Comparing mobile broadband in Barnsley
You should have no real problems accessing mobile broadband in Barnsley and its surrounding areas. Vodafone, Three, EE and O2 report either good or great service on their networks, with coverage being, in the main, reliable throughout the region.
You might find that some areas have slightly less consistent 3G coverage in certain places: users of Vodafone will probably find that indoor coverage drops off a little as they move to the east and those on Three may experience patchy reception indoors to the north-west of the town.
As far as 4G is concerned, the town centre is well covered by all four networks. Indoor reception drops off to the west of the district on both EE and Three, although the introduction of the latter’s new 4G Super-Voice service aims to boost their signal further into buildings to eliminate this.
EE’s Double 4GEE has similar issues towards the south-west, but when available it will provide extremely fast internet speeds. Vodafone is slightly patchy indoors to the south-east. O2 appears to cover the entire area with no noticeable gaps indoor or out.
All networks now offer 4G in addition to 3G, providing improved mobile broadband speeds. In order to take advantage of this you will need a device which supports 4G, but if you don't 3G can still be quite fast, especially if you can get an upgraded 3G connection like Three's 'Ultrafast 3G'.
For more information on choosing the right network for you, have a look at our helpful guide to mobile broadband.
Comparing home broadband in Barnsley
Home broadband is delivered by ADSL throughout Barnsley; it’s supported by various LLU operators including Talk Talk and Sky.
If you’re looking for faster downloading and streaming speeds then you may have the option of either Virgin Media’s or BT’s superfast fibre optic services. Both are enabled in much of the Barnsley area, but you’ll need to do a postcode check to ensure that it is accessible in your street.
ADSL is the cheapest way to get home broadband, and fast enough for many. But if you're planning on doing lots of downloads, streaming high definition video or the connection is going to be shared with many people in your home then it's worth taking a look at the higher speeds available with fibre optic internet. This doesn't have to be expensive, there are now some great value packages out there on superfast broadband.
Now it’s time to use our handy broadband comparison table – just tell us your postcode and we’ll show you everything you need!