November 1, 2016

Lycamobile 4G Coverage and Network Summary


Updated: November, 2016

Introduction to Lycamobile 4G

Lycamobile is primarily aimed at people who want to make affordable international calls. However, its UK rates are reasonable too and it offers 4G.

Lycamobile uses O2’s infrastructure, so where O2 has 4G Lycamobile does too. Currently that means it has over 70% UK population coverage across more than 6000 towns, cities and villages. O2 is working hard to push that up to 98% and has a regulatory requirement to do so by the end of 2017. Looked at another way, O2 customers can get a 4G signal 55.97% of the time, according to OpenSignal.

Lycamobile 4G Network Overview

Types of 4G from Lycamobile:

  • Standard 4G – Typically 5 times faster than a standard 3G network

4G from Lycamobile uses the following network frequencies:

  • 800 MHz (0.8GHz)

Lycamobile 4G Coverage

4G from O2 and by extension Lycamobile is now available in over 600 UK towns and cities, including but not limited to:

Antrim, Bradford, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bridgend, Brighton, Burnley, Castleford, Coleraine, Coventry, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Leicester, Leigh, Liverpool, Livingston, Manchester, Newcastle, Sheffield, London, Macclesfield, Newtownabbey, Nottingham, Nuneaton, Pontypool, Poole, Portsmouth, Reading, St Albans, Sittingbourne, Southampton and Tamworth.

Recent locations to get an O2 4G and by extension a Lycamobile 4G upgrade include:

Crick, Burton upon StatherBarton-upon-Humber, BraemarWhitehead, Clehonger, Crewkerne, Ilminster, Swarland, Westruther and Winterbourne.

Roaming Destinations

Many Lycamobile plans allow you to use your text and call allowance at no extra cost in 18 international destinations, including Austria, Australia, Belgium, Norway, Germany, Ireland, Italy, France, the Netherlands, Sweden, Poland, Spain, Denmark, Switzerland, Portugal, Hong Kong, Romania and the USA.

However, you will have to buy an add-on to use data abroad and the prices of these vary wildly depending on where you plan to use the data. As an example, you can get 500MB for just £5 if you want to use it in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Poland, Romania, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden or the Netherlands. However, to use 500MB in France will cost you £25.