EE has been providing 4G LTE service on contract for almost a year but the UK's first 4G carrier is now looking to sell PAYG phones as well. The company today announced plans to offer the UK's first PAYG 4G LTE plans and the company will also launch a PAYG handset at the end of this month to kick things off. Set for release on October 30, the carrier's first device is the Alcatel One Touch Idol S.
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"One year after launch, we've extended the world's fastest network across 60% of the United Kingdom. But we want to bring the power of 4GEE to even more people," said EE CEO Olaf Swantee. "That's why this month we are launching new plans for light users, super users, regular users, data sharers and Britain's mobile workforce up and down the country. Whether they want the flexibility of pay as you go, the UK's most affordable monthly plans, or to make the most from their smartphone with the world's fastest speeds and biggest data bundles, EE is the number one 4G network."
The Alcatel One Touch Idol S packs a 4.7-inch 720x1280 IPS LCD screen, a dual-core 1.2 GHz CPU, an 8-megapixel camera, 1 GB of RAM, 4 GB of storage (plus microSD up to 32 GB), and Android 4.2. The phone was announced in August but has yet to be released anywhere. When it does go on sale at EE, it will be priced at £129.99. Still, if the Alcatel handset doesn't float your boat, you'll have plenty of other options, as EE has said that all 4GEE handsets currently available to pay monthly customers will be available on pay as you go.