Three's 4G masterstroke – The UK's cheapest 4G phone and the iPhone 5 on 4G very cheaply

Huawei ascend P2.jpgThree today announced its 4G plans and chucked in a massive curveball. While the other networks have carefully curated plans for squeezing the most of out of their customers for the data they will use,Three basically said it will simply upgrade its customers existing plans.

And that means that millions of its subscribers can access 4G from December onwards and access unlimited data.

So if you are mulling over a 4G contract here are two very good reasons to consider Three – price and the Apple iPhone 5.

1 The Huawei Ascend P2

On 3G this looks like a pretty decent phone with its 4.7inch, 1280 x 720 display, 1.5GHz quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB internal memory, 13MP rear camera and front facing 1.3MP snapper. Given that it starts at £20 a month on Three with unlimited data in December it will become the heart of the cheapest 4G phone package in the UK. That deal looks phenomenal.

2 The iPhone 5

Want an Apple iPhone 5 on 4G? Well at the moment it is is either Three or EE. Three has the Apple iPhone 5 from £31 a month on a 4G all you can eat data package – you have to pay an upfront fee of £29. With EE prices start at £26 per month for the 4G iPhone but that will only grab you 500Mb of data and you have to cough up £250 upfront. For a large amount of data – 10 gigabytes – you need to pay an upfront fee of £9.99 but £46 per month on top of that. Three clearly has a much better package for now.

It should be stressed though that there are many other things to consider when buying a 4G phone/contract including availability of 4G, speed, extras and more.

Check out our comparison of the UK’s 4G services here.

Ashley Norris