used more so....

01Skeptic  Mar. 29, 2013 at 14:46

I find 4G plans as well as being forced to change to a different plan to get 4G, quite a ripoff ...4G is all about using mobiles predominantly for internet access, promoted and advertised for ongoing faster internet access, watching movies on the go. Currently EE's plans - I guess O2 and Vodafone will be the same-offer the same as other provider's plans on 3G and more expensive. You cant offer a plan with 1GB allowance on 4G costing more than an equivalent on 3G. No value whats so ever...For me it would only make a sense if the minimum internet allowance on 4G would be lets say 4GB at the price of the current equivalent 1GB plan on 3g. Whats happening now...look at iPhone 5 £41 on EE for 1GB internet allowance, £37 on Vodafone for 1GB allowance as well...Why should I change to 4G if I don't get more.?.You cant offer a Ferrari and restrict people how far away to drive it as you restrict an electric powered car in the city.

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