Go Beyond 4G with Talk Home 5G

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What is 5G?

5G is the fifth generation of wireless technology that offers faster internet
speeds, lower latency, and more reliable connectivity than before.

With 5G, you can download movies in seconds, stream high-quality videos without
buffering, and enjoy seamless connectivity in crowded areas.

Why Choose Talk Home 5G?

We’re proudly powered by EE, the UK’s number 1 network for the ninth year running. EE’s reliability and
coverage across the UK is unmatched, and we’re bringing this reliability at no additional cost to you.

All you need is a 5G-ready device and a Talk Home SIM. All our plans come with 5G connectivity at no extra cost.


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How Fast is 5G than 4G?

5G is around 10 times faster than 4G, reports suggest. The average 5G speeds in the UK are around 150-250Mbps. In comparison, 4G works at average
speeds of 23-35Mbps.

5G has significantly lower latency of <20ms for some consumer applications (e.g. gaming or augmented reality) and <5ms for ultra-low latency applications (e.g. in smart factories).

Where to Get 5G?

As the first network to launch 5G in 2019, EE leads the UK's 5G rollout. You'll automatically connect if you're in an area with 5G and have a 5G SIM. To check 5G coverage, please use the coverage checker.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about our 5G SIM:

5G operates in the same way as 4G but uses higher radio frequencies that are less cluttered. This allows it to carry more information at a much faster rate.

These higher bands are called 'millimeter waves' (mmwaves) which were previously unused but have been opened up for licensing by regulators.

5G signals will use wavelengths (between 30 and 300 gigahertz) that are measured in millimeters. That's why 5G is considered a millimeter wave technology.

It depends on your needs. If you're happy with your current phone and don't use it for anything that requires high-speed internet, then you may not need 5G.

However, if you're looking for faster download and upload speeds, lower latency and better coverage, then 5G might be worth considering.

The World Health Organization (WHO) and FDA declare 5G safe.

All wireless communications use nonionizing electromagnetic radiation to transmit energy and information. This includes radio waves, microwaves, and even visible light.

Nonionizing radiation is not strong enough to directly damage DNA or cells.

You can check if your phone is 5G ready by checking its specs either in its manual or through online resources.

However, you can also tell if it is 5G ready by looking for other signs, such as looking for the 5G icon on the Smartphone’s status bar or checking out its network settings to see if it can connect to 5G.

To turn on 5G on your phone, you can follow these steps:

For Android phones:

Go to Settings > Connections > Mobile networks and select Network mode. You can now choose which 5G option you want.

Check the top of your screen for the 5G indicator. If it isn’t on, and there is 5G coverage in the area, then proceed with the next steps to turn on 5G. Go to Settings > Network Mode > tap 5G.

For iPhones:

Go to Settings > Cellular > Cellular Data Options or Settings > Mobile Data > Mobile Data Options. If you see this screen, your device is 5G capable.

No, 5G doesn’t use more data than 4G.

It’s simply a faster, more advanced network delivering the same content.

But because 5G is so much quicker, you might find you’re using it more and for data-intensive activities like streaming, video calling, and online gaming.