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EE extends 4G roaming to Canada, Netherlands and 12 more countries

But you'll have to pay for the privilege
Thu Aug 21 2014, 11:48

EE logoUK MOBILE OPERATOR EE has extended 4G roaming to more countries, including Canada and the Netherlands.

EE launched its 4G roaming scheme in March, debuting the service, which allows customers to continue using LTE while traveling, in France and Spain.

The firm has now extended the scheme to include 14 more countries: Canada, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Moldova, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, UAE, Russia, Saudi Arabia and Switzerland.

The mobile operator added that South Korea will also be included on the list from Friday, taking the total number of supported countries to 16.

EE's 4G roaming offering is still not available in the US, however, despite the mobile operator having promised a launch by summer.

A launch could soon be on the cards however, with an EE spokesperson telling The INQUIRER, "We're working with our partners around the world to allow our customers to enjoy the benefits of 4G in more places as soon as possible." 

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 benefit in 15 destinations today, with further 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 can now enjoy the same superfast and reliable mobile experience at home and overseas."

Unlike Three's Feel at Home roaming scheme, which allows customers to use their minutes, texts and data abroad at no extra cost, EE charges its users for the privilege unless they are signed up to one of its additional 4GEE tariffs.

£3 will get you 50MB of data, while £25 will get you what EE calls a "huge" 500MB. EE also points out that its business customers can get 2GB of data for the bargain price of £75.

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