EE's just announced that its 4G network will be switched on for public consumption on October 30th. That means there's just 27 days to wait till you can finally ride the sweet, sweet waves of blazing 4G, either directly with a new EE contract, or by switching from your current Orange or T-Mobile plan.

Still no prices, I'm afraid, but we know that EE's going to launch LTE in 10 cities from the off, and will cover 16 cities across the UK before the year is out. The launch handsets will be the line-up we've already talked about, including the iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy SIII LTE, Nokia Lumia 920, Nokia Lumia 820, HTC One XL and the Huawei Ascend P1 LTE. Time to bag yourself one of those 4G-capable phones, perhaps?

4G's probably not going to be cheap once we finally do find out pricing, but at least EE's ahead of the curve here, and when has being on the bleeding edge been anything other than eye-gougingly expensive? At least you should get between 10 and 30Mbps down, with really low pings -- just imagine how much, errr, "entertainment" you can download at that speed.

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