by max1486
Explorer

Do I actually have access to the fastest speeds on Unlimited 4G?

Hi there,

 

I currently have the new unlimited 4G plan with EE, I've been told this is the fastest speeds they offer with no rate limiting etc. But at the same time, I have another plan from 2 years aqo that has '4GEE' which is apparently their fastest and my plan only says 4G Unlimited.

 

Can anyone clarify? To my knowledge 4GEE allows for carrier aggregation of LTE bands whilst the 4G one doesn't so how can it be the fastest or is it just a clerical error on the package basically?

 

Thanks

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by Brilliant Contributor
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Re: Do I actually have access to the fastest speeds on Unlimited 4G?

Then you have the fastest speeds. Which will be dependant on various factors.

 

Like mast congestion etc


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by Brilliant Contributor
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Re: Do I actually have access to the fastest speeds on Unlimited 4G?

They changed the name of the plans you dont see them name 4GEE anymore.

 

Are you on a smart plan or an essential plan for the unlimited


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by max1486
Explorer

Re: Do I actually have access to the fastest speeds on Unlimited 4G?

I'm on the standard £34 plan, so essential. Both however say the same thing:

 

'Enjoy the fastest 4G in the UK'

by Brilliant Contributor
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Re: Do I actually have access to the fastest speeds on Unlimited 4G?

Then you have the fastest speeds. Which will be dependant on various factors.

 

Like mast congestion etc


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by Star Contributor
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Re: Do I actually have access to the fastest speeds on Unlimited 4G?

All plans that allow access to 4G support carrier aggregation.

Unlimited plans give access to full speed, find an  uncongested sector of a well spec'ed urban site and you should be able to get 500mbps+. 

by max1486
Explorer

Re: Do I actually have access to the fastest speeds on Unlimited 4G?

At 1AM to 5AM I at most get 100Mbps (more average 80Mbps) with 5 bars on Band 3 in my area, unfortunately Band 20 is the only other available band and I get like 1Mbps with 4 bars. No 500Mbps for me 😞

by Brilliant Contributor
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Re: Do I actually have access to the fastest speeds on Unlimited 4G?

Where you getting 500mbs from.

 

Online they talk about 90mbs

 

Your not going to get 5G speeds on a 4G plan.


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by Star Contributor
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Re: Do I actually have access to the fastest speeds on Unlimited 4G?

I, as well as friends, have got more than 500mbps on a 4G plan, it's not even that hard to. 

by max1486
Explorer

Re: Do I actually have access to the fastest speeds on Unlimited 4G?

Please feel free to enlighten us on how 🙂

by Brilliant Contributor
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Re: Do I actually have access to the fastest speeds on Unlimited 4G?

Depends on various factors.

 

I'm currently in middle of rural Shropshire and getting 90mbs


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by Star Contributor
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Re: Do I actually have access to the fastest speeds on Unlimited 4G?

772mbps download and 110mbps upload on 4G in central Manchester

You need to be in good conditions of an uncongested high specification site, such as this one which is 1+3+3+7+7. 

 

Plan wise, some 4G plans do have an artificial speed ceiling but many do not.  When EE say 'speeds of up to Xmbps', that number is usually defined by what they are allowed to market it as, not the maximum you can actually get. It's like with landline broadband, where, for the top end option, providers typically advertise in the 60s, when some users can get 80mbps.

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