Three 4G LTE now live 'in 36 large towns and cities'

Following the completion of its staged 4G rollout, Three UK says all of its customers now have access to its LTE network. The operator says some 1.7 million of its customers are already using 4G-capable devices, and are set for a "seamless transition" to the faster network. As previously announced, all Three customers with a capable device will get access to 4G at no extra cost.

Three claims its LTE network is now operational in 36 large towns and cities, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Reading and Liverpool. Looking ahead, the operator aims to have 50 cities and 200+ towns covered by the end of this year, and over 98 percent UK population coverage by the end of 2015.


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Happy days (not just for being first!)

My One Plan Sim and Nexus 5 will have a happy life together it seems.

I think it's long overdue I'm on EE though but this should have been completed by the end of 2014 and not 2015. Even then I am not holding out any hopes that my area will ever be covered maybe by 2025.

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So not all of the capital is even covered and they are saying 98% by the end of 2015 hmm bullshit, just like the rest EE, 02, would mention Tesco but they share with 02 and Orange share with EE and also T-Mobile. I'm paying for 4G but I won't get it for a long long time.

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I get an amazing signal here in sw London and Surrey. Around 60 odd mb downloads. Happy

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I work in Bootle near Liverpool and randomly pick up 4G during the day for the last month.

Recent test speed test showed me getting 30mbps up and 22mbps down. Compared to an already decent 7mbps down and 2 mbps down I average on 3g

This is great on my unlimited data Inc tethering plan......

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Was out shopping in Liverpool yesterday and enjoyed the 4G speeds! Still yet to reach my home town but it was great to experience 4G on my LG G2 for the first time

i'm on the very outer edge of south london, virtually rural where i live and i am finally rocking a decent 4g signal! :)

Someone help me out here, i'm in the States. I know High Wycombe is an hour or so N.East of London (at least by train), so is that considered part of the London market or which market? Family on 3UK recently acquired a Nexus 5, not sure if they're getting LTE yet..

It's North West of London and not considered London at all.

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I live in high Wycombe and don't have it yet there. Also, it is north west of greater London. It's just outside greater London.

I'm using an international G2, and I've just been doing a bit of research, I've found that I had to adjust the settings on my phone. I've just done it, now I'm getting 4g. Brilliant!

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Kevin Oates, XDA has instructions. In your phone app dial *#*#4636#*#* and where it says set preferred network type, on the dropdown, select LTE/GSM/CDMA, and it should work. It did for me

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It's funny because the way the article reads it's like there are only 3 customers total. Ans 98% of them will be covered by the end of the year. All 3 customers.

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Yea, that's exactly how I read it too! I knew it wasn't what was intended, but it's funny to read it that way.

Works here in Bristol me and my Nexus five are over the moon, love it.

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Nothing yet in Exeter, its supposed to one of those getting it before the end of March. We will see..

So they are improving? Last time I was in London, I barely picked up 3G signal around London Wall/Moorgate on their network. West of St. Paul was fine though.