O2 and Vodafone have both finally launched their 4G services in the United Kingdom, meaning competition is going to start to brew for EE pretty soon!
Whilst it's great to see that both popular networks have finally launched the technology that allows a smartphone user to access mobile data at super-fast speeds, it's a bit disappointing to see that both companies are being rather conservative about their launches!
When I say conservative, I'm not waffling on about politics or anything related to David Cameron or our current British government, I'm talking about the fact that O2's service will only be available in London, Leeds and Bradford at first, with Vodafone only launching the technology in London for now.
Both networks have said however that they plan to get their services out to other major towns and cities within the next few months, but we may not see the whole country using 4G for a good few years yet.
I can honestly say that I'm very happy to see that both companies have finally launched their 4G services, although I think they could face a lot of trouble in terms of getting the consumer interested if they don't actually manage to offer up competitive tariffs, mainly because Three UK has already confirmed that their 4G services (which are set to launch this December) won't actually include the need to change contracts - plus they won't be upping the price either.
As for which network offers up the cheapest tariff, EE, Vodafone and O2 all offer some reasonable options (as long as you're happy with a data cap), although I personally find Vodafone's £5 Red option most interesting as it's good value and includes free access to either Spotify Premium or Sky Sports Mobile TV.