Everything Everywhere LTE (4G) price plans announced

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  • Razz 23 Oct 2012 10:51:36 60,750 posts
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    http://ee.co.uk/plans

    The pricing for a 24 month contract is :

    500MB of 4G mobile data costs £36 a month

    1GB of 4G mobile data costs £41 a month

    3GB of 4G mobile data costs £46 a month

    5GB of 4G mobile data costs £51 a month

    8GB of 4G mobile data costs £56 a month


    There will be an early warning system to advise you when you are reaching your monthly data allowance so you can decide to purchase some extra data allowance or wait till the new month’s allowance begins. If you wish to purchase an add-on data package allowance these cost £3 for 50MB, £6 for 500MB, £15 for 2GB or £20 for 4GB. All prices include VAT.

    D:

    Rip off Britain etc etc...

    Edited by Razz at 11:17:26 23-10-2012

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  • Benno 23 Oct 2012 10:55:48 9,761 posts
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    I cant say I have ever had a problem with the speeds of 3G, only the coverage. 3G can browse the web fast and stream youtube/iplayer etc.

    Does anyone actually want 4G? Seems useless having better download speeds if the data caps are so ridiculously low.

    EG Hearthstone Tournament

  • Whizzo 23 Oct 2012 11:02:09 43,033 posts
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    The pricing does seem rather too high, "here have data really quick, just don't use very much of it."

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  • Immaterial 23 Oct 2012 11:07:38 1,320 posts
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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-20026272
    EE chief sales officer Marc Allera: "You're paying a 10-20% premium for 4G"
    No. no I'm not. Not until you put out an uncapped data plan, then we can talk.

    Think I'll just switch everything off.

  • Razz 23 Oct 2012 11:08:00 60,750 posts
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    3x faster than HSDPA though,

    HSDPA 14.4 Mbps (peak)
    HSPA+ 21.1 Mbps (peak)
    DC-HSDPA 42 Mbps (peak)

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  • jellyhead 23 Oct 2012 11:09:21 24,350 posts
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    Yeah, i suppose it's to keep it exclusive while they roll it out to selected areas as a test.

    3G+ or whatever it is is enough for me. I still think EE at the top of my phone looks dreadful though. I miss Orange :(

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  • mcmonkeyplc 23 Oct 2012 11:12:22 39,384 posts
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    It's the we have a monopoly for the next 6 months lets rip everyone off while we can price plan.

    Come and get it cumslingers!

  • mal 23 Oct 2012 11:19:58 22,332 posts
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    For me it's more about the network infrastructure than the absolute speeds. iPlayer mostly works for me over 3.5G, but it's pretty close to the bone and any disruption will cause iPlayer to crap out in one of many ways.

    Still, I'm currently paying less than 15 quid a month for 3GB of data, shareable. so there's no way I'm going 4G at those prices.

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  • fletch7100 23 Oct 2012 11:25:22 6,920 posts
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    Well threes 4g is starting in September 2013. Be good to see what they bring out

    Happy enough with 3G and unlimited data and unlimited tethering
  • Deleted user 23 October 2012 11:27:28
    I'm on 3 and I play £17.99 a month for 15GB of data over HSPA+ and it's normally about 8MBps. I only really have a problem with speed during what I assume to be 'peak-times' when it's reduced to 1 - 2MBps.
  • yegon 23 Oct 2012 11:32:26 5,158 posts
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    Yep, those EE deals look terrible. iPhone, £46/m for 3gb, surely the minimum data allowance needed to take advantage of LTE - ouch!

    Also, lol at the “access to BT Openzone”. I used to be on 02, those hotspots were universally awful. If you could actually connect, it was barely good enough to do even the most basic of browsing, and don't even think about any kind of streaming. Tbh, I have the same opinion of all urban wifi hotspots, they’re good for nothing bar slow basic browsing.

    Three ftw. I’m on monthly rolling, soooo happy to be free of contract tyranny. I'm faced with a choice..... sim only 12 month £41/m for 8gb LTE, or £15/m unlimited HSPA+ with Three. Hmm, let me see.......

    Edited by yegon at 11:33:25 23-10-2012
  • shamblemonkee 23 Oct 2012 11:39:11 14,257 posts
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    shot themselves in the foot with huge speed but stupid data caps. eat up your monthly allowanec, but quickly!
  • Ginger 23 Oct 2012 11:53:11 6,826 posts
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    Razz, just so you know, the EE 4G is LTE, not Dual Carrier HSDPA.

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  • Razz 23 Oct 2012 12:00:23 60,750 posts
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    I did wonder, I think it's Hutchison 3G uk that are offering DC-HSDPA.

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  • Ginger 23 Oct 2012 12:42:22 6,826 posts
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    Razz wrote:
    I did wonder, I think it's Hutchison 3G uk that are offering DC-HSDPA.
    I think everyone else is rapidly scrambling to do it until the new spectrum gets released soon(tm). Don't know that anyone has announced timings yet though.

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  • mal 23 Oct 2012 14:27:30 22,332 posts
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    From what I can make out of it, EE currently have a monopoly on LTE, which they're terming 4G. Everyone else must be offering something else because they don't get access to LTE frequencies until June next year. Reportedly also, 3 (aka Hutchison UK) won't be calling their LTE 4G - which is fine by me, as I still think they should reserve 4G for 100mbps and higher speeds, which means we'll need to wait for LTE Advanced to get that.

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  • Razz 23 Oct 2012 14:40:54 60,750 posts
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    @mal
    Yeah, I read about that somewhere, something about the currrent UK offerings of LTE not actually meeting the 3GPP minimum requirements for 4G, as 4G should offer data rates of up to 100Mbps, whereas EE LTE only goes up to around 70Mbps.

    So if HPSA+ (3G+ on EE) is branded 3.5G perhaps the current iteration of LTE should be branded 3.9G!

    Edited by Razz at 14:41:29 23-10-2012

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  • kalel 23 Oct 2012 14:46:14 86,261 posts
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    They're milking consumers while they can. Once there's some competition the prices will drop. That's capitalism for you.
  • Murbal 23 Oct 2012 14:53:28 21,920 posts
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    I just wish I could get 3G let alone 4G where I live. I'm seeing 8 Mbps quoted here - that's 4x faster than the fastest BB I can get at my house.

    I'm not moving though, the scenery is nice.
  • ISmoke 23 Oct 2012 15:25:38 533 posts
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    Disappointed with their prices and that they don't offer 1 month contracts. I think I'm just going to move to 3 this week when i buy my sim free iPhone. £17.90 seems like a brilliant deal for 200 minutes, 5000 texts and unlimited tethering data.

    I'll just wait until more reasonable 4G contracts are released.
  • Pac-man-ate-my-wife 23 Oct 2012 15:37:51 7,003 posts
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    Does anyone know how this will impact on current T-Mobile customers? I was about to go for the iPhone 5 on their full monty package (unlimited text, unlimited data, 2000 mins) for £36 a month but if this is likely to whipped away soon or won't include 4G then I'll just buy a handset outright and stick with Giffgaff until 3 annouce their pricing...
  • nickthegun 23 Oct 2012 15:45:04 58,782 posts
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    This is why I wasnt too worried about signing up on an S3 for 2 years. By the time it becomes affordable the contract will well and truly have run its course.

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  • mal 23 Oct 2012 16:08:58 22,332 posts
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    @Razz I'm just being pedantic about what you can call 4G. The ITU gave up last year trying to force people not to call stuff slower than 100Mbps '4G', and IIRC just redefined the term to mean 'faster than 3G'.

    I've seen the terms 3G, 3.5G and 3.75G bandied about. I think those correspond to plain UMTS, HSDPA and HSUPA respectively. I guess on that scheme they'd have to call DC-HSUPA and HSPA+ 3.8G and 3.9G like you say (btw, I don't know what DC-HSDPA is).

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  • nickthegun 23 Oct 2012 16:10:50 58,782 posts
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    To be honest, i would be happy to get edge 'round our way.

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  • kalel 23 Oct 2012 16:15:01 86,261 posts
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    My guess is that those on existing contracts with iphone 5s will be able to buy some sort of 4G bundle or something. They'll work something out. They won't miss a chance to up-sell.
  • CosmicFuzz 23 Oct 2012 17:06:36 23,132 posts
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    Why would having 4G mean you use up data quicker? Aside from being able to load more web pages in the same space of time, it's not like you'll be suddenly downloading loads more data. A web page is the same whether you download it on 3G or 4G.

    Is anyone else getting a bit bored with remastered games? Read my thoughts!

  • nickthegun 23 Oct 2012 17:22:42 58,782 posts
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    How much downloading did you do on dial up? How much downloading do you do on broadband?

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  • neilka 23 Oct 2012 17:25:46 15,630 posts
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    Can you get WAP on this? Does it do WAP?
  • CosmicFuzz 23 Oct 2012 18:19:39 23,132 posts
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    @nickthegun yeah that's a fair point I suppose. Although with broadband it was like going from a really expensive a la carte to all you could eat. I'd sit on the Internet mucking about for ages just because I could. Also, porn. Will I really use the Internet a massive amount more just because it's faster? Or will the majority of stuff I download/stream remain the same?

    I honestly can't see folk suddenly using tonnes more data unless they start using their phones way more outside.

    Is anyone else getting a bit bored with remastered games? Read my thoughts!

  • Dougs 23 Oct 2012 18:27:02 66,621 posts
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    kalel wrote:
    My guess is that those on existing contracts with iphone 5s will be able to buy some sort of 4G bundle or something. They'll work something out. They won't miss a chance to up-sell.
    Yep, for £99. Including those on non-4G Samsungs etc
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