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EE, which launched the U.K.'s first 4G network on October 31, announced that via its official Facebook and Twitter feeds on Friday that its SIM-only tariffs have been delayed.

The launch was supposed to happen today, and would have allowed those with 4G-enabled smartphones to use the super speedy network without signing up to a new contract. EE now hopes to have the service running within the next two weeks, and promises that it will provide us with a new launch date soon.

In a statement to TechCrunch, EE said that the delay was cause by the company's "comprehensive testing process":

The launch of SIM only plans (due Nov 9) will be delayed by a few days as a result of our comprehensive testing process over-running slightly. We know many customers are anticipating these plans and apologise for this short hold up. However they will be reassured that we are determined to offer the very best service possible.

EE's 4G network has gotten off to a good start in the U.K., "with a huge amount of new customers and enquiries already," the company says. That's despite its expensive 4G tariffs, which require subscribers to pay £41 (approx. $66) per month for just 1GB of data.

[Via: TechCrunch]