Formerly known as Relish, Three broadband offers speedy, reliable 4G and 5G mobile broadband for your home. Check your area for deals using the postcode checker above, or read on to find out what Three has to offer.
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See if you can get Three home broadband by entering your postcode above. We’ll show you what packages are available to you, and whether you can get its ultrafast 5G broadband.
What is Three broadband?
Three broadband is a new home broadband, which uses the provider’s mobile network to get you online. Depending on which package you choose (and what’s available where you are), you can either connect to its 4G or 5G network.
Unlike most broadband, it doesn’t use a cable-based network. There’s no need to connect it to phone lines – just an ordinary plug socket.
Sign up, and you’ll get sent a Hub – Three’s router. All you need to do is plug it in and hook your devices up to the Wi-Fi.
Why choose Three broadband?
- Good value
- Easy to use – just plug in and go
- Speeds are good, especially on the 5G packages
- Great for homes where fixed line broadband is poor or difficult to install
- A good choice for temporary broadband – pick a one-month plan and cancel it when you need to, or just pick up your router and take it to your new home
- Ideal for travelling
What can I get with Three broadband?
Two types of broadband are available from Three:
- Three 4G broadband
- Three 5G broadband
Both are available either on a rolling one-month basis, or a long-term 24-month plan. Whatever you choose, you’ll have truly unlimited data.
How fast is Three broadband?
Three is a little unclear about what speeds you can expect, but reports promise speeds up to 150Mbps for 5G, or an average of around 25Mbps for 4G.
This can vary quite a bit depending on your location, however. That’s as well as factors like where you put your router and how thick your walls are.
Either way, those speeds are in line with what you can usually expect from standard fixed line fibre optic broadband.
Three broadband coverage
Currently, Three broadband coverage is not as wide as it is for most broadband providers. You’ll mostly find it in cities such as London, and only in areas where Three can guarantee good speeds and reliable service if you sign up.
Check your postcode using our checker to see if Three broadband is available to you.
How does Three broadband work?
Three broadband works the same way the internet on your phone works. The router (or Hub) connects to Three’s mobile network, and uses its 4G or 5G to get you online.
It’s essentially a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot, with tech that can handle a household’s worth of devices connected to it.
Is 5G better than fibre broadband?
It’s hard to say! The fibre broadband and 5G available in your area can vary quite widely. It’s possible to have access to amazingly zippy 5G but poor fibre connections, just as it’s possible to have access to gigabit fibre broadband speeds but no 5G just yet.
Speeds on the two types of internet are largely similar overall (again, it depends where you’re measuring from), but fibre optic broadband is more reliable with less lag.
5G mobile broadband has advantages too, though – such as the fact that you can move the router around to wherever you need it. Including someone else’s house.
Is Three 5G broadband unlimited?
Yes, it is. All Three home broadband packages are truly unlimited, so you can browse and download as much as you like.