EE have revealed they will start selling 5G phones on 30th May, having previously revealed the network will be active at Glastonbury next month.
The first 5G smartphones, including the Samsung S10 5G and OnePlus 7 Pro 5G, are available to pre-order from today.
EE revealed last month they will make Glastonbury 2019 the UK’s first festival with 5G after adding the technology to five of their temporary masts, which support the permanent network at major events across the UK.
The network will be active in London, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Belfast, Birmingham and Manchester next week, with more than 100 new 5G sites being added each month including in Bristol, Coventry, Leicester, Nottingham, Sheffield, Liverpool, Hull, Leeds, Newcastle and Glasgow.
Price plans announced today start from £54/month for 10GB up to £74/month for 120GB, supplied with a “cutting-edge 5G smartphone”.
The official EE Glastonbury app is expected to be released this month, with the network currently running a competition to win one of five pairs of Glastonbury tickets.
Last month, Glastonbury organiser Emily Eavis said: “We’re extremely pleased to have EE back again, providing the best possible network for our rural site. And it’s great that we’re going to be one of the first places in the UK to offer 5G.”
Marc Allera, CEO of BT’s Consumer division, said: “This is the start of the UK’s 5G journey and great news for our customers that want and need the best connections. We’ve started with 5G in some of the busiest parts of the UK, the widest range of 5G devices in the UK, and plans that give customers the best mobile connection and great benefits.
“We’re adding 5G to the UK’s number one 4G network to increase reliability, increase speeds, and keep our customers connected where they need it most. 5G will create new experiences with augmented reality, make our customers’ lives easier, and help launch entirely new businesses that we haven’t even imagined. We’re upgrading more than 100 sites to 5G every month from today to connect more places to what 5G can enable.
“Our partnerships with Google and Niantic are just the start of our commitment to work with the most innovative and exciting companies in the world to ensure that EE customers are the first to benefit from the exciting new experiences that 5G will bring.”