Category: 4G Britain

EE are bringing 4G to rural Cumbria

EE have today announced they are rolling out there fast 4G network to rural Cumbria, woohoo. Parts of the northern fells have barely any voice signal never mind a fast data connection so this is going to be good news for those data starved northerners. Rory Stewart, MP …

Thoughts – Round one of LTE auction now over

There’s still no guarantee when LTE will be available on all networks, but the UK is one step closer to getting ubiquitous “4G” data. The first round of the auction has now closed  and we now know what the allocation is.   Spectrum: For those who haven’t been …

3G spectrum refarming for LTE?

It was all so easy for the network operators this year. Everyone bar EE bids for spectrum and then they can roll out LTE. However, OFCOM has released a consultation paper that prospectively will allow the other operators to re-use their existing 900MHz, 1800MHz and 2100Mhz spectrum and …

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 …

DC-HSDPA – Just how much better is it?

This year we’re seeing a huge roll-out of the fastest version of 3G yet on many networks. Started by Three, who have already rolled this new standard out to 50% of the population and will get to 80% by the end of March, the other networks are now …

Try EE 4G yourself, free for a month. Here’s how..

Those bods at Expansys are offering up free 4G SIM cards on EE. Now wait, I know – we’ve heard quite a bit about the data limits on EE, but this might be worth a looksie if you’re after some extra speed. Here you can get a 4G …

Fake EE twitter account confuses customers

The first 4G network in the UK called EE use twitter to communicate with their customers and try to help out as best as possible without having to call customer services.  Whilst results so far have been rather mixed and a lot of people (myself included) never getting …

New BlackBerry phone pics spied in the wild

  We picked up the news on Christmas eve, but some of us weren’t able to post up in a timely fashion (I was busy doing Christmas things, my bad). However the BlackBerry has been spied and that traditional blurrycam has the pictures to prove it. As an …

Seven Bidders Announced for LTE spectrum auction

We knew the auction for LTE Spectrum was due to start in January 2013, but we didn’t know who would be bidding. Until now. 7 Bidders have finally been announced by Ofcom as qualified to offer us our lovely high speed, long distance cellular goodness. The bidders will …

EE launch SIM-only plans

BREAKING NEWS! On checking the official EE site just now, it seems SIM-only plans have just beed added to the list. Prices starting from £21 per month for 500MB and go up to £36 per month for 5GB. These are all 12 month plans to get you 4G …

Three adds 1 million customers

During the last year Three have added just over 1 million new customers to their network. They’ve announced that they’re stepping up the rollout of their new ultra-fast network 3G DC-HSDPA and next year, 4G LTE technology. By the end of 2012 the cities below will have been …

The 4G tryout

As a big promoter of data use on mobile phones, I’ve already pushed the boundaries. Over a year ago I did the AYCE Challenge on Three and used 44GB in two weeks (no really, here’s my bill). The end result? No extra charge for data use – even …

Everything Everywhere delay SIM-only plans

We’ve just seen that EE have decided to delay their SIM-only plans for up to another two weeks. The network announced the move in a tweet earlier today: Sorry folks – there’s been a date change for our SIM-only plans. We expect to bring them in the next …

EE – Is It really all that bad?

So, 4G is live in 12 cities, the tech journalists have busied themselves speed testing from every street, from inside buildings, outside shopping centres and some have even got up at silly o’clock just to drive somewhere and check the speeds that can be achieved (now who would …

Revealed – EE 4G Plans and pricing

EE have today announced their pricing for the new 4G service which is going to launch in the UK in one weeks time, on the 30th October. Some very interesting points to take away from the full press release below including some services, data pricing, roaming information and …

EE 4G pricing to be announced on Tuesday

EE, the joint merger company of T-Mobile and Orange and also the name of the new 4G brand will be announcing their 4G pricing in just a few days…. on Tuesday October 23rd via their website ee.co.uk Many customers (myself included) as well as other press have been …

5G network research grant awarded to Surrey University

The 4G LTE network roll-out in the UK is in its infancy; very few places have coverage, only a few compatible handsets are available to buy and there aren’t any tariffs at all. So, everyone’s concentrating on getting high speed 4G mobile broadband to the masses, right? Wrong. …

But how much? T-Mobile 4G confusion

As I’m due for an upgrade on T-Mobile, I started taking a look at the new LTE phones. Once you get to the T-Mobile site, I drilled into the handset details to find what the differences are –  and even if there actually are any between the Samsung …

EE’s 4G Network to launch October 30th

In a statement released today Olaf Swantee, CEO of the newly created EE confirmed that the 4G network will be put into action for general consumers on October 30th. He said: “We are delighted to announce that the official launch of our new customer brand, EE, offering the …

EE 4G – Coolsmartphone Goes Hands On

Tucked away in a leafy part of London yesterday I was given the opportunity to have a play with EE’s new 4G handsets running on the brand spanking new 4G network. The handsets on show were the newly announced Samsung Galaxy S3 LTE, the Huawei Ascend P1 LTE, …

EE Announces 4G handsets ready for purchase

EE – the new brand created by the merger of Orange and T-Mobile and the first and currently only company to be able to offer 4G in the UK have today announced that the new 4G handsets are now available to purchase from Orange and T-Mobile stores, online …

Government speeds up 4G rollout

EE (formerly Everything Everywhere) have been busy recently not only with a big rebrand under the new EE name but also to be able to rollout their new 4G network here in the UK to bring super fast downloads into hands of customers. The big hurdle though was …

Ofcom, Govt, telecoms LTE talks still not resolved

  We’d all like to see 4G rolled out throughout the country sooner rather than later. The latest report are that the talks designed to move the auction timetable up and to find ways of clearing out the spectrum to be under strain as it enters the final …

Three to launch 4G – EE 4G monopoly to be short lived?

EE had their big launch yesterday, and will become the UK’s first 4G network – but for how long? A running joke developed over the day about what rival network Three would call itself once it launched a 4G service, but the bigger question would be how EE’s …

Confirmed – iPhone 5 will run on 4G, coming to EE

The new iPhone, to be launched this evening will, as expected, run on EE’s new 4G network. It’s been rumoured for a while that the new iPhone will contain 4G technology, and while EE would only say “other devices will follow very soon” yesterday, a source has confirmed …

Opinion: EE & 4G – Is the Future Bright, is it iPhone?

Olaf Swantee, CEO of Everything Everywhere took to the stage at the science museum in London this morning and declared that his new brand EE is the future.  The future of digital Britain, the future of telecommunications on these fair islands. It was a slick presentation, extolling the …

Nokia and Everything Everywhere to tie up a Lumia exclusive?

My my, the formerly pink and orange telecom has been busy recently. Two weeks ago it successfully got rid of a chunk of its 1800MHz spectrum to Three UK, which could only mean it had more than it ever needed for LTE. Now, hot off the heels of …

4G – What and Why….

Over the last couple of  days you may have heard and read alot of coverage regarding 4G and the fact that Everything Everywhere have been granted a license for Britain’s first 4G network. When discussing this with people who love their smartphone but aren’t really followers of the …

Orange-T Finally Semi-Official; Branding Confusion Begins

Six months ago, Everything Everywhere said it would never happen. Now, the day after OFCOM gave approval for EE to use its existing 1800 MHz spectrum for 4G use ahead of the long awaited 4G Spectrum auction, the cat has been let out of the bag. In a …

Ofcom approve Everthing Everywhere to deliver 4G very soon

Ofcom have today approved Everything Everywhere to deliver 4G from September this year. Which means T-Mobile and Orange will be able to offer super fast mobile broadband very soon. Obviously you will need a compatible handset, but this is great news for the consumer. What it means for …

Everything Everywhere 4G LTE trial in Cumbria Benefiting Local Businesses

As regulars visitors will know we here at Coolsmartphone are supporters of 4G Britain, Everything Everywhere’s campaign to increase awareness of the consumer and business benefits that faster, more reliable fourth generation mobile services will bring to the UK. A very good example of these benefits can be see …