Sometimes it seems as though everyone and their cat has a mobile network these days, and earlier this morning the Carphone Warehouse announced that it will be the next to launch one. It's called iD, and it's here to offer low cost 4G and free roaming in 22 countries around the world.
Like most smaller networks out there iD will be piggybacking off the signal of one of the larger established mobile networks, in this case Three. But, for those of you keeping count, Carphone's roaming is available in four more countries than Three's 18. So if you go to the USA, Australia, or one of the 20 designated European countries, you'll be able to use your phone as normal and avoid incurring any extra costs.
All plans will feature 4G as standard, and Carphone claims that it will be offering increased flexibility so that you don't end up with a shock when you see your monthly bill. The only major downside right now is that because it's Three's network you won't be able to access the same superfast speeds that some networks are offering.
Carphone Warehouse has yet to announce full details about the plans it will have available, but we do know that a selection of 12 and 24 month contracts will be available. We also know that one of the first deals available will be £19.50 a month for the Samsung A3 with 300 minutes, 5000 texts, and 1GB of data. That's a 12 month contract.