Three UK now supports Windows 10 Mobile and Lumia phones

By: Costea Lestoc
2 minute read

Three UK has five million personal customers and around nine million business customers and up until now, the carrier didn’t want to hear about Windows. We don’t know what made Three changed its mind and decide it’s time to support Windows 10 Mobile, but the carrier has already solved the incompatibility problems reported in certain areas.

Three customers have been able to buy the Microsoft’s Lumia 550 with a contract for quite a while, but this device has just received a software update enabling 4G Super-Voice support.

Three is no longer anti-Windows and from now on, UK users will have more offers related to Windows 10 Mobile devices. Android devices from Samsung and HTC are now in a direct competition with Microsoft’s Windows 10 Mobile devices, as they’re just as popular as the flagships or mid-range phones that run on Google’s OS.

The Lumia 550 is an entry level phone released in December 2015 that benefits from 4G Super-Voice support, which means that users who live in areas with poor service will be able to make phone calls and send text messages without any problem. The 4G technology uses a lower frequency to process the phone calls and deliver the text messages.

The Lumia 550 is available with 26 different plans and the prices depend on the number of calling minutes + data allocated every month. The standard price of the Lumia 550 is £79.99 and customers pay 3p/min, 2p/text and 1p/MB. Besides, for each new contract, a £50 Amazon gift card is offered, and the monthly plans start at £10. In addition to this phone, Three is selling accessories that are compatible with other Windows phones that “look good and sound good.”

The Lumia 550 has a 4.7-inch screen supporting a 720 x 1280 pixel resolution, it’s powered by a Qualcomm MSM8909 Snapdragon 210 quad-core 1.1 GHz Cortex-A7 processor backed by 1GB of RAM and has an internal memory of 8GB, which is expandable with a microSD card. There’s an 8MP camera on the rear side with auto focus and LED flash, and the front camera has 2MP. The battery is removable and has a small capacity of 2100mAh.

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