EE answers your 4G questions in our video

We put your questions about 4G to the first network to offer the super-speedy new data, EE.

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4G is almost here -- but we still have a lot of questions. When will it launch? Where will you get it? And will next-generation mobile phone speeds leave a gaping hole in your wallet?

We put your questions to the first 4G phone network, EE. Formerly known as Everything Everywhere, EE was formed by the merger of Orange and T-Mobile, and will launch 4G any day .

The iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy S3 LTE , HTC One XL and Huawei Ascend P1 LTE are all on sale today , with the Nokia Lumia 920 and a 4G version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 to follow later in the year. You can buy them now and switch to 4G when the LTE network launches, although that means taking a gamble on how much 4G will cost.

CNET UK met EE network expert Tom Bennett to discuss the coming of 4G. Press play on our video above to see what EE has to say -- although EE is staying tight-lipped about a launch date and details of pricing, we did learn that 4G could improve your phone speeds even if you don't opt in to 4G.

That's because EE is improving the infrastructure across the network, which should improve 3G performance as well as ensuring all that streamed video and photos uploaded to Instagram on 4G phones don't knacker the network in coming years.

EE also claims that 4G coverage is better, even at the edge of a phone mast's signal area. And speeds are promised to be around 8-12Mbps -- check out our speed test to see what sort of speeds we managed with the iPhone 5, Galaxy S3 and the rest of the LTE line-up.

For more on the first 4G phones, check out our comparison of the iPhone 5, Galaxy S3, One XL and P1 LTE , or press play on our video to see 4G speeds compared.

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What would you like to know about 4G? And what do you think of EE's first 4G phones? Tell me your thoughts in the comments or on our Facebook page.

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Rich Trenholm is a senior editor at CNET where he covers everything from phones to bionic implants. Based in London since 2007, he has travelled the world seeking out the latest and best consumer technology for your enjoyment.

 

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