EE expands LTE coverage once again, 4G lights up in 11 new towns

EE, the UK's only current 4G LTE enabled carrier, has announced another raft of expansions to the service taking in another 11 towns and cities across the country. The total covered now stands at an impressive 85, with a 55% population coverage, which is pretty good considering we're still inside the first year of LTE in the UK.

From today, EE 4GEE customers in Aldershot, Basildon, Basingstoke, Bracknell, Hitchin, Horsham, Leatherhead, Letchworth, Stevenage, Warrington and Weston-super-Mare should start seeing those faster data speeds. This latest expansion comes as EE has started their switch on of double-speed LTE across selected locations throughout the UK, providing speeds of over 50mbps to some customers. Anyone switched on their iPhone 5 this morning to some LTE in one of these new locations? Shout out in the comments!

via Android Central

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EE expands LTE coverage once again, 4G lights up in 11 new towns


Which would be great if they weren't massively overpriced (£56 a month for 8gb) and don't have an unlimited data option. What's the point of having super high speed data if it just means you can burn out your data limit in a couple of hours?

That's the problem, for an unlimited plan (which could be tethered) lots of people would be throwing money at them, but they just won't sell one and 8gb is a poor limit even on 3G if you're using it on a day to day basis.

There is a 20GB plan, or at least they tried to sell me one. It's not cheap though. But in terms of mobile data, 20GB is twice what I use even in the months I really go for it ;-)

handy :) does it have tethering? On my 3 unlimited data plan (£25 a month), I can use my iPhone as a hub for everything else (iPads, MacBook etc.), which is useful when I'm away from broadband/wifi but the real potential benefit of LTE would be in being able to replace broadband and be able to work in the larger areas of the UK that don't have decent broadband.