Mobile Network Frequency Bands

Check which UK mobile networks use which radio frequencies and bands for mobile phone support with full signal coverage.

UK Mobile Network Frequencies

Network 5G (NR) 4G (LTE) 3G (UMTS) 2G (GSM)
3500 MHz 800 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600 MHz 2100 MHz 1800 MHz
EE | BT Mobile | Orange | Plusnet Mobile | T-Mobile | Vectone Mobile | Virgin Mobile
3500 MHz 800 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2300 MHz 900 / 2100 MHz 900 MHz
O2 | giffgaff | Lycamobile | Sky Mobile | Tesco Mobile
3500 MHz 800 / 1500 / 1800 / 2100 MHz 2100 MHz N/A MHz
Three | iD Mobile | SMARTY | Superdrug Mobile
3500 MHz 800 / 900 / 1500 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600 MHz 900 / 2100 MHz 900 MHz
Vodafone | ASDA Mobile | Lebara Mobile | Talkmobile | VOXI

UK Mobile Network Bands

Network BandFrequencyName
4G LTE Band 12100 MHzIMT
4G LTE Band 31800 MHzDCS
4G LTE Band 72600 MHzIMT-E
4G LTE Band 8900 MHzE-GSM
4G LTE Band 20800 MHzEUDD
4G LTE Band 321500 MHzL-Band
4G LTE Band 382600 MHzIMT-E
4G LTE Band 402300 MHzS-Band
5G NR Band n783500 MHzC-Band

What are mobile network frequency bands?

Mobile phones and devices operate using an antenna to send radio waves over a range of frequencies or bands. These radio wave signals are transmitted to and from your mobile device through cell towers, network masts and base stations.

Each mobile network operator is allocated specific radio frequencies and bands that they can use to provide network coverage, and so the radio frequencies and bands that a mobile phone device supports determines which networks it can use.

Mobile phones sold within the UK are designed to work on all UK mobile network frequencies, and as long as the handset is unlocked (i.e. not network locked) then should work on any UK network.

If you are looking to purchase or use an imported mobile phone within the United Kingdom then it is advisable to check which radio frequencies are supported by referring to the technical specifications of your particular handset model, and crosschecking it with the UK Network Frequency Bands to see if the device is compatible with a UK mobile network.