If you’re planning to get a 4G iPhone 5 and you’re on contract with Orange or T-Mobile, you can switch to EE’s 4GEE network even in the middle of the contract at no extra charge.
The iPhone 5 with LTE support can connect to the 1,800MHz spectrum of EE’s 4GEE network, which will be kicking off in the “coming weeks”. You can still get Apple’s new iPhone via Orange or T-Mobile, but if you’re looking lightning-fast 4G internet you’re going to have to make the switch over to EE.
Opting out of a contract usually requires you to pay off the remainder of the contract. However, if you’ve signed up with Orange or T-Mobile, you can switch over to EE without having pay off the remainder. You will, however, have to start a new two-year contract with EE, and the contract must be of equal monthly price and length.
EE says, “The process will be simple, and all that is required is a new SIM card and EE plan.”
Unfortunately, not all networks offer this option. O2 is offering a switch to a 4G iPhone 5, even if you are still in the middle of the contract. Take note that you will have to pay the remainder of the contract at a 10% discount and VAT will be shouldered by the network. This, however, is a strange move by O2, since their 4G network will only be available next year and there is still no guarantee if Apple will be launching a 4G iPhone that is compatible with their spectrum.
Apple’s iPhone 5 is now available for pre-order and will go on sale on the 19th of September. EE is yet to announce its 4GEE network prices.
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