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EE launches 4G roaming in France and Spain with US to follow 'in summer'

Looks to challenge rival network Three
Thu Mar 13 2014, 10:31
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UK MOBILE OPERATOR EE announced on Thursday that its customers can now access its 4G network in France and Spain, as it looks to challenge rival network Three.

Unlike Three's Feel at Home scheme however, which allows customers to use their data allowances abroad at no extra cost, EE customers will have to pay extra. Now, in France and Spain, EE customers can pay £3 a day for 100MB of data to use for 24 hours. However EE said that those signed up to a 4GEE Extra plan will be able to use their minutes and texts at no extra cost.

EE announced tha tin addition to France and Spain, 4G roaming will be available in the US, Italy, Germany, Switzerland and the Netherlands by the summer.

EE CEO Olaf Swantee said, "EE already has the biggest and fastest 4G network in the UK - now we're also allowing our customers to stay connected on 4G when they're abroad. Our customers will be the first to benefit in France and Spain today, with the most popular travel destinations to follow in the coming months.

"Whether it's working on the move, social networking, using maps, or just finding a great place to eat in an unknown city, our customers will now benefit from the same superfast and reliable mobile experience at home and overseas."

EE's 4G roaming announcement comes as the network is likely feeling quite smug, as Rootmetrics today crowned it the "number one" mobile network in the UK.

According to the research firm, which carried out tests on all four major UK networks, EE came out on top for overall performance, reliability and internet speeds. µ

 

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