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Three mobile are now offering portable wireless broadband at a very good rate. Speeds upto 3.6 Mbps with an average speed of 2.8Mbps. T-Mobile and Vodafone start at £29pm and £25pm for 3GB respectively, and the speed probably isn't as good.

The service goes live from the 4th of sept. If you travel a lot and you need to stay in the loop, this should really interest you.

Options Available:

'Broadband Lite' - an entry level package which costs a mere £10pm with a 1GB allowance

'Broadband Plus' a £15pm deal for 3GB per month

'Broadband Max' for heavy users which provides up to 7GB for £25pm.

Sign up before the 5th of sept on either the plus or max package and get the USB modem free!

Either go to the link or phone:

0800 358 4146

-majoringram

DONT FORGET TO CHECK FOR COVERAGE! I JUST ORDERED AND IT TURNS OUT COVERAGE ISNT AVAILABLE IN MY PLACE OF WORK (NORWICH) ooops...
- majoringram
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#1
seems expensive, I pay £20 for up to 24 meg speed, and unlimited downloads. I would always go over the 7gb limit with my usage. Although the wireless bit looks good. Not sure if i would ever use it though
#2
kai666
seems expensive, I pay £20 for up to 24 meg speed, and unlimited downloads. I would always go over the 7gb limit with my usage.

It's mobile broadband not home broadband. Meaning you take your laptop anywhere and go online.
#3
For Mobile ANYWHERE broadband, it's good, for the average home user of course it's not.

And proof competition is a good thing:

Vodafone UK is to upgrade its 3G network to offer faster connection speeds. Downloads will run at up to 7.2Mbps and uploads at up to 1.44Mbps, though download speeds are most likely to be in the range of 1.7Mbps to 5.5Mbps depending on things like signal strength.
... click for more - thinkbroadband.com


It'll be nice to see Three vs. T-Mobile vs. Vodafone and possibly Orange too, O2 seem determined remain luddites.
#4
pinkleponkle
It's mobile broadband not home broadband. Meaning you take your laptop anywhere and go online.



yeah sorry, noticed that after i posted, so edited my post. Still not great for home use though. How often does the average person go out and about with a lap top? Mine has never left my flat
#5
kai666
seems expensive, I pay £20 for up to 24 meg speed, and unlimited downloads. I would always go over the 7gb limit with my usage. Although the wireless bit looks good. Not sure if i would ever use it though


Most won't, it's aimed towards people who travel alot, I can see this becoming an intercontinental service for people who move around alot for business and/or pleasure armed with a laptop and are fed up of overpriced rip off wifi services.

However until more people obtain laptops and become more internet addicted it'll stay niche I think, 3G broadband has been around a few years now and remained quite small due to cost and hardware, that should change though with laptops & flying/travelling becoming more and more popular.

But with 3.5g hsdpa taking over from slower 3g umts allowing up to 14mbit on the move now, but 1.5mbit to 8mbit being more realistic, on the move, will be good to see broadband have that as a mobile addition :)
#6
We are on T-Mobile, will have to have a look at the contract to see if it's close to ending so can switch
#7
That is a nice deal, prices start from £10 a month.

£15 seems to be the best deal since you get the modem free.

Compared this to web n walk which you can only use on your mobile for £7.50 this is quite good. (this is limited downloads but still...)

Wish that this wasnt a USB modem but a pc card one though..

:thumbsup: thanks for bringing this to our attention!
#8
As always, coverage is the downfall with Three. Nowhere in Essex is 'turbo' capable according to their coverage map.
#9
These sorts of services are mainly good for low users who use mobiles for all phone calls, so don't need a landline. At present you need 10/mth phone line, plus 15ish broadband. For a very light net user moving to the Three 10/mth package, that's 180/year saved.
#10
Scribbles
As always, coverage is the downfall with Three. Nowhere in Essex is 'turbo' capable according to their coverage map.
Nowhere in the UK is according to their Map but I don't think its getting "Switched on" till the weekend
#11
wonder if there will be any quidco cashback on this. A fair wack back through quidco and I'd be quite tempted.
#12
T-Mobile have crippled VOIP usage on it's bottom two data tariffs on its mobiles/usb/pc card net access.

I would imagine VOIP cripplling will become the norm.

I've accepted the fact that I should just get 100-200% more mins and sms than I use on mobile contracts just in case, leaving me with a nice safety net.
#13
3's turbo broadband goes live on 5th Sept. within 3 months HSDPA will be rolled out to the entire 3 network, starting with major cities, then the north, then the south. HSPDA is 3.5g - ie, faster than 3g (about 6 times faster). 3's coverage for 3g is by far the best of any network - afterall, it's all they have (though they do have orange for voice/text roaming). any network will need 3g to offer broadband service, so if mobile broadband is what you want, 3 is the best service to go for - and the cheapest.

even if you just want regular broadband, it's a good deal - afterall, how many of us have a landline just so we can have broadband? i dont use my landland as mobiles have so many minutes included. so i pay BT £13 a month just to enable me to pay my ISP a further £15 a month for broadband - ie, at least £28. i could scrap the landline and just use the 3 broadband modem - getting better than basic broadband speeds for just £10 a month.

well done 3 for shaking up the market... again!
#14
schizoboy
For Mobile ANYWHERE broadband, it's good, for the average home user of course it's not.

And proof competition is a good thing:



It'll be nice to see Three vs. T-Mobile vs. Vodafone and possibly Orange too, O2 seem determined remain luddites.


Agreed.

I think this is a decent deal - t-mobile works out at £20 a month if quidco tracks which is akin to the max package here.

Anyone know if the three quidco is applicable for this deal?

http://www.quidco.com/3-mobile/
#15
My T-mobile via PCMCIA card is £19.99 a month. Been with them over a year, so it looks like they have been raising prices since we signed up.
#16
pinkleponkle
My T-mobile via PCMCIA card is £19.99 a month. Been with them over a year, so it looks like they have been raising prices since we signed up.


all usb modems on t-mobile now afaik
#17
nah you can still sign up with the data card option. I like the way they charge £15 a month to add VOIP.
#18
I don't understand their maps. I've checked out all the locations I'd be likely to use it and it all says its covered for "video" but it doesn't really explain what all the different symbols mean. Any ideas?
Looks way better value than anything currently out there.
I use internet cafes when I go on holiday in the UK a few times a year - they can be so expensive that I think this could save me some cash.
#19
RSteve
I don't understand their maps. I've checked out all the locations I'd be likely to use it and it all says its covered for "video" but it doesn't really explain what all the different symbols mean. Any ideas?
Looks way better value than anything currently out there.
I use internet cafes when I go on holiday in the UK a few times a year - they can be so expensive that I think this could save me some cash.


You gotta click on the buttons at the right of the map to check turbo coverage.
#20
I use internet cafes when I go on holiday in the UK a few times a year - they can be so expensive that I think this could save me some cash.


You must go on a lot of holidaying to justify spending £15 a month.
#21
Re: coverage - I believe that you'll roam onto Orange 2G if you aren't in a 3 coverage earlier. ....
#22
giannijambo
You gotta click on the buttons at the right of the map to check turbo coverage.


so if I click turbo september and it's pink then turbo october and it's green means they are enabling my area in october?
#23
:roll:

I have the T Mobile deal, £29 for the modem and its then £29 a month for up
to 3GB, I regularly gets speeds up to 3.6 whereever I am

The best thing is that I don't pay for it......work does

Ha Ha !!!
#24
dc2447
so if I click turbo september and it's pink then turbo october and it's green means they are enabling my area in october?


Yeah, that's right. :thumbsup:
#25
giannijambo
Yeah, that's right. :thumbsup:


Thanks for that.

Still think I'll sdtick with T-mobile in that case - although I can't seem to find their 3g coverage map at the moment :-(
#26
Superb- i'm fed up of companies forcing me to sign up for year-long contracts for broadband when work means i'm seldom resident anywhere for more than six/seven/eight months. Having moved three months ago, I tried to live on the (very good) mobile internet on my 3 Nokia E61, but quickly had to get sky broadband put on (already a connection in the flat). Will definately shift to this deal next time I move. It'll be safer than wifi too- i've had to hardwire and remove the wifi capability in more than one residence before due to unauthorised use...
#27
billyX
Superb- i'm fed up of companies forcing me to sign up for year-long contracts for broadband when work means i'm seldom resident anywhere for more than six/seven/eight months. Having moved three months ago, I tried to live on the (very good) mobile internet on my 3 Nokia E61, but quickly had to get sky broadband put on (already a connection in the flat). Will definately shift to this deal next time I move. It'll be safer than wifi too- i've had to hardwire and remove the wifi capability in more than one residence before due to unauthorised use...


Um, it's a years contract minimum
#28
Voted hot.

Just waiting for the competition to reach critical mass and someone to offer unlimited downloads. It's just a matter of time.
banned#29
billyX
Superb- i'm fed up of companies forcing me to sign up for year-long contracts for broadband when work means i'm seldom resident anywhere for more than six/seven/eight months. Having moved three months ago, I tried to live on the (very good) mobile internet on my 3 Nokia E61, but quickly had to get sky broadband put on (already a connection in the flat). Will definately shift to this deal next time I move. It'll be safer than wifi too- i've had to hardwire and remove the wifi capability in more than one residence before due to unauthorised use...

Off topic...but...USE A PASSWORD WITH 128 BIT ENCRYPTION...as secure as using a credit card. Astonishing. Still, that is one disadvantage to using a telephone network - you can only use one PC at a time and things like XBOX 360 use are out of bounds.
banned#30
this would be good for me at work where i get bored alot but net usage is monitored
#31
dc2447
Um, it's a years contract minimum

Yes, but I can take it with me for no extra cost- unlike any fixed broadband connection, unless I want to pay an inflated installation fee.
#32
stevenpcurtis
Off topic...but...USE A PASSWORD WITH 128 BIT ENCRYPTION...as secure as using a credit card. Astonishing. Still, that is one disadvantage to using a telephone network - you can only use one PC at a time and things like XBOX 360 use are out of bounds.

Obviously I encrypt and regularly change my passwords, have set the network to invisible etc, but hasn't stopped some people trying. The big scam here at the moment is to set up a network labelled "Free Wifi connection". Unbelievable, that in a building with flats valued £220000+ that people will still fall for this. There's no point me informing the Police because they won't be interested. I even know which local building the boosted wifi signal is coming from!
#33
billyX
Obviously I encrypt and regularly change my passwords, have set the network to invisible etc, but hasn't stopped some people trying. The big scam here at the moment is to set up a network labelled "Free Wifi connection". Unbelievable, that in a building with flats valued £220000+ that people will still fall for this. There's no point me informing the Police because they won't be interested. I even know which local building the boosted wifi signal is coming from!


Not sure what scam you are talking about?!

But anyway, I'm on the t-mobile £20/month version of this with a data card, and its amazing.
Basically if you ever use your laptop outside the house, then you'll get good use out of broadband on the move... and its good not to have to pay the overpriced wifi charges everywhere
#34
Anyone know if the claimed speeds are realistic, as I am thinking of going onto this!

I currently have a landline and the only reason for it is to keep broadband internet!
#35
they set up an unencrypted wifi and when people log on it gives the wifi owner access to personal stuff on the wireless computer.

I've been using 3 internet on my mobile for £5 per month connected via usb for the last month while I wait for broadband, it would be ideal if I was a light user.
#36
Oh right - assuming the laptops users have no firewalls.
#37
Most banking webpages, webmail use encrypted webpages these days, albeit some use unencrypted pages, watch for that little padalock symbol in IE or Firefox on pages with encryption.

It's not that easy to obtain the private info on open wifi, but given time and the right scripting tools and more importantly, having the files to setup a spoofed website it then becomes very easy as they'll setup a fake paypal/bank/e-mail website which you put your info into and they can grab it as it's not real.

Ultimately, NEVER use an open Wifi, simple rule of thumb as anyone could be spoofing websites to grab all your passwords.
#38
fungus
they set up an unencrypted wifi and when people log on it gives the wifi owner access to personal stuff on the wireless computer.

I've been using 3 internet on my mobile for £5 per month connected via usb for the last month while I wait for broadband, it would be ideal if I was a light user.


Hi, I have a 3 mobile ( LGU400) with the interrnet add on, how did you manage to set it up for use as a modem ?
Any help would be great thanks.
1 Like #39
couldn't really be any easier....install nokia pc suite, click connect to internet and manually set access point as three.co.uk. you can do it by setting up a dial-up networking connection aswell with *99# or something as the number but can't remember how exactly.
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#40
Many thanks fungus, will give it a go.

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