It seems EE’s days of being the only 4G provider in the UK are numbered, as O2 has today confirmed that they will begin rolling out on August 29th, making it the first carrier, aside from EE, to announce when their 4G service will be launching.
Vodafone are rumored to announce their launch date next week.
Kicking off with London, Leeds and Bradford, the network says it plans to add a further 10 cities by the end of the year, tailing behind EE’s current count of 95 cities covered, with more coming.
However by the end of the year they have said the service will also be available in Birmingham, Newcastle, Glasgow, Liverpool, Nottingham, Leicester, Coventry, Sheffield, Manchester, and Edinburgh.
And to sweeten the deal, O2 will be making the service available to all new and existing customers on tariffs starting at just £26 a month.
They are yet to announce what these low prices will include however, but they will be offering tariffs for tablets, smartphones and mobile broadband services, and it will add in 12 months free music content for anyone who purchases a tariff.
Sounds like they are really trying to steal some customers from EE.