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EE customers to get 4G access in France and Spain

EE has announced that its 4G customers will also get access to 4G in France and Spain, albeit for an additional charge.

If you’re a consumer or small business 4GEE customer, you’ll be able to benefit from the same superfast broadband when travelling in France and Spain from today, March 13.

The 4G coverage will be extended across “major travel destinations” throughout the rest of 2014, but France and Spain are the first step.

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

For an additional £3 per day, you’ll get 100MB of 4G data to use abroad. This is cheaper than other networks, for example O2 offers a measly 15MB a day for £1.99 a year.

You can also get unlimited roaming minutes and texts to select countries as part of your plan.

EE also revealed that it had been named the UK’s number one mobile network from independent testing from RootMetrics.

It was ranked first for overall network performance, network reliability, speed, call and text performance and mobile internet performance above the other three major network operators.

“Today’s results show that the EE network gives customers everywhere in the UK the best mobile experience,” said Swantee. “This is down to our ongoing investment in introducing 4G, increasing 3G capacity and upgrading 2G, while also spending hundreds of millions on phone call quality.”

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