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Three are removing the unlimited tethering from the Sim Only 'One plans' from tomorrow and the limit will be replaced by 4GB.

This is your last opportunity to pickup the sim card with the unlimited tethering facility.

Extract from Three Ts&Cs
This seems very clear new contracts pay monthly 2GB, new Sim 2014 plans 4GB.
It says Personal Hotspot (tethering) can still be used on older 1 Plans (that allowed it before of course).

Personal Hotspot on your phone.
Using Personal Hotspot is when you connect your phone to other devices to use it as a modem so they can access the internet. It's also known as 'tethering'.

All our new Pay Monthly phone plans and new SIM 2014 plans include Personal Hotspot. If you have a limited data plan, using Personal Hotspot will use data from your data allowance. If you have all-you-can-eat data, you have a Personal Hotspot allowance of 2GB for new Pay Monthly plans and 4GB for new SIM 2014 plans. This means you can use the internet when you're out and about with other devices including laptops, tablets and games consoles, just by connecting them through Wi-Fi or USB to your phone. You can also use Personal Hotspot on all our older One Plan plans including our one month rolling SIM plan.

If you run out of your Personal Hotspot allowance, or you’re on one of our older Pay Monthly plans, like the Essential Internet or Ultimate Internet Plan, you’ll need to buy an Add-on. You’ll then get a Personal Hotspot allowance. You can only use this allowance in the UK.

To find out what Add-ons you can get on your plan, and to buy an Add-on, visit your My3 account on your computer, or open My3 on your phone and select Buy Add-ons. Unfortunately some of our older plans aren't compatible with Personal Hotspot Add-ons.

Our Pay As You Go plans don't allow you to use Personal Hotspot. See our Pay As You Go terms and conditions for more information.
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#1
Can't tether large amounts after February 2015 or they will remove your All You Can Eat Data. Worth noting.
#2
What does that mean if you're on a one plan started in 2013, is it still all you can eat data and unlimited tethering, or does it become less data and less tethering?
#3
AStonedRaichu
Can't tether large amounts after February 2015 or they will remove your All You Can Eat Data. Worth noting.

As most people on contracts and new plans will be capped, this won't make sense?
#4
coathanger
What does that mean if you're on a one plan started in 2013, is it still all you can eat data and unlimited tethering, or does it become less data and less tethering?

As you had the plan before the change, you'll keep all of your unlimited benefits unless you change your contract.
#5
coathanger
What does that mean if you're on a one plan started in 2013, is it still all you can eat data and unlimited tethering, or does it become less data and less tethering?

The limits don't change and it will still remain All You Can Eat, but people who abuse it like using hundreds of GB per month are having AYCE removed starting Febuary 2015 as Three are improving the speed of there network which has declined rapidly recently due to people replacing home broadband which a 3G/4G router and a All You Can Eat SIM card.

Three no longer offer unlimited Tethering for this reason on new contracts to lower the traffic on the network and improve the speed for it's users.


Edited By: AStonedRaichu on Jul 14, 2014 21:18
#6
How does the change to 4G affect my current one plan, will I automatically be upgraded to 4G from 3G, or should I upgrade tomorrow myself before this change comes in?
#7
Looks like I changed just in time.
#8
I was in the process of switching to Three and this plan and in fact my sim is due for delivery tomorrow, so where does this leave me as it's obviously not been received/activated yet?
banned#9
coathanger
How does the change to 4G affect my current one plan, will I automatically be upgraded to 4G from 3G, or should I upgrade tomorrow myself before this change comes in?

If you have a 4g phone it's automatic, you don't need to do anything. I have had the simonly one plan since before Xmas, need a 4g phone.
2 Likes #10
feed_me_chocs
I was in the process of switching to Three and this plan and in fact my sim is due for delivery tomorrow, so where does this leave me as it's obviously not been received/activated yet?

You'll be absolutely fine.. When you're connected, check your My3, it shouldn't mention a 4GB limit.
#11
My contracts not up till Sept but can I get this now and then transfer my old number in Sept?
#12
jabber888
My contracts not up till Sept but can I get this now and then transfer my old number in Sept?

Yes, you can use the temporary number then transfer it after the contract ends. This is your last chance.
#13
Is three still open now to make change though?
#14
sphinxy
feed_me_chocs
I was in the process of switching to Three and this plan and in fact my sim is due for delivery tomorrow, so where does this leave me as it's obviously not been received/activated yet?

You'll be absolutely fine.. When you're connected, check your My3, it shouldn't mention a 4GB limit.

Ok, thanks sphinxy
#15
Sorry gents, I'm a little thick with the tech stuff.

I was considering a Z2 on 3 when my contract ends shortly, with EE.

Am I right in thinking if I order the Z2 tonight I'll get unlimited tethering, but, if I order tomorrow I will be capped?
1 Like #16
Pokkai
Sorry gents, I'm a little thick with the tech stuff.

I was considering a Z2 on 3 when my contract ends shortly, with EE.

Am I right in thinking if I order the Z2 tonight I'll get unlimited tethering, but, if I order tomorrow I will be capped?

Sorry, if you want unlimited tethering you will NEED to buy the sim only one plan. Headset contracts are all now capped at a 2GB tethering limit.

Edited By: sphinxy on Jul 14, 2014 21:44
#17
sphinxy
Pokkai
Sorry gents, I'm a little thick with the tech stuff.

I was considering a Z2 on 3 when my contract ends shortly, with EE.

Am I right in thinking if I order the Z2 tonight I'll get unlimited tethering, but, if I order tomorrow I will be capped?

Sorry, if you want unlimited tethering you will NEED to buy the sim only one plan. Headset contracts are all now capped at a 2GB tethering limit.

Ok dude, thanks for the clarification.
#18
Whats the best available plan atm
#19
AStonedRaichu
coathanger
What does that mean if you're on a one plan started in 2013, is it still all you can eat data and unlimited tethering, or does it become less data and less tethering?

The limits don't change and it will still remain All You Can Eat, but people who abuse it like using hundreds of GB per month are having AYCE removed starting Febuary 2015 as Three are improving the speed of there network which has declined rapidly recently due to people replacing home broadband which a 3G/4G router and a All You Can Eat SIM card.

Three no longer offer unlimited Tethering for this reason on new contracts to lower the traffic on the network and improve the speed for it's users.


nope, they cannot do this, as three require a severance fee, they must uphold their end of the contract, if it includes unlimited tethering without fair use policy
#20
Not sure if I want this or not, my contract runs out in November. However, I've already purchased a new phone so was planning to get a sik only from 3. If I sign up to this tonight, how long do I get to cancel the contract?
#21
yea there is no abuse, they made all a marketing stuff around how it is really unlimited, no faire use etc..
if i'm not mistaken in the term of use they mention a 1Tb limit
but i don't understand why they would remove the unlimited tethering to "lower the traffic on the network and improve the speed for it's users", because they are already restricting the bandwith during the day, personally using 4G, my bandwith is fullspeed (15Mb to 30Mb/s) from midnight to around 4pm, then from 4pm to midnight i'm at around 4Mb/s, i even switch to 3G to have a better bandwith..

does this mean they will remove the bandwith restriction after removing the unlimited tethering?
3 Likes #22
Just a lately '3' are becoming a little less attractive and don't seem to stand out from the competitors as they used to.

I've been with 3 for years, and have the one plan...but if they cut my data from unlimited, I will certainly be shopping round.

Unlimited should mean unlimited and how would anyone be abusing there allowance when it is supposed to be truly unlimited? That's how it was pitched to me by 3's sales guy anyway, so I wouldn't feel like I was abusing the data usage regardless of what I use.
1 Like #23
Three can go jump, I'm sick of them at the minute. I have 3x contracts with them one ended in May but they never contacted me within the last 30 days like they say they will. Then when checking online it the system always said it was to busy to check if I could upgrade but would check my other accounts that was still in contract. I ask three why and they said they don't have the staff to ring, so why the message telling everyone they will? I did manage to get the one plan but also wanted to buy out one of my other contacts that finishes in Dec so I could do the same, get the one plan but was talked out of it. Now it's gone! and so will I.

Please three if you read this, GOOD BYE times 3!

PS: wanting £43pm for the M8 after all the years and money I have spent is insulting!

Rent over ;-)

Edited By: trakker1 on Jul 14, 2014 23:25
#24
Is this still available
How much is it per month
Will it really remain unlimited?
#25
@sphinxy

How do you know this?
Where is it mentioned online?
I just looked at their terms and conditions at 00:22AM on Tuesday 15th June and it was not mentioned.
#26
I can confirm that these contracts are ending as I was told the same instore.
banned#27
Not gonna bother with 3 anymore !!
#28
@sphinxy
When you say it is ending today, does that mean it ended on Monday 14th July or that it is ending at the end of Tuesday 15th July?
#29
sparkymarky
@sphinxy

How do you know this?
Where is it mentioned online?
I just looked at their terms and conditions at 00:22AM on Tuesday 15th June and it was not mentioned.

Their website is saying this at the moment:

Sorry, this site is currently unavailable because
we're doing some essential maintenance work.
We'll be up and running again soon.


Essential robbing our customers work more like!
#30
I'm on the one month rolling contract - does anyone know if this will affect me?
#32
sparkymarky
@sphinxy
When you say it is ending today, does that mean it ended on Monday 14th July or that it is ending at the end of Tuesday 15th July?

It's already ended. Check out the new Sim Only plans. The One Plan no longer exists:

http://store.three.co.uk/view/searchTariff?deviceType=SIM_ONLY&priceplan=PAY_MONTHLY
#33
I made a order last night, but they canceled it, and phoned me up today saying that they can not offer that plan any more

the closed they had was unlimited calls, txt, data with 4gb of tethering for £26 pm on a 1 month rolling contract
#34
OK, I can't confirm this, but it looks like there are some benefits to this.
Reading between the lines, sim-only looks like you can now tether on all contracts?

Can anyone confirm? Previously, you could only tether on "one plan" sim-only, but not if you only had 2gb (or 1gb) data plans.

EDIT: reading the changes above, this does appear to be the case.
The only people who can buy the 1gb Data personal hotspot add-on are....
". This Add-on is only available for customers with All-You-Can-Eat
data units as part of their plan who have used the 4,000 data units included
in their plan which may be used as a personal hotspot. "

In addition, further down it says..........
"Want to use your data allowance as a personal hotspot?
With these plans, we’re happy for your to use your plan allowance of data units as a personal hotspot
(also known as tethering) within the UK, up to the limits set out in the Price Guide. This means you
can connect your phone to other devices via USB or wirelessly to connect to the internet. Your data
units or Add Personal Hotspot Add-on cannot be used in Feel At Home destinations. "

EDIT2: It is indeed correct - had it confirmed by Three that they allow tethering on all Sim-only contracts.
Sorry for those that lose out, but for me, it's a billy bonus!

Edited By: newsgroupmonkey on Jul 15, 2014 13:28: Contacted Three
#35
I placed an order for the One Plan 12 months last night around 11pm. I received a confirmation of order by email with an order number. Then I got a voicemail this morning to phone them back to help with my application. When I phoned they said my order had been cancelled, they didn't give a reason why it had been cancelled, but the chap stated that the One Plan (even yesterday) included only 2GB personal hotspot allowance and that the change away from unlimited hotspot happened a long time ago. Apparently their new plan to replace the One Plan (identical but with a larger 4GB tethering) is now £23 per month for the 12 month contract (but not called the One plan). They no longer sell a plan called the One Plan.


Edited By: sparkymarky on Jul 15, 2014 12:04: update
#36
sparkymarky
I placed an order for the One Plan 12 months last night around 11pm. I received a confirmation of order by email with an order number. Then I got a voicemail this morning to phone them back to help with my application. When I phoned they said my order had been cancelled, they didn't give a reason why it had been cancelled, but the chap stated that the One Plan (even yesterday) included only 2GB personal hotspot allowance and that the change away from unlimited hotspot happened a long time ago. Apparently their new plan to replace the One Plan (identical but with a larger 4GB tethering) is now £23 per month for the 12 month contract (but not called the One plan). They no longer sell a plan called the One Plan.


This just proves how much three are taking the ****, they are going to have a lot of lost customers playing tricks like this. People vote with there feet nowadays, like me. I said I would never move but they can stick there plans where the sun don't shine. Hope others follow.
#37
I found their new terms and conditions are very confusing however it appears that you can use the data abroad, but that you cannot use tethering abroad (in their Feel at Home destinations):

Want to use your data allowance as a personal hotspot?
With these plans, we’re happy for your to use your plan allowance of data units as a personal hotspot
(also known as tethering) >> within the UK << , up to the limits set out in the Price Guide.
>> Your data units or Add Personal Hotspot Add-on cannot be used in Feel At Home destinations. <<

All-you-can-eat data.
It’s worth noting that even if you used your phone for every minute of every day you’d only use, subject to TrafficSense™, around 1000GB each month. That’s why we’ve set a usage cap at 1000GB, in order to identify commercial use of the service, for
example, which is not permitted under the Terms for Three Services. If you have all-you-can-eat data units as part of your package or with an Add-on, there are no hidden “fair use policies”.
>> The number of data units set out in this guide of 25,000 are the number of data units that you can convert into 25 GB for use in the UK or a Feel At Home destination each month. <<

Either way, as an existing customer I am unhappy that they cancelled my order without bothering to inform me.

Edited By: sparkymarky on Jul 15, 2014 13:51: update
#38
have there made one changes today, until today I have been able to tether on three pay as you go using there all you can eat data, I never over used it just lite use but was very handy being able to tether, anyone else had found this?
#39
sparkymarky
I wonder if this sudden and unannounced clamp down on data in mobile phone contracts is a result of the emergency legislation being passed today...

No idea, it can't be beneficial for people downloading 100GB per month right? They must be massively out of pocket from people doing this.
#40
For anyone on a rolling month to month contract, yes this may affect you at the end of this month, unless enough people complain because I bet they have not informed anyone about these changes. The way that genuine orders from existing customers yesterday were cancelled appears underhand, so you can expect them to treat you in the same way:

https://www.three.co.uk/Support/Contact_us/Complaints_code_form

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