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Default 22-02-2015, 22:01

Originally Posted by Motel75 View Post
Not surprising, since BT is buying EE, and it will have nothing to do with its former parent companies any more.
This is a first in Europe so far: The market leader (EE) now sells only plans enabled with 4G/LTE for prepaid.
Given the fact, that they have a coverage of 80% for LTE now, while its competitors are at around 50%, this seems plausible.

From a MNO perspective, it's an experiement nobody dared in Europe so far:
The no.1s in France (orange), Netherlands (kpn), Spain (movistar), Austria (a1) or Germany (telekom) have not given access to 4G/LTE to prepaid customers up to now. There, they are the most restrictive. In these countries the smaller MNOs opened LTE for prepaid.
EE is clearly taking a very different approach in the UK.

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