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It is not just cats and dogs from O2 but 4G later this month

Apart from O2 marketing executives having gone on a how to make your marketing more viral by being wacky course, they have not forgotten that the network needs to get faster. O2 won 4G spectrum in the Ofcom auction down at the 800 MHz spectrum which means 4G from O2 is more likely to be available in your home and at a further distance from the mast, and the first people to make use of it will be those living in London, Leeds and Bradford when the network is switched on, on the 29th August.

Roll-out to other cities should follow swiftly, reaching another 13 cities by the end of the year, namely Birmingham, Newcastle, Glasgow, Liverpool, Nottingham, Leicester, Coventry, Sheffield, Manchester and Edinburgh. Beyond that we are looking at a roll-out which should grow at a rate of around 2 million people covered every month until a target of 98% of the UK population being covered is reached.

In terms of price, we only know that the cheapest tariff will be £26/month, no information on what is included in terms of data allowance and other benefits, so the question about how much competition EE will see is still waiting to be answered.


LOL, what's with all the extra 'i's in that blog?:

'O2 is launching a range of tariffs starting at £26 a monthi, which come complete with a 30 day Happiness Guaranteeii'

what's a monthi and a Guaranteeii????

  • mitchja
  • over 7 years ago

We're all waiting for Three to pull the finger out and deploy their free 4G upgrade to existing customers.

  • Kushan
  • over 7 years ago

That £26 tariff is apparently for SIM only - EE's SIM only starts at just £21 for unlimited/unlimited/500Mb

O2 have some serious catching up to do coverage wise!!

  • mitchja
  • over 7 years ago

@Kushan not just existing it wont be any extra for new customers either

  • acpsd775
  • over 7 years ago

3 say they are not in a rush and they are going to see how the others play out first. Still their current ultrafast is good so no rush for them I guess :)

  • pcoventry76
  • over 7 years ago

LOL, We do not have decent 3G signals in Wigan, Lancashire and there is no O2 mobile signals in Standish.....let alone talking about 4G

  • mnasim
  • over 7 years ago

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