EE ups data allowance on 4G mobile broadband

EE, the only operator to run a 4G network in the UK, increases its mobile broadband data allowances without upping the price

EE has upped the data allowances for its mobile broadband deals without increasing the price.

EE, which provides the only 4G network in the UK, has increased its 2GB tariff to 3GB, the 3GB limit to 5GB and the 5GB plan to 8GB, with the prices remaining at £15.99, £20.99 and £25.99 per month on 18-month contracts – including a free dongle.

It has also introduced more choice for the lengths of contract, starting from 30 days and going up to two years. Prices for these new plans will start at £12.99, but this would only include 1GB of data.

EE unveiled a new SIM only deal for smartphones with 4G capabilities as well – a monthly rolling contract for £15.99, including 5GB of data. Anyone who signs up to this deal before 23rd December will also get the first month for free.

4G coverage is still patchy, however, as there are currently only 11 cities in the UK with access to the network – London, Manchester, Bristol, Birmingham, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Leeds, Liverpool, Sheffield, Glasgow and parts of Southampton.

Another five cities are due to go live at the end of the year – Belfast, Derby, Hull, Nottingham, Newcastle – but a source familiar with the situation said there will be a number of extra locations added in the first quarter of 2013, starting with St Albans.

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