If you want to know whether 4G is faster than 3G, the simple answer is yes - and usually in a knock-your-socks-off way.
We're not keen on too much technical jargon here at EE, but it could be as quick as ADSL broadband at home - while you're out and about.
Sounds good... so how quick is it?
There isn't a simple answer, unfortunately, as 4G performance depends on things like...
- What device you're using
- How near you are to a 4G mast
- The number of people on the network
Brace yourself for some geek-speak...
Here's the technical bit. Average 4G download speeds are likely to be between 8 and 10 megabits a second (Mbit/s), with possible instances of up to 40 Mbit/s.
Typical upload speeds are between 5-6Mbit/s, with possible instances of up to 15Mbit/s.
Another technical word that might help make this 4G thing clearer is latency - the time it takes the network to respond to your action.
Typical 4G latency is only 60-70 milliseconds (ms), while 3G latency is typically 100-125ms. You can really appreciate the difference if you're flicking through webpages or playing online action games.
4G in more places than any other network
We're making sure that we provide the biggest 4G coverage for you.
Call and text with WiFi
No signal? No problem! With WiFi Calling you can keep talking and texting even if you don’t have mobile signal.
Investing in our network
We're spending £1.5 million a day to keep improving our network's speed, reliability and call quality.
And ready for the future
We're always one step ahead. We were the first to introduce 4G to the UK, double speed 4GEE and now 4G+.