Compare Orange vs. O2 Network

Features
Network Provider EE O2
Check network coverage: Orange coverage O2 coverage
2G Network Yes Yes
2nd generation network. Max data speed of 0.3 Mb per second.
3G Network Yes Yes
3rd generation network. Max data speed of 42 Mbps.
4G Network No Yes
4th generation network. Max data speed of 1 Gbps (1000 Mb/s).
5G Network No Yes
5th generation network. Max data speed of 10 or 20 Gb/s.
WiFi Calling No 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 No Yes
Tethering allows you to share your mobile internet with other devices.
Network Frequency Bands
5G (NR) Frequency 3500 MHz 3500 MHz
4G (LTE) Frequency 800 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600 MHz 800 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2300 MHz
3G (UMTS) Frequency 2100 MHz 900 / 2100 MHz
2G (GSM) Frequency 1800 MHz 900 MHz

Orange UK was a mobile network operator and a former internet service provider in the United Kingdom, launched in 1993. In 2000, it was purchased by France Télécom (now Orange S.A.), which then adopted the Orange brand for all its other mobile communications activities.

Orange UK has since merged with Deutsche Telekom's T-Mobile UK to form a joint venture, EE. EE continued to operate the Orange brand until February 2015, when new connections and upgrades on Orange tariffs were withdrawn. Existing Orange customers who wish to upgrade must switch to an EE tariff when their contract term ends, or can choose to remain on their existing Orange tariff without renewing.

O2 is a mobile network operator and telecommunications services provider in the United Kingdom, under the company name of Telefonica UK Limited. The company was originally formed in 1985 as Cellnet by the BT Group and was one of the earliest mobile phone networks to launch in the UK, and later rebranded as O2 UK.

02 is one of the largest network operators in the UK and provides 2G, 3G, 4G and 5G services to millions of customers in the United Kingdom, as well as to other mobile virtual network operators (MVNO).