Three customers on 3G can look forward to their free upgrade to 4G speeds earlier than expected, the network has all-but confirmed.
Back in December, Three announced it intends to have migrated all 3G customers in London, Reading, Manchester and Birmingham to its super-fast 4G service by the end of March. They will be charged no extra for 4G.
However in a Q&A today, Three PR manager Ali Lubbock confirmed that all subscribers in these locations are now in fact on course to have been migrated to 4G “for the start of March”. That’s a month ahead of the initial due date.
Manufacturers’ handsets on the network that have already been made 4G-compatible via a software update include those from Nokia, Apple, LG, Sony and Samsung, which covers most of the big hitters.
The faster-than-expected 4G activation process appears to augur well for the future of Three’s rollout. Previously outlined targets indicate it plans to have a presence in 50 cities by the end of 2014 and be able to offer 98% coverage in the UK by the end of 2015.
Lubbock also reiterated that the 4G rollout will bring further improvements for Three subscribers, engendered by the concurrent upgrading of the carrier’s core network that’s also taking place.
This should provide a bedrock for a better network experience for data, texts and calls and ensure that “every customer benefits from the 4G rollout,” she said.