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Old 09-10-2013, 19:58
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Vodafone has signed up more than 100,000 people to its 4G service in the five weeks since it went live, with the operator bringing the proposition to more than 80 towns and districts across London.
-http://www.mobiletoday.co.uk/News/26...dafone_4G.aspx

At the end of Q1 2013 EE had 318,000 customers. We do not know where EE were at this time last year but using simple maths they were probably around 75k customers whilst Voda have 100k. But that EE number is just a a guess.

Worth bearing in mind that a number of Voda and EE's customers on 4G will be business customers who have switched over day 1. It will be interesting to see if 4G continues to grow for Vodafone the same way it has for EE.
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Old 09-10-2013, 20:02
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Not bad going for just over a month. I wonder what the O2 figures are like?
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Old 09-10-2013, 20:04
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From what a friend told me 400,000 people on Vodafone have 4G phones so it clear a lot don't think it worth the extra price yet.
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Old 09-10-2013, 20:07
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From what a friend told me 400,000 people on Vodafone have 4G phones so it clear a lot don't think it worth the extra price yet.
25% attach rate is pretty good actually.

Then again it's nothing compared to Three's 100% attach rate
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Old 09-10-2013, 20:11
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25% attach rate is pretty good actually.

Then again it's nothing compared to Three's 100% attach rate
It is good I was just pointing out that they have a long way to go if they want to get majority on 4G.
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Old 09-10-2013, 20:16
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Must all live in London as the rest of us are stuck on slow 3g/2g.
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Old 09-10-2013, 20:28
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Heard that nearly 40% of that happened in the first 5 days.. Which is great but wether that converts into continuous growth is another thing.
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Old 09-10-2013, 20:30
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Heard that nearly 40% of that happened in the first 5 days.. Which is great but wether that converts into continuous growth is another thing.
According to Vodafone.

"More than 20,000 people signed up to 4G" on day one of the service. (Aug 29th)

So sounds about right.
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Old 09-10-2013, 20:35
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Must all live in London as the rest of us are stuck on slow 3g/2g.
Birmingham, Sheffield and a number of other places went live last month.

Liverpool is due to go live 17th October, with Glasgow on the 24th, and Manchester soon after.
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Old 09-10-2013, 21:50
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Wonder if that counts people who can't get 4G or have a 4G device but transferred to a 4G plan just to get the extra allowance and free content.

This was me when they launched the tariffs
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Old 09-10-2013, 21:54
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Wonder if that counts people who can't get 4G or have a 4G device but transferred to a 4G plan just to get the extra allowance and free content.

This was me when they launched the tariffs
Yes, the number would include those people.
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Old 09-10-2013, 22:27
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Yep... it does. As do EE's numbers.
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Old 09-10-2013, 22:43
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25% attach rate is pretty good actually.

Then again it's nothing compared to Three's 100% attach rate
Technically 3s current attach rate is 0%, you need an LTE network before you can get off ZERO in my book!
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Old 09-10-2013, 23:07
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Technically 3s current attach rate is 0%, you need an LTE network before you can get off ZERO in my book!
8-9 weeks away

Come back in 8-9 weeks and Three will have more 4G enabled customers than any of the others.
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Old 09-10-2013, 23:16
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Technically 3s current attach rate is 0%, you need an LTE network before you can get off ZERO in my book!
Hence why i put the wink... The wink was there for a reason dammit!

Yeh i know what you mean though.

Like mentioned above, would be good to see if Vodafone can maintain the momentum and would be good to be able to see how O2 are doing.
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Old 09-10-2013, 23:19
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8-9 weeks away

Come back in 8-9 weeks and Three will have more 4G enabled customers than any of the others.
Seamless switching to 4G.
When 4G arrives in your area we will nudge you up with a simple free software update. So long as you have a 4G Ready device, you won't pay a penny extra.


Probably not if they enable devices on a per area basis which is what their website seems to suggest. Seems a bit of a messy way to enable it to me, but Three subs have waited this long, what's another 2-15 months depending on location?
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Old 09-10-2013, 23:20
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Seamless switching to 4G.
When 4G arrives in your area we will nudge you up with a simple free software update. So long as you have a 4G Ready device, you won't pay a penny extra.


Probably not if they enable devices on a per area basis which is what their website seems to suggest. Seems a bit of a messy way to enable it to me, but Three subs have waited this long, what's another 2-15 months depending on location?
It will be location dependant in December from day 1. (but anyone can ask for it/get it)

It will be for everyone in a phased roll out through January.

(I'll try and confirm this soon, but it's what i remember being told)
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Old 09-10-2013, 23:31
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8-9 weeks away

Come back in 8-9 weeks and Three will have more 4G enabled customers than any of the others.
Actually 13 weeks...

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Old 09-10-2013, 23:35
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Might want to explain that one?

Is there something we should know?
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Old 09-10-2013, 23:36
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It will be location dependant in December from day 1. (but anyone can ask for it/get it)

It will be for everyone in a phased roll out through to January.

(I'll try and confirm this soon, but it's what i remember being told)
That sounds a bit more like it. Just a network to build then.
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Old 09-10-2013, 23:37
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I wonder if Vodafone are doing or going to do the hard sell that EE have been doing?
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Old 09-10-2013, 23:38
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Might want to explain that one?

Is there something we should know?
January until all handsets at the earliest get activated.. soo 13 weeks before they have the highest number pal
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Old 09-10-2013, 23:39
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I wonder if Vodafone are doing or going to do the hard sell that EE have been doing?
Luckily (for everyones sanity) there is only one Kevin Bacon..
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Old 09-10-2013, 23:39
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January until all handsets at the earliest get activated.. soo 13 weeks before they have the highest number pal
Oh right..... yeh ok haha. Should have realised that

I thought you meant it'd been delayed or something like that!!!
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Old 09-10-2013, 23:41
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It will be location dependant in December from day 1. (but anyone can ask for it/get it)

It will be for everyone in a phased roll out through January.

(I'll try and confirm this soon, but it's what i remember being told)
Thanks for that information I appreciate I don't live in one of the launch areas but spend 2/3 days a week in one so wouldn't mind update.
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