EE, currently the only network to offer a 4G LTE service in the UK, has announced the expansion of its coverage, with nine towns and cities being added.
Those places are: Barnsley, Chorley, Coventry, Newport, Preston, Rotherham, Telford, Walsall and Watford.
So if you happen to live in any of those areas, you can avail yourself of super-fast mobile speeds – albeit at a price. EE’s tariffs certainly aren’t cheap, despite some recent reductions and offers.
Come the start of the summer, other networks will be entering the 4G market, and that should drive prices down to more competitive levels. Three, for example, is promising not to charge extra on its plans for 4G – and we expect EE’s prices will drop then.
So, the smart move would be to wait a few months – if you can hold out. If you want to get the brand new HTC One with LTE, though – and it’s just been launched – then you’ll have to go with EE.
EE now has 37 towns and cities under its 4G umbrella, and it covers almost half of the UK’s population. The target for the summer is 72, do EE expects to double up its numbers.
Which towns are coming next, and indeed will be live before June? The following: Aldershot, Ashford, Basildon, Basingstoke, Blackpool, Bradford, Bracknell, Camberley, Colchester, Crawley, Doncaster, Dudley, Farnborough, Guildford, Horsham, Huddersfield, Leatherhead, Leicester, Luton, Maidstone, Milton Keynes, Oldham, Oxford, Reading, Redhill, Reigate, Sevenoaks, St Albans, Stevenage, Tonbridge, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Warrington, West Bromwich, Wigan and Woking.