Three UK: no extra cost for 4G, service to come 'as standard'

Three UK: no extra cost for 4G, service to come 'as standard'Everything Everywhere (or “EE”, for short) is currently the only UK network offering 4G data, and much has been made of the arguably extortionate price plans.

Three UK intends to go the other way, with the promise that there’ll be no extra cost to its customers for 4G. Lovely!

The network has issued a lengthy press release this morning, proudly declaring that its DC-HSPA service has reached 55% of the UK population, with a target of 80% by the end of March.

Furthermore, when Three UK starts rolling out 4G later this year, its customers will be able to enjoy the benefits without changing tariff.

"Our customers choose Three because they love the internet and know they can get great speeds and great value on our award-winning network," begins Three UK’s chief exec, Dave "Double D" Dyson.

"As we add the next wave of technology to our Ultrafast network, we've listened to our customers and thought long and hard about the right way to do it. We don't want to limit Ultrafast services to a select few based on a premium price and we've decided our customers will get this service as standard.

“With Three, it's simple, great value and Ultrafast. What you might expect from the network that was built for the internet."

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JanSt / MOD  Feb. 4, 2013 at 14:10

I guess that means in Ireland we'll get 5MB per day initially?

JanSt / MOD  Feb. 4, 2013 at 14:11

Sorry... 50

JanSt / MOD  Feb. 4, 2013 at 14:11

no, 5...

AhmadCentral  Feb. 4, 2013 at 14:18

Wonder how the other networks will respond.
Also wonder how 4G will be rolled out on 3 and whether new handsets will have any premium pricing at all?

Certinfy  Feb. 4, 2013 at 14:58

Makes EE's pricing look like an even bigger joke now...

Pondlife  Feb. 4, 2013 at 15:08

Other networks not really responded to 3 wholeheartedly in the past, don't see that changing tbh.
Don't think they can really say much on rollout and the like until they know what they've got and if it's got strings attached.
What they charge for handsets isn't that important as you can buy elsewhere though so far they do seem a mite dearer. More so the 4g mifi, hoping that one gets cheaper fast.

fruman23  Feb. 5, 2013 at 07:09

Wonder how the other networks will respond.
Also wonder how 4G will be rolled out on 3 and whether new handsets will have any premium pricing at all?


The handsets are only priced at an extra £2-3 p/m if at all, the upfront cost will remain the same.

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