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[T3] Orange, T-Mobile owner ready to launch 4G in UK this year

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The owner of Orange and T-Mobile, will roll out 4G this year if it gets the go ahead by Ofcom, and will offer 3.5G before that


Everything Everywhere will roll out 4G networks in the UK this year, providing it gets the go ahead by Ofcom.



We’re told 02 won’t be launching 4G until sometime in 2013, which would give the firm – which owns T-Mobile and Orange – a head start in this area.



The Orange and T-Mobile 3G networks has merged its 3G networks, and an imminent final switchover will mean phones on either network will switch automatically to whichever signal is strongest, depending on where they are.



It now claims to be the largest 3G network in the country, and £1.5 billion is being ploughed into the network over the next three years.

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I hope vodafone gets on this! Although hspa is quite impressive especially if you have come from a 3gs to a gnex like me
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t-Mobile 4G = Prioritized and optimized 3G.......

its not actually 4G, hence why its not that fast compared to others
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Agreed. When they actually improve on 3, then 4 may be released ;D
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I just hope Orange do as T-Mobile plan to do and stop capping their data! I'm an Orange customer so it would seem silly to switch and lose my status with them to get unlimited data.
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Just now? Seems like it's been here (partially) for a while now.
Do the cell companies in the UK screw you all over, as well?
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Just now? Seems like it's been here (partially) for a while now.
Do the cell companies in the UK screw you all over, as well?


Not so much:

 

With Three you can get:

300 Minutes, 3000 Texts and Unlimited Data Usage (Actual Unlimited) for £15. Only problem you can't call phone numbers that charge, so I'd throw in another £5 credit for situations just in case, but £15 is enough for me. This is all PAYG though, not sure what you get with contract.

    
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I thought there still wasnt anything that can be considered "4G" because a standard hadnt been agreed on?
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1. Three UK have been testing there 4G network since Q4 last year and pulling 50mb/s!
2. Orange can have 4G, There '3G' speeds and reception in general are so piss poor compared to other networks that 4G won't make much of a difference.

I'm on Three UK and on average I get 6Mb/s download and 1.5Mb/s upload... The girl friend and most of my friends are on Oranage and they're lucky to get over 512Kb/s..
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Im with Giffgaff and they are pretty damn sweet. 10er a month get 250 mins unlimited texts and unlimited internet which is actually unlimited for once, plus it runs on the o2 network which is a plus
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