EE was the first carrier in the UK to kick off the 4G revolution, back in Autumn last year. Only a few months later, the network operator (formerly know as Everything Everywhere) recently announced that it already has 45% of the UK’s population smothered with “4GEE” coverage. Still, that news means nothing to those of us not living within that 45%. Me included.
Thankfully, EE’s CEO Olaf Swantee has just announced plans to activate LTE in 27 more towns/cities by June this year.
Between April and June, 4G will be launched in Aldershot, Ashford, Basildon, Basingstoke, Blackpool, Bracknell, Camberley, Colchester, Crawley, Farnborough, Guildford, Horsham, Huddersfield, Leatherhead, Maidstone, Milton Keynes, Oldham, Oxford, Redhill, Reigate, Sevenoaks, Stevenage, Tonbridge, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Warrington, Wigan and Woking.
You have no idea how many times I’ve read through the list trying to find Carlisle, nevertheless, it’s not there. But, if you live in one of those areas, and you have an iPhone 5 on T-mobile or Orange and want to upgrade to a 4G plan, you will be able to do so in the next few months.
For us a little more isolated from the general population, I guess it’s more waiting. Hmpph.