Three is in the process of souping up its network with a scheme it is calling 4G Super-Voice.
If you live in a basement flat or way out in the sticks, Three’s 4G Super-Voice should improve the quality of your voice calls and put an end to the frustration of calls dropping as soon as you open the front door.
The idea is to improve the quality of your indoor and rural coverage by using Voice over LTE technology. It all gets a bit technical at this point, but basically this means that calls are made using a bit of the calling spectrum that is better at penetrating buildings and travelling over long distances.
Three phone calls are currently made using the 3G network. With 4G Super-Voice, they’ll be made over the 4G network instead so you’ll only be able to take advantage of the upgrade if you have a 4G phone.
The enhanced network is currently working in three quarters of London, as well as in Edinburgh, Exeter and Birmingham.
Don’t worry if you don’t happen to live in those areas; Cardiff, Manchester, Liverpool and Bristol are next on the hitlist, and Three is planning to have 65% of the UK covered by the end of 2015.