Three Coverage & Network Review: 3G, 4G & 5G Coverage Map & Speeds

Three offers 99% population coverage on their 3G & 4G network, with Three’s 5G coverage due to launch in August 2019.

In the UK, Three offers 99% population coverage on their 3G and 4G mobile network. It’s possible to access Category 6 LTE download speeds of up to 300Mbit/s, with average download speeds of about 30Mbit/s.

In the second half of 2019, 5G coverage will launch on the Three network in 25 towns and cities across the UK. London will be the first city to get 5G coverage, with a launch expected in August 2019. Three reckons its 5G network will be twice as fast as rival networks, meaning average download speeds should clock in at around 300-400Mbit/s.

In this article, find out how to check the Three coverage in your area and about the different types of coverage available on Three. We’ll also discuss the upcoming launch of Three’s 5G network, coverage on their home broadband service and international coverage when you’re travelling abroad.

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Vodafone Red vs Unlimited vs Basics: Vodafone Price Plans Compared

Vodafone offers three types of price plan: Red, Unlimited and Basics. Find out how the different price plans compare.

If you’re choosing a new mobile phone or SIM card from Vodafone, there are currently three types of price plan you’re able to choose from.

Comparing the Red, Unlimited and Basics price plans, you’ll need to think about whether you want unlimited data or a gigabyte allowance, the maximum download speeds you want on your plan and whether you need inclusive international roaming.

The cheapest available SIM cards are available on Vodafone Basics, where you’ll pay as little as £6/month for data at 4G speed. Vodafone Red gives you a larger allowance of data along with 5G on most plans, with inclusive roaming when you travel abroad in Europe. Meanwhile, at the top-end, Vodafone Unlimited starts from £23/month for unlimited data at a range of different download speeds.

In this article, we’ll compare the three types of price plan from Vodafone. We’ll look at Vodafone Red, Vodafone Unlimited and Vodafone Basics in more detail. We’ll then showcase some of the best value SIM cards in each range before looking at the coverage available and how to keep your existing phone number.

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Huawei AI Cube Review: Unlimited 4G Broadband & Alexa Speaker on Three

The Huawei AI Cube on Three offers unlimited 4G home broadband with a built-in Amazon Alexa speaker from £13/month.

Three is currently offering a Huawei AI Cube B900 router with unlimited data for £13/month for the first six months, followed by £26/month for the remainder of your contract. The AI Cube router, which also doubles up as an Amazon Alexa smart speaker, gives you high-speed 4G broadband on up to 64 devices. This is delivered without the need for a phone line or cable, making it a potential alternative for fixed home broadband.

Until the 22nd August 2019, customers signing up for a 24 month AI Cube plan will get half price for the first six months. This means you’ll pay just £13/month for the first six months, followed by £26/month.

In this article, we’ll review the Huawei AI Cube B900 router from Three, including the price plans available and the capabilities of the device. We’ll also compare it to alternative devices like the HomeFi router which is available for £11.50/month for the first six months, followed by £23/month for the remainder of your plan.

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Mobile Phone Credit Checks: How They Work & No Credit Check Deals

You’ll sometimes need to undergo a credit check when taking out a mobile phone contract in the UK. Find out what this involves and discover “no credit check” deals.

If you’re taking out a Pay Monthly mobile contract or SIM-only deal in the UK, you’ll sometimes need to undergo and pass a credit check. The most stringent checks are on 24-month contracts with a new smartphone, with slightly lighter checks in place for a SIM-only deal.

Because of the credit check requirement, it isn’t always possible for everyone to get a mobile phone contract. At a minimum, you’ll need to be over 18 and you’ll need a UK credit history to be approved for a mobile phone contract. Beyond that, different mobile networks have their own internal credit criteria against which your application for a mobile phone contract will be judged.

In this article, we’ll explain the credit check process for when you take out a mobile phone contract in the UK. We’ll look at the policy on each UK mobile network and what a credit check will involve if you need to undergo one. We’ll also discuss how you can check your credit record for errors and “no credit check” alternatives such as buying your handset SIM-free and getting a Pay As You Go bundle.

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Vodafone GigaCube Review: 4G & 5G Home Broadband From £30/Month

Vodafone’s GigaCube offers 4G and 5G home broadband from £30/month, without the need for a phone line or cable.

If you’re looking for a fast alternative to fixed-line home broadband, Vodafone’s GigaCube can give you high-speed home broadband that’s delivered wirelessly over a 4G or 5G connection from £30/month.

The GigaCube service comes on a choice of three price plans, depending on how much data you want. It costs £30/month for 100GB of data, £40/month for 200GB of data and £50/month for unlimited data. Depending on the area you live in, you’ll receive either a 4G or 5G GigaCube router (this will be either a Huawei B528 or a Huawei 5G CPE Pro).

In this article, we’ll review Vodafone’s GigaCube service. We’ll start by looking at the GigaCube price plans and how they compare to other broadband plans available from Vodafone. We’ll then look at the 4G GigaCube (Huawei B528) and the 5G GigaCube (Huawei 5G CPE Pro) routers in more detail, before comparing the GigaCube service to rival offerings from Three and EE. Finally, we’ll look at the level of coverage you can expect when using a Vodafone GigaCube for home broadband.

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Unlimited Data Plans on UK Mobile Networks: With No Download Limits

Unlimited data plans allow you to download as much as you like. We compare unlimited data plans from EE, giffgaff, SMARTY, Three, Virgin, Vodafone and VOXI.

Whether you’re a heavy smartphone user or whether you just want the reassurance of never running out of data, an increasing number of UK mobile networks now offer an unlimited data plan. This allows you to download as much as you like without worrying about your data limit.

At present, it’s possible to get an unlimited data plan from giffgaff, SMARTY, Three, Virgin Mobile and Vodafone. With all of these plans, you can stop worrying about how many gigabytes you’re using as you’ll never run out of data again in the middle of the month.

As a cheaper alternative to unlimited data plans, you can also consider a zero-rated data plan that gives you unlimited data for use on certain services. These are available in the form of EE’s Swappable Benefits, Three’s Go Binge, Virgin Mobile’s Data-Free Messaging and VOXI’s Monthly Passes.

In this article, we’ll review and compare your options for an unlimited mobile data plan in the UK.

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5G Coverage: When Will 5G Mobile Networks Launch In Your Area?

In the UK, 5G coverage has already been announced for more than 40 towns and cities. Find out when 5G networks will launch in your area.

The introduction of 5G mobile networks is rapidly gaining pace, with more than 40 UK towns and cities already getting a confirmed launch date for 5G.

In this article, we’ll help you to keep track of when 5G coverage is due to launch in your area and which 5G mobile networks you can use. We’re keeping track of the latest 5G announcements from EE, O2, Three and Vodafone to build this guide on when you can expect 5G to be available in your area.

If you’re living in a 5G coverage area and would like a 5G-ready price plan, see our guide to 5G SIM-only deals. At the time of writing, you can get a 5G price plan from £11/month which will also work on 3G & 4G networks until 5G finally launches in your area.

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5G SIM Only Deals: Best 5G SIM Cards Compared From £15/Month

You can get a 5G SIM Only Deal from £15/month in the UK. We compare 5G SIM cards from EE, Vodafone and more.

In the UK, it’s possible to get a SIM-only deal with 5G coverage from as little as £15/month. Compared to older 3G and 4G SIM cards, this gives you access to faster 5G download speeds, along with the greater network capacity and reduced latency when using a 5G mobile network.

At present, 5G SIM-only deals are available to buy from EE and Vodafone. New 5G price plans are also expected later this year from BT Mobile, O2, Three and Sky Mobile.

In this article, we’ll compare the 5G SIM Only Deals currently available in the UK. We’ll then look at the 5G price plans on each mobile network in more detail, before investigating the benefits of 5G, the handsets you can use 5G with and the coverage that’s available on different networks.

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Vodafone Unlimited Data Plans: 4G & 5G Internet With No Download Limits

Vodafone has launched an unlimited data plan with both 4G and 5G coverage from £23/month. Customers can choose from Lite, Standard or Max download speeds.

Vodafone has launched three new unlimited data plans with access to both 4G and 5G coverage. Available from £23/month on a 12-month contract, the unlimited data plans will also give you unlimited minutes and unlimited texts included.

For customers, the main difference between the three unlimited data price plans is the maximum download speed you’re able to obtain. The maximum speed is 2Mbit/s on Unlimited Lite, 10Mbit/s on Unlimited, and the fastest available speeds on Unlimited Max.

In this article, we’ll look at Vodafone’s unlimited data plans in more detail, including what you’ll get on each one and the difference between the download speeds available. We’ll also look at how Vodafone’s unlimited data plans compare to the rest of the market before looking at the coverage available and how to keep your existing phone number.

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BT Mobile SIM Only Deals: With Ofcom’s Text To Switch & 30 Day Guarantee

BT Mobile has added a 30-day guarantee to their SIM-only deals, with support for Ofcom’s Text To Switch so you can easily keep your phone number.

The launch of Ofcom’s text to switch legislation has made it easier than ever to keep your existing phone number when moving to another mobile network. You can now text ‘PAC’ to 65075 to get a porting authorisation code sent back to you within a minute. This then allows you to take your phone number to another network, potentially benefiting from lower rates whilst keeping your existing phone number.

BT Mobile has launched a range of new SIM-only offers that are designed to capitalise on the new ‘text to switch’ process. Customers will now get a 30-day guarantee on BT Mobile SIM cards, with the possibility of getting a full refund if you aren’t happy in the first 30 days. There is also now the option to switch your allowances every month, in addition to the inclusive Wi-Fi hotspot access and Family SIM discounts.

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