Smarty Mobile is a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) which operates using Three’s 4G network. It’s also owned by Three, therefore, if and when Smarty Mobile starts offering 5G it will almost certainly do so through Three.
When will Smarty Mobile launch 5G?
Smarty Mobile hasn’t said if or when it will launch a 5G network in the UK, but it can’t launch until Three does. That’s not such a problem as Three has said it will launch 5G at some point in 2019, but the wait for 5G on Smarty may well be longer.
Which cities will get Smarty Mobile 5G first?
Smarty Mobile can only launch 5G in cities where Three has a 5G service. Currently that’s zero cities, but head over to our guide to Three 5G for all the latest updates on that.
Will I need a new phone or device to use 5G on Smarty Mobile?
Yes, as at the time of writing there are no 5G phones available, but that will change very soon. Smarty Mobile itself probably won’t offer any though, as currently it’s just a SIM Only network.