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How many mobile networks are there in the UK?

How many mobile networks are there in the UK, not including "virtual" ones like giffgaff?

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Pondlife  May. 7, 2012 at 20:10

Now kind of 4 was 5
o2
3
vodafone
EE (was orange and tmobile)

matt101101 / MOD  May. 7, 2012 at 21:39

There are 5, as Orange and T-Mobile still operate separately (at the moment). For example, my contract with T-Mobile has nothing to do with Orange, apart from being able to roam, free of charge, onto their network.

Also, an Orange SIM will still prioritise the Orange network and a T-Mobile SIM will still prioritise the T-Mobile network, to the point that they'll both prioritise their native 2G network over the alternative network's 3G network, even if it's available.

mobileman  May. 8, 2012 at 18:10

Operators:
Vodafone
O2
Orange
T-Mobile
Three Mobile

Virtual:
Virgin Mobile
Talk Mobile
Giff Gaff
Tesco Mobile
plus a few smaller ones about, ie: Utility Warehouse + other resellers.

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