Three is the latest network to unveil its plans for 5G services and there’s a lot for consumers to get excited about. The big headline is the fact that you’ll be able to enjoy the upcoming 5G network (provided you’ve got a compatible phone) for no additional cost. Unlimited data on a £20 SIM-only deal is pretty excellent value.
The announcement from Three makes them cheaper than EE, who are charging more for access to the 5G network, and Three promise to have the UK’s fastest 5G at launch.
The roll out begins later this year across 25 cities, with Three customers benefiting from that 100MHz of contiguous spectrum for the only “true” 5G experience in the UK. The network currently has the least amount of 3G / 4G spectrum, but they will have the most 5G spectrum, which will no doubt please their data-heavy customers.
Plans which are “5G Ready” are now available from their site, so you know you won’t be paying any more when that 5G symbol does pop up on your handset. The network is planning to have 80% of their network traffic moving over the 5G network in the next three years.
Three will be carrying Huawei Mate 20 X 5G, which is on sale with them today, and the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G and the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G – both of which will follow within the month.