iD Mobile is a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) which currently relies on Three’s infrastructure and spectrum for 4G. As such, if and when iD Mobile offers 5G it will probably also use Three’s infrastructure and spectrum for that, but that’s yet to be confirmed – it’s always possible that it could change network partners.
When will iD Mobile launch 5G?
iD Mobile hasn’t yet said anything about a 5G launch. It will have to wait until its network partner launches 5G though, which is currently and likely to continue to be Three. We know that Three will start rolling out 5G later in 2019, but iD Mobile may well be waiting later still – possibly to 2020 or beyond.
Which cities will get iD Mobile 5G first?
iD Mobile can only launch 5G in cities where Three (or whatever its 5G network partner ends up being) offers a 5G service. For now of course Three doesn’t have a 5G footprint anywhere, but that may soon change. Check out our guide to Three 5G for the latest information.
Will I need a new phone or device to use 5G on iD Mobile?
At the time of writing yes, as there are no 5G phones available yet, but a number are landing very soon. iD Mobile hasn’t confirmed which it will be stocking, but we’d expect some will be offered on the network if and when it has a 5G service.