If there was real fibre only 2.5m away I'd be doing everything I could get to a connection to that.
A 5GHz point-to-point link with a friendly neighbour who has gigabit fibre would likely be better than 4G. There would be contractual and other issues to deal with though.
I'm on 4G now and it's 'OK' but speed vary a lot, network connections time out or don't connect at all.
Gaming and voice/video is doable though.
Download allowance is small, especially if you want to stream TV/films.
Can be expensive although I see on ThinkBroadband that EE have improved their packages somewhat
I'm on rolling-month 30GB from EE for £30 per month.
If you go the 4G route, instead of having one really expensive 4G & wireless router, how about getting a dedicated external 4G device like the MikroTik "SXT LTE Kit" that can be powered over Ethernet? That would free you up to have a different device better suited to provide wireless around your home, instead of trying to find a does-everything 4G & wireless router.
MikroTik "SXT LTE Kit" seems to be about £114 from LinITX and I'm sure there are other brand equivalents to be had. (Don't get the "SXT LTE" as the modem only supports a couple of 4G frequencies so wouldn't be any good for O2, for example).
You might want to install one of those "show nearby phone masts" apps - or look into their corresponding websites to see what your nearby carriers provide. No point buying the kit if your only nearby mast barely provides 3G!
Edited by dohmniq (Sat 22-Sep-18 14:11:37)