4G 'five times faster than 3G'

4G mobile service will be available on smart phones
4G mobile service will be available on smart phones Credit: Press Association

The 4G network, will offer internet five times faster than 3G, and will be available to EE customers with Apple iPhones or smart phone devices from HTC, Samsung, Nokia and Huawei.

Today's launch comes amid criticism of EE's 4G pricing plans, which will hit customers on with additional charges if they exceed download allowances. Long queues are expected at shops across the country as consumers rush to sign up to the new service and get their hands on a 4G device.

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4G launches in the UK

Millions of customers across the UK are able to connect to superfast 4G products from this morning. EE network has launched its 4G network in ten cities across the UK.