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What You Should Know About Uk 3G


In the last few years, 3G coverage and services in the United Kingdom has started growing rapidly among majority of the population. Most of the UK 3G network providers have now established their 3G network up to 90% or more in all the parts of the country. The UK 3G networks provide the customers with wireless high speed internet services which at times come with at very cheap 3g internet packages. 3G is basically a third generation wireless mobile network technology which provides faster internet service similar to the fixed broadband service. The ‘3 Mobile’ company is the first UK 3G service provider and it has the largest number of 3G customers in the UK.

About UK 3G

The UK 3G service providers provide very high speed internet services on smart phone, tablet computers and mobile broadband services through 3G USB modems. They also provide mobile Wi-Fi devices known as MiFis which provides wireless internet services to more than one device’s through 3G mobile broadband connection. With UK 3G internet you can browse the net, upload files, download files and also do video calling with incredible speed and in very less time. Some of the 3G service providers in the UK offer special packages on 3G services where you get devices such as laptops, netbooks or 3G mobile phones for free as a part of their package deal. These package deals are on contract basis where you have to continue with the same service provider and pay your monthly 3G service bill until the contract gets over. Most of the service contracts last for 2 years. Some of the 3G service providers in the UK are 3 Mobile, O2, T-Mobile, Vodafone and Orange.


The 3G service in the UK uses HSPA network which consists of HSDPA network which provides download speed up to 7.6 Mbps and HSUPA network which provides upload speed up to 3.6 Mbps. Most of the people in the UK use 3G services on their phone and this has lead to increase in availability of smart phones in market. Some of the 3G enabled phones available in the UK are BlackBerry Bold 9790, HTC Sensation XE, Nokia Lumia 800, Apple iPhone 4S, Samsung Galaxy S II, Samsung Galaxy Europa, Samsung Galaxy Ace, Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Sony Ericsson Xperia arc S, Nokia X7, Apple iPhone 3GS, Nokia C2-01, Sony Ericsson X8, HTC Sensation XL with Beats Audio, BlackBerry Curve 9300, HTC Explorer, Nokia Lumia 710, HTC Desire HD, HTC Sensation XE, BlackBerry Torch 9810, Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman, BlackBerry Bold 9900, HTC Desire S and LG Optimus 3D.

Tips and comments

The UK 3G providers have many services to offer but before choosing any 3G service one should check the details of the service and than choose that 3G service which suits you the best according to your needs. One should also check the reception of the 3G network in the concerned area provided by the service provider. You should also compare all the deals and offers provided by all the service providers before you pick one of them. People looking for affordable UK 3G combo deals on 3G devices along with 3G service will find all types of offers and discounts due to stiff competition among 3G service providers.

By HANIF QAZI, published at 02/19/2012
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