Three’s 5G network won’t cost you any more than 4G
Three has announced its 5G pricing in the UK, and the excellent news is it may not value you any further than its present “contract, SIM simplest and PAYG 4G cellular plans.”
The company will start rolling out its 5G network across 25 cities next month, with 80% of Three’s network traffic today expected to be covered by 5G within three years.
According to the announcement, there would be no speed caps – something Vodafone has introduced with its new unlimited plans which cover you for 4G and 5G. The new plan will be cheaper than EE, which charges a premium for its 5G contracts. However, both EE and Vodafone have their 5G networks available right now (albeit in limited areas for now).
Three will also offer a 5G unlimited data SIM only plan which will cost £22 per month, however one cost you will have to brunt is that of a 5G-enabled smartphone.
From today, July 26, you’ll be able to buy the Huawei Mate 20 X 5G from Three, and it joins Sky Mobile and Carphone Warehouse as the first UK retailers to sell the handset after carriers temporarily removed it from their line-ups in the wake of the Huawei ban.
Three has also confirmed that it will stock the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G and Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G “within the coming month.”
However the big question still remains unanswered, which is when will the company start to roll out its mobile 5G network?
As far as we know, the company is going to roll out its service for mobile broadband in August, but the closet 5G release date we’ve had so far for smartphones is “later this year.”
The company also boasts that it is the only operator that can offer a “true” 5G experience, as set out by the global standards body on 5G technology.