Three has today switched on its 5G network, which starts not with a range of handsets but rather a 5G router that offers an alternative to fixed-line broadband.
With a simple £35 per month charge, and truly unlimited data, Three’s offering does away with the need for a landline that few people want or use, and requires no engineer visit.
All you need is 5G coverage to fully benefit from the high speeds that in many cases will far exceed what is available via a traditional fixed-line solution, although the same router will also work on 4G and 3G if you are yet to live within the initially limited coverage area.
Wannabe customers can order the 5G Broadband service with the option of same-day delivery (at a one-off cost of £20), or free next-day delivery. Setting up then takes a matter of minutes compared to a week or more with a fixed-line solution.
The £35 per month contract is for a minimum term of 12 months. At the time of posting it’s not clear if users get to keep the Huawei router or get it on loan for the duration of the contract (possibly to enable Three to replace the router when additional bands are introduced on 5G in the coming years).
To celebrate the launch event, which will see handsets being offered later in the year (including the brand-new Samsung Galaxy Note 10 5G), Three has created a 5G mixed-reality experience at its London flagship store at 297 Oxford Street that runs until November.
Designer Henry Holland and Magic Leap have teamed up with a ‘living room of the future’ that will no doubt include multiple 4K video streaming, low-latency gaming, VR, AR and more.
If you’re interested in finding out more, head down to the store – or alternatively if you’re keen to sign up for the broadband service, check the website link below.
- Three’s 5G service is also available to all Three customers, who can access to the 5G network without any need to change plan or upgrade. All that is needed is a compatible 5G handset, of which Three will launch a range later this year.
More info: Three Home Broadband