10/3/2012 2:28:01 PM
EE start selling 4G-ready handsets
EE has started selling 4G-ready phones although it is still staying tightlipped about how much a next generation contract will cost.
The operator announced earlier today (Wenedsay) that it will switch on 4G across 10 cities on 30 October. In addition to the 4G-ready iPhone 5, which went on sale last month, the Samsung Galaxy S III LTE, HTC One XL and Huawei Ascend P1 LTE are now available on Orange and T-Mobile contracts. It will also sell a 4G compatible Samsung Galaxy Note II from 15 October. Nokia's forthcoming 4G-ready handsets are expected at the end of October or early November.
Customers who buy the devices will have the choice of switching over to EE's 4G network when it launches or staying on the existing 3G network. EE said customers will be able to upgrade onto a 4G plan at any point of their contract. Pippa Dunn, chief marketing officer at EE, said: 'We’re delighted to now be offering our customers a range of 4G-ready smartphones to choose from. Not only can they use their phones straight away on the UK’s biggest 3G network, but they can also have the opportunity to be amongst the first to benefit from superfast 4G mobile speeds when we launch our EE brand on 30 October.'
Editor: Graeme Neill