EE, currently the UK's largest 4G LTE network, has announced that it's switched on LTE services in another twelve towns across the country. From today EE's 4G should be available in Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Beaconsfield, Blackburn, Burton upon Trent, Coalville, Chester-le-Street, Fleet, Gerrards Cross, Halifax, Hinckley, Houghton-le-Spring and Reigate, bringing the total number of EE 4G markets to 117.

This, EE claims, brings it to 60 percent UK population coverage, eleven months after it launched its LTE network. The carrier will face renewed competition from the likes of O2 and Vodafone, which have just launched their own 4G networks, as well as Three, which will do so before the end of the year at no additional cost to customers.


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EE lights up 4G LTE service in another 12 UK towns


I was with Vodafone, until my contract ended. I refused to keep paying their ridiculously high prices for a service that was, if anything, below average!

I am now with Three. Great signal, service and price. And the fact that they will be upgrading to 4G for FREE is impossible to ignore. The other carriers charging so much for it is preposterous. I currently have a Nexus 4, so no 4G for me anyway, but it's the principle that matters.

It'd be nice if they gave some love to my home town. Every other town/city along the motorway has it but here. Seems they are starting with the edges as almost no centre areas of the UK have 4G

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My Tablet is on Three, on the SIM Zero plan. This means I pay them the princely sum of £3 per month (total) and I get All You Can Eat data, and I get a 3G signal almost everywhere. I still have a hard time believing that I'll get 4G data on that number with no change in price, but that's what Three have told me. If true, I'll upgrade my trusty Galaxy Tab 7.7 to a device actually capable of using 4G - probably next year.

My actual phone's on Ovivo, so I don't pay them anything, but that's another story...

Yeah, cont on where the 4g down south, Vodafone? Appalling service by them down here, of course it's only a little backwater down here in Brighton....

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Sprint should take a couple notes on this. By the time Sprint finishes their 3g upgrade T-Mobile will have lte in most of their market. Sad, sad indeed.

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No love for Brighton :(

Still, I'd rather get reasonably priced, unlimited HSPA+ from Three than pay the prices EE are asking.

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117 places now have 4g, 2 in Scotland. I was thinking of moving from an unlimited tariff on t mobile to ee, but it's probably not worth it until they realise there's more to the UK than where they are currently covering.

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