Compare 1pMobile with Three Network

Network Provider EE Three
Check network coverage: 1pMobile coverage Three coverage
5G Network Yes Yes
5th generation network. Max data speed of 10 or 20 Gb/s.
4G Network Yes Yes
4th generation network. Max data speed of 1 Gbps (1000 Mb/s).
3G Network Yes Yes
3rd generation network. Max data speed of 42 Mbps.
2G Network Yes No
2nd generation network. Max data speed of 0.3 Mb per second.
WiFi Calling Yes Yes
Use Wi-Fi for mobile phone calls and texts when no network signal.
4G Calling (VoLTE) No Yes
Voice over LTE (4G Calling) makes clearer HD calls over 4G networks.
Data Rollover No No
Unused mobile data allowance rolled over from one month to the next.
Tethering Allowed Yes Yes
Tethering allows you to share your mobile internet with other devices.
eSIM No Yes
e-SIMs are digital virtual SIM cards downloaded onto supported mobile handsets.
Network Frequency Bands
5G (NR) Frequency 3500 MHz 3500 MHz
4G (LTE) Frequency 800 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600 MHz 800 / 1500 / 1800 / 2100 MHz
3G (UMTS) Frequency 2100 MHz 2100 MHz
2G (GSM) Frequency 1800 MHz N/A MHz

1pMobile is an MVNO (Mobile Virtual Network Operator) using the EE network, with the aim to be the UK's cheapest PAYG (Pay-As-You-Go) mobile provider, offering low cost calls, texts and data without being tied to long contracts that can result in high costs.

As a pre-pay mobile service, 1p Mobile offers a simple rate of 1p for each MB of data, 1p per SMS text message, and 1p per minute of calls to UK mobile phones and landlines.

Three is the brand name of CK Hutchison Holdings under which several UMTS-based mobile phone networks and Broadband Internet Providers are operated in Australia, Austria, Denmark, Hong Kong, Macau, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.

Founded in 2002, Three operates 5G, 4G and 3G services within the United Kingdom, and is the only UK network operator not to offer 2G coverage.