If you’re waking up this morning in Bath, Cambridge, Northampton, or seven more lucky towns throughout the country, you may have noticed that the internet on your phone is faster than usual – EE have expanded their 4G coverage. Read on to find out where.
Today’s rollout covers ten more towns: Bath, Bournemouth, Brighton, Cambridge, Darlington, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Northampton, Poole, Portsmouth and Redcar – this, of course, supplements 131 existing 4G cities and towns (London, Birmingham, et al).
What’s more is that by Christmas – so in the next three weeks, EE also plan to have 4G coverage sorted for a further 19 places: Aberdeen, Braintree, Cheltenham, Chester, Dundee, Durham, Exeter, Gloucester, Grimsby, Ipswich, Lincoln, Middlesbrough, Norwich, Peterborough, Plymouth, Stoke-on-Trent, Swansea, Swindon and York.
This is a nice gift to anyone receiving an iPhone 5S for Christmas – apparently the EE 4G network now reaches 60% of the UK population. It’s also a stark reminder to urban tech journalists like myself that not everyone gets the shiny new toys as quick as we city-dwellers.
Personally, I’m hoping we’ll reach a point where EE are so successful that they’ll pull all of those hideous Kevin Bacon adverts – just destroy whatever dirt you have on him EE, do the right thing and stop him from having to go through with this depressing charade!
By James O'Malley | December 4th, 2013