EE introduces its latest 4G car wifi solution: ‘Buzzard 2’
14th November. London – EE, the UK’s most advanced digital communications company, today launched the Buzzard 2, its latest super-fast 4G WiFi in-car device, designed to bring high-speed connectivity to help facilitate in car entertainment, productivity and navigation without the need for expensive in-built solutions.
Available to businesses and consumers from EE shops, EE telesales and the EE web site immediately, Buzzard 2 is just £79.99 on pay as you go, with those purchasing the device before 31st January eligible to receive 100MB of free data to use each and every month. Buzzard 2 is also available on a range of 4GEE pay monthly mobile broadband plans starting from £10, and is free on plans from £15 (3GB) per month and above. Alternatively, for just £8 per month, it can be added for free to a customer’s 4GEE mobile Shared plan.
Building on the design features of the UK’s first 4G car WiFi device, the Buzzard, Buzzard 2 is able to be plugged directly in to the car dashboard’s 12v connection without the need for an adaptor so it never runs out of power. An additional USB socket also allows further devices to be connected to the power and charged during the journey, without affecting the 4G WiFi performance. Finally, an intuitive lighting system also makes it simple to identify when the device is switched on and connected.
Christopher Traggio, Director of PAYG & Connected Products, EE, said: “High-speed internet connectivity has become second nature for many families – both inside the home and on the move – so it can come as shock on car journeys when the children can’t access their favourite games or TV to entertain themselves.
Buzzard 2 creates a powerful 4G WiFi connection without battery drain – providing a great solution for passengers young and old, so they can check their newsfeeds, stream music, play online games or catch-up on TV in the car.”
Business users will be able get online before or after meetings from the car park, or provide in-car connectivity for their passengers – for example taxis and limousine companies can keep their customers connected whilst on the move.
Buzzard 2 harnesses the power of the UK’s biggest and fastest mobile network for the best in-car connectivity. EE’s 4G service now covers 75% of the population, 263 major towns and cities and over 2,500 villages and small towns, with the Buzzard 2 also able to access EE’s 3G network, which also covers more parts of the UK than any others.
For further details on Buzzard 2 from EE, including the terms and conditions of EE’s 4G price plans, please visit www.ee.co.uk
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Notes to editors:
- Memory: 128MB Flash, 128MB RAM
- Power: Input: 12V from the car’s power socket
- SIM Size: microSIM (3FF) card
- Dimensions: 59 mm ×49 mm ×88 mm
- Weight: < 50g
- Network: 4G (Cat 4)
- Processor: Balong 720M 667MHz processor
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EE is the largest and most advanced digital communications company in Britain, delivering mobile and fixed communications services to consumers, businesses, government and the wholesale market. EE has approximately 15,000 employees and 580 retail stores, and serves more than 30 million customers across its mobile, fixed and wholesale businesses.
EE runs the UK's biggest, fastest and most reliable mobile network, pioneering the UK's first superfast 4G mobile service in October 2012. EE's 4G coverage today reaches 75% of the UK population. EE’s 2G coverage reaches 99% of the population while 3G reaches 98%. EE's superfast fibre broadband service covers 54% of the UK population, and ADSL broadband service covers 98.7% of the population.
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