- 09-30-2012, 04:03 PM #1
Just wounding if anyone else is waiting for other network in the UK to get 4G then going to buy the Nokia Lumia 920.
This is what I was planning to do currently I'm with GiffGaff which is the best pay and go sim deals love unlimited internet and texts mostly internet and I'm am not considering to change to EE specially when it only in certain cities.
I was basically interested to see if anyone else is waiting for 4G to other networks to buy the Nokia Lumia 920 with 4G. :3
Which i probably get the red it look sexy unless by 4 or 5 months later the cyan colours come out. :3
Last edited by palandri; 09-30-2012 at 06:04 PM.
- 09-30-2012, 05:47 PM #3
If you wait for the other networks, you realise that the 920 is likely going to End of life/replaced? Very unlikely the other networks have 4g networks before the end of 2013.
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- 10-02-2012, 06:57 PM #6
Well. There has been an interesting development today. The networks all came together with Ofcom and a government minister and it seems they have all agreed to get 4G launched earlier by clearing the old analogue signal as soon as possible after the digital switchover. Spring of 2013 seems to be the target. :) obviously the roll out will be staged but its coming!!!
The auction is in January 2013.
That said, I'm quite happy to run my new wp8 phone on 3G until 4G is available on all networks. Pricing might be better then as they will all be competing for our custom.
10-03-2012, 04:00 AM #10
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No point waiting on 4G coverage IMHO.
Its going to be patchy for ages before its actually useful, and even once in place, is there actually much use for 4G, unless tethering to another device? A good 3G signal gets most of my stuff done just as quickly as wifi.
- 10-03-2012, 05:43 AM #11
I think there are plans for 3uk to get an equal share of the 4G spectrum, these were mentioned when Ofcom announced the auction. The other networks weren't too happy but Ofcoms opinion was that they wanted 4 competitive players. 3 is also buying surplus 2g spectrum from EE so they will have 4g on several different bandwidths.
I do agree that AYCE might end but it will be dependant on how much it costs them to buy spectrum from the auction.
I run my HTC One X on 3 AYCE and its fabulous, this is the networking will be using for my Lumia 820 so I guess I am not in any big rush for 4G. 3's speeds are very good on HSPA and DC-HSPA is rolling out soon.
- 10-03-2012, 06:41 PM #12
Anyway I don't tend to use 3G much as I use WIFI quite alot after realizing that my BT hub 2.0 had wireless didn't know for over 5 years or abit less very silly of me :blush:
I tend to wait for a while before buying a new phone for it to come cheaper :happy: as well as updates to fix bugs of course ;)
Thanks for the news
- 10-03-2012, 06:45 PM #13
That why I pay for sim unlocked phones no pay monthly contract but I don't like those kind of things rather buy full then use what every network I want. :3
- 10-03-2012, 06:53 PM #15
I use GiffGaff and like the deals as well as the community aspect. :D
I hope you enjoy the phone when you get it should be top notch very jealous :P
- 10-03-2012, 06:56 PM #16
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- 10-04-2012, 04:31 AM #19
I also don't tend to wait for the prices of new phones to fall, I dive right in! Like you I always buy sim free, I've never had a contract.
I have a BB9900, a HTC One X and an iPad 3. I run all 3 for £31.50 ($50) a month. the blackberry costs me £16.50 a month on O2 , the 1X is on 3uk AYCE (£15 pm) and my iPad is wifi only. I run the iPad on wifi at home and when out and about or in the office I run it via wifi hotspot, mainly on the 1X. I love wifi hotspot, it works so well.
Many people pay £30+ for just one phone with perhaps 1gb of data on contract so I think I do ok :)
I like gadgets!