Communication has now become an essential part for modern day life. The communication system is now made easy and sophisticated because of technology. One of the fabulous inventions in technology is the mobile phone, which makes it easy to establish communication not only within the country but overseas with ease.
Communication has developed tremendously in the 21st century. In a developed country like UK, people have seen a massive development in communication networks. In today’s article, we shall discuss about the various mobile phone networks in UK.
If we rewind ourselves and take a glance onto the history of mobile phone networks in UK, we will find out that there are basically four mobile phone network operator in the UK – Vodafone, O2, Orange and T-Mobile. Among them the oldest two are Vodafone and O2.
Three Mobile network were the first operator that provided 3rd generation network coverage in UK. This new generation 3G network offers some additional data services, which include high-tech entertainment, video calling and location-based services such as local maps and traffic services. Apart from that, there are also some additional network providers who work on “virtual” networks, which use the T Mobile networks, such as Virgin Mobiles, Value Telecom and Fresh. There are huge differences between the digital network and virtual network operators, even in their services rates.
Vodafone is one of the major mobile network providers in the country. They provide both the analogue and GSM networks in the country. It now holds the top position terms of the number of subscribers.
O2 originally known as ‘Cellnet’ in UK, also has lots of subscribers under their belt as they works on both analogue and GSM digital networks. Now owned by a German firm, O2 has been slipping behind in the subscriber race, and in the coverage stakes.
Orange has made a superior position in the minds of UK’s people for its outstanding service and network coverage. When it comes to the customer service and technical innovation it has also proved its superiority.
“3″ or “Three” is an elegant mobile phone network provider of 3G UTMS mobile service in the UK. It has become popular for its outstanding service and its pricing is also very affordable.
T-Mobile UK started life as Mercury One2One, the world’s first GSM 1800 mobile network. It was originally operated by the now-defunct Mercury Communications. Later known simply as One 2 One, it was purchased by DT in 1999 and re-branded as T-Mobile in 2002. They offer both pay-as-you-go and pay-monthly contract phones. The pay-monthly contract consists of set amounts of minutes and ‘flexible boosters’ which allow the customer to change them month to month depending on their needs.
All the mobile phone providers UK provide easy connectivity with various lucrative offers to the customers. You can choose also get hold of your favorite mobile phones from Nokia, HTC, Samsung, Apple, Blackberry etc. cheaply through contracts.