Ireland's leading mobile network.

with FREE 4G for life for Three customers

What's more, we're rolling out 4G Plus which offers the fastest speeds available on mobile. With 4G Plus Three customers will be able to enjoy peak speeds of 225 Mbps for free

Superfast 4G Plus is already available in parts of Dublin and will be rolled out to the rest of the country by the end of April.

As Ireland's leading mobile data network Three are offering 4G Plus to all customers with compatible handsets no matter what plan they are on.



4G Ready Phones

To get the most out of your 4G experience you will need a 4G capable phone. Check the list below for phones that are 4G ready.

 
 

Mobile Broadband Customers

To avail of the free 4G access pop into your local 3Store.

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4G access is available to all our customers, for FREE, subject to device compatibility, coverage and required software download.

 

FAQs

What is 4G and how is it different from 3G?

4G offers mobile data speeds that are up to ten times faster than 3G meaning that browsing and downloading, streaming and connecting to the cloud are all faster than ever before.

How can I get 4G?

All you need is an approved 4G ready phone and to be in a 4G coverage area. All of our price plans for new & existing Three customers include free 4G. If you are a former O2 customer you will have received a software update to your phone. Once you have accepted the software update you can then opt in to the 4G promotion by clicking here.

How do I get a 4G ready phone?

Have a look at all our 4G phones here.

Which handsets and mobile broadband devices are 4G Ready?

Check our list of 4G compatible devices which are listed above on this page.

What price plans include 4G?

All of our price plans for new and existing Three customers include free 4G. If you are a former O2 customer and would like to opt in to our free 4G access promotion click here.

If my device is 4G ready, can I access 4G?

4G ready means that your phone or mobile broadband device can to the 4G network once you have 4G coverage in your area and your phone software is up to date. For all new and existing Three customers you will automically have the 4G promotion on your account. If you are a former O2 customer you will have received a software update to your phone. Once you have accepted the software update you can then opt in to the 4G promotion by clicking here.

How do I update my software to access 4G?

Just follow these steps to update your software:
iPhone - Settings > General > Software Update > Update
Android - Settings > About Device > Software Update> Update
Windows > Settings > Phone Update > Check for Update > Update

Can I use my existing handset to access 4G?

Check here to see which of our handsets are 4G ready. If your handset is 4G ready you can connect to the 4G network once you have 4G coverage in your area and your device software is up to date. If you are a former O2 customer you will have received a software update to you phone. Once you have accepted the software update you can then opt in to the 4G promotion by clicking here.

Can I use my existing Mobile Broadband device to access 4G?

Check here to see which of our Mobile Broadband devices are 4G ready. If your device is 4G ready you can connect to the 4G network once you have 4G coverage in your area and your device software is up to date. If you are a former O2 customer you will need to ensure you are in a 4G coverage area, then upgrade your device to one that is 4G ready - click here to see suitable devices. To opt into the 4G promotion call into your local Three store.

What type of 4G Mobile Broadband devices are available?

Have a look at our 4G mobile broadband devices here.

My phone is showing LTE. What does this mean?

4G is sometimes described as LTE (long term evolution). Depending on the type of phone you have you will see either "4G" or "LTE" at the top of your screen. Both mean you are connected to 4G.

Do I need a new 4G SIM?

In order to connect to the 4G network you will need an approved 4G ready smartphone, live in a 4G coverage area and have the most up to date software on your phone. If you were previously an o2 customer you should check that your SIM will work with 4G by Free texting "SIM" to 50272. If your SIM is not 4G compatible visit any 3Store to pick up a free 4G SIM.

Can I check online if I already have 4G?

Just log into My3 to check if you have 4G access.

How will I know if I am using 4G?

You will see either "4G" or "LTE" at the top of your screen when you are connected to the 4G network and are in an area that has 4G coverage.

Will my data usage increase when I use 4G?

Because data speeds on 4G are so much faster, you'll be able to view a lot more of the content you love. All Three price plans come with All You Can Eat 4G data so you stream and download without having to worry about your data allowance.

If I'm not in a 4G area, will I still be able to use mobile data?

Yes of course. Your phone will automatically switch from 4G to 3G depending on the strongest signal available . You'll be able to continue using data wherever you are.

Can I switch off 4G on my handset?

iPhone - Settings > Cellular > Voice and Data > LTE / 4G – ON / OFF
Android - Menu > Settings > Mobile Data > Network Mode > Choose GSM / WCDMA
Windows - Swipe Right > Settings > mobile+Sim > Sim Settings > Highest Connection > 3G

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