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Featured: Orange and T-Mobile Launch LTE Phones Before Everything Everywhere Goes Live

October 3, 2012 - Written By Tom Dawson

It’s finally time folks, the UK is just about to get the 4G speeds that folks in the US have been enjoying for quite a while now. The new network, named Everything Everywhere isn’t scheduled to go live later this October however, T-Mobile and Orange have started to stock the LTE phones that are required for the new network. From either one of the networks you can get hold of the Galaxy S III LTE, the HTC One XL or Huawei’s Ascend P1 LTE on contract to make sure that you’ll be ready for when the network switches on. So, if you’re in the UK and you’re due an upgrade or looking to switch I have two things to say to you: Firstly, I’m jealous as I just upgraded on O2 and secondly get in now before the rush. It’s not as Everything Everywhere will have problems delivering demand but this is a pretty big deal for the UK and I’m sure they’ll be selling a lot of them.

The plans run around £41 a month and the phones will cost £19.99 – not all bad considering you’ll be getting LTE which I’m sure is the reason for the strange added £19.99 upfront cost as for that monthly cost these phones normally run as free. It’s going to be exciting to see how the new network fares up at launch and as soon as more people swap to the network. So, UK, are you ready for those speeds?