If you’re a Vodafone customer eagerly anticipating the rollout of Big Red’s 4G service, brace yourself for some disappointing news.
Vodafone 4G was originally expected to launch any week now, perhaps in June, but the network now says it’ll be “the end of the summer”. Er, whatever that means; ambiguous much?
Getting technical, the clocks don’t go back till the last weekend in October, so we could be looking at a five-month wait for Vodafone 4G.
With Three saying it’ll be “towards the end of the year” for its 4G service (despite the “opportunity to move quite quickly”), and O2 saying only “this summer”, EE will be laughing all the way to the bank.
However, Vodafone is confident its 4G service will punch EE in the face when it does finally arrive.
“We are convinced our own 4G will be better performing," yells Vodafone's chief exec, Vittorio Colao. "We want to be able to launch it when it's really ready. End of the summer means when there is going to be a good commercial window for launching it."
It’s pointed out that the frequencies Vodafone has acquired aren’t compatible with the iPhone 5. As such, we might see Vodafone 4G launch alongside the iPhone 5S. Maybe.
via: The Guardian