EE to offer the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge with WiFi Calling on the UK's biggest and fastest network
1 March 2015, London – EE, the UK's most advanced digital communications company, today announced it will offer Samsung's new flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge, on its superfast 4GEE network.
With a host of new features and performance which set new standards in the smartphone market, the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge are fully optimised when matched with the UK’s biggest and fastest 4G network in the UK. Both handsets incorporate the latest chipset technology (CAT 6) which ensure they are able to access EE’s 4G+ network, offering download speeds of up to 150Mbps for the ultimate in connectivity and performance. Handsets bought through EE direct retail channels will also be amongst the first handsets in the UK to support WiFi calling, giving people high quality calls in more places, when only connected by WiFi in homes and offices.
With their slim, seamless, full metal and glass construction, the sleek, ultra-thin edged Galaxy S6 and unique, dual curved Galaxy S6 edge are the thinnest smartphones Samsung has created. EE will offer both handsets available in the full range of colours to business and consumer customers via the EE online shop, EE telesales and EE retail stores:
- Samsung Galaxy S6 – Black, White, Gold, and Blue*
- Samsung Galaxy S6 edge – Black, White, Gold, and Green*
EE will also have a wide range of Samsung accessories available, including a wireless charging pad.
Pippa Dunn, Chief Marketing Officer, EE, said: “Every year Samsung uses its flagship smartphone launches to introduce a host of innovative new features and functions and this year is no different. To get the very best out of the new handsets features, then users really do need to match it with the biggest and fastest UK network.”
EE’s superfast 4G service is currently available in over 500 major towns and cities across the UK, as well as approximately 4,000 smaller towns and villages. EE’s superfast 4G service will be available to consumer and business customers of Samsung’s new Galaxy S6 devices.
For further information on the Galaxy S6, including full details of EE’s price plans when available, consumer and business customers can register their interest at www.ee.co.uk/thenextgalaxy
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Notes to editors:
*When available from Samsung
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0845 373 7070
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 more than 85% 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.
In the last few years, EE has received extensive independent recognition including being ranked the UK's best overall network by RootMetrics®, Best network at the 2014 Mobile News Awards, Fastest Network at the 2013 uSwitch Awards, Best Network at the 2014 Mobile Choice Consumer Awards and What Mobile Awards 2013, Network Innovation at the 2013 Recombu awards and Best Network for Business at the 2013 Mobile Industry awards.
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