4G on three to cost no more
While three has no 4G network launched at the moment, it does have DC HSPA+(up to 42 Mbps) coverage to around just over half the UK and customers are able to access that service at no extra cost. The same philosophy will continue when 4G is launched with three announcing over the weekend that it will make 4G available to all existing and new customers for no extra cost.
Of course to enjoy the speed boost that 4G can offer people will need a compatible handset, but the number of these is increasingly every month as manufacturers around the world launch new models. The fact that major manufacturers are still launching their 4G handsets suggests that while roll-out of 4G networks in the UK has been slow that in other countries use of 4G networks will have been held back by availability of handsets.