Next-generation mobile phones network expands

First published in News

BICESTER is the latest Oxfordshire town to get superfast mobile phone services.

The latest 4G technology has now been switched on in the town, meaning customers of phone firm EE can access the Internet five times more quickly than the 3G system.

The service, which also offers the ability to watch live TV, was switched on in Thame in April and in Oxford in May.

An EE spokesman said its 4G service was now live in 105 towns and cities in the UK, and could reach about 60 per cent of the UK population.

It said it was working to provide 4G services in other parts of the county, including Banbury, Witney and Didcot.

But mobile phone users in Bicester seem unconvinced about whether the service could benefit them.

Sam Brittain, a sales negotiator for Taylors Estate Agents, said: “We’re all on contracts and can’t just switch. I would probably wait until it’s a bit more established, see the reviews and wait until the mass market has got it.

“I would rather stay comfortable. I know I’m always going to get a signal in places I go.”

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