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4G coming to Lincoln O2 customers

Lincoln O2 customers with 4G-ready mobile phones and tablets are being prepared for a 4G service in the city.

The communications company has sent out text messages to residents, stating compatible phones can be made 4G-ready in Lincoln from March 13.

Residents on a 3G contract with at least 1GB of data and using a 4G-ready handset will benefit the upgrade, which is free of charge to use.

4G mobile connectivity can have speeds up to five times faster than 3G technology where available.

An O2 spokesperson said: “We’re rolling out our 4G service across the country.

“Customers can register for updates on when 4G will be coming to their area on our website.

“We’re texting existing customers and letting them know that they will be able to transfer to a 4G tariff for no extra cost. So they can use 4G wherever there is service.”

The first service provider to offer 4G in Lincoln was EE in December 2013, however a 4G plan could come at an extra charge.

Three is also looking to set up its 4G data this year, with no extra costs for customers.