Everything Everywhere Soon To Expand Its 4G Network To 27 More Cities In The UK

Everything Everywhere, the first and only British 4G network around at the moment has announced that in April to June their 4G network will reach 27 more cities. For those of you who don’t know, EE was a network that was formed by Orange and T-Mobile to create Britain’s first 4G network. The UK’s 4G signal came a few years after the US, so we were waiting enviously for quite a while before the high speed network reached us.

The cities that will recieve 4G coverage from EE are listed below:

Aldershot, Ashford, Basildon, Basingstoke, Blackpool, Bracknell, Camberley, Colchester, Crawley, Farnborough, Guildford, Horsham, Huddersfield, Leatherhead, Maidstone, Milton Keynes, Oldham, Oxford, Redhill, Reigate, Sevenoaks, Stevenage, Tonbridge, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Warrington, Wigan and Woking.

EE started off with 11 cities being covered. This grew to 38 pretty quickly, and is finally moving to 65 after these extra cities are included over the summer. EE at the present moment covers 98% of the UK with 3G, but only 45% with 4G. The higher speed network will move to 55% after the next increment.

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For T-Mobile and Orange, which make up EE, to prosper, the key is to including more and more cities under 4G network coverage. Many consumers often get very impatient waiting for the somewhat slow 3G speeds and thus the introduction of greater 4G coverage will likely entice consumers to upgrade their plans. EE is managing to have such great coverage for 3G and 4G due to the fact that it uses the infrastructure of two networks and not one, like most other networks.

Many of my colleagues have seen the EE sign appearing on their phones, but they do not have access to 4G because they have not taken on a 4G contract, often because there is lack of support in their area. I know we’re a minority here, but if you’re a Brit, comment below on your position on network speeds and EE in general. I’d love to hear your thoughts and I will try and reply to many of them!

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  • http://twitter.com/iJailbreakthis iJailbreakthis

    Great post, It’s a tough one, I have spoken to Vodafone who have told me that the original batch of iPhone 5’s that went out last year are NOT compatible with the new 4G network and that when the service is available a new/updated version of the iPhone 5 will be available. This was not mentioned when I originally purchased the phone! So, what are Vodafone going to do about this? Well after speaking to them for an hour they said that they will be offering the people who bought an iPhone 5 last year that does not support 4G the new/updated iphone at a discounted rate. You have to buy yourself out of the contract (rumoured to be about 60% off cancelation fees) and then sign a new 24 month contract on the 4G compatible phone. Bit of a joke if you ask me. Rant over.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Losh-Loshan/100000432789997 Losh Loshan

    Hey there, Vodafone are just lying to you. The iPhone 5 will not be updated to support the bands of Vodafone’s 4G network. The next 4G network for the UK is officially proven to be 3 UK, with a upgrade to 4G on all devices for free with the same unlimited internet service. I do not suggest you to cancel the current contract and purchase a new one, as far as I know, they are trying to rip you off.