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Get the 5GB mobile broadband for £7.50 per month (half price)

Go through quidco and you get this half price for 18months

Also get £12.50 cash back
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banned#1
the direct link to the product is http://threestore.three.co.uk/dealsummary.aspx?LID=2x23125972&offercode=18M5ECD005
this is not available if you go direct to the three website - either use this link or go through quidco.
banned#2
also if you want to change the modem style at the end of the web address where it is numbered "005" change it to either 001,002,003,004,005, or 006 for instance 004 is the ZTE modem
#3
This is a good deal if you are entirely sure you will stay under the 5GB a month.

However, previously there had been problems with people unwittingly exceeding their limit and being hit with bills into thousands of pounds.

I checked the site for the out of bundle rate - I never found it - its not easy to find. Make sure you know what it is before you take out the deal.
#4
I did manage to find one example of out of bundle pricing, but in the 15GB a month package. Which in turn makes you wonder why its not easy to find for all?

http://threestore.three.co.uk/plandetails.aspx?tariffid=898

Out of Bundle charge (Per MB) £0.10


So outwith your bundle its £102.40 per extra gig.

I think this pricing structure can only be seen as a con - and intended to catch people out.

COLD
banned#5
the trick is to stay with in your 5gig limit then its hot
#6
ibiza;2574904
I did manage to find one example of out of bundle pricing, but in the 15GB a month package. Which in turn makes you wonder why its not easy to find for all?

http://threestore.three.co.uk/plandetails.aspx?tariffid=898



So outwith your bundle its £102.40 per extra gig.

I think this pricing structure can only be seen as a con - and intended to catch people out.

COLD

Why is it a con? It clearly tells you how much data you can use and the price is excellent compared to its competitors.
It all depends on how much you need. I pay £5 per month for 1gb which is fine for general surfing/email. The most I've used in a month is 600mb so I'm sure 5gb is going to be fine for a lot of people.
Voted hot.
banned#7
ps - you can check your usage to help stay within your limits
#8
asandwhen
the trick is to stay with in your 5gig limit then its hot


Yeah - as if that pricing is correct across the board - then if you accidentally use twice what you intended - what they thought was OK to charge you £7.50 for - suddenly increases to £512.00 for the next 5GB.

Price structures like that are a con and should clearly be banned.
#9
asandwhen
ps - you can check your usage to help stay within your limits


Sorry - but are you trying to advocate charging £512.00 for the next 5GB is anything other than a con?

Anyone with the misfortune of getting a virus that 'bots' their PC into sending spam risks getting not only a virus and an inconvenience - but also a bill that is likely to go into thousands.

In the article I read - they let the customer's bill reach well over £30, 000 before they started chasing him for it.

Remember and turn yours off at night now! :-D :-D :-D
#10
5gb per month is nothing! I would only use an unlimited service but check the 'fair user policy' of the ISP BEFORE you subscribe. This offer is too expensive, cold.
#11
ibiza
Yeah - as if that pricing is correct across the board - then if you accidentally use twice what you intended - what they thought was OK to charge you £7.50 for - suddenly increases to £512.00 for the next 5GB.

Price structures like that are a con and should clearly be banned.


That logic doesnt really work.

Say theres a deal for £5 inc 100mins and 100 texts.

But instead you use 200mins and 200 texts, so they charge you 30p x 100 and 12p x 100 out of bundle for an extra £42... you cant expect to just pay an extra £5...

Clearly this deal isnt for you if you intend to use 10GB, out of bundle chages is where they make their money and is pretty normal (granted this is slightly more extreme)... Go for higher tariff if that is your requirements.

IMO this is a good deal. :thumbsup:
#12
Seriously interested in this, as it seems the perfect compliment to the eee 901 I am awaiting.

This time around doesn't seem to be a way to edit the url to make the 1gb package half price. Shame as that would have been more tempting (1gb for £5).

I would love to know if anyone with experience of the various 3 modems could share their knowledge. I have narrowed it down to the two stick types, as it seems to defeat the purpose to go for one that needs a cable, even if they are better quality wise. So, anyone know the diffs between the 'E160 stick' and the plain 'usb stick'?
#13
aunkon
Why is it a con? It clearly tells you how much data you can use and the price is excellent compared to its competitors.
It all depends on how much you need. I pay £5 per month for 1gb which is fine for general surfing/email. The most I've used in a month is 600mb so I'm sure 5gb is going to be fine for a lot of people.
Voted hot.


OK - include in your post....

£102.40 charged per extra gig


...and see if the deal continues getting heat.

A £7.50 deal for 5 gig would be good if it was charged at a couple of quid a gig if you went over - but the entire price structure is a con - and there should also be protection to prevent massive bills being accumulated without prior warning.
1 Like #14
This is cheap, voted hot.

Also a couple of points:

1: Three will send you a message to your modem when you are about to reach your agreed bandwidth.

2: Three will, at request, limit your usage to your chosen tariff with a credit limit of zero

3: This is by far the cheapest on the market for 5GB
#15
i wonder if there broaband is worse than thier mobile coverage
#16
Three mobile broadband holds over 40% share of the UK mobile broadband market BTW
#17
just trying to clarify (as im confused)

currently the normal price is £7.50 a month, so 7.5 * 18 = 135 £

But if we go via quidco, we get it for half price, so 3.75 * 18 = 67.5

but we also get 12.50 quido back ontop, so 67.5-12.5 = £55 for 18 months? (which is on par to £ 3.06 a month ?)
#18
3lj-uk
just trying to clarify (as im confused)

currently the normal price is £7.50 a month, so 7.5 * 18 = 135 £

But if we go via quidco, we get it for half price, so 3.75 * 18 = 67.5

but we also get 12.50 quido back ontop, so 67.5-12.5 = £55 for 18 months? (which is on par to £ 3.06 a month ?)


Normal price is £15 per month:whistling:
#19
#20
Adidas Addict
Normal price is £15 per month:whistling:


aah, thats where im going wrong :-(

thought it was to good to be true :-(
#21
Liverpool_Bear
Can you change the modem?

I'd like the ZTE one.



Change the last number on the link to a 4 for the ZTE
#22
can anyone recommend which of the modems are the best?
#23
..r;2575017
That logic doesnt really work.

Say theres a deal for £5 inc 100mins and 100 texts.

But instead you use 200mins and 200 texts, so they charge you 30p x 100 and 12p x 100 out of bundle for an extra £42... you cant expect to just pay an extra £5...

Clearly this deal isnt for you if you intend to use 10GB, out of bundle chages is where they make their money and is pretty normal (granted this is slightly more extreme)... Go for higher tariff if that is your requirements.

IMO this is a good deal. :thumbsup:


However, using your example, you would be charged just over eight times as much for using twice your allowance - and its fairly easy to keep track of how many calls you make or texts you send. In reality - and as I mentioned above - you get charged a couple of times more than your in bundle price when exceeding it.

Bandwidth is less easy to ascertain your usage, and using twice your allowance would cost roughly seventy times more, so there is a massive difference.

It would be like saying in the 'fiver mobile deal' you used as an example - that if you used twice your allowance you should be billed an extra £340ish quid, if charged at 3s bandwidth rates.

Lastly - although its useful being texted or emailed if you are exceeding your limit - if its not you using the computer then it bears little relevance, as your charging rate increases seventy times.
#24
Some guy has this at work and loves it. He has 3gb limit (me thinks). He has an application on his laptop that monitors the traffice so he never goes over.
#25
Download Bitmeter to monitor your usage...
#26
Can we use the SIM in a normal phone to surf the web and to make regular phone calls?
#27
The last thread went to over 400 degrees for the 3GB/month for £7.50 http://hotukdeals.com/item/204779/3-three-mobile-broadband-plus-half-/showthread.php?t=204779 for 5GB this is hotter! also if you can "2: Three will, at request, limit your usage to your chosen tariff with a credit limit of zero" then there should be no worries about going over the limit. I currently have the 3GB one, and I check the my3 limits every other day that i use it (when not at home using home broadband) to ensure i'm not approaching the limit (so far i end up using about half of the 3GB/month).

Can we use this in a normal phone to surf the web and to use as a normal phone?


I have used the sim card from the dongle in my 3 skypephone a few times and it's caused no problems. Watching youtube/reading bbc news pages etc seem to be taken out of the monthly limit. But I haven't yet used it to make paid for calls.
#28
The 3 mobile software has a bandwidth monitor built in, a mobile connection shouldn't be used and isn't designed to be used as your primary connection. If you are simply surfing the web and not downloading dodgy content then 5gb is plenty.

We have a mobile connection for using in our shop and it's excellent for what it's their for, a cheap method of surfing and sending emails.
#29
ibiza
OK - include in your post....



...and see if the deal continues getting heat.

A £7.50 deal for 5 gig would be good if it was charged at a couple of quid a gig if you went over - but the entire price structure is a con - and there should also be protection to prevent massive bills being accumulated without prior warning.


does this mean that every mobile phone pay monthly should contain this info as well

okay I know what you are saying about the extra charge for going over your bandwith but this would meet most peoples needs and the software £ send with it will help you monitor your useage.

In my View a Hot deal and good find for NON 3 Users (but check coverage before ordering)
#30
Good deal, the last one allowed you to get it on a 12 month deal though. JUst wondering in 12 to 18 months time what deals will be about.

Also I have a K800i with X-Series Silver and was thinking it might be easier to just pop in the SIM card from that into a PAYG 3 USB modem and use that out of my X-Series allowance.

I know it's not 'officially allowed' but I hear it works.
#31
Having checked the coverage in my area, I wouldn`t be able to get Turbo Network (HSDPA) only 3G. Anyone know what the maximum speed is likely to be?
I`m guessing it's not worth bothering unless you live in a Turbo Network area?
Cheers
#32
awr;2575859
Having checked the coverage in my area, I wouldn`t be able to get Turbo Network (HSDPA) only 3G. Anyone know what the maximum speed is likely to be?
I`m guessing it's not worth bothering unless you live in a Turbo Network area?
Cheers

U will find 3g good enough as I can stream tv from my sky box at home and watch it just fine on my mobile via 3g coverage
#33
If you just want a 12 month contract @ £7.50pm then Vodafone have a 3gb pm tarrif for £15 so £180 for 12 months but you get £90 quidco so works out at £7.50pm and 6 months less to have
#34

You get freedom from wires and hotspots, and access to the Internet at breakneck speeds while looking good. Just plug in your slim and sexy dongle and you?ll be surfing the web in just five minutes. And when you?re in a Turbo Network area you?ll get lightening web access speeds of up to 2.8MBps. It?s as fast as a fixed line, but you can use it wherever and whenever you want to.


any idea which all locations are under turbo network
#35
This is an excellent deal, 5gb is a decent usage limit for when out and about.

Steve
#36
hari
Can we use the SIM in a normal phone to surf the web and to make regular phone calls?


Not sure about suring the web part but making and receiving calls and txt msgs would be fine. Just be aware that you do NOT get any include free mins or txt so any calls or txts you make/send will be chargeable.

ibashir786
Some guy has this at work and loves it. He has 3gb limit (me thinks). He has an application on his laptop that monitors the traffice so he never goes over.


That monitoring application that you see comes with the installation of the modem by default. If it isn't the gaudy looking silver skinned chunky thing then it's something else he's grabbed off the net.

In either case, it's easy to login into your account on the 3 website and check your usage there as well.
#37
bit gutted that I only have the 3gb for the same price. Hot deal from me, but I only surf not download so I don't even go through the 3 gb a month (though I do check every time I use the connection to see what is remaining).
#38
wozwebs
If you just want a 12 month contract @ £7.50pm then Vodafone have a 3gb pm tarrif for £15 so £180 for 12 months but you get £90 quidco so works out at £7.50pm and 6 months less to have


Vodafone charges fifteen quid if you use an extra meg which seems far fairer than over a ton.

If you exceed these limits an out-of-bundle charge of £15 per GB will apply.


I wonder how many here who thought it wasn't a problem will suddenly find it is one after they get stung. :whistling: :whistling: :whistling:
#39
wozwebs
If you just want a 12 month contract @ £7.50pm then Vodafone have a 3gb pm tarrif for £15 so £180 for 12 months but you get £90 quidco so works out at £7.50pm and 6 months less to have


I've been looking at that deal as well but so far some users have reported non-tracking of their Quidco. See the last few posts on this page...

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/204779/3-three-mobile-broadband-plus-half-/showthread.php?t=204779&page=11

:-(
#40
I got the 1GB one, it's perfectly fine when on the move. If I do need to download stuff I use a free wifi point.

But for me it is additional to my home broadband. So £50 for 18 months for it is a damn good deal (I get the modem is worth about £50!)

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