Iphone 5 on Everything Everywhere (UK LTE)

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  1. hobx macrumors regular

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    Do we know who the launch partners are for the Iphone 5 in the uk? I know once upon a time it was just o2. What are the chances of the newly announced LTE network (subsiduarys orange and t-mobile) EE having the iphone 5?

    4.5 hours to go.... :D
     
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    I wonder what their prices will be like -- oh wait, I'll stick to my unlimited 3G.
     
  4. gmidgley macrumors newbie

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    I have a feeling, that EE will want exclusive access to the iPhone 5 to launch their service...its already turned on in 4 cities (Including mine in Birmingham) but I wonder.....
     
  5. hobx thread starter macrumors regular

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    Trouble is, they only got the OK a couple of weeks ago. Would they have been able to arrange an exclusive with Apple in that time? Would apple have been bargaining with them in advance?

    Should be interesting.
     
  6. PVisitors macrumors 6502a

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    This LTE/4G isn't going to be an evolutionary speed upgrade for them isn't it. No doubt they'll create special 4G contracts to milk extra cash out of us whilst the rest of the world afaik sees it as speed progression and not a cashcow.
     
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    How do you know its turned on? They stated 10 areas that will have it by christmas.
     
  9. gmidgley macrumors newbie

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    Quote from Press release "Everything Everywhere, which will now be known as EE, have already begun testing 4G LTE networks in Bristol, Cardiff, London and Birmingham"
     
  10. Lyrical macrumors regular

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    Sweet, good to see London there. :)
     
  11. randystand macrumors 6502

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    Hope its not going to cost too much. As an Orange customer, i can transfer to EE. Its exciting however.
     
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    im due an upgrade on my iPad with Orange and was told the other day, hold off a couple of weeks... I thought he was being rude...but turns out, helping me!
     
  13. nlr macrumors 6502

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    Does anyone know how good their phone service will be as I might have to switch from vodafone if its good and 4g prices are good :)
     
  14. mikey2004 macrumors regular

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    Id imagine it would be fine since its the combination of Orange & T-Mobile
     
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    Got mine SIM-free and am hedging bets over the next week to see what prices they all come out with...
     
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    This doesn't looks good

    >> 4G five times faster than 3G: based on 1.5 Mbps UK average speed for 3G (source: most recent Ofcom speed survey) and 8-12 Mbps average speed for 4GEE (source: EE data).
     

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