Three have now confirmed their 4G network will be available from December this year. As promised, unlimited data is still included if you already have it in your plan, a first for a UK 4G network.
There’s no additional premium either, so existing Three customers don’t need to worry about switching to a different plan.
Just by chance both O2 and Voda are launching their 4G offerings today but, as with the existing EE 4G, you need to sign up to a new deal and there’s been criticism of some fairly low data limits on these plans. Many of those taking up a 4G deal will no doubt enjoy the speed but have held back on using it as it would burn through their data allowance fairly quickly.
Three will initially roll out 4G to Manchester, Birmingham and London. They plan to have 98% population coverage by 2015, and given their late start, that’s one very quick roll-out. Their 4G frequencies will supplement the already-fast DC-HSDPA on their 3G network.
Oh, and just to confirm once more..
No hassle, no new contract, no extra charges and All You Can Eat data
We thought there’d be some confusion when Three, aka 3, launched 4G. However, there’s already O2 4G and EE 4G so, despite the fact that Three were named after the 3G technology, I think we can probably handle 3 UK 4G LTE. ;)
Three to offer 4G at no extra cost from December 2013.
· Every Three customer with a 4G ready device will be able to benefit from an upgrade to 4G at no extra cost
· Rollout will kick start in three major UK cities, London, Birmingham and Manchester
· Three’s 4G population coverage will grow to 98% by the end of 2015
· No hassle, no new contract, no extra charges and All You Can Eat data
From December this year, Three will start to switch on its 4G service for all customers, who have a 4G ready device. The switch on will accelerate in January, which means that over 1.5 million Three customers will benefit from 4G services.
All Three customers with a 4G ready device will be able to benefit from 4G at no extra cost with a simple software upgrade, so no need to go into a store. Three is making the transition to 4G easy, there are no new contracts to sign, no need to change tariffs or swap SIMs. Three will also continue to offer All You Can Eat data, as part of its voice plans.
Three’s 4G population coverage will reach 98% by the end of 2015 and be available in 50 cities in the UK by the end of 2014. Three already has the fastest 3G network in the UK and 4G will simply make it an even better network experience for customers, at no extra cost