EE 4G switched on in 14 more towns in the UK, new 4G tariff announced



One year on from their first 4G LTE switch on in 10 cities around the UK, EE 4G has been switched on in 14 more towns around the UK, increasing their hold on the UK 4G market.

As of today, 4G LTE is available in the following towns:

  • Benfleet
  • Caerphilly
  • Caldicot
  • Canvey Island
  • Carlisle
  • Chepstow
  • Cwmbran
  • Grays
  • Harlow
  • Hatfield
  • Kenilworth
  • Rayleigh
  • Southport
  • Worksop

This extends the EE 4G reach to 130 towns and cities (or just over 60%) making it by far the biggest 4G network int he UK. Four of these new towns are no surprise to me, as they line the Thames gateway, meaning that if you were on a ship sailing in to London, you would have 4G reception as soon as you sailed in to the Thames in Southend.

New EE 4G price plans and first 4G PAYG:

EE also announced today that they will have a new 4G tariff from tomorrow, October 30th, with a price plan to start at £18.99 ($30.50/€22.17), which I think now rate as the lowest 4G tariff on the market to date, beating even the Tesco Mobile plan I reported on last week. I can’t say what phone would be at that price though till tomorrow, as it’s not on the EE shop yet. Being as it’s the least expensive of their price plans, don’t go hoping for an HTC One or Galaxy Note 3.

Also launching tomorrow from EE will be the UK’s first 4G PAYG (Pay As You Go) tariff. No details on this yet other than the press release stating phones will start at £129.99.

Olaf Swantee, Chief Executive Officer, EE, said:

“One year on from our launch we are bringing 4G to even more places, making the UK’s fastest mobile network available to even more people. We continue to grow our 4G coverage all around the country, and the new range of plans gives consumers and businesses more flexibility and choice in how they access superfast mobile.”