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BT Launches 5G in 50 UK Locations


All BT Mobile customers can now access 5G after the provider launched its 5G services in 50 towns and cities across the UK.

Previously, 5G plans were only available to BT Halo customers in just six cities. These packages combined a 4G and 5G mobile data package with fibre broadband. But access to 5G will now be extended to all BT Mobile customers with compatible mobile devices, as long as they are in an area with coverage.

5G-ready devices include the latest Samsung, Huawei and OnePlus smartphones. It has been rumoured that Apple’s next iPhone will also be 5G-compatible – set to be released later this year.

“Our BT Halo customers have been some of the first to enjoy 5G in the UK, and we’re now giving all of our customers the chance to get superfast, reliable mobile connections even in the busiest places,” said Pete Oliver, managing director of marketing in BT’s Consumer division.

“Whether you’re watching HD TV or sport on the go, or FaceTiming your family on the way home, 5G makes a huge difference to everyday experiences and opens up even more exciting new experiences like seamless augmented reality and HD mobile gaming.”

However, 5G services don’t come cheap yet, as customers will need to pay at least £57 a month for a 5G deal with BT, or £45 a month for BT Broadband customers.

BT’s 5G service uses EE’s network, which already offers 5G services across the 50 locations. This number is expected to rise to around 70 locations by March this year.

Here is the full list of towns and cities in which BT is rolling out its 5G network:

  • Ashton-under-Lyme
  • Belfast
  • Birmingham
  • Bristol
  • Cardiff
  • Castlereagh
  • Chatham
  • Clifton
  • Coventry
  • Dudley
  • Edinburgh
  • Gillingham
  • Glasgow
  • Grays
  • Guildford
  • Hamilton
  • Harlow
  • Hoddeson
  • Huddersfield
  • Hull
  • Kimberley
  • Kingston-upon-Thames
  • Leeds
  • Leicester
  • Lichfield
  • Lisburn
  • Liverpool
  • London
  • Maidstone
  • Manchester
  • Milnrow
  • Newcastle
  • Northampton
  • Nottingham
  • Oldham
  • Potters Bar
  • Rochdale
  • Romford
  • Salford
  • Sheffield
  • Solihull
  • Stevenage
  • Sunderland
  • Sutton Coldfield
  • Sydenham
  • Wakefield
  • Walsall
  • Watford
  • West Bromwich
  • Wolverhampton

Fergus Cole
Fergus Cole

Fergus is a journalist specialising in the personal finance, energy and broadband sectors. He also has a passion for travel and adventure so tries to make the most of this in any spare time he gets.

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