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Three’s 5G network will be available to all; unlimited data plans continue unchanged

As widely expected, Three is continuing its unlimited data offerings with the imminent launch of its own 5G network.

Image: Initial 5G coverage on Three

Today, Three confirmed that every single existing customer will be able to use 5G (subject to getting a 5G handset or other 5G device, such as a router) immediately. No plan changes, no upgrading, no SIM-card provisioning; just bung in the SIM card and go!

Perhaps with a little dig at Vodafone, which recently launched its own unlimited data plans (and may well force EE into doing the same), the network pointed out that it has no speed caps at all.

When Three rolls out its 5G network this year, it will cover 25 cities and with a level of capacity that is unrivalled, due to the immense amount of spectrum that Three now owns.

Within three years, Three aims to have 80% of Three’s current network traffic covered by 5G.

Handsets will include the Huawei Mate 20 X 5G, Samsung Galaxy S10 5G and the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G.

Three is currently bundling an M-Pen with the Mate 20 X 5G free of charge, and offering six months half price line rental (on a 24 month unlimited data plan, the phone has a £79 upfront cost then £30.50/month for six months and £61/month thereafter)

Dave Dyson, CEO at Three, said: “Three is leading the way with 5G, by providing our customers with unlimited data and the fastest speeds. Our customers will be able to enjoy and explore a full 5G experience, at the same cost as 4G.

“The forthcoming months are going to be game-changing and with our unrestricted plans, we are looking forward to unleashing the full potential of 5G to all.”

More info: Three

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3 comments

  1. This just puts Vodafone to shame with is throttling of all but it’s most expensive 5G plan. Why Vodafone and EE both see fit to profit from early adopters is beyond me, consumers should vote with their contracts and boycott these archaic practices.

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