All the tariffs will also include unlimited calls and texts and will come with a range of 4G compatible phones including the Apple iPhone 5, HTC One X and Samsung Galaxy S3 (pricing will vary slightly depending on your choice of phone).
EE’s 4G network in action
The tariffs are £15 per month cheaper than the 24 month plans that include a phone.
The EE Film app
EE Film in action over 4G
The next step up and beyond then includes unlimited texts and calls with prices ranging from £35 per month to £50 per month. All prices are excluding VAT and include tethering.
There are two pricing options of either £15 per user or £25 per user with 4GB personal data allowance. Data, call and text allowances are then added on to the overall plan.
EE plans to launch its service in 10 UK cities initially – Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester and Sheffield – followed by 5 more – Belfast, Hull, Derby, Nottingham, Newcastle – before the end of the year.
Meanwhile the Cornwall, Cumbria and Northern Ireland regions are being targetted next year and the network plans 98 percent coverage by the end of 2012.
4G offers speeds up to five times faster than normal 3G phone services, though EE expects customers will actually receive about 8-12Mbps download and 5-6Mbps upload.
The 4G network is also suppose to be more robust so is expected to suffer less from speed problems due to over congestion of the cell towers.
All things considered these prices seem reasonably competitive considering you’re getting a brand new, faster service, but will you be investing in an EE tariff to make the most of your 4G phone? Let us know in the via Facebook, Twitter or the comments.