This is true. However a decent ultrafast phone would do until then. I want a phone with a replaceable battery I always buy them with them built in which means they are knackered in 6-12 months.
Lucky - testing with my Three PAYG SIM in my new 42mbps capable "mobile wifi" box - I get at best 10meg download and its VERY variable from 6 to 10, in about 3 locations (home, friends, and inbetween) and the best upload I saw was 3 meg, most of the time it was 1.5meg. Not been to EE store yet, will try next week.
James BT Infinity 2
19/09/2012 - Sold 42/6 - Getting 46/8 - Sync 50 / 9 Mbps @ 470m approx
14 years of broadband (ntl: cable to BT FTTC) - Router: Asus RT-N66U - Modem: Huawei HG612 speedtest