Free adds 4G to mobile plan without raising price Tuesday 3 December 2013 | 13:00 CET | News French broadband and mobile operator Free has added 4G service to its no handset, no commitment plan costing EUR 15.99 a month for Freebox subscribers and 19.99 a month for others. Free, which claims theoretical a peak download speed of 150 Mbps, is one of two operators with 20 MHz dedicated for 4G services in the 2.6 GHz band. It now provides subscribers with 20 GB of fair-use LTE data allowance a month before speeds are slowed. Free Mobile calculates that its offer will cost consumers five times less than rival no-commitment 4G plans with similar data volumes (based on 2 December in competitors' tariff guides). The 4G service is available to existing and new customers with compatible phones after they activate the service in the subscriber area of the Free Mobile website. The company writes that on 1 December it had more than 700 4G sites in 1,000 French towns and cities and that several hundred sites more would come on stream in the next few weeks.