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EE HAS SWITCHED ON its 4G service across 12 more locations in the UK, taking the total number of cities and towns it covers to 187.
The superfast mobile data service is now available in Antrim, Bridgend, Burnley, Coleraine, Leigh, Livingston, Macclesfield, Newtownabbey, Nuneaton, Pontypool, Sittingbourne and Tamworth, taking EE’s coverage up to more than 70 percent of the UK.
The mobile operator also said it has improved coverage for people travelling between Edinburgh and Glasgow as well as Cardiff and Swansea, and needing to access mobile data along the way.
And for anyone thrilled by the announcement that they will now be able to get extra fast connectivity when visiting Pontypool or Leigh, or for those fortunate souls who live in any of the switched-on locations, the news just keeps getting better. Earlier this week EE decided to lower its starting prices for a 4G contract, and even launched its very own cheap smartphone.
The Kestrel runs Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, has a quad-core 1.2Ghz processor with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage, and boasts a 5MP rear-facing camera with another 1MP camera at the front. It’s available on pay as you go for just £99 or for free on plans from £13.99 per month.
Or for those with a bit more cash to splash, £74.99 per month will get you EE's 4GEE Plus service, capable of theoretical speeds up to 130Mbps, with 50GB of data and unlimited talk time. All plans come with unlimited text messaging.
EE also announced cheaper 4G business plans on Wednesday starting at £17 per month.
If you’re not keen on an avian themed phone, you can still get the cheaper 4G monthly pricing.
However, it’s not been all good news for EE this week, as its two mobile brands Orange and T-Mobile topped the pay-monthly mobile complaints list, according to the latest Ofcom figures. µ