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Three UK announces when and where its 5G network will go live

Three UK announces when and where its 5G network will go live
Three still doesn’t offer a mobile 5G network to customers, but today the UK’s fourth most popular network provider has announced plans to finally switch on its service. 

Three's 5G network is going live in 66 locations


The company hasn’t confirmed an exact date but promised the launch would happen by the end of February. Three is planning to activate the service at an impressive 66 locations (listed below) across London, Cardiff, Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham, Coventry, and Nottingham. 

Unlike some rival network providers, Three promises its 5G service will be available as a free upgrade to all customers regardless of their contract, SIM-only, and PAYG plans. Of course, you’ll need to purchase a 5G-ready smartphone to take advantage of the faster speeds.

Three currently offers the Galaxy S20 5G, Galaxy S20+ 5G, and Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G on pre-order. But if you’re hoping to take advantage of the network as soon as it goes live, the Galaxy Note 10+ 5G, Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G, and Huawei Mate 20 X 5G are also available.

Today’s announcement comes after Three was forced to delay its launch in November after admitting work had been “more time consuming and complex than others, and, as a result, our 5G roll out is slightly behind our original plan.”

It also follows the initial launch of their 5G broadband service, which won’t yet be expanding to the locations listed below, towards the end of last year. 

  • Aberdeen
  • Abingdon-on-Thames
  • Aldershot
  • Balloch
  • Barrow-in-Furness
  • Basildon
  • Bath
  • Bedford
  • Birkenhead
  • Birmingham
  • Blackpool
  • Borehamwood
  • Bradford
  • Brighton
  • Bristol
  • Brookmans Park
  • Cannock
  • Cardiff / Caerdydd
  • Chatham
  • Clayton-Le-Woods
  • Coventry
  • Crawley
  • Cullingworth
  • Doncaster
  • Dundee
  • Glasgow
  • Gorebridge
  • Grimsby
  • Guildford
  • Heanor
  • Hedge End
  • Hemel Hempstead
  • Huddersfield
  • Inchinnan
  • Ipswich
  • Leeds
  • Leicester
  • Leyland
  • Liverpool
  • London
  • Lower Stondon
  • Luton
  • Maidstone
  • Manchester
  • Motherwell
  • Neston
  • Newquay
  • Nottingham
  • Nuneaton
  • Peterborough
  • Plymouth
  • Preston
  • Reading
  • Redcar
  • Royston
  • Sheffield
  • Shelly Green
  • Slough
  • ST Albans
  • Sunderland
  • Swadlincote
  • Swansea / Abertawe
  • Swindon
  • Westhoughton
  • Wickford
  • Wigan

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