EE expands 4G roaming to Germany, Italy, Russia and 11 other nations

EE customers visiting parts of Europe and destinations further afield such as Russia or Canada can now roam on 4G networks

EE has announced that its 4G customers can now use similar high-speed mobile services in 14 other nations when roaming, after the firm signed deals with overseas operators.

The new nations include Germany, Italy, Poland and Norway, and add to the existing capability to roam on 4G networks in France and Spain, which was launched in March.

The other nations included in the announcement are: Canada, Luxembourg, Moldova, Netherlands, Portugal, the United Arab Emirates, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Switzerland and South Korea.

The telecoms firm also promised that more nations would be added to its 4G roaming deals over the rest of the year. The notable nation missing from the list is the US, despite EE offering US travellers to the UK 4G services from December 2013.

V3 asked EE if the US was on the list for roaming but had received no reply at the time of publication.

EE said the ability to use overseas 4G networks would also extend to business customers, with consumer and SMB customers available to use them immediately, with larger enterprise customers able to do likewise “soon”.

Using 4G overseas will require EE customers to purchase bundles of data when abroad, something the firm claims is better as it removes the chance of bill shock by using more data than expected.

Costs for data include £3 for 50MB up to £25 for 500MB in the EU. Small business customer plans can buy 2GB of EU roaming data for £75 plus VAT.

Customers on rival operator Three can already enjoy free roaming in numerous nations abroad, including the US, under the company’s ‘Feel at Home’ offering.

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21 August 2014 | 10:30 am – Source: v3.co.uk

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