UK MOBILE OPERATOR O2 has finally spilled some details about its upcoming 4G network that it will launch on 29 August.
We already knew that O2's 4G SIM-only deals will start at £26 a month, and the network revealed today that this will give customers unlimited texts, unlimited calls and a 1GB data allowance. For those after more monthly data, 5GB will be priced at £31 a month and 8GB will cost £36, although these prices will change to 3GB and 5GB data plans after 31 October.
For those who want a phone included, O2's Airtime Plans on O2 Refresh - the tariff designed to allow customers to upgrade their handsets during 24 month contracts - start at £22 a month for 1GB of data and go up to £37 a month for 8GB of data. The monthly device payment will range from £10 to £25, depending on which phone users choose.
The iPhone 5 won't be on offer though, as Apple's latest smartphone lacks support for the UK's 800MHz spectrum.
Looking to lure customers away from Vodafone's 4G network that includes a free Spotify Premium account or Sky Sports Mobile TV subscription, O2 has also detailed the benefits of choosing its service. These include access to O2 4G Tracks and upcoming music video service, Priority Sports and some free games from Gameloft, including Modern Combat 4: Zero Hero and Zombiewood.
Brian Rose, MD of Commercial at Universal Music said, "O2 Tracks has already proved itself as a compelling music service for music fans who want ease of access to the biggest hits on the move. O2's forthcoming 4G music video service is even more distinctive and we are excited to be working with O2 as they expand their music offering."
O2 still hasn't said what speeds customers on its 4G network can expect, but has said that those who aren't pleased can take advantage of its 90 day "Happiness Guarantee".
O2 also has yet to announce its pay as you go and mobile broadband tariffs, but has said it will reveal all before the year is out.
Vodafone will also launch its 4G network on 29 August, with its prices also starting from £26 a month. µ
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