5G has very quickly spread across the UK, with all of the big name networks rapidly building their coverage and now, the latest brand has made the step up with iD Mobile officially launching it’s 5G network.
The Carphone Warehouse-owned network, which specialises in cheap phone contracts, was one of the last options still offering 4G only and it was expected to make the jump some time this year.
The good news is that unlike some brands, iD Mobile is offering the jump up to 5G at no extra cost on all of its SIM only deals. The bad news is that iD hasn’t rolled out the availability to all 5G phones yet.
That does mean that while you can instantly enjoy 5G on the Samsung Galaxy S21, S21 Plus, Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra and both the Huawei P40 and Huawei P40 Pro, any 5G iPhone, OnePlus, Google or Samsung device not mentioned won’t be able to access 5G yet. iD has stated that while these devices aren’t listed, they will be included very soon.
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Is iD Mobile a good network?
iD Mobile doesn’t quite have the name recognition of Three or EE, but it’s actually Carphone Warehouse’s very own network. It specialises in affordable plans and while it normally offers smaller data plans for low costs, it has gone all out for this unlimited data offer.
iD piggybacks off the Three network. This means you’ll get exactly the same speeds, coverage and reach that is offered by Three.
On top of this, there is the obvious benefits of the 1-month rolling contracts on certain plans, use of tethering, unlimited calls and texts and roaming in 50 destinations across the world.