Three review: Coverage and connection speeds
Three’s network coverage is generally very good.
There are some parts of Northern Ireland and Scotland where Three could catch up with EE and Vodafone, but in most areas you should get reliable calls and data.
What network does three use?
There are currently four MVNOs (Mobile Virtual network Operators) that use Three’s network which are SMARTY, iD Mobile, FreedomPop and Ctrl Mobile. Being a Three MVNO means using the same core network infrastructure, so that means you’ll get coverage in all the same places as you would on Three direct.
Is EE better than three?
✔ Three tend to be cheaper than EE on SIM only
For the same amount of minutes, texts and data, we’d generally say Three will work out cheaper than EE most of the time.
Is the 3 mobile network down?
3 (Three) offers mobile phone and mobile internet service, including SMS and voicemail. 3 is owned by Hutchison Whampoa.
Is 3 a good network UK?
Three is one of the four major networks in the UK, offering decent network coverage and a good array of SIM-only deals, as well as pay monthly handset contracts. In 2017, it was voted ‘Best Network for Data’ at the uSwitch mobile awards.