Whether it is the sheer temptation of the iPhone 5, or a real need to get a faster web connection when away from the office, the reasons to take advantage of 4G are many. But if you are still on a contract, the decision may not be an easy one to make. So here are a few reasons why you might eventually make the switch.
- The packages come with unlimited calls and texts
EE knows that everyone expects a good deal on calls and texts when they sign up to a new network – which is probably why they decided that the pricing for its 4G smartphones would focus more on data bundles. Their plans start at £36 per month across their 4G smartphone range, which gives you up to 500MB of data each month. However, the great news is that no matter which plan you go for, the number of call minutes and texts you have at your disposal will be unlimited.
- Data lasts longer with Wi-Fi
Of course, 500MB isn’t very much if you are a heavy user, but if you do run out you can always top up or change your tariff to something more suitable. The other thing to do is make full use of Wi-Fi by setting up your smartphone at home, at work and anywhere else you can automatically connect and take advantage of wireless internet services. If you’re a light user though and only want 4G for its faster connectivity and reliability, you may find 500MB is enough!
- You can switch your broadband too
It can be a pain having multiple bills for multiple services like the landline, the broadband and the mobile. But with EE you have the option to tie all of these things together. Not only is the company offering 4G services that are five times faster than 3G, it also comes with a fibre broadband option that is up to ten times faster than the average speed that is currently available.
- It’s coming to a city near you
When EE launched, it explained that the roll out would at first take in major cities such as Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Derby, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Hull, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Nottingham, Newcastle, Sheffield and Southampton. However, even if you don’t live in these places, you can expect the network to spread even further in the New Year. In the meantime, you’ll be able to make the most of the 3G signal where it is available.
This is a guest post by Micheal Goodwin.