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Despite not having a licence at present, or any firm plans for a 4G LTE network, UK carrier Vodafone has come out fighting with their "4G Promise." Rival carrier, EE, is set to launch the UK's first 4G LTE network within days. Eager not to lose out too much to the new service, Vodafone is offering some pretty impressive deals for customers who upgrade to their 4G network when it eventually arrives. 

The meat of the offer is pretty straight forward: 

So if you’ve bought an iPhone 5 or Samsung Galaxy SIII (purchased after October 26th 2012) or Galaxy Note II, simply bring it back to one of our stores. Even if you’re still in contract, we’ll knock off 70% of your remaining contract charges, letting you upgrade your phone early and start a fresh contract.

70% is a huge amount to reduce an outstanding contract fee by, and shows that Vodafone is keen to not only retain their current customers who may think about switching, but attract those who are unable to get EE 4G LTE at the services launch. The deal only applies when taking out a new 4G contract in the future, and for devices bought between September 12 2012 and March 31 2013.

Source: Vodafone

 

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Vodafone UK making their '4G promise,' offering deals for early upgrades to 4G contracts

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For the Galaxy S III, the lowest possible cost would be £86.30 - and that's on a 12 month contract where you've already paid £219 for the phone. On the "Free Phone" contract, you'll have to pay £252 of you got your phone around now.

On EE, it is a £99 charge for all their current customers.

I'll not hold my breath waiting. Where I live in the UK 30 miles from Glasgow we're still on 2g so what chance 4g lol

I'm still confused as to how EE can allow me to upgrade to 4G for £99 when my phone (Samsung Galaxy S3) is not the LTE version.