In the UK, 5G coverage has already been announced for more than 50 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 50 UK towns and cities already having a confirmed launch date for 5G.
In this article, we’ll help you to keep track of when 5G coverage will be available in your area and which 5G mobile networks you’re able to use. We’re monitoring the the latest 5G announcements from EE, O2, Three and Vodafone in order to keep this guide up-to-date for your town or city.
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 £15/month. This will also work on 3G & 4G networks until 5G coverage finally launches in your area.
Vodafone Basics SIM-only plans offer unlimited UK minutes & a data allowance from £6/month.
Vodafone now offers three basic SIM-only plans that are a cheaper alternative to their Vodafone Red and Unlimited plans. Promising to “include only the things you use every day”, the Basics SIM cards are an online-only exclusive for customers that are new to Vodafone. You can only purchase the plans through a special page on Vodafone’s website.
At present, it’s possible to get a Vodafone Basics plan from just £6/month on a 12-month contract. The plan will come with unlimited UK minutes, unlimited UK texts and an allowance of UK data. For instance, the £6 plan comes with 1.5GB of data, the £8 plan comes with 5GB of data, and the £10 plan comes with 8GB of data.
Being a cheaper and lower-cost alternative to Vodafone’s other SIM-only plans, there are a number of limitations on Basics. For instance, a Basics plan won’t allow you to use international roaming so your mobile phone will not work outside the UK. International calls and premium-rate calls are also barred on the service.
In this article, we’ll review the Vodafone Basics tariff in more detail. We’ll start by looking at the plans available, along with the features of the tariff and how this compares to other SIM-only plans. We’ll then compare the price against rival SIM cards from other mobile networks before looking at the coverage you can expect and how to keep your existing phone number.
Three is offering the Huawei B535 router with unlimited 4G home broadband from £20/month.
In the UK, Three is offering a 4G home broadband service with unlimited data on the Huawei B535 router (also known as the Huawei HomeFi Plus). The service starts from £20/month and allows you to connect up to 64 devices to the internet. Download speeds of up to 300Mbit/s are available through the router.
A key benefit of the new 4G home broadband service is it doesn’t require you to have a landline or cable connection. You’ll also get next-day delivery of your router for free, with a simple plug-and-play setup when the router arrives (no need for an engineer visit).
In this article, we’ll review the Huawei B535 4G router and the HomeFi Plus broadband service on which it is offered. We’ll look at the price plans and router specifications before comparing it to rival 4G home broadband services. Finally, we’ll look at the coverage that’s available on Three when you’re using the Huawei B535 for your home broadband service.
BT Mobile has launched their 5G mobile service, exclusively for customers who have BT Plus fibre broadband and mobile.
BT Mobile has just launched their 5G service in the UK, exclusively to customers who have a BT Plus plan (fibre broadband from BT and a SIM card from BT Mobile in one combined package).
Making use of coverage from EE, customers on a BT Mobile 5G plan can currently get high-speed 5G coverage in about 20 UK towns and cities. Elsewhere, 4G coverage is also still available with 99% population coverage and 90% geographical coverage.
In this article, we’ll review BT Mobile’s 5G price plans including the handsets you can buy, 5G SIM Only deals and the upcoming unlimited data plan called Halo. We’ll also discuss the BT Plus package and how it combines fibre broadband with a mobile phone SIM card. Finally, we’ll look at the coverage that’s available on BT Mobile and how you can keep your existing phone number when moving to the network.
If you’d like to use your phone or device on a UK mobile network, you’ll need to make sure it supports the relevant frequency bands.
Nowadays, most mobile phones that are sold in the UK are designed to work on all UK networks providing the handset is unlocked. However, if you’re buying a mobile phone from outside the UK or if you’re buying special equipment like a 4G or 5G antenna, it can be useful knowing the frequencies and bands that are in use by each UK mobile network. This will allow you to make sure your device is fully compatible with the network.
In this article, we’ll look at the network frequencies and bands in use on UK mobile networks for 5G, 4G, 3G and 2G coverage. We’ll start with an overview of the market, before looking at each individual mobile network in more detail.
Three offers unlimited data on a range of plans with inclusive roaming, personal hotspot and 5G coverage at no extra cost.
In the UK, Three offers a wide range of unlimited data plans including unlimited data SIM cards, handsets and home broadband plans. The plans are sometimes also referred to as having ‘all-you-can-eat data’.
With Three’s unlimited data, you can browse, stream and download as much as you like without the need to worry about how much data you’re using. You’ll currently get 99.8% population coverage on 4G, with 5G coverage being available at no extra cost when it launches in your area. You can share your unlimited data with other devices through tethering and personal hotspot, and you can use up to 19GB of data abroad in other countries through the Go Roam offer.
In this article, we’ll review the unlimited data offering from Three in the UK. We’ll start by looking at the features of Three’s unlimited data price plan and at the multiple ways you’re able to get access to it. We’ll then compare Three’s unlimited data plan to rival mobile networks before looking at the coverage you can expect on the service. Finally, we’ll look at how you can keep your existing phone number when moving from another mobile network to Three.
Mobile networks like iD Mobile, SMARTY Mobile and Superdrug Mobile piggyback on Three’s coverage in the UK.
In the UK, there are only four network coverage providers: EE, O2, Three and Vodafone. Every other mobile network is a “virtual network operator”, piggybacking on coverage from one of the big four providers.
At present, a number of mobile networks piggyback on coverage from Three. The two biggest ones are iD Mobile and SMARTY, with the smaller providers being Superdrug Mobile and FreedomPop. On all of these networks, you’ll get the same 3G & 4G coverage as customers on Three, but sometimes with different features and benefits such as data rollover on iD Mobile and unused data discounts on SMARTY.
In this article, we’ll review and compare the mobile networks using coverage from Three in the UK. We’ll compare the best value SIM cards with Three coverage, ranging in price from £5/month up to £20/month and more.
Sky offers Essential, Superfast and Ultrafast fibre broadband plans, with the optional Sky Broadband Boost add-on.
In the UK, Sky offers three types of home broadband service: Essential Broadband (with average download speeds of 11Mbit/s), Superfast Broadband (with average download speeds of 59Mbit/s) and Ultrafast Broadband (with average download speeds of 145 to 285Mbit/s).
In addition to their core home broadband service, there’s an optional £5/month Sky Broadband Boost add-on. This gives you additional features like a guaranteed wi-fi connection in every room and Sky Broadband Buddy parental controls.
In this article, we’ll review the Sky Broadband service in the UK. We’ll start by comparing the three types of plan: Essential, Superfast and Ultrafast broadband. We’ll then review the Sky Broadband Boost add-on before comparing the download speeds available on the service and the level of coverage you’re able to get.
Sky Mobile offers flexible plans with rollover of unused data and unlimited streaming through Sky TV apps without using data.
In the UK, Sky Mobile offers mobile phone SIM cards and handsets, using coverage from the O2 network. At present, customers can get 4G coverage on Sky Mobile, with 5G coverage due to launch later this year.
There are a number of unique features on Sky Mobile. One of them is Roll, which allows you to roll over unused data for up to three years. Another is Watch which gives you unlimited streaming through Sky TV apps without using your data allowance if you’re a Sky TV customer. Customers buying a mobile phone from Sky can also benefit from Swap, which allows you to upgrade your device every year.
In this article, we’ll look at Sky’s mobile plans including their SIM-only deals and mobile handset plans. We’ll then look at some of the key features available on Sky Mobile including Roll, Watch, Swap and Mix. Finally, we’ll look at the coverage that’s available on Sky Mobile and how you can keep your existing phone number when moving to Sky Mobile.
Vodafone offers Superfast and Gigafast fibre broadband along with a Vodafone GigaCube service that’s powered by 4G & 5G.
In the UK, Vodafone offers three types of home broadband: Superfast Broadband (with average download speeds of 35Mbit/s or 63Mbit/s), Gigafast Broadband (with average download speeds of 100 to 900Mbit/s) and Vodafone GigaCube (with 4G or 5G download speeds).
In this article, we’ll review Vodafone’s home broadband service, including the three different types of broadband you can get. We’ll look at the download speeds on Superfast Broadband, Gigafast Broadband and Vodafone GigaCube before looking at download limits and the coverage you can expect on Vodafone Broadband.