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Three, one of UK’s top wireless companies, yesterday began turning on its new fourth-generation Long-Term Evolution (LTE) network in select locations. The carrier claims to run the UK’s fastest-growing 3G network which covers more than 97 percent of the country’s population.

In addition to Three’s first LTE sightings in the UK, the company is also extending its Feel At Home roaming service to the United States, starting today. The U.S. joins other countries where Feel At Home has been available, including Austria, Australia, Denmark, Hong Kong, Italy, the Republic of Ireland and Sweden.

The service allows Three’s UK-based Feel At Home customers to use their voice minutes, text messages and cellular data for no charge while traveling outside the UK and roaming the aforementioned countries…

Three’s 4G network is now popping up in London, Birmingham and Manchester. They are shooting to reach 50 more cities by the end of 2014 and blanket 98 percent of UK’s population with 4G signal by the end of 2015.

Here’s their Christmas commercial.

As for the carrier’s roaming service, a press release states that in addition to the United States, Feel At Home customers traveling to Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Macau can also take advantage of using their minutes, texts and data for absolutely no charge.

What’s more, Three’s customers can roam on to any available networks in these destinations – not just Three operations.

Feel At Home now operates in eleven destinations around the world.

The carrier added close to 300,000 net new customers in the third quarter of 2013.

  • Anonymous

    Wonder if they will change their name to Four now

  • Jacob Galea

    LGE… Don’t you mean LTE…

  • Burge

    Love the part about the fastest growing 3G network .. Is that because the others have there’s done already, And are already pushing out there 4g network ..

  • Giel Konink

    i NEED jailbreak for iOS 7.X come one it takes way to long !

    • Burge

      Make one yourself then ..

  • Linton Findlay

    3 mobile are great, get good coverage overall, fast speeds and unlimited data at a reasonable price, can’t complain

    • chumawumba

      Unlimited? Wow I wish i lived in the UK.

  • Patrick

    great going skiing to Austria this xmas and wont have to turn on plane mode to avoid charges:) and i’m in London but it stills shows 3g on mine and that one the 5s

    • Burge

      You will need to have a 4g contract..

      • Patrick

        no im on the one plan and it says on their website that every customer that has a 4g ready devise will get 4g at no extra cost or signing new contract, it comes as a software update

      • Burge

        You will have to ring up 3 and ask then..

      • Out5poken

        Really? i just received the signal update to my iPhone 5, granted my status bar still says 3G but I’ve enabled 4G in settings. I will reboot the phone to see if that helps first, if not i’ll call three to see whats going on.

  • Xee

    3 don’t have a 4G/LTE network they are just piggy backing off of EE’s 4G/LTE network.

    • Matt Dowdy

      Only for the short term, ee have been ordered to sell 3 some of their available bands/frequency or whatever it’s called so that they can’t have a monopoly on it but I think they’re allowed to hold on to it until 2015

  • Aqiladhans

    im using an asia pacific iphone 5s (A1530 model) in saudi arabia , still got 4G on my phone

  • Matt Dowdy

    We get much better rates for our mobile phones in the UK over the USA especially on 3 where pay as you go for £10 a month gives you unlimited data & plenty of text and voice minutes, you guys want us to send you a sack full of sim cards?!

    • sivkai

      Haha right on. But isn’t the One Plan, which I believe you are referring to, £15 a month? Still, a bargain!

      • sdhn97

        He must be referring to the plan which gives you around 600 texts, 5000mins and unlimited data (around £10). The One Plan (£15 monthly for a year) comes with 2000 texts, 5000 mins, unlimited data with FREE tethering! 😀 I’ve been on the One Plan for over 2 years now 🙂

      • Out5poken

        Same here, however I took out the sim-only One Plan at £25, but a few months ago I got three to bring it down to £18 🙂

  • Taf Khan

    What Three offer is a very good and reliable package. I’m on the one plan which includes truly unlimited data including tethering, 2000 talk minutes and 2000 text per month. The upgrade to 4G is also at no extra cost. For £30 per month it’s a bargain..

  • chumawumba

    Wow. US carriers are such rip offs.