Comparing mobile broadband in Sandwell
You’ll generally find good service on your mobile devices throughout the Sandwell area for all mobile operators - EE, O2, Three and Vodafone - although 3G coverage indoors tends to be a bit patchy for users of Three and EE around Wednesbury and West Bromwich.
For superfast download speeds on the move EE have improved their 4G network to double speed - which means there where it's available you'll enjoy even greater 4G connection speeds. Also, Three offer Advanced 3G to their customers in and around Sandwell. That means that you can still have access to fast download speeds while you’re out and about without having to upgrade your 3G phone, iPad or tablet. All you need is a 3G device which supports DC-HSDPA, which is common on hardware purchased in the last few years.
There are lots of options for efficient internet use on mobile devices, so to help you decide which one will suit you best have a look at our mobile broadband guides. And remember to use our table above to find out precisely what broadband deals are available where you are.
Signal strength is key to mobile broadband performance so we’d always recommend checking coverage before you buy. Click the network logos below to access the official coverage tools.
Comparing home broadband in Sandwell
Sandwell residents have access to differing home broadband services depending on exactly where you are and which telephone exchange you are connected to.
ADSL covers the entire region comfortably, supported through LLU operators including Sky and TalkTalk, and available from a wide range of providers such as EE, Plusnet, Fuel and of course BT. With this type of connection you can expect download speeds up to 17Mb, and while it isn’t usually the fastest option available it is one of the best ways to get cheap broadband.
There is high speed broadband available but not across the whole of Sandwell. West Bromwich, Wednesbury and Tipton are broadly enabled for BT’s superfast fibre optic broadband but not every phone line cabinet is ready to connect in these areas yet. There are no plans to enable Oldbury, Rowley Regis or Smethwick at the moment.
Where available BT Openreach fibre will provide download speeds up to 76Mb and an upload up to 20Mb, so this is a great choice if you’ve got more demanding requirements or have a busy home with lots of people and devices.
Virgin Media is also available across many areas in the region but, again, not everywhere so you’ll need to check if it’s currently being offered specifically where you are. Virgin is currently the fastest nationwide ISP with speeds up to 152Mb and is also one of the few providers to offer broadband without a phone line.
Now, skip over to our home broadband comparison table and enter your postcode to filter the deals by your location. If there are special home broadband offers in your area then we’ll find them for you!