Everything Everywhere, which operates Orange and T-Mobile is about to roll out the UK’s first 4G network at the end of October. This will allow users of compatible handsets to enjoy much faster web browsing speeds than they have previously been used to.
The UK will be the latest country to offer this mobile connection type, joining the likes of Germany and the United States. It means that users will be able to browse the web at speeds which are even faster than many broadband connections.
Samsung is one of the first manufacturers to release 4G the compatible versions of some of its popular smartphones in the UK market, ready for when the new connection type is rolled out. The popular Samsung Galaxy S3 is among the first, and users can now get their hands on pay monthly and SIM free deals for the blue, white and grey variants of the LTE compatible Galaxy S3.
Other handsets available in the UK which will also work on 4G include the iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy Note 2. HTC is about to release its follow up to the One X, the HTC One X+. It is believed that this will also be compatible with 4G. Check out the latest Samsung Galaxy S3 LTE News and Samsung Galaxy S3 LTE Deals on our website.
To take advantage of 4G speeds, users will not only require a compatible handset, but a data plan which covers 4G usage. Because Everything Everywhere operates Orange and T-Mobile, these will be the only networks which initially provide 4G connectivity.
Like current pay monthly deals with existing 3G networks, you will find many similarities. Prices will be dictated by monthly allowances of texts, calls and data usage, and the amount paid for the handset itself at the start of a contract. When you sign up to a 4G contract, you will also find that the handset is also compatible with existing 3G infrastructures so you can still use a 3G SIM.