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Old 09-11-2012, 16:09
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It seems EE has had teething troubles with 4G. Presumably due to the initial launch issues they've delayed launching the sim only for two weeks (it was meant to be today)
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http://techcrunch.com/2012/11/09/u-k...-to-two-weeks/
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Old 09-11-2012, 16:59
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Lots of happy folks over at their Facebook page lol
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Old 09-11-2012, 17:31
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Not like it is a bargain anyway.Think many people will be sticking with 3g for a while yet.
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Old 09-11-2012, 19:33
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Hi

well 21.00 for the cheapest EE 4G...no thanks.

Im getting download speeds of over 8mb on Three for 6.90 month.
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Old 09-11-2012, 20:45
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Well for 21 you could have 30-55mbps many times faster upload than any 3G UK network can provide in my experience. It's new, you have to pay extra for it, not sure why people have so much displeasure.
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Old 09-11-2012, 20:48
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Well for 21 you could have 30-55mbps many times faster upload than any 3G UK network can provide in my experience. It's new, you have to pay extra for it, not sure why people have so much displeasure.
I'm not quite sure either, I'd happily pay 21 on sim only when 3 bring their LTE out next year.
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Old 09-11-2012, 21:28
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^^^^ Another 3 Advertisement ^^^^

And there is no information presently about what they will charge for LTE services or when they will be available!

Still when did lack of factual information prevent some from having a dig and promoting their well known agenda!
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Old 09-11-2012, 21:52
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^^^^ Another 3 Advertisement ^^^^

And there is no information presently about what they will charge for LTE services or when they will be available!

Still when did lack of factual information prevent some from having a dig and promoting their well known agenda!
I just said I'd happily pay that next year, we don't know what the costs are at all and it was by no means an advertisement.
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Old 09-11-2012, 22:15
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To be fair... "when 3 bring their LTE out next year." is an advert but who the **** cares. Between you both i think we've all switched off to the forum product placements
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Old 09-11-2012, 22:35
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To be fair... "when 3 bring their LTE out next year." is an advert
Good to note that advertising has been spotted!

Quite sad that so many threads end up being polluted with such stuff.

EE's 4G offering leaves me cold but there can be no justification responding on this thread with promotion of another network's future services.
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Old 09-11-2012, 22:40
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Good to note that advertising has been spotted!

Quite sad that so many threads end up being polluted with such stuff.

EE's 4G offering leaves me cold but there can be no justification responding on this thread with promotion of another network's future services.
Indeed, I think we're going to need some kind of rule soon.

"O2 and Three do not exist on this forum"
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Old 09-11-2012, 22:53
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"O2 and Three do not exist on this forum"
Who?!?!?
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Old 10-11-2012, 01:06
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I feel sorry for Vodafone...hardly ever gets a mention and same goes for that quivering Virgin in the corner.
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Old 10-11-2012, 07:23
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Well for 21 you could have 30-55mbps many times faster upload than any 3G UK network can provide in my experience. It's new, you have to pay extra for it, not sure why people have so much displeasure.
... However you'll probably use up all your (500mb?) allowance in days and end up going onto a much more expensive package.
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Old 10-11-2012, 14:58
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... However you'll probably use up all your (500mb?) allowance in days and end up going onto a much more expensive package.
Do you really think the other networks are going to give you more data when they eventually launch their own 4G networks in the future?
They will all be similarly priced with similar restrictions.
4G is a new product here, so of course you are going to pay a premium for it.
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Old 10-11-2012, 15:52
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Do you really think the other networks are going to give you more data when they eventually launch their own 4G networks in the future?
They will all be similarly priced with similar restrictions.
4G is a new product here, so of course you are going to pay a premium for it.
Yes, because they will all be competing for the most customers, meaning the deals will start coming out. Is it all going to be unlimited or very cheap? no, but there will be package increases and price reductions when there's a more competitive market, also over time the price will drop as more people take it up and therefore the costs per user goes down.

Bandwidth costs and backhaul rates drop over time as well, so yes, over time prices will come down.
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Old 12-11-2012, 17:32
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This launch has been ill thought and may yet end a spectacular flop.
Unreliable speeds in limited areas, expensive 2yr contracts with less than generous inclusive data deals which will be used up in a flash. Why would anyone swap from 3G for this?
... and we've not heard from those folks whose freeview signal has been mucked up yet, Daily Mail reckon 10k to sort each household?? (I'd give them freesat)
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Old 12-11-2012, 17:50
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This launch has been ill thought and may yet end a spectacular flop.
Unreliable speeds in limited areas, expensive 2yr contracts with less than generous inclusive data deals which will be used up in a flash. Why would anyone swap from 3G for this?
... and we've not heard from those folks whose freeview signal has been mucked up yet, Daily Mail reckon 10k to sort each household?? (I'd give them freesat)
EE's 4G does not interfere with Freeview, considering it runs on the same frequencies already in use before they launched.. It's the auction frequencies that will potentially cause interference.
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Old 12-11-2012, 17:57
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Ahh, I stand corrected and hang my head in shame at reading the DM
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Old 13-11-2012, 18:08
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Well I've moved to EE without a hope of seeing LTE for a year.
I am clearly bonkers!
I do get another 1Gb for 5 quid though, and EE Wednesdays, and a free film to download and some free music streaming thingy, oh and Orange answerphone but with a new slightly mad sounding female voice. Is it mad or sexy? I'm not sure. Maybe a bit of both. Doesn't sound like you should cross her though
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Old 13-11-2012, 18:09
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Oh wait, this was about SIM only..... I'll get me coat!
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