We've all had a moment of frustration when our home internet is just too slow. After all, we're used to getting what we want, when we want it – so a lagging browser connection or buffering on a game or streaming service isn't acceptable, right?
Exactly right. Cos the fact of the matter is, we know how simple it is to get a great, high-speed internet connection from just about anywhere. These days, most of us already have those sorts of connections on our mobile – so it's not too much to ask for the same at home on Wi-Fi.
If super-fast 5G speed at home sounds right up your alley, then listen up, cos we're about to let you in on a secret: we've just launched home broadband from Three with those same utterly fantastic 5G speeds. And it's not even expensive (in fact it's cheaper than a lot of traditional home broadband suppliers.)
Sounds good, right? It is. And we're here to tell you how to get on board as Three's exclusive Home Broadband Partner.
Three Home Broadband, eh? So, what is it?
Well, it's pretty self-explanatory. It's home broadband, just like any other Wi-Fi connection, but it's from Three. It uses the same data speeds you'd get on a Three mobile but has been perfected and optimised to offer those speeds for busy homes. So, no matter how much data you need (yes, even you big gamers) you'll never have a problem.
Unlike traditional connections from other suppliers, Three Home Broadband uses a 5G service that is transmitted over the air – which means you might see some small variation in speed depending on where you live. But luckily there's a clever Coverage Checker to help you find out what sort of service you can expect. And if you're not happy, there's a 30-day money-back guarantee for that little bit of extra peace of mind.
Okay, what sort of speeds are we talking about?
Simply put, you'll get average download speeds of around 150Mbps, 4K streaming capabilities and unlimited data – all from one easy-to-set-up hub. I mean, come on – that's about as good as it gets.
There is one small caveat though – your speeds can vary depending on where you plug in your hub. So, it's fair to say if you're determined to hide it away in a dusty cupboard, you're not going to get the same speeds as if you placed it on a clear windowsill. Luckily, it's quite a nice-looking bit of kit.
What do you mean by easy to set up?
We're pretty straight-talking around here, so that's exactly what we mean.
When you get your wireless home broadband hub in your hands, there's a simple user guide to help you get going – but what it essentially says is to plug it in and wait a few minutes for it to sort itself out.
You can try moving it around to improve the signal if needs be, and there's a handy little tool to help you do that (but it's all explained in the guide, don't worry.)
And yes – before you ask – that's it. You don't need an engineer to come and set it up, so there's no delay between getting your hub and getting online. This also means there's no need for a landline because you'll be using the Three mobile network for your internet.
So, no nasty hidden fees for setup and connection – and no upfront cost for the 5G hub when you choose to Pay Monthly.
Sign me up! How do I switch to Three Home Broadband?
Just like you would if you were changing to any other internet provider. Give your current provider a call (or jump on an online chat with customer service if that's an option) and ask them how to cancel.
You can pop in an order for your Three Home Broadband whenever you're ready to, and you'll get your hub delivered with free next-day delivery, so there's no delay.
One thing we'd recommend though – have a quick look at the Coverage Checker to see what the signal is like in your area before you get started. Three have fantastic coverage across the country, but it's always worth double-checking!