O2 has revealed more details for its 4G offering
in the United Kingdom, set to start on the 29th of August, the same day as Vodafone. The new tariffs
are a bit more involved than Vodafone's simpler
£5 ($7.76) addition, but the carrier will be bundling games from Gameloft, access to free music tracks and videos for 12 months, and Priority Sports videos for a number of major events.
The carrier's SIM-Only packages with 4G start from £26 ($40) per month for 1GB of data, rising to £36 ($56) for 5GB, with optional extra data supplements at £6 ($9.30) for 500MB and £10 ($15) for 1GB. Customers of O2 Refresh, a plan that allows for early upgrading of smartphones, will see plans start from £22 ($34) for 1GB of data, ranging up to £37 ($57) for 8GB, with a device payment of between £10 ($15) and £25 ($38) on top each month.
O2 states that it will be offering existing customers without a 4G smartphone to have the carrier pay 25-percent towards the cost of the remaining contract if they upgrade early to a device able to connect to the new network.