Smarty is a low-cost mobile operated owned by Hutchison 3G, or as it’s more commonly known, Three UK. Covering 99% of the UK outdoor population, the main difference between Three UK and Smarty is in the services available: Smarty exclusively deals in monthly SIM-only contracts, and limits support channels to online-only, which helps it keeps costs down. All plans include unlimited calls and text, 5G data, and roaming.
What Network Does Smarty Use?
Smarty uses the Three network to offer 3G, 4G and 5G in the United Kingdom. This means that if you’re unable to use Three in your area, you won’t be able to use Smarty either. The same applies to 5G as well: If you can’t get Three 5G where you live or work, you also won’t be able to get it with Smarty. There’s total parity between the zones these two networks work in, because Smarty Mobile customers connect to Three cellular masts.
There’s a coverage checker on the Smarty website that’ll help you see what sort of service you’ll receive in your area. Just pop in your postcode and it’ll let you know where you’ll be running 3G, 4G or 5G. There’s also a map that illustrates how strong the signal should be indoors and outdoors, depending on the surrounding area and how close the nearest Three mast is (the nearer the mast, the better the connection).