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Plusnet Mobile 4G Coverage and Network

14th November 2016
Plusnet Network Coverage by population
4G 97% UK
3G 98% UK
2G 99% UK
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Introduction to Plusnet Mobile 4G Coverage

Plusnet Mobile is a new name in mobile, but it’s actually a rebranding of LIFE Mobile. The company is owned by BT, which also owns EE, so of course it uses EE’s infrastructure. That’s good news, because EE has more extensive 4G infrastructure than any other UK network, with over 97% population coverage. It’s rapidly expanding too, and OpenSignal users report being able to get an EE 4G signal 60.60% of the time. Like the low-cost internet that Plusnet is mostly known for, Plusnet Mobile looks to stand out primarily by being cheap, with 4G tariffs starting at just £5 per month for 500MB of data, 250 minutes and 500 texts. Plusnet Mobile officially launches on 29th November.

Plusnet Mobile 4G Network Overview

Types of 4G from Plusnet Mobile:

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

Network speeds and capabilities

Avg. 4G Download Speed 13.81 Mbit/sec
Avg. 4G Upload Speed 33.83 Mbit/sec
LTE
Advanced
WiFi
Calling
VoLTE

Network Frequency Bands

800MHz (4G)
1800MHz (2G/4G)
2100MHz (3G)
2600MHz (4G)
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4G from Plusnet Mobile uses the following network frequencies:

  • 800 MHz (0.8 GHz)
  • 1800 MHz (1.8 GHz)
  • 2600 MHz (2.6 GHz)

Plusnet Mobile is an EE MVNO, which means rather than using its own infrastructure it uses EE’s. As such it also has access to the same spectrum bands as EE, highlighted above. That provides a strong selection of frequencies, for robust, reliable speeds and coverage, as the 800 MHz band can travel long distances, and is good at penetrating walls, for strong indoor coverage, while there’s more available spectrum in the 2600 MHz band, which means it can cope with large numbers of connections. The 1800 MHz band fills out the middle ground. With 4G on Plusnet Mobile you can expect speeds that are roughly five times as high as average 3G speeds.

Plusnet Mobile 4G Coverage

4G from Plusnet, courtesy of EE, is already available in over 666 towns and cities, along with thousands of smaller communities.

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4G from Plusnet is now available in over 666 towns and cities. Locations with 4G coverage include but are not limited to:

Aberdeen, Abingdon, Accrington, Aldershot, Altrincham, Amersham, Antrim, Armadale, Armagh City Ashby-De-La-Zouch, Ashford (Kent), Ashford (Surrey), Ashton-In-Makerfield, Ashton-Under-Lyne, Aylesbury, Ballymena, Banbridge, Bangor, Barnsley, Basildon, Basingstoke, Bath, Beaconsfield, Bedford, Belfast, Bellshill, Belper, Benfleet, Berkhamsted, Bicester, Billericay, Bingley, Birkenhead, Birmingham, Bishop Auckland, Bishop’s Stortford, Blackburn, Blackpool, Bolton, Bournemouth, Bracknell, Bradford, Braintree, Brentwood, Bridgend, Brighouse, Brighton, Bristol, Brownhills, Buckingham, Burnley, Burntwood, Burton Upon Trent, Caerphilly, Camberley, Cambridge, Cannock, Cardiff, Castleford, Coalville, Caldicot, Canvey Island, Carlisle, Carrickfergus, Chatham, Chelmsford, Cheltenham, Chepstow, Chesham, Chester, Chester-Le-Street, Cheshunt, Chesterfield, Chorley, Clydebank, Coatbridge, Colchester, Coleraine, Corringham, Coventry, Craigavon, Crawley, Cumbernauld, Cwmbran, Dalkeith, Darlington, Derby, Dewsbury, Doncaster, Dudley, Dumbarton, Dundee, Dungannon, Durham, Edinburgh, East Grinstead, Ellesmere Port, Exeter, Farnborough, Farnham, Faversham, Fleet, Fleetwood, Formby, Frimley, Gateshead, Gerrards Cross, Gillingham, Glasgow, Glossop, Gloucester, Grangemouth, Gravesend, Grays, Grimsby, Guildford, Guiseley, Halifax, Hamilton, Harlow, Harpenden, Harrogate, Hartlepool, Hatfield, Hebburn, Helensburgh, Hemel Hempstead, Hertford, High Wycombe, Hinckley, Hitchin, Hoddesdon, Houghton-Le-Spring, Holywood, Horsham, Huddersfield, Hull, Hythe, Ilkeston, Ipswich, Jarrow, Keighley, Kenilworth, Keynsham, Kirkby, Kirkintilloch, Larne, Leatherhead, Leeds, Leicester, Leigh, Leighton Buzzard, Letchworth, Leyland, Lichfield, Lincoln, Lisburn, Liverpool, Livingston, London, Londonderry/Derry, Loughborough, Luton, Lytham St Annes, Macclesfield, Maidenhead, Maidstone, Manchester, Mansfield, Marlow, Merthyr Tydfil, Milton Keynes, Middlesbrough, Motherwell, Nailsea, Neath, Newbury, Newcastle, Newcastle Under Lyme, Newport, Newry, Newton Abbot, Newtownabbey, Newtownards, Northampton, Norwich, Nottingham, Nuneaton, Oldham, Omagh, Ormskirk, Oxford, Paignton, Peterborough, Peterlee, Plymouth, Pontypool, Poole, Pontefract, Portishead, Portsmouth, Port Talbot, Potters Bar, Prestatyn, Preston, Ramsbottom, Rayleigh, Reading, Redcar, Redhill, Reigate, Rhyl, Richmond, Rochdale, Rochester, Rotherham, Rugeley, Runcorn, Sale, Saltash, Sandhurst, Sevenoaks, Sheerness, Sheffield, Shipley, Sittingbourne, Skelmersdale, Slough, Southampton, Southend-On-Sea, Southport, South Shields, Spennymoor, Stevenage, St Albans, Stafford, Staines, Stockport, Stockton-On-Tees, Stoke, Strabane, Sunderland, Sutton Coldfield, Sutton in Ashfield, Swadlincote, Swansea, Swindon, Swinton, Tamworth, Telford, Thame, Thornaby-on-Tees, Tilbury, Tonbridge, Torquay, Totton, Tyldesley, Tunbridge Wells, Wakefield, Wallasey, Walsall, Waltham Abbey, Walton-On-Thames, Ware, Warrington, Washington, Watford, Welwyn Garden City, Weston-Super-Mare, West Bromwich, Wickford Widnes, Wigan, Wimborne Minster, Windsor, Witney, Woking, Wolverhampton, Wombourne, Worksop, Wishaw and York.

With over 97% UK population coverage it’s likely you’ll be able to get 4G where you are, but coverage is increasing all the time, and recent locations to get a 4G upgrade include CollShetland Islands, Isles of ScillyIlfracombeAshbourne and Upton-upon-Severn.

Roaming Destinations

Plusnet Mobile hasn’t yet revealed what if any affordable roaming options it will offer.

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