EE rolls out 5G to 35 more UK towns and cities - how to check if there's coverage in your area
EE mobile customers with 5G contracts and compatible handsets can now access the faster service in 35 more locations across the UK, including Brighton, Swansea and York. It's the latest expansion in 5G coverage by one of the major networks - we've details below on how to check which areas are covered by all four of the major providers.
Put simply, 5G is the fifth generation of the technology used to deliver the mobile internet, ie, to get online on a mobile or dongle without needing to connect to a cable or Wi-Fi. It promises to be up to 100 times faster than 4G and 2,000 times faster than 3G – the type of technology you're probably familiar with as they're what appear on most phones when you go online using your mobile's network.
Read our Guide to 5G for more info on how 5G works, how to get it and how much it costs. Bear in mind that 5G has limited availability and is very expensive, so if you're on the lookout for a new phone or Sim use our Cheap Mobile Finder to compare 50+ retailers and resellers to find your top deal.
Where EE has expanded its 5G coverage to - the full list
In total, 160 locations now have access to EE's 5G network - here's a full list of the 35 towns and cities that have just been added:
- Milton Keynes
How to check whether there's 5G coverage in your area
Before you take out a 5G deal check whether your town or city has coverage. Here's a round-up of the major mobile networks' 5G capability:
- EE now has 5G in more than 160 UK towns and cities - use its 5G coverage tool to check your local area.
- O2's 5G network reaches more than 150 UK towns and cities. Use its coverage checker for more info.
- Three currently has 5G in almost 200 UK towns and cities - use its network coverage tool to check your area.
- Vodafone has 5G in 100 UK towns and cities - use its network status checker to see if 5G is available.