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Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini confirmed for 4G network EE

EE is adding the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini to its line-up of 4G smart phones and tablet, as 4G takes over 12 more towns.

EE is adding the new Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini to its super-fast LTE line-up of smart phones and tablet, as 4G takes over 12 more towns across England and Wales.

Ashton-under-Lyne, Chatham, Gillingham, High Wycombe, Merthyr Tydfil, Oldham, Oxford, Rochester, Runcorn, Sale, Stafford and Wigan are served by 4G from today.

That takes the number of towns and cities covered by EE's 4G service to 74 after seven months as the only 4G network in Britain. Around 318,000 people have signed up to 4G thus far.

The range of 4G LTE phones and devices include the iPhone 5, iPad mini, Blackberry Z10, HTC One, the new Samsung Galaxy S4, and the even newer S4 Mini announced today, not to mention assorted dongles. If you're still on the fence about 4G -- perhaps you're not sure about the data limits -- EE has just introduced 30-day deals so you can try it for a month without committing.

Other 4G networks are on their way, but don't hold your breath. The other networks snapped up billions of pounds of 4G-flavoured airwaves in the recent government auction, but are yet to launch a rival 4G service: Vodafone has already delayed its 4G plans, while Three has said it will wait and see.

Meanwhile, the march of progress continues as Samsung plays about with 5G. The next generation of mobile Internet can hit 1Gbps in tests already, and could launch in 2020 or so.

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