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SmartyBroadband

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Not sure this is related to the 5G rollout, but I was on holiday around Wales over the past week. Drove around all parts from Snowdonia down to Freshwater East and I was AMAZED at the 4G+ coverage around the place.

There are monopoles (probably 4G only ones) everywhere - compared to my O2 sim, the coverage was fantastic.

If Wales are anything to go by, perhaps Three are happy to suck in London, and actually be half decent everywhere else.
 

sbaggs

Casual Member
My experience of Three broadband on 4G has been positive too. We've been with them for nearly two years, despite living opposite the telephone exchange (long story - we bought a house and lived in a caravan on the drive while we gutted the place, so a phone line would have been awkward).

Things got a bit rocky while they were doing a network upgrade early last year, but we were only without a service for one day (plus the big Three meltdown of a couple of years ago). In the last six months speeds have roughly doubled from what we had two years ago - we occasionally see 100Mb/s, routinely 70-90Mb/s even in the evenings.

We're coming up to the end of our Three contract, and now we're in the house I was expecting to go for FTTC at this point (no fibre here). Given that our 4G speeds are comparable with the best we're likely to see from FTTC even with the cabinet just over the road, though, I don't see the point in switching. We're paying £21 pm, and if things do go wrong I can drop in a EE SIM and carry on - can't do that with a telephone line!
 

jbennett360

Pro Member
Only just realised today that 3 have the most coverage in my home city of Hull. I've never ever considered them. Maybe I should going forward. Especially at the rate they're banging planning applications in haha

Three UK did best in Hull (51.5%)

 

The Wee Bear

ULTIMATE Member
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Indeedy it is Gavin. Here's the icon to look for folks.(Google Play Store) (y)
 

Bubblesthefish6

ULTIMATE Member
I've just downaloded it to manage my sim for the MiFi that i broke the other day (If anyone has a spare one, i will give you £20 for it as i need a new one ASAP!)
 

Zathan

Pro Member
Tested out 3s 5g in Crewe yesterday, excellent performance but it seems to be down today with workers around the mast.
 

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Seani

Top Member
Only just realised today that 3 have the most coverage in my home city of Hull. I've never ever considered them. Maybe I should going forward. Especially at the rate they're banging planning applications in haha

Three UK did best in Hull (51.5%)

Three have more places 5G than anyone, and that was in May.
 

Seani

Top Member
My experience of Three broadband on 4G has been positive too. We've been with them for nearly two years, despite living opposite the telephone exchange (long story - we bought a house and lived in a caravan on the drive while we gutted the place, so a phone line would have been awkward).

Things got a bit rocky while they were doing a network upgrade early last year, but we were only without a service for one day (plus the big Three meltdown of a couple of years ago). In the last six months speeds have roughly doubled from what we had two years ago - we occasionally see 100Mb/s, routinely 70-90Mb/s even in the evenings.

We're coming up to the end of our Three contract, and now we're in the house I was expecting to go for FTTC at this point (no fibre here). Given that our 4G speeds are comparable with the best we're likely to see from FTTC even with the cabinet just over the road, though, I don't see the point in switching. We're paying £21 pm, and if things do go wrong I can drop in a EE SIM and carry on - can't do that with a telephone line!
Defo the plus with 4/5G, you can just if you need pop to another network shop and grab a unlimited sim, Voda & Three backup payg sims in my drawer from having o2 5G last year as they both have Unlimited payg incase I ever needed it.


If you know LTE broadband you be like a millennial “landline? What’s that??” 🤣
 

Seani

Top Member
I think three for me is one to keep an eye on depending on how quick they can deploy new masts.
Defo, best spectrum & rolling out leaving EE 5G rollout gathering dust, head office are still overly concerned with broadband by wire you see Lol ;)
 

zakir1988

Top Member
New application put through recently to put 5G at Stockholm House, Swedenborg Gardens, London, E1 8HP.

Its MBNL (EE Ltd & H3G UK Ltd)
 

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