EE extends 4G roaming across 13 more countries

Mobile network operator adds 13 new countries to its 4G roaming plans

Mobile network operator EE has extended 4G roaming into 13 more countries in EMEA and North America, bringing the total number of countries where it offers such a service to 16 globally.

EE has offered customers access to 4G plans in France and Spain since March, and will roll out the same service in South Korea by the end of this month.

It has now added service in Canada, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Moldova, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Switzerland and the UAE.

Not included in the plan yet is the US, although EE has offered inbound 4G roaming for American visitors to the UK since December 2013.

EE said 4G speeds will be available immediately on consumer and SME tariffs, with corporate customers to follow soon. It currently charges £25 for 500MB of mobile data in the EU.

“EE already has the biggest and fastest 4G network in the UK – now we are also allowing our customers to stay connected on 4G when they’re abroad,” said EE CEO Olaf Swantee. “Our customers will benefit in 15 destinations today, with further popular travel destinations to follow in the coming months.

“Whether it’s working on the move, social networking, using maps, or just finding a great place to eat in an unknown city, our customers can now enjoy the same superfast and reliable mobile experience at home and overseas.”

The operator’s 4G network remains the largest of its kind in the UK, reaching more than 70% of the population.

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