Comparing mobile broadband in Wigan
Wigan and its surrounds are well covered by 3G mobile broadband services provided by EE, Three and O2. The only noticeable gaps in the coverage are if you’re on the Vodafone network where indoor use can be variable in parts of the town centre.
There’s good access to 4G throughout the Wigan area, although it can get patchy for indoor coverage towards the outer reaches of the district. If you’re looking for fast data on the move then EE offers you the option of their double speed 4G, which blankets the whole of Wigan comprehensively.
Obviously you’ll need to have a 4G mobile device to use these networks but Three also have Advanced 3G which offers faster speeds than regular 3G and means you don’t necessarily need to upgrade your 3G device (it just needs to support the DC-HSDPA standard).
To help you find the best deal for accessing the internet on the go we’ve put together a guide to mobile broadband coverage. And make sure you check precisely what’s accessible in your district using the official coverage check tools, which you can find by clicking the logos below.
Comparing home broadband in Wigan
Home broadband is available through ADSL in Wigan and as the exchange is Local Loop Unbundled (LLU) you’ll have a wide range of providers and packages to choose from, with speeds up to 17Mb using the standard BT phone lines.
Both BT FTTC fibre and Virgin Media high speed fibre (aka cable) are available in some areas of the town, but not everywhere, so if you’re after after a superfast package you may find the selection is a little more limited.
If available, BT Openreach fibre services can hit a top speed of 76Mb and Virgin Media cable offers up to 200Mb.
For the complete package of TV, broadband and telephone you can choose from TalkTalk, Sky, BT, EE and Virgin Media. Those areas that are serviced with fibre optic or high speed internet will benefit from being able to stream in higher definition.
Before you make your mind up which deal to go for, make sure you have checked your postcode in our home broadband comparison table – that way you’ll get to see only the offers that are available in your area.