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British mobile operator Three has confirmed that it'll carry the LG Nexus 4, in a video on its official YouTube channel. One of the first UK networks to carry the Galaxy Nexus, Three lost out to O2 this time around, as an exclusivity deal has meant other UK networks have so far been unable to offer the phone for sale directly.

Three's also trumpeting the Nexus 4's 42Mbps DC-HSDPA capabilities, which its network supports. There's no information on availability or pricing just yet, but as O2's exclusivity deal reportedly lasts just a month, we should see the Nexus 4 in Three stores sooner rather than later.

Update: Three has now published a press release indicating its on and off-contract pricing --

The smartphone will also be available on Pay As You Go for £399.99 plus a top up. All in One 15 costs £15 and gives 30-day access to All-You-Can-Eat data along with 300 any-network minutes and 3,000 texts. Or All in One 25 costs £25 and offers All-You-Can-Eat data, 500 minutes and 3,000 texts and for a 30-day period.

Source: Three on YouTube

 
There are 6 comments

dar_k says:

Wonder what the cost will be, and will there be a sim-free option?

Alex Dobie says:

Full retail prices outside of the Play Store are hovering around £400.

chins22 says:

I think these Network providers are charging too much premium currently (£110) over the Google Play store price? Maybe it is good (for them) to start with but I hope it comes down to about £50

Forly03 says:

I was hoping that Three would have cheaper prices. Let's hope there's more stock in the Google Play store soon or Three's monthly contracts are cheaper.

smileman says:

i have the nexus 4 and live in London and have been testing 3's network vs. my current network, giffgaff.

i'd been reading reports that 3's data was 2-3x faster than giffgaff, and this would seem to make some sense given that 3 is very data oriented and giffgaff supposedly get's O2's leftover data speed scraps.

well, the results with 3 have been very disappointing. both around Covent Garden and in SE London i'm getting much, much slower data speeds on 3 than giffgaff. and worse signal strength to boot.

i've been using my Italian 3 SIM card to do the 3 network test so i'm hoping that maybe somehow this explains 3's poor showing?

i went into a 3 shop to get the Italian SIM cut and they said there shouldn't be a speed performance difference between an Italian and UK SIM cards but i wouldn't say the rep i spoke to seemed 100% reliable.

MrLadoodle says:

When roaming, as far as I remember you are usually pushed to the bottom on QoS.