Check coverage

Want to check 5G in your area? You can check your 4G or 5G coverage from the main UK carriers using the links below.

 

Check your coverage

All you need to do is enter the postcode for your business or home into the coverage checker and it will tell you what coverage is available for that location.

You may also need to select a ‘device’ in order to check your coverage. The simplest thing to do here is to select any mobile phone device in the dropdown list provided. The type of phone you select will not affect your coverage results.

Please ensure you select the right Generation of mobile technology that you want to check coverage for (e.g. 3G, 4G or 5G). You can easily switch between results for each Generation after you’ve entered your postcode.

FAQs

5G coverage is more limited compared to 4G coverage.

You are more likely to have 5G coverage if you are based in a major town or city.

When using the coverage checkers, ensure your property is within or near to the coverage areas shown.

As SimRush equipment is externally mounted to a property and directionally aligned to the signal coming from the transmitter mast, SimRush can often get 5G signals where the carrier network doesn’t expect it to be able to. On that basis, 5G may be possible if you’re near to a 5G signal.

If you’re unsure if you’ve got 5G signal coverage after seeing your coverage checker result, then simply give us a call on 0330 056 3110. We’ll be more than happy to advise you.

Please find below an example of results found when entering a postcode into the EE coverage map checker.

This postcode falls well within the area shown to have 5G coverage which is indicated by yellow on EE’s coverage checker. The postcode marker is surrounded by yellow (5G coverage) and EE suggests you’ll get great outdoor coverage on 5G enabled devices.

 

The main areas with 5G coverage in the UK are major towns and cities. These include:

  • Birkenhead
  • Birmingham
  • Bristol
  • Bolton
  • Cardiff
  • Gatwick
  • Glasgow
  • Manchester
  • Lancaster
  • Liverpool
  • London
  • Newbury
  • Plymouth
  • Stoke-on-Trent
  • Wolverhampton

Coverage will vary across locations and between each mobile network. EE currently have the most widespread 5G coverage across the UK. Vodafone and Three have similar levels of coverage with O2 coming in last having the least 5G coverage out of the main network providers.

Yes! If you’re looking for 5G broadband for your business or home then SimRush 5G is the ideal option for you.

Our 5G-ready hardware can provide excellent speeds with a theoretical maximum download speed of 1 Gbps! 

And that’s not all. SimRush 5G is also backwards compatible with the 4G network. That means if your 5G connection fails or if you aren’t yet in a 5G coverage area, you can still use SimRush for your broadband. 

The powerful CAT20 4G LTE chipset will ensure you still get fantastic speeds just using the 4G network. We’ve seen speeds of 100 Mbps in areas where a 5G signal could not be obtained!

The low latency technology and faster speeds will ensure you can transfer files, carry out VoIP and video calls or stream high definition films without interruptions.

Want to see what SimRush can do for you? Are you ready to future proof your connectivity?

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5G broadband is ideal for anyone who is:

  • In a major city but has poor fixed line broadband
  • Wanting to future proof their connection
  • Looking for a leased line but can’t afford to wait for the long lead times
  • In a highly congested 4G area 
  • In need of a 5G fixed IP address
  • Struggling to get an internet connection that can cope with their business activity
  • Losing customers because their broadband isn’t cut out for the job

In order to take advantage of 5G coverage in your area, you will need a 5G compatible device. Many new mobile devices are now 5G-ready as well as many mobile broadband routers.

Before purchasing a new device, ensure to check that both your device and your SIM card are 5G capable. If one or both of these things are not 5G enabled then you will not be able to access 5G.

SimRush hardware only needs outdoor 4G coverage in order to work. The SimRush external unit is mounted at the highest point possible on your property to achieve the best possible signal strength in your location. 

Due to this external antenna, most places with outdoor coverage can use SimRush for their broadband and still achieve a reliable connection. 

If your postcode is showing as having weak or no outdoor coverage, please still get in touch with us! We can contact one of our approved resellers to arrange a survey to determine whether the signal issues can be overcome using SimRush hardware.

5G isn’t a replacement for 4G. They will continue to coexist for years to come. For many places 4G still remains the best option for as the 5th Generation of mobile technology is yet to reach them. However, if you are lucky enough to find yourself based in a 5G coverage area and are willing to pay a little extra cost, then 5G will bring you some excellent benefits.

5G offers…

  • Faster upload speeds
  • Faster download speeds
  • Lower latency (less lag)
  • Reliable performance
  • Better capacity – more connected devices at one time
  • A chance to future proof your connectivity