November 1, 2016

EE Coverage

EE 4G Network Coverage

Updated: November, 2016


EE launched its 4G mobile network in October, 2012. It purchased the second largest amount of 4G frequency spectrum in the UK’s 4G auction and is well placed to offer first-class 4G services.

EE currently has 4G launched in over 666 major towns and cities and more than 6,900 smaller towns and villages and is the market leader. EE currently has over 97% UK population coverage with its 4G network and over two thirds of the UK geography.

It’s aiming for 98% of the UK population to be covered as soon as possible, as well as 95% of the UK landmass by 2020. Its customers can get a 4G signal 60.60% of the time according to OpenSignal, which is more than any other UK network.

EE now has over 15 million 4G customers and claims its 4G network is 50% faster than any other across the UK.

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Use EE’s coverage checker above to find out more about EE 4G coverage in your area, including signal strengths and details on both indoor and outdoor coverage.

Town and cities with 4G coverage:

4G from EE is now available in over 666 towns and cities. Locations with 4G coverage include but are not limited to:

Aberdeen, Abingdon, Accrington, Aldershot, Altrincham, Amersham, Antrim, Armadale, Armagh City Ashby-De-La-Zouch, Ashford (Kent), Ashford (Surrey), Ashton-In-Makerfield, Ashton-Under-Lyne, Aylesbury, Ballymena, Banbridge, Bangor, Barnsley, Basildon, Basingstoke, Bath, Beaconsfield, Bedford, Belfast, Bellshill, Belper, Benfleet, Berkhamsted, Bicester, Billericay, Bingley, Birkenhead, Birmingham, Bishop Auckland, Bishop’s Stortford, Blackburn, Blackpool, Bolton, Bournemouth, Bracknell, Bradford, Braintree, Brentwood, Bridgend, Brighouse, Brighton, Bristol, Brownhills, Buckingham, Burnley, Burntwood, Burton Upon Trent, Caerphilly, Camberley, Cambridge, Cannock, Cardiff, Castleford, Coalville, Caldicot, Canvey Island, Carlisle, Carrickfergus, Chatham, Chelmsford, Cheltenham, Chepstow, Chesham, Chester, Chester-Le-Street, Cheshunt, Chesterfield, Chorley, Clydebank, Coatbridge, Colchester, Coleraine, Corringham, Coventry, Craigavon, Crawley, Cumbernauld, Cwmbran, Dalkeith, Darlington, Derby, Dewsbury, Doncaster, Dudley, Dumbarton, Dundee, Dungannon, Durham, Edinburgh, East Grinstead, Ellesmere Port, Exeter, Farnborough, Farnham, Faversham, Fleet, Fleetwood, Formby, Frimley, Gateshead, Gerrards Cross, Gillingham, Glasgow, Glossop, Gloucester, Grangemouth, Gravesend, Grays, Grimsby, Guildford, Guiseley, Halifax, Hamilton, Harlow, Harpenden, Harrogate, Hartlepool, Hatfield, Hebburn, Helensburgh, Hemel Hempstead, Hertford, High Wycombe, Hinckley, Hitchin, Hoddesdon, Houghton-Le-Spring, Holywood, Horsham, Huddersfield, Hull, Hythe, Ilkeston, Ipswich, Jarrow, Keighley, Kenilworth, Keynsham, Kirkby, Kirkintilloch, Larne, Leatherhead, Leeds, Leicester, Leigh, Leighton Buzzard, Letchworth, Leyland, Lichfield, Lincoln, Lisburn, Liverpool, Livingston, London, Londonderry/Derry, Loughborough, Luton, Lytham St Annes, Macclesfield, Maidenhead, Maidstone, Manchester, Mansfield, Marlow, Merthyr Tydfil, Milton Keynes, Middlesbrough, Motherwell, Nailsea, Neath, Newbury, Newcastle, Newcastle Under Lyme, Newport, Newry, Newton Abbot, Newtownabbey, Newtownards, Northampton, Norwich, Nottingham, Nuneaton, Oldham, Omagh, Ormskirk, Oxford, Paignton, Peterborough, Peterlee, Plymouth, Pontypool, Poole, Pontefract, Portishead, Portsmouth, Port Talbot, Potters Bar, Prestatyn, Preston, Ramsbottom, Rayleigh, Reading, Redcar, Redhill, Reigate, Rhyl, Richmond, Rochdale, Rochester, Rotherham, Rugeley, Runcorn, Sale, Saltash, Sandhurst, Sevenoaks, Sheerness, Sheffield, Shipley, Sittingbourne, Skelmersdale, Slough, Southampton, Southend-On-Sea, Southport, South Shields, Spennymoor, Stevenage, St Albans, Stafford, Staines, Stockport, Stockton-On-Tees, Stoke, Strabane, Sunderland, Sutton Coldfield, Sutton in Ashfield, Swadlincote, Swansea, Swindon, Swinton, Tamworth, Telford, Thame, Thornaby-on-Tees, Tilbury, Tonbridge, Torquay, Totton, Tyldesley, Tunbridge Wells, Wakefield, Wallasey, Walsall, Waltham Abbey, Walton-On-Thames, Ware, Warrington, Washington, Watford, Welwyn Garden City, Weston-Super-Mare, West Bromwich, Wickford Widnes, Wigan, Wimborne Minster, Windsor, Witney, Woking, Wolverhampton, Wombourne, Worksop, Wishaw and York.

Recent locations to benefit from EE 4G include CollShetland Islands, Isles of ScillyIlfracombe, Ashbourne and Upton-upon-Severn.

Double Speed 4G from EE:

Double speed 4G is now available to 80% of the UK population, with covered locations including Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Derby, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham, Sheffield, Southampton, Sunderland, Sutton Coldfield, Walsall, West Bromwich and Wolverhampton.

4G LTE Advanced (branded 4G+ by EE):

The new 4G+ technology uses EE’s 2.6GHz high capacity spectrum, and is available in large parts of Greater London, including Camden, Chelsea, Islington, Kensington, Kilburn, Notting Hill, Old Street, Shoreditch, Soho, Southbank, Southwark, The West End and Westminster. Its footprint in London is growing all the time and EE has also begun spreading 4G+ across the UK’s other busiest cities, including Birmingham, Liverpool and Manchester.

Better yet, EE is now beginning to boost speeds up to 360Mbps in some locations. Currently this is only available in Wembley Stadium, but it will be coming to parts of London, Birmingham, Manchester and beyond throughout 2016 and 2017.

EE coverage is also available in the following airports:

Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton, City, Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Newcastle, Liverpool John Lennon, Bristol, Nottingham East Midlands, Leeds-Bradford, Belfast International, George Best Belfast City, Robin Hood and Blackpool airports.

EE Roaming Destinations

Customers with 4GEE Max plans will be able to use their allowances to roam in Andorra, Austria, Azores, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canary Islands (Spain), Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, French Guiana (France), Germany, Gibraltar (UK), Greece, Guadeloupe (France), Guernsey, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Jersey, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madeira (Portugal), Malta, Martinique (France), Monaco, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Reunion Islands (France), Romania, Saint Barthélemy (France), Saint Martin (France), San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Vatican City (Italy).

Customers on standard 4GEE plans will be able to use 500MB of data, unlimited minutes and unlimited texts at no extra cost in those locations.

EE Network Footprint Guide

For deeper insights into EE’s 4G footprint, speeds and reliability on both a local and national scale head over to our EE 4G: Speeds and footprint guide.

EE Network Frequencies

Types of 4G from EE:

  • 4G – Typically 3 times faster than a standard 3G network.*
  • Double speed 4G – Typically 6 times faster than a standard 3G network.*
  • 4G+ (LTE Advanced / LTE-A) – Typically 20 times faster than standard 3G mobile

4G from EE uses the following network frequencies:

  • 800 MHz   (0.8 GHz)
  • 1800 MHz (1.8 GHz)
  • 2600 MHz (2.6 GHz)

Find out more about 4G frequencies in the UK here.

*4G speeds will vary depending on location and number of people using the service

EE Latest News

  • Russell Morris

    It would be very helpful if your website could indicate WHEN an area will receive 4G coverage. My postcode is KT24 5BA, which is frustratingly just beyond coverage.

  • Marc

    Anyone know when 4g on ee will be coming to Worcester? WR1 post code?

  • Mike

    Have been on a 4G contract for over a year and a half and have had no firm answer of when 4G will come to my area. 98% target by the end of 2014 doesn’t seem realistic at the current pace of rolling out the network. EE are taking the money for the contracts but don’t seem very proactive on telling its customers when 4G will be available. Very disappointed! Don’t think I’m the only one who will be switching contracts to another provider when the time comes!

    • Barry

      Why would you take out a 4G contract 18 months ago with no 4G coverage. That seems ludicrous. You should have stuck with orange or t mobile if you wanted EE until it comes to your area.

  • Rob

    I upgraded from orange been with them since 1997, to EE as sales advisor told me my town would have 4G by Christmas. He said i was better joining EE NOW as when it was rolled out in my town it would cost more £100 to change. This was 14 months ago. Spoke to EE numerous times, but they couldn’t find the call the advisor made. Was totally mis sold the contract. Will be changing to Vodafone (who do have 4G in my town) when contract ends in Jan.

  • Russell Morris

    It’s amazing that EE can’t even be bothered to respond to the points made here. When I first had a phone with Orange, their customer service was excellent. I used to encourage friends to switch to them. Now they are hopeless and I take every opportunity to warn people to look elsewhere, as I shall soon be doing.

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  • Yaseer Ahmad

    I get 4g+ in leytonstone, london :) really fast!

  • Harry

    Indoor signal is awful but good 4G outdoors. I’d say go Vodafone.

  • aidrenegade

    Does anyone know of a rollout schedule for ee4g double speed? I’m wondering when Reading will get double speed coverage.

  • Dr Snoddie

    Outdoor coverage of an area of homes doesn’t really count EE – in a mixed Orange & EE household, Orange devices get better service than EE SIM fitted phones. Swap Orange sim into an EE device, video streaming is smoother! So we are being pursuaded to ‘upgrade’ to EE seemingly on false promises. I’ve a beef about this, as EE superfast Broadband not expected to reach us until 2017!

    • Harry

      Yeah EE is great outdoors but the opposite indoors!

  • Yan Huang

    Like the O2 article, the lists on this page are pretty out of date now too… EE’s 4G+ has been in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee and even Aberdeen for close to a year now.

    • Harry

      And Vodafone and Three

      • Yan Huang

        Vodafone has no CA or 4G+ in any of the cities I listed. 3… they hadn’t even begun their 800 rollout this time last year, and what they did have you could hardly call a “network”

        • Harry

          Are you paid by EE or something? 800 has been rolling out since 2013…
          There is 4G+ in Glasgow and Edinburgh, getting fantastic speeds.

          • Yan Huang

            Haha. 3 didn’t even launch 4G till 2014, and the first orders for 800 antenna and RF modules weren’t put in till 2015. I’d like to ask you to prove otherwise, but you’ve already sunk to the point of straight up lying, so keep smoking what you’re smoking :)

          • Harry

            There’s even CA going on for Three in London. Even a recent addition to the nPerf map to prove it! All basic info is easy to find in articles and places like Twitter, with proof.

          • Yan Huang

            Some people just don’t know when to quit. Another troll for the blocklist.

          • Harry

            Go and use a cat 6 device on Three, lock it to 4G. You’ll sit on two frequencies all day.