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Using an iPhone, iPad or iPad mini in the United Kingdom / London

Article ID = 15
Article Title = Using an iPhone, iPad or iPad mini in the United Kingdom / London
Article Author(s) = Graham Needham (BH)
Article Created On = 29th June 2011
Article Last Updated = 8th September 2016
Article URL = http://www.macstrategy.com/article.php?15

Article Brief Description:
A guide to using the 3G/4G/LTE data/internet facility on your iPhone or iPad in the United Kingdom / London. The information given here is also relevant for any internet enabled mobile device such as smartphones/tablets from other manufacturers like Samsung, LG, HTC, Google, Microsoft, RIM (Blackberry), Nokia and Sony/Ericsson.

Using an iPhone, iPad or iPad mini in the United Kingdom / London

Before you travel be sure to check out our Guide To Travelling With Your iPhone/iPad article.
If you are travelling from the USA note that AT&T has signed a deal with Everything Everywhere (EE) for 4G roaming in the UK from early 2014.

Primary Mobile Providers in the United Kingdom / London

O2 United Kingdom logo
O2

Home page
United Kingdom coverage map
Carrier assistance = dial 2302 from O2 network or 0844 875 2302 from a landline
Find a store in the United Kingdom e.g. enter "W1" or "London".
2G carrier frequency = GSM 900/1800 + UMTS 2100
3G availability = lots of the country - check coverage
4G availability = 13+ cities and towns including London
4G carrier band and compatibility = LTE 800 MHz band 20
Helpful Information
  • iPhone 5/5s/5c/6/6+/6s/6s+/SE/7/7+ and iPad mini/Air/Pro Nano-SIM availability = yes
  • iPhone 4/4S/iPad Micro-SIM availability = yes

Vodafone United Kingdom logo
Vodafone

Home page
United Kingdom coverage map
Carrier assistance = dial 191 from Vodafone network, 08700 776655 from a landline or +44 7836191919 from outside the UK
Find a store in the United Kingdom e.g. choose "Town" and enter "London" or choose "postcode" and enter "W1".
2G carrier frequency = GSM 900/1800 + UMTS 2100
3G availability = lots of the country - check coverage
4G availability = most of the country - check coverage
4G carrier band and compatibility = LTE 1800MHz band 3 and 800 MHz band 20
Helpful Information
  • iPhone 5/5s/5c/6/6+/6s/6s+/SE/7/7+ and iPad mini/Air/Pro Nano-SIM availability = yes
  • iPhone 4/4S/iPad Micro-SIM availability = yes

T-Mobile United Kingdom logo
Everything Everywhere

Home page
NOTE: On 05/02/2015 BT plc announced they were purchasing EE for £12.5bn
NOTE: On 11/09/2012 Orange and T-Mobile were merged into one company "Everything Everywhere".
United Kingdom coverage map
Carrier assistance = dial 150 from EE network
Find a store in the United Kingdom e.g. enter "W1" or "London".
2G carrier frequency = GSM 1800 + UMTS 2100
3G availability = most of the country - check coverage
4G availability = most of the country with 263+ towns and cities
4G carrier band and compatibility = LTE 1800MHz band 3 and 2600 MHz band 7
Helpful Information
  • iPhone 5/5s/5c/6/6+/6s/6s+/SE/7/7+ and iPad mini/Air/Pro Nano-SIM availability = yes
  • iPhone 4/4S/iPad Micro-SIM availability = yes

3 United Kingdom logo
3

Home page
United Kingdom coverage map
Carrier assistance = dial 333 from 3 network, 0843 373 3333 from a landline or +44 7782 333 333 from outside the UK
Find a store in the United Kingdom e.g. enter "W1" or "London".
2G carrier frequency = UMTS 2100
3G availability = lots of the country - check coverage
4G availability = lots of the country - check coverage
4G carrier band and compatibility = LTE 1800MHz band 3 and 800 MHz band 20
Helpful Information
  • iPhone 5/5s/5c/6/6+/6s/6s+/SE/7/7+ and iPad mini/Air/Pro Nano-SIM availability = yes
  • iPhone 4/4S/iPad Micro-SIM availability = yes

FreedomPop United Kingdom logo
FreedomPop

Homepage
United Kingdom coverage map
Carrier assistance = unknown
Retail Partners
2G carrier frequency = UMTS 2100
3G availability = lots of the country - check coverage
4G availability = lots of the country - check coverage
4G carrier band and compatibility = LTE 1800MHz band 3 and 800 MHz band 20
Helpful Information
  • iPhone 5/5s/5c/6/6+/iPad mini/iPad Air Nano-SIM availability = yes
  • iPhone 4/4S/iPad Micro-SIM availability = yes

Additional Information About the United Kingdom / London

Visit Britain > Home Page
Power / Electricity = 220-240V at 50Hz (UK electrical plugs and sockets - BS 1363)
Apple resource locator
Wi-Fi Hotspot providers

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