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4G mobile phones have arrived and give you access to an internet that's 5 times faster than 3G. Make the upgrade to a 4G data plan with our leading pay monthly contracts and enjoy super fast browsing today.
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Whether you're mobile movie streaming on BBC iPlayer, downloading an app from the Google Play store or uploading your holiday pics to Facebook, 4G connectivity lets you do it faster.
Beyond data speeds, one of the key differences between 3G and 4G is the transition into IP based communications over a circuit switched service. Smartphone users who upgrade to 4G can look forward to an improved quality in phone calls and a boost in mobile reception across the UK.
The average 4G download speeds is between 8-12 megabytes per second; approximately 5 times faster than a 3G connectivity average of 2 Mbps. Those who enjoy video streaming on the move can expect a buffering free experience on a 4G connect.
4G upload speeds currently peak around 6 Mbps; a substantial improvement on the 1-3 Mbps of a 3G connection. Having a faster uploading speed is essential if you love to publish content to the web such as videos, pictures, or frequent Tweets.
4G connectivity is so fast, it even outpaces the national average for fixed line broadband speeds. As 4G coverage evolves over the coming years, we can expect to see improvements in download speed to peak at 15-20 mbps.
To jump into the fast lane of this internet revolution, you need to select a mobile network that offers 4G coverage in your area. It's essential that you also own one of the many 4G compatible phones in order to stream at high speeds.
Top Tip: To surf faster on your 4G data plan, it's recommended you install a leading mobile HTML5 browser. A more responsive web browser will load pages more efficiently, and allows you to enjoy a fast paced, user friendly 4G experience.
Though browsing the web will use the same data allowance as on 3G, some customers may use more data on a 4G mobile contract. With faster page loading speeds, 4G users typically spend less time waiting and more time surfing. If you are likely to browse more pages on a 4G contract, you should consider a higher data allowance when you upgrade to 4G.
On demand services such as Netflix automatically stream video in High Definition if a 4G or Wi-Fi connection is present. In this example, a user would consume more data over a 4G service than 3G.
The process of using your mobile phone's data to connect your laptop or external device to the internet is known as tethering. Given 4G is faster than most Wi-Fi connections, smartphone users are keen to replace their broadband services with a mobile data plan. EE currently limits tethering to the allowance of your 4G data plan.
Once all the major networks have enabled their 4G coverage, we can expect at least one carrier to bring unlimited tethering on a 4G contract to the table.