Mobile network has announced that it has switched on 4G LTE data in Cornwall as it continues its national rollout. See also: EE Kestrel review: UK's cheapest 4G phone offers super-fast internet for £99.
It's the first time 4G connectivity has been brought to Cornwall with Saltash getting to be the first town and is EE's 250th to date. EE's 4G network now covers 73 percent of the population including those in 2,500 small towns and villages.
Olaf Swantee, CEO of EE, said: "This is a landmark in our work to bring superfast mobile internet to as many people in as many places as possible. We know the benefits that 4G offers to consumers and businesses, and we’re investing heavily in areas that have not previously had good mobile or fixed line coverage where those benefits can have an ever greater impact."
EE switched on 4G in a total of 21 new towns including rural locations in Scotland, Northern Ireland and England. It said the focus is to bring better connectivity to places normally 'underserviced' by both mobile and fixed services. See the following list to see if you can now get 4G in your town.
New EE 4G towns: Saltash, Bellshill, Sutton in Ashfield, Gravesend, Craigavon, Tyldesley, Cheshunt, Swadlincote, Bishop's Stortford, Leyland, Guiseley, Ballymena, Frimley, Ormskirk, Potters Bar, Banbridge, Nailsea, Keynsham, Armagh City, Strabane and Dungannon.
The firm has also announced that its Kite 4G Wi-Fi device (above) is now available to purchase via EE retail channels. You can connect multiple devices to it on-the-go to get 4G speeds. The Kite is free on 24 month 4GEE and 4GEE Extra plans of £15 and over, or £69 on a pay as you go basis.