EE has announced that its customers can now get 4G speeds in 14 more countries, bringing the total global destinations with access to the faster connectivity on the mobile network to 16, in addition to the UK. See also: EE Kestrel review
Following the launch of 4G roaming in France and Spain in March, EE has expanded its reach to Canada, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Moldova, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, UAE, Russia, Saudi Arabia and Switzerland, plus an agreement in South Korea set to begin tomorrow.
EE also says that it will continue to extend its 4G coverage across "major roaming destinations" throughout the rest of 2014. See also: Post Office set to launch mobile network with EE
CEO of EE Olaf Swantee said: "EE already has the biggest and fastest 4G network in the UK – now we're also allowing our customers to stay connected on 4G when they're abroad. Our customers will benefit in 15 destinations today, with further popular destinations to follow in the coming months."
EE 4G roaming prices
The catch, however, is that 4G connectivity in many of the new destinations outside of the EU comes with a hefty price tag. While travelling in Canada and Russia, it'll cost you £10 for just 100MB of 4G data to use for 24 hours.
In Saudi Arabia, that 100MB will cost you a whopping £50, but you'll get seven days to use it. Just 25MB for 24 hours will set you back £15. In the EU, 100MB for 24 hours will cost you a more reasonable but still steep £5.
In the UK, EE recently switched on 4G LTE data in Cornwall as it continues its national rollout. The network's 4G now reaches more than 70 percent of the UK's population.
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