Is 5G in your area? Mast maps reveal if you can upgrade to super-fast mobile internet
READY to upgrade to super-fast 5G internet? You can easily check if you’ve got a 5G mast in your area – delivering next-gen download speeds.
Now that 5G conspiracy theories have been firmly debunked, it’s time to consider upgrading your phone and SIM to 5G.
What is 5G?
Just like 4G (and 3G before that), 5G is simply a new generation of mobile internet.
Phone networks have tweaked the technology to deliver faster speeds – and have dubbed it the “5th generation”, or 5G.
In the UK, 5G speeds are already coming in at around 10 times the average 4G speeds.
To get 5G, you’ll need to live in the right area, have a 5G phone contract, and also a 5G-ready phone.
Huge chunks of the UK (primarily in cities for now) are getting 5G coverage.
And loads of phone makers have produced 5G-ready handsets, including Samsung, Huawei and OnePlus.
Apple hasn’t launched a 5G iPhone yet, but is expected to do so later this year.
Scientists have debunked claims of “deadly 5G radiation” completely, so enjoy your speedy internet in peace.
EE has rolled out 5G in 112 cities and large towns across the UK.
However, it won’t be available in every single part of those towns and cities.
You can find out if EE’s 5G is in your area here.
Three claims to be building the UK’s “fastest 5G network”.
And Three is automatically upgrading 4G customers to 5G internet free of charge.
You can check for Three’s 5G coverage in your area here.
O2 has sent 5G lie in areas within 30 towns and cities.
And the network has pledged to reach a total of 50 locations by summer 2020.
You can check for coverage in your area here.
Vodafone is offering 5G internet in 41 locations across the UK.
And it says you can also access 5G in 70 locations across Germany, Spain, Italy and Ireland to boot.
You can check for Vodafone 5G network coverage here. Just make sure to hit the “5G” tab on the side of the map.
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In other news, check out the best 5G phones you can buy today.
Three is offering a free 5G upgrade for customers.
And read about why your iPhone can’t get 5G even if you pay for a 5G contract.
Have you upgraded to 5G yet? Let us know in the comments!
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