EE expands 4G network footprint

30 May 2013

UK mobile network operator has announced that its 4G LTE network has been expanded to a further twelve towns across the UK, with those being: Ashton-under-Lyne, Chatham, Gillingham, High Wycombe, Merthyr Tydfil, Oldham, Oxford, Rochester, Runcorn, Sale, Stafford and Wigan. As a result of the expansion the operator said that it now offers its fourth-generation mobile broadband services in a total of 74 towns and cities across the UK, with more than 50% of the UK’s homes and businesses able to connect to the network.

Separately, the operator has also unveiled a new range of post-paid SIM-only LTE tariffs which, rather than tying customers in for a twelve-month period, offer a shorter contract of just 30 days. With the operator claiming that the new plans complement its existing tariff range, prices for the shorter-term contracts start from GBP23 (USD34.65) per month for unlimited calls and texts and a 500MB usage allowance; the top-end tariff, which boosts the data usage cap to 20GB per month, costs GBP63.

Commenting on the new tariffs, Simeon Bird, Director of Propositions at EE, said: ‘It’s our ambition to provide consumers with the most comprehensive range of 4GEE plans possible. With these new 30-day options, we’re pleased to be providing an even more flexible way to access 4G.’

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