EE 4G goes live in 9 more towns

EE 4G goes live in 9 more towns

EE have rolled out their premium 4G service to 9 more towns.

If you are in Amersham, Bolton, Chelmsford, Hemel Hempstead, Southend-on-Sea, Stockport, Sunderland, Sutton Coldfield or Wolverhampton, you should now be able to access to EE’s 4G network.

Apparently this means 45% of the UK population now have access to EE’s 4G services (how many can afford them is perhaps a different number). EE’s aim is to cover 98% of the population by the end of 2014 – yes that’s the end of next year!

In the meantime, the full list of towns and cities now enabled is as follows: Amersham, Belfast, Birmingham, Bolton, Bristol, Cardiff, Chelmsford, Derby, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Hemel Hempstead, Hull, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Maidenhead, Manchester, Liverpool, Newcastle, Nottingham, Sheffield, Southampton, Southend-on-Sea, Stockport, Sunderland, Sutton Coldfield and Wolverhampton.

Don’t forget some periphery areas also get included, so if you’re on the outskirts, its worth checking the EE coverage checker to see what you can get.


LinkEE Coverage Checker

Press Release



  • 4G arrives in Amersham, Bolton, Chelmsford, Hemel Hempstead, Southend-on-Sea, Stockport, Sunderland, Sutton Coldfield and Wolverhampton, delivering superfast mobile to more consumers and businesses
  • Launches bring total 4G connected towns and cities to 27, just 90 days since EE launch
  • EE 4G rollout ahead of schedule and now available to approximately 45% of the UK population


January 31, 2013 – EE, the UK’s most advanced digital communications company, today announced that 4G is available in nine new areas across the UK, bringing the total number of towns and cities covered by superfast mobile technology to 27, just 90 days after the launch of the service.


Today, 4G is being switched on in Amersham, Bolton, Chelmsford, Hemel Hempstead, Southend-on-Sea, Stockport, Sunderland, Sutton Coldfield and Wolverhampton. 4G from EE now covers the homes and businesses of approximately 45% of the UK population.


Superfast 4G mobile is approximately five times faster than 3G. 4GEE mobile customers can instantly access the web on the go, download large email attachments quicker than ever, watch live TV on mobiles without buffering, make high quality video calls on the move and play live multiplayer games on the go. EE customers have access to a wide range of mobile handsets, tablets and mobile Wi-Fi devices, including iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy SIII LTE, iPad mini, Huawei Mobile Wi-Fi, and the newly launched Blackberry Z10, available from EE stores today.


Olaf Swantee, Chief Executive Officer, EE, said:

“As the first operator to bring 4G to the UK it is important that we make it accessible to as much of the population as possible, as quickly as possible. To be ahead of schedule and covering approximately 45% of the population within just 90 days of the launch is a great achievement for our network team. We continue to bring superfast mobile to more and more people, whether they’re using their devices outdoors or in their homes and offices, and to increase the speed and consistency of our 4G and 3G network across the UK.”


As well as bringing 4G to new areas, EE continues to increase the network density* of its 4G offering, ensuring the continued advancement of the service in the previously launched towns and cities. As a result, users will find they have increasingly consistent, superfast access to 4G wherever they travel, and during their commutes to work. This continued investment is enabling businesses and consumers to have the full, superfast 4G experience of web, social media, email and multi-media, wherever they are.

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  • Col

    I’m sitting in Blackburn right now and have been getting 4g for the last week. I was also getting it in Stockport before Christmas.

    • How are the speeds?

      • Col

        In Blackburn I have ran 3 tests and they were 9, 7 and 13 Mbps for down and 9, 8 and 1 for up. I don’t think I have ran a test in Stockport but I don’t live far and speeds I have had are between 7 and 20Mbps

        • Interesting. At the moment down speeds seem to be similar to DC-HSDPA, but upload speeds are much more impressive.