Best 4G, 3G UK Mobile Internet Coverage

In 2014 and 2015 all UK phone network companies are rolling out 4G internet data services in the UK's major towns and cities. EE has the biggest coverage of all the mobile phone networks right now covering almost all the of the major towns and cities up and down the UK.

Generally speaking EE now cover 70% of the population in 160 towns and cities (this can also include surrounding areas. They offer a detailed map to find out exactly where they cover.

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How Much Faster is 4G than 3G for delivering internet data to mobiles?

This question depends on a lot of variables but to give you a simple answer 4G can be up to 6 times as fast as 3G when delivering alot of internet bandwidth to a phone. If we look at EE's example video below we can see that when they were downloading an App around and about in Birmingham centre it took 26 seconds on 4G compared to a sluggish 2 minutes 57 seconds on 3G. That's a huge difference.

Example of Difference in Speed between 3G and 4G

Plus for more simple tasks such as web browsing we can see that EE performs far better with 4G than 3G. EE's 4G speeds are going to be upgraded further still, delivering speeds of up to a whopping 60 mb/s - the perfect speed for mobile gaming and streaming of videos.

Independent network benchmarker, RootMetrics, found EE were faster than every other major mobile network in all 16 cities they've tested in the UK.

List of the Areas Covered by Each Network for 4G

: Most the UK's major towns and cities. EE cover far more of the UK than any other network for delivering 4G mobile internet. Notable cities they cover that others don't include: Wakefield, Cardiff, Sunderland, Brighton, Hull, Plymouth, Stoke-on-Trent, Wolverhampton, Derby and Swansea, More Towns & Cities.

: Birmingham, Blackpool, Bournemouth, Bradford, Bristol, Coventry, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Leicester, Liverpool, London, Luton, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Newcastle, Nottingham, Oxford, Peterborough, Reading, Southampton, Southend, Stoke on Trent, Watford, York, Aberdeen, Portsmouth plus many more.

: Birmingham, Bradford, Coventry, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Leicester, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham, Sheffield

: Edinburgh, Glasgow, Liverpool, London, Nottingham, Sheffield, Bradford, Leeds, Leicester, Birmingham, Coventry

: Offer 4G service through EE.

: Offer 4G service through EE.

Check All the UK Mobile Networks for 3G and 4G Coverage:

Please Note* T-Mobile and Orange don't offer 4G internet data delivery - as both networks are owned by the same company who runs EE they refer you on to them if you wish to get a 4G data plan for your phone.

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