Also referred to as LTE (Long Term Evolution), 4G is a step up from 3G and is becoming the most popular mobile broadband technology around the world.
It provides a better and more robust experience than 3G as it is able to carry many more customers on the network at the same time.Download large files such as videos & games and streaming high quality videos can be done much faster and smoother.
Yes, 4G is faster than 3G and can deliver speeds up to 3 times more than 3G.
Being faster means burning through your data quicker. Hutch however has deployed unique solutions to slow down 4G data burn, whilst still giving you a fantastic 4G experience.
There is no change to your number. It will be a few steps that should take you less than 2 mins. Your number will be transferred into the new 4G SIM instantly.
You can obtain a 4G ready sim from any of the options below:
1.Order online for Home Delivery (Click Here). Follow simple DIY instructions when you receive the SIM.
2.Visit a SIM upgrade Retail Outlet nearest to you (Click Here to find nearest outlet).
3.Dial 1788 and get your SIM delivered to your doorstep.
*SIM upgrade is free of charge
To find out your device or SIM is 4G enabled, dial *324#
No. The same affordable Hutch Data packs that are available for use on our 3G netowrk can also be used on our new 4G network seamlessly.
You can check out full range of Hutch affordable data packs on Compare page.
Follow the below 6 easy steps to experience 4G with Hutch. Click below button to view the steps.
The speed you experience will depend on the following:
“You could experience upto 30Mbps in ideal conditions”
1.4G network coverage/traffic
2.Distance from a 4G base station
3.Geographical terrain, buildings & structures around you
4.Your device’s hardware & software limitations
5.Limitations of the website/service you are accessing
As 4G networks are presently not as large as 3G networks, the phone will be constantly seeking out for 4G signals whenever 4G signals are not available. This can cause battery to drain a litter faster. Also as users may also end up doing more things on 4G than what they used to do on 3G can also drain battery sooner.
If you have a 4G SIM, but still not on a 4G device yet you will be able to continue using all our services on 3G or 2G depending on the device you have