Two of the most enduring brands in the UK mobile market are being phased out from today, as EE is killing off T-Mobile and Orange to focus on selling its 4G services to new and existing customers.
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The French multinational company has recently announced it will bring affordable 4G mobile devices to the upcoming CES, and they carry impressive specifications for their price.
Microsoft's low-cost Lumia 635 4G Windows Phone usually costs around $100, but it will be available for just $39.99 on Black Friday - even more affordable than the entry-level Lumia 530.
UK carrier giffgaff launched its full 4G service today - but those hoping for a similar offering to its 'goodybags' with unlimited 3G data may despair to hear that 5GB is the most 4G data you can get.
After Vodafone began the trend earlier this month, EE has now started to roll out LTE-A technology, marketed as 4G+. This will allow users on compatible handsets to reach higher speeds online.
The UK's largest 4G network, EE, has relaunched its SIM-only plans, with more affordable options now starting at £9.99 a month, and more data included on each plan, with up to 10GB available.
Qualcomm is targeting the sub-$100 device market with its new Snapdragon 210 chipset, which includes 4G LTE connectivity and support for 1080p video playback, cameras up to 8MP, Bluetooth 4.1 and NFC.
After appearing on, and then quickly disappearing from, the Microsoft Store site, the Nokia Lumia 635 is once again available for pre-order there, priced at $129 off-contract with T-Mobile.
After the Lumia 635 4G Windows Phone appeared for pre-order priced at $99, the listing vanished from the Microsoft Store site the next day - and the company has now explained to Neowin what happened.
The Lumia 635 - the entry-level Windows Phone 8.1 handset with 4G support - will go on sale in the United Kingdom on July 3, priced from £119.99, around £30 more than the 3G-only Lumia 630.
A day after the Lumia 635 appeared on the Microsoft Store in the US, priced at just $99 off-contract with AT&T and $129 with T-Mobile, the preorder pages for the 4G Windows Phone have been removed.
The Lumia 635, Nokia's new entry-level Windows Phone with 4G LTE support, is available to pre-order now for just $99 off-contract on AT&T, and $129 on T-Mobile - but shipping dates remain unclear.
The Nokia Lumia 635 - the 4G version of its entry-level Windows Phone 8.1 handset, the Lumia 630 - has now gone on sale in parts of Europe and the Asia-Pacific region, priced around $189 before taxes.
EE is looking to expand its coverage in the UK and is starting pilot programs to test new ways of getting better service to its customers. Among those, EE is testing Wi-Fi calling and Voice over LTE.
Samsung has announced a new variant of its Galaxy S5 today, with a Quad HD display, 3GB of RAM and LTE-Advanced support - and it's the first handset in the world to feature a Snapdragon 805 chipset.
A new report indicates that the Sony Xperia Z2 could arrive on US carrier Verizon during the next quarter of this year, with new 4G LTE-Advanced capabilities. It is reputedly currently in testing.
AT&T has unveiled plans to be one of the first carriers to bring the Samsung Galaxy Tab S to United States. The flagship device sports a Super AMOLED display and comes in a 10.5" or 8.4" model.
To celebrate the rapid growth of its 4G network, EE will be offering free "4G-powered 'superfast' donkey rides" this weekend, with each donkey packing a WiFi mobile hotspot in its saddle.
Three has announced that it is extending its 'Feel At Home' inclusive international roaming to five more countries - France, Switzerland, Israel, Finland and Norway - bringing the total to sixteen.
As companies strive to improve 4G technology in the United States, Japan has already looked ahead and started development of its 5G network. Japan is aiming to launch 5G by 2020.
Noted leaker @evleaks has revealed that the HTC One M8 Prime will be waterproof with an 'exotic' metal-ceramic composite body, along with a Snapdragon 810 CPU, 3GB RAM and a 5.5-inch WQHD display.
AT&T will start offering 4G LTE service in airplanes in late 2015. AT&T is looking to provide a faster and more reliable service than what is currently being offered by its competitors.
It seems that it may only be a matter of time before the T-Mobile and Orange brands disappear from the UK, as EE has terminated sales for the two 3G carriers via their respective websites.
EE has launched its first own-brand handset - the £99.99 Kestrel, which includes support for the carrier's 4G LTE network - as it introduces cheaper price plans, now from as little as £13.99 a month.
Audi and AT&T announce new 4G LTE data plans for the 2015 A3 sedan, which debuts this month, and will be the first ever vehicle in North America with 4G LTE
giffgaff - a carrier famed for offering unlimited data at low cost - has revealed its 4G 'goodybags', but its top-tier 4G package offers just 2GB of data, 500 mins and unlimited texts for £15 a month.
UK operator Tesco Mobile has announced that it will drop its surcharge for 4G services with immediate effect, meaning that all of its customers can now enjoy 4G at no additional cost, where available.
Three UK has launched its 4G services, at no extra cost over existing price plans and with unlimited data available, while customers will now be able to use their inclusive minutes and data in the US.
Tedious plane trips could be that much better in the European Union after new rules regarding phone usage were implemented. Passengers can now use 3G and 4G services to make calls and browse the net.
UK-based wireless provider EE is turning on a super-fast 4G service in East London's Tech City today that will offer download speeds of up to 300Mbps, with plans to expand the service in 2014.
giffgaff has announced plans for the rollout of its 4G services. Consultation with the user community begins next month, ahead of a full launch in March 2014 - but will unlimited data bundles live on?
Tesco Mobile is the latest U.K. operator to announce its 4G plans, for an extra £2.50 a month. Customers won't need a new contract, and can add or remove 4G, and adjust their data bundle, at any time.
Vodafone U.K. is the first carrier to begin shipping the HTC One Max on 4G plans, officially announced yesterday. They are also allowing people to buy it off contract starting this week.
Vodafone U.K. can't claim victory in 4G just yet with only six major cities covered, but plans to hit 98% coverage by 2015 are accelerating, with 4G soon to reach Glasgow, Liverpool and Manchester.