Neowin News Feed for: Three Neowin News Feed for: Three en-us Neowin Ignition News (Managing Editor) (Neowin Developers) 5 UK will phase out 2G and 3G by 2033 as 5G rolls out <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The UK government has announced that 2G and 3G connectivity will be switched off by 2033. This is the end date for the switch off but networks could choose to end support earlier than this. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Wed, 08 Dec 2021 20:06:01 +0000 Three UK announces Xiaomi 11T Pro gift bundle worth over £200 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Three UK has said it will give £200-worth of Xiaomi accessories to anyone who buys the Xiaomi 11T Pro when it becomes available for pre-order on September 24th. The offer will end on October 14th. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Wed, 15 Sep 2021 23:06:01 +0000 Three UK announces the re-introduction of roaming fees in the EU <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Three has said that it&#039;s bringing back roaming charges for people visiting EU countries. Customers will have to pay £2 per day in these countries from May 23 if they renew a contract after Oct. 1. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Thu, 09 Sep 2021 22:16:01 +0000 Three UK announces 100GB of Google One cloud storage for customers <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Three UK has announced that its customers are now able to upgrade their Google One storage to 100GB for the next three months under an offer that it&#039;s running. 100GB typically costs £1.59 per month. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Mon, 16 Aug 2021 13:32:02 +0000 UK mobile carriers agree on Shared Rural Network deal <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>O2, Three, and Vodafone have come to an agreement regarding the Shared Rural Network. The firms will build 222 mobile masts in under-served areas, which will be shared by all three. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Wed, 27 Jan 2021 13:00:01 +0000 RootMetrics says EE is the mobile carrier to beat in the UK <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>EE has come out as the best mobile carrier around the UK in RootMetrics&#039; latest report. The authors did over half a million tests around the country to find out which carriers were most reliable. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Wed, 20 Jan 2021 15:02:01 +0000 Three to offer disadvantaged school kids unlimited data <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Three is offering disadvantaged school children free unlimited data upgrades to help them engage in remote learning. The data is being provided in partnership with the UK Department for Education. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Wed, 06 Jan 2021 00:38:01 +0000 UK mobile networks won't re-introduce EU roaming charges <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The four big mobile carriers in the UK have revealed that they do not plan to bring back roaming fees when the country begins its new relationship with the EU in just a matter of days. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Mon, 28 Dec 2020 14:30:01 +0000 UK: Report reveals the best mobile and broadband providers <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Ofcom has revealed which broadband and mobile companies customers prefer the most. It said Tesco Mobile score best in the mobile category and Plusnet did the best in the broadband category. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Fri, 21 Aug 2020 14:14:02 +0000 UK telecoms remove data charges for victim support websites <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The UK government has come to an arrangement with several mobile operators, including EE and O2, that will allow customers to access nine victim support websites without using up their mobile data. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Thu, 11 Jun 2020 16:28:01 +0000 UK: Firms and government announce Shared Rural Network <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The UK government and several mobile operators have announced the Shared Rural Network which aims to provide 4G mobile coverage in rural areas around the country. It will cost £1 billion. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Mon, 09 Mar 2020 11:40:01 +0000 Three UK expanding its 5G rollout across U.K. by the end of February <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Three is set to kick off its wider 5G mobile rollout across the U.K. by the end of this month. Prior to that, the telecom firm is showcasing its 5G service at the London Fashion Week. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Jay Bonggolto) Fri, 14 Feb 2020 09:12:01 +0000 The UK has decided to allow Huawei hardware in non-critical areas of 5G networks <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The UK government has finally come to the decision that it will allow Huawei hardware to be used in 5G networks but with several restrictions. Only 35% of a network will be able to use Huawei tech. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Tue, 28 Jan 2020 13:36:01 +0000 UK may decide tomorrow whether or not it will allow Huawei into its 5G networks <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The UK government is expected to come to a decision tomorrow over whether or not it should allow Huawei hardware in the 5G networks, following pressure from the U.S. to exclude the Chinese firm. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Mon, 27 Jan 2020 20:38:01 +0000 Three switches on its 5G network in London before wider roll out <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Three has taken the first step in rolling out its 5G network. Customers in London can now sign a 12-month contract to get a SIM and router which delivers 5G Broadband to customers homes. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Mon, 19 Aug 2019 15:31:52 +0000 Three set to launch “full 5G experience” without speed caps and no extra cost <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Three has announced that when it begin its roll out of 5G next month it will do so without speed caps or raising the costs of its contracts, SIM only or PAYG plans. It plans to serve 25 areas by 2020. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Fri, 26 Jul 2019 12:04:01 +0000 Raft of UK mobile carriers outline plans to reduce customers' bills post-contract <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The UK&#039;s major mobile carriers plan to introduce changes earlier next year that will cut bills for people whose contracts have ended. Three is the only big firm not to have joined in. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Mon, 22 Jul 2019 17:16:01 +0000 Three launches Nokia-backed cloud core network ready for 5G rollout <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Three has launched its 5G Nokia-backed cloud core network. It&#039;s described as a crucial element of the overall 5G network that Three wants to start rolling out around the UK from next month. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Tue, 16 Jul 2019 16:30:01 +0000 Huawei to help phone carriers develop 5G networks in the UK <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A new report suggests that Chinese phone-maker Huawei is going to partner up with four of the UK&#039;s largest mobile phone carriers to develop 5G networks and technology in the nation. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Namerah Saud Fatmi) Sun, 07 Jul 2019 15:12:01 +0000 Three will launch the UK's “fastest” 5G network in August <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The mobile carrier, Three, has announced that its 5G network will go online in August in more than 20 towns and cities around the UK. In July, it&#039;ll unveil pricing for its 5G products. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Mon, 10 Jun 2019 15:06:01 +0000 Huawei and Three demonstrate 5G home broadband capabilities <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Huawei and Three have shown off new 5G home broadband technology that can reach speeds of up to 2 Gbps. The two firms want to deliver 5G in urban areas and train stations too, starting next year. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Tue, 20 Nov 2018 16:22:01 +0000 O2, EE, and Vodafone do well in Ofcom's 5G spectrum auction, Three not so much <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Ofcom has finally concluded its 5G spectrum auction, announcing which companies have won what. O2, Vodafone, and EE have all come out of it pretty well while Three failed to make big gains. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Thu, 05 Apr 2018 16:16:01 +0000 Three creates Binge Club for TV bingeing Brits <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Three has announced a new show on YouTube called Binge Club. The first topic of the spoiler-filled show will be Stranger Things 2. It&#039;ll air just days after the season premieres on Netflix. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Thu, 19 Oct 2017 14:30:36 +0000 Three brings digital literacy programme to Scotland <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Three has introduced its digital empowerment programme, Discovery, to Scotland. The programme&#039;s one-to-one sessions will be accessible to anyone at Three stores in Edinburgh and Glasgow. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Wed, 11 Oct 2017 13:46:01 +0000 Three launches ‘Go Binge' unlimited streaming service <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Three has announced &#039;Go Binge&#039; which will allow customers to stream TV and music from various sources, including Netflix, without using up their data allowance. No pricing was announced. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Thu, 06 Jul 2017 00:34:01 +0000 Three fined £1.9m by Ofcom for emergency calls failure <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Three has been fined £1.9 million because of a single point of failure in its emergency call system. Ofcom found that the flaw could have led to people not being able to call the emergency services. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Sat, 17 Jun 2017 00:36:01 +0000 Microsoft signs up Intel, AT&T, EE, T-Mobile and others to its eSIM vision for connected PCs <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft is working with numerous global carriers &quot;to provide seamless eSIM connectivity&quot; for the new generation of Always Connected Windows 10 PCs, with &#039;silicon support&#039; from Intel and Qualcomm. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Wed, 31 May 2017 10:19:25 +0000 Three's MakeTheAirFair campaign receives the support of 100,000 people <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Three has gained the backing of 100,000 people for its MakeTheAirFair campaign which aims to push the regulator, Ofcom, to limit companies to owning a total of 30% of the mobile spectrum. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Wed, 11 Jan 2017 02:56:01 +0000 Three CEO David Dyson: 'UK robbed of best infrastructure in Europe' <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Three UK CEO hits-out over European Commission intervention which ruled that mobile network Three may not merge with rival O2 to become Europe&#039;s best mobile network. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Michael Firth) Wed, 07 Sep 2016 09:58:01 +0000 Three UK announces Galaxy Note7 with free Galaxy VR headset, available from August 30th <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Three UK has announced pre-orders for the new Samsung Galaxy Note7. While stocks last, Three are also bundling in a Galaxy VR headset. There is an upfront cost of £149 then £35 per month. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Thu, 18 Aug 2016 15:06:01 +0000 Project Fi announces its first international carrier; offers faster data in 135 destinations <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Google today announced its first international carrier for Project Fi: Three. According to the company, the service will now offer high-speed data in over 135 destinations in over a dozen countries. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Rich Woods) Tue, 12 Jul 2016 15:30:01 +0000 Three will trial ad-blocking on its network for one day in June <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Three has announced that it will conduct a 24-hour trial of opt-in ad-blocking on its network one a day during the week commencing June 13. The move has drawn criticism from online ad proponents. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Thu, 26 May 2016 06:32:01 +0000 Three UK tells people to use WhatsApp-like services due to MMS price hike price on June 13 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>UK phone carrier, Three, has announced that on June 13 the price for sending MMS messages will increase by more than double. Three suggests people use data messaging apps as a means to send an MMS. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Mon, 23 May 2016 16:54:02 +0000 EE gets rival Three's boxing-themed ad banned in the UK, whilst mocking Three on Twitter <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>EE has taken a swing at rival mobile network, Three, by getting one of its adverts banned in the UK, and then proceeding to mock the network on Twitter, by making fun of its advertising campaign. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Jack Wilkinson) Wed, 11 May 2016 21:26:01 +0000 European Commission blocks Three's proposed £10.25bn acquisition of O2 UK <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>European regulators said that Three&#039;s parent company, Hutchison, had &quot;failed to adequately address the serious concerns raised&quot; over the deal, which would have increased prices and harmed innovation. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Wed, 11 May 2016 13:50:17 +0000 HTC 10 shipments begin in the US, but Amazon says UK availability delayed by 12 days <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>HTC says it&#039;s started shipping the 10 in the US - but there&#039;s some ambiguity over its availability in the UK, where Amazon now says it will be released 12 days later than previously expected. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Thu, 05 May 2016 12:14:01 +0000 The new HTC 10 flagship is set to launch in the UK this Friday <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Three UK and Amazon have both said that pre-orders for the HTC 10 will begin shipping this Friday, May 6 - but Carphone Warehouse says its deliveries won&#039;t begin for another &#039;10-13 days&#039;. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Mon, 02 May 2016 16:00:01 +0000 Three Ireland adds support for carrier billing to Windows Store <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Three Ireland has added carrier billing support on its network for the Windows Store, which covers Windows 10 Mobile and Windows Phone 8.1, allowing you to pay using your phone. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Jack Wilkinson) Tue, 26 Apr 2016 19:26:01 +0000 EE is offering 16GB of 4G data with unlimited texts and minutes for £19.99 a month <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>EE is currently offering a 12-month plan with 16GB of 4G data, including tethering, and unlimited minutes and texts for £19.99 a month, down from £34.99 - and existing customers could pay just £16.49. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Tue, 12 Apr 2016 11:40:01 +0000 CMA agrees Three's takeover of O2 UK would 'raise prices, reduce quality, harm competition' <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The CEO of the UK&#039;s Competition and Markets Authority says he agrees with the EC&#039;s assessment of Three&#039;s proposed takeover of O2 UK, saying it should be blocked unless concerns are properly addressed. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Mon, 11 Apr 2016 12:48:01 +0000