3 is a mobile network that is known for having a broad and high quality data network. It was originally renowned for offering the best 3G signal in the UK as well as the fastest and most reliable data connection and has continued that reputation after the roll out of 4G.
We have a 3 coverage map that will help you discover the actual signal strength in your local area.
3 4G mobile network is finally taking off even though it purchased the least amount of 4G frequency spectrum in Ofcom’s 4G auction. It won’t be before 2016 when 3 manage to reach 98% of the population with 4G coverage. It uses the following frequencies: 800 MHz and 1800 MHz.
3 Mobile will launch 4G in the following towns and cities before the end of 2014: Aberdeen, Birmingham, Blackpool, Bolton, Bournemouth, Bradford, Brighton, Bristol, Cambridge, Cardiff, Coventry, Derby, Dundee, Edinburgh, Exeter, Glasgow, Gloucester, Huddersfield, Ipswich, Kingston Upon Hull, Leeds, Leicester, Liverpool, London, Luton, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northampton, Norwich, Nottingham, Oxford, Peterborough, Plymouth, Portsmouth, Preston, Sheffield, Slough, Southampton, Southend On Sea, Stoke On Trent, Stockport, Swindon, Watford and York.
Then, in 2015 it will launch 4G in the following towns and cities: Bangor, Swansea, Newport, Bath, Canterbury, Chester, Hereford, Lancaster, Lincoln, Salisbury, St Albans, Sunderland, Wakefield, Winchester and Worcester.
3 is one of the UK’s newest mobile phone networks. It first launched back in 2003 and specialised in 3G mobile internet in the same way that EE specialises in 4G today. They are well-known for having excellent mobile internet coverage throughout the country compared to their rival networks and, in fact, Ofcom has repeatedly rewarded them for the speed and quality of their network. They are currently one of the highest-rated networks in the UK and have about 3.5 million customers in the UK. A big plus point of 3 is the fact that they offer unlimited mobile data on many of their plans.