It'll be getting a little less grim up in the northern towns of Bradford, Doncaster and Dudley over the coming months, as they're set to join the EE 4G LTE party early in 2013.
EE has announced plans to bring 17 new towns and cities online by next March, joining the original list of 16 due to come online by the end of 2012 in enjoying faster (and more expensive) ways of pulling down mobile data.
The new 4G locations are...
Bradford, Chelmsford, Coventry, Doncaster, Dudley, Leicester, Luton, Newport, Reading, Rotherham, St Albans, Sunderland, Sutton Coldfield, Walsall, Watford, West Bromwich and Wolverhampton
...all of which ought to be fully 4G operational by early next year. For those not in a lucky 4G area, EE says it's still furiously upgrading its 3G network, claiming it'll soon offer DC-HSPA and its near-4G speeds to 40 percent of all EE, Orange and T-Mobile users. [EE]