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Standard User ukhardy07
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 13-May-13 18:02:36
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New contract


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I'm getting a new contract

I've ordered a 3G one on t mobile and a 4G EE one.
The 4g one is £10 extra a month with a few more mins.
I won't use the extra min anyway...

Is it worth the extra for the 4G network or should I just stick with the 3G one?

Thoughts?

One of them is going back when it arrives

Edited by ukhardy07 (Mon 13-May-13 18:09:23)

Standard User Crusiux
(learned) Mon 13-May-13 18:15:31
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Re: New contract


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It really depends, if I were to go 4G it would not be on EE due to the ridiculous premium that you have to pay. Personally, I'd wait for the other operaters to launch their 4G networks and for the pricing to get more competitive. I believe 3 annouced 4G would cost nothing more than 3G? It depends on your needs really, I get HSPA+ where I am so I'm not particularly fussed about 4G for the moment.

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Standard User jchamier
(knowledge is power) Mon 13-May-13 19:43:21
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Re: New contract


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In reply to a post by ukhardy07:
Thoughts?

Only go with 4G EE today if you need the speed on an iPhone 5 (1800mhz) today.

Pretty much every other 4G handset available will support other frequencies that the other networks are using. We believe Three will also have 1800mhz but O2 and Voda won't have.

James BT Infinity 2 19/09/2012 - Speeds 49 / 8.2 Mbps - Sync 53 / 9.5 Mbps @ 470m
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13 years of broadband - 1999 ntl:(512k/1M)/BTbusiness(2M)/Metronet(2M)/Bulldog(8M/16M)/BE(19M/16M)/BT FTTC(46M)


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Standard User ukhardy07
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 13-May-13 21:41:40
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Re: New contract


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EE probably have more 4G than vodafone have 3G.
Vodafone claim good 3G but the reality is that it's almost terrible. I see GPRS even in central London... So their 4G roll out fills me with no confidence.

I will think some more about it. It's an iPhone 5 - I've had iPhones from the iPhone 3G roll out so I'm unlikely to change unless something absolutely miraculous appears.
Standard User jchamier
(knowledge is power) Tue 14-May-13 07:20:21
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EE probably have more 4G than vodafone have 3G.

Yes, no doubt about that, Vodafone is a joke.
Vodafone claim good 3G but the reality is that it's almost terrible. I see GPRS even in central London... So their 4G roll out fills me with no confidence.
I will think some more about it. It's an iPhone 5 - I've had iPhones from the iPhone 3G roll out so I'm unlikely to change unless something absolutely miraculous appears.


Given the iPhone 5 only supports 1800mhz, and the UK rollout is officially 800mhz & 2600mhz, the iPhone 5 will only work on EE and the spectrum that Three gained from EE when EE was forced to sell it. Other handsets will support 800 & 1800 & 2600 and not have the iPhone 5's limitation.

I gather the other networks are hoping to switch on their 4G before the end of the year.

I find EE's pricing too high, and have stuck with the T-Mobile brand.

James BT Infinity 2 19/09/2012 - Speeds 49 / 8.2 Mbps - Sync 53 / 9.5 Mbps @ 470m
Huawei modem -> RT-N66U -> Switch -> PC/Mac/Linux/NAS/Phone/TV - last speedtest
13 years of broadband - 1999 ntl:(512k/1M)/BTbusiness(2M)/Metronet(2M)/Bulldog(8M/16M)/BE(19M/16M)/BT FTTC(46M)
Standard User Chrysalis
(legend) Sat 25-May-13 12:50:24
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I will put it this way and lets assume I already have a 4g phone which I dont due to O2s greed. (£250 price premium for s3 lte vs normal s3, premium so high the s3 lte cost more than s4 LOL.)

If O2 said to me for your same data/text/mins we give you 4G but extra £10 per month, I would immediatly say no, is no brainer. The only time i would remotely consider it is if mobile connectivity was my primary internet but even then with the low usage limits 4g would only have limited benefit. I get about 6-7mbit of my 3G which is plenty good enough and my phone maxes out at 7mbit (lowly galaxy ace) so quite possibly its capable of more.

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Standard User pcoventry76
(knowledge is power) Sat 25-May-13 13:30:44
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Honestly?

I had this row with ee a month ago,, turns out they wont give new customers the full speed until they have paid for 6 bills. Yes you read that right.

I was getting just over 8mbps all over the country. I was first told they didn't upgrade until they had the customers and then after a row with someone at HQ the true came out.

SO for me my sim went back in 4 days. Total trash ill wait for 3 to do theirs at no extra cost to the customer.
Standard User pcoventry76
(knowledge is power) Sat 25-May-13 13:31:46
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Yes your right as they have already bought it along with some chunks of 800 I believe.
Standard User pcoventry76
(knowledge is power) Sat 25-May-13 13:33:01
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Yes lucky [censored]!

I have a Nexus 4 which has an LTE chip - on 1700 so only works in Canada!

Oh well. I will upgrade when 4G comes out on 3.
Standard User jchamier
(knowledge is power) Sat 25-May-13 22:09:32
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I have a Nexus 4 which has an LTE chip - on 1700 so only works in Canada!

Only if you don't update the OS, as it then disables this accidental feature.

James BT Infinity 2 19/09/2012 - Speeds 49 / 8.2 Mbps - Sync 53 / 9.5 Mbps @ 470m
Huawei modem -> RT-N66U -> Switch -> PC/Mac/Linux/NAS/Phone/TV - last speedtest
13 years of broadband - 1999 ntl:(512k/1M)/BTbusiness(2M)/Metronet(2M)/Bulldog(8M/16M)/BE(19M/16M)/BT FTTC(46M)
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