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Old 19-06-2013, 12:11
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http://www.mobilenewscwp.co.uk/2013/...y-end-of-june/

Any truth in this? Speeds seem very slow...
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Old 19-06-2013, 12:22
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The article looks wrong to me. If they cant even get the speeds correct then I would suggests the article is all wrong.
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Old 19-06-2013, 14:44
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June 2018 is more likely This is, after all, O2 we are talking about here. Let's not forget that...
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Old 19-06-2013, 15:08
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This story now seems to have been pulled from the site.. Maybe it is true and O2 don't want it out there!
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Old 19-06-2013, 15:40
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More likely is that O2 and Vodafone will roll out 4G in Mid August starting with London and the big cities. Three are likely to roll out 4G rather slowly as they aren't charging extra for 4G.
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Old 19-06-2013, 15:54
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The link went down before I could view it - can anyone enlighten me to what speeds they were mentioning, please?
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Old 19-06-2013, 16:00
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The link went down before I could view it - can anyone enlighten me to what speeds they were mentioning, please?
Same article here now..

http://ukmobilereview.com/2013/06/o2-june-4g-rollout/
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Old 19-06-2013, 16:14
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Thank you very much.

Worth the wait then...
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Old 19-06-2013, 16:16
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The link went down before I could view it - can anyone enlighten me to what speeds they were mentioning, please?
2Mps - 12Mps which is rather slow.
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Old 19-06-2013, 20:45
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2Mps - 12Mps which is rather slow.
We're talking about O2 here, that's blazing fast for them.

They will begin advertising 2Mbps are lighting speeds!
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Old 19-06-2013, 21:05
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Not until Q4 2013.

(September 1st at the earliest)
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Old 19-06-2013, 21:21
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Not until Q4 2013.

(September 1st at the earliest)
Is that O2? How you know?
Thanks
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Old 19-06-2013, 21:53
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I suggest that O2 sort out their 3G coverage and speed before they even think about attempting 4G...
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Old 19-06-2013, 23:36
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This story now seems to have been pulled from the site.. Maybe it is true and O2 don't want it out there!
Probably testing but no doubt want it launched to coincide with a new EU LTE iPhone launch in September.
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Old 20-06-2013, 01:00
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Was never going to be June.
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Old 20-06-2013, 01:37
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Not that it affects me but I fail to see the point in 4G speeds like those, even if it is just a launch. My brother can get around 4Mbps at the minute so there's the potential that he'll get less on 4G?? That said, I can't see it being an option for him for quite a while...
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Old 20-06-2013, 01:42
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EE only ever state between 8 Mbps - 12 Mbps on average. So i think O2 are just covering their ass. Never seen less than 25 on EE4G with full bars.
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Old 01-07-2013, 16:01
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On Thursday O2 published a video on "Getting 4G on your O2 phone or tablet" on YouTube.

This new video, together with recent rumours/claims that O2 were planning to launch 4G at the end of June beginning of July makes me confident this is the case. Also, one will notice in the Video that O2 says 4G SIMs will be available in stores from June, which we know to be true as a DS Forum member got one from in store (I've also seen others on twitter who got one).
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Old 01-07-2013, 16:15
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On Thursday O2 published a video on "Getting 4G on your O2 phone or tablet" on YouTube.

This new video, together with recent rumours/claims that O2 were planning to launch 4G at the end of June beginning of July makes me confident this is the case. Also, one will notice in the Video that O2 says 4G SIMs will be available in stores from June, which we know to be true as a DS Forum member got one from in store (I've also seen others on twitter who got one).
But every sim is 4G ready.....

right?

(unless it's old)

Also i doubt 4G will be ready this month. I'd say early september
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Old 01-07-2013, 17:33
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But every sim is 4G ready.....

right?

(unless it's old)

Also i doubt 4G will be ready this month. I'd say early september
Nope, you need a new 4G provisioned sim.
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Old 01-07-2013, 22:59
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Nope, you need a new 4G provisioned sim.
Im confident my ye olde fashioned 3G sim for Three wont need changed
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Old 01-07-2013, 23:58
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Why does a SIM need to be "4G provisioned"? Surely 4G refers to the modem in the phone...
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Old 01-07-2013, 23:59
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Why does a SIM need to be "4G provisioned"? Surely 4G refers to the modem in the phone...
Exactly my thinking.

I find it odd that a new sim is required. Makes sense on EE4G or if the customer has an old sim from years ago.
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Old 02-07-2013, 00:10
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While i too think there's no technical reason why a new SIM is required for 4G, could it not be that (for whatever reason) some networks will require it?

im not knowledgeable in mobile phone networks and the technicalities of how they operate, but could it be possible that something on the SIM would need to enable the connectivity to the 4G part of the network?

didn't 3G require a new SIM (USIM as they were called)? If this suggestion that because 4G is just the hardware in the phone, why did 3G need a new SIM?
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Old 02-07-2013, 02:25
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It may be the case that some or all 3G sim cards cannot handle the more recent security features implemented for 4G networks hence a 4G sim being required. In the early years of 3G coverage some networks turned off some security features on their 3G networks & sims to the point of being 2G backward compatible, so that if a customer was given a 3G enabled sim it would still work with many older 2G only phones. 3 was one that for obvious reasons didn't do this, hence their sim cards won't work on many antique 2G phones.
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