Updated : November, 2016
Introduction to iD Mobile 4G
iD from Carphone Warehouse is an MVNO which uses Three’s infrastructure, but aims to stand out by offering free roaming in 29 countries in total (that’s less than Three’s total of 42, but the selection is slightly different), as well as low prices and flexible tariffs.
As iD uses Three’s masts it has the same amount of 4G coverage as Three. That’s not such a good thing as Three purchased the least amount of 4G frequency spectrum in the UK’s 4G auction. It was also the last major network to launch 4G, but despite that it has over 63 percent UK population coverage with 4G currently and aims to hit 98 percent population coverage ultimately, so coverage should soon be very strong. Three customers also have a 4G signal 39.77% of the time according to OpenSignal, which is less than rivals but sure to improve.
Popular iD Mobile Deals
All SIM Only deals come with double data and 4G included.
Expand + for full plan details
|Deal||Monthly Cost||View Deal||Data||Minutes||Texts||Duration||Plan Extras|
|£4||See Deal||250MB||250||5000||1 month||Capped Plan.|
|£10||See Deal||4GB||500||5000||1 month||Capped Plan.|
|£7.50||See Deal||2GB||250||5000||1 month||Capped plan.|
|£5||See Deal||1GB||250||5000||1 month||Capped plan.|
|£14||See Deal||4GB||1000||5000||1 month||Data Rollover.|
iD 4G Network Coverage Overview
Types of 4G from iD:
Standard 4G – Around 5 times faster than a standard 3G network.
4G from iD uses the following network frequencies:
o 800 MHz (0.8 GHz)
o 1800 MHz (1.8 GHz)
Find out more about 4G frequencies in the UK here.
iD allows you to use your minutes, texts and data at no extra cost in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the USA. However only 3G speeds are available and free roaming is only offered by TakeAway plans.
Use iD Mobile’s coverage checker here to find out about coverage and speeds in your area.
iD 4G Coverage
Three and by extension iD now has over 63% UK population coverage with 4G. In fact, it might be more than that, as Three hasn’t updated this figure in a while. Towns and cities with partial or full coverage include but are not limited to: Aberdeen, Birmingham, Blackpool, Bolton, Bournemouth, Bradford, Brighton, Bristol, Cambridge, Cardiff, Cheltenham, Coventry, Derby, Dundee, Durham, Edinburgh, Exeter, Glasgow, Gloucester, Huddersfield, Ipswich, Leeds, Leicester, Liverpool, London, Luton, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northampton, Norwich, Nottingham, Oxford, Plymouth, Portsmouth, Preston, Sheffield, Southampton, Southend On Sea, Stoke On Trent, Swindon, Watford and York.