Lock down to 4G 800mhz and 1800mhz beats Three’s 2100mhz 3G. Between the 5G spectrum auction it won and the U.K.Broadband spectrum it bought built up areas (like London) will be well served by Three when 5G comes around. Throw up new spectrum cells on base sites with EE doing the same. o2 however bought the only 4G in the spectrum auction (along side the main 5G) so their offering is just as good. Voda and EE seem content playing with Broadband, landlines and lesser 5G wins. The higher the frequency the less it travels and less it penetrates brick/concrete - so 800/900mhz generally cover wide open spaces and higher frequencies built up areas, or a mix of both on base sites. One one thing is sure - 5G really is Three and o2s focus as it doesn’t play with wired networks, it’s fully investing in a wireless future with 5G with the best purchases. Cant be long now till Three Wireless Home Broadband is launched with all that 5G spectrum, I imagine. 12m £20 unlimited (4G) Broadband with Three (via sister Relish) already exists in London - when this is rolled into Three with 5G it’s gonna be something else - there’s no Openreach annual line fee to pay so that benefits consumers, it already owns half the base station network along with EE so it’s a case of getting base stations updated and new hardware modems - the unlimited £20 (40mbps) plans may well disappear for new capped 5G plans so it may be worth considering now.
I did notice that inside signal is a bit pants (outside London) but it seems to be fine outside... recently updated my Samsung S8+ (BTU) firmware and they have just enabled WiFi calling without needing the Three InTouch App which is great :). I'm lucky enough to get WiFi at work and obviously at home :)
Haha, no worries.
Sorry. I meant to say that their indoors signal is very poor. Possibly a technical limitation on the frequency they own? Apologies about the snarky mention about London.
Not everyone lives in London (lol) But I understand your plight. Newcastle upon Tyne signal is good.