At the moment here in the UK there is only one option for 4G LTE, EE which is a collaboration between Orange and T-Mobile, this will change this summer when the other mobile carriers launch their own 4G LTE services.
So far 4G LTE has been more expensive than standard data contracts, although this may change when UK mobile carrier Three launches their 4G LTE service in the UK as they have premised that the service will be available ‘as standard with no price premium’.
“Our customers choose Three because they love the internet and know they can get great speeds and great value on our award-winning network,” said Three UK chief executive Dave Dyson.
“As we add the next wave of technology to our Ultrafast network, we’ve listened to our customers and thought long and hard about the right way to do it. We don’t want to limit Ultrafast services to a select few based on a premium price and we’ve decided our customers will get this service as standard.
With Three, it’s simple, great value and Ultrafast. What you might expect from the network that was built for the internet.”
This is good news for UK consumers, and we suspect we will see other UK networks introducing their 4G LTE with competitive pricing later this year.