Three’s 4G network is now live, but not to the masses
Three confirmed it has launched its 4G mobile network as scheduled, but the operator has kept its launch low key compared to the fanfare we saw when other UK operators launched 4G.
The company’s 4G network is currently live in London, Manchester, Birmingham and Reading. Although, initially it's only available to 3000 customers who have been selected by Three to receive the service. If you were one of the lucky ones you would have heard from Three already.
Three's customers already enjoying 4G are testing out the service and providing feedback which will help the wider roll-out of 4G across the UK. Three added that they will connect many customers to 4G in December, but it could be January or February before the bulk of customers in the areas get 4G.
They've previously stated that by February 1.5 million of its customers with a 4G ready device will be able to access 4G. By the end of 2014 they plan to have 4G available in 50 towns and cities and aim to hit 98% 4G coverage in the UK by the end of 2015.
The good news is that Three will connect you to 4G with no extra costs, and there is no need to upgrade or sign a new contract. All you'll need to do is install a firmware update on your '4G Ready' device and you're good to go.
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By Kevin Thomas on 10th December, 2013