Three has announced that they will be able to offer 4G data services later this year and they will not charge customers extra to upgrade to the 4G.
EE Provider was the first company in the Uk to offer customers access to 4G and has since then received alot of complaints from it existing customers who were asked to pay an extra £5 for the same amount of data they were entitled to with their 3G contracts.
Last month the currently dominated 4G data services by T-Mobile and Orange via joint venture EE firm cut its entry price from £36 to £31 but the reduced cost was only available for new customers. Three says any customer with an "ultrafast-ready" smartphone, which includes Apple's iPhone 5, Nokia's Lumia 920 and the Sony Xperia Z, will qualify for this offer.
Three chief executive Dave Dyson said "As we add the next wave of technology to our ultrafast network, we've listened to our customers and thought long and hard about the right way to do it,". "We don't want to limit ultrafast services to a select few based on a premium price and we've decided our customers will get this service as standard."
Currently, Three's "Ultrafast" network covers 55 per cent of the UK population, with planned expansion to bring it to 80 per cent by the end of March. Three has not yet provided a firm roll-out date for the upgrade to 4G LTE connectivity, however, stating only that the process will begin "later this year."