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3 Mobile Broadband - 5GB allowance - £15/month - One month rolling contract - Comparison to other networks in the post @ Three
3 Mobile Broadband - 5GB allowance - £15/month - One month rolling contract - Comparison to other networks in the post @ Three

3 Mobile Broadband - 5GB allowance - £15/month - One month rolling contract - Comparison to other networks in the post @ Three

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I have searched around this week for a mobile broadband package to make sure I have access while moving house. 3 offer a far, far better deal here than the competition, and I signed up straight away once I'd read through the T&Cs.

£9.99 initial purchase for the dongle, then £15 a month thereafter on a one month rolling contract. This is somewhere between PAYG and contract mobile broadband. Details direct from 3 on the 'go to deal' link. Download speeds up to 3.6 Mbps, the dongle is also a microSD card reader (which I think is standard, but still cool).

Orange, for example, will charge you £30 up front for the dongle, then £14.98 a month (30 day contract) for a 3GB allowance.
shop.orange.co.uk/sho…gle

Vodaphone charge you £40 for the dongle, then £15 per GB thereafter.
shop.vodafone.co.uk/sho…lse

02 want £30 for the dongle, then £2 a day, £7 a week or £15 a month for 500mb/1GB and 3GB data allowance respectively.
shop.o2.co.uk/pro…_Go

T-mobile want £2/day (so long us you top up £10?!) or £10 month for 18 months, both with 3GB allowance. They will gove you the dongle for free though. (Thanks?)
t-mobile.co.uk/sho…nd/

The downside is that they need 30 days notice to cancel, meaning you need to serve 2 months minimum on this contract once you've signed up. The chap in the shop said they can sign me back up to it if I decide to cancel then sign up again. The offer is available online and in store.

I would love to hear if any of you can find a better deal for mobile broadband from any provider.

18 Comments

whats the speed on it?

Original Poster

multiwick;6124034

whats the speed on it?



Download speeds up to 3.6 Mbps, added to the OP.

Cheapest solution I found was a standard voice 3 payg sim, (£10 for 30 days internet topup)

and I used my mobile as a tethered 3G modem, which worked fine and cost nothing.

Regards

Flubster

Original Poster

Flubster;6124110

Cheapest solution I found was a standard voice 3 payg sim, (£10 for 30 … Cheapest solution I found was a standard voice 3 payg sim, (£10 for 30 days internet topup)and I used my mobile as a tethered 3G modem, which worked fine and cost nothing.RegardsFlubster



This is probably against the T&Cs of your sim contract, I know I've seen it in the T&Cs of other providers because I considered doing the same with a free 3 dongle. The same is true of using an iPhone sim card in a dongle, but 02 have been cutting customers off as a result of doing this.

your heading is wrong, from 3 website:
15GB - £15/month for a 24-month contract
5GB - £15 for a 1-month contract

Maybe I am reading this wrong but from the link it looks like you get 5gb not 15gb for the 1 month deal - you get 15gb for a 24 month contract for £15:thinking:

Much better deals around, especially if you use Quidco.I got a o2 Dongle and 15Gb top-up all for nothing last month using Quidco.:whistling:

Bargain Nutter;6124548

Maybe I am reading this wrong but from the link it looks like you get 5gb … Maybe I am reading this wrong but from the link it looks like you get 5gb not 15gb for the 1 month deal - you get 15gb for a 24 month contract for £15:thinking:


Yes. You are right. :thumbsup: Cheched ]here

Original Poster

Title changed. Getting my £15 and 5GB confused.

Skybird;6125118

Much better deals around, especially if you use Quidco.I got a o2 Dongle … Much better deals around, especially if you use Quidco.I got a o2 Dongle and 15Gb top-up all for nothing last month using Quidco.:whistling:



How - what was the deal can you provide a link please...:roll:

Pretty good deal, though slower than some other providers. Currently trying to decide between this and a Vodafone deal that i've been offered as an existing customer, both work out about the same price but the Three deal has a one month minimum term and the Voda deal is "unlimited" (i.e. there's no charges for going over 5GB, just a speed drop).

Bargain Nutter;6129737

How - what was the deal can you provide a link please...:roll:



I think the deals finished now BG, got it myself it was listed on here several weeks back

Domokun;6124258

This is probably against the T&Cs of your sim contract, I know I've seen … This is probably against the T&Cs of your sim contract, I know I've seen it in the T&Cs of other providers because I considered doing the same with a free 3 dongle. The same is true of using an iPhone sim card in a dongle, but 02 have been cutting customers off as a result of doing this.



Well luckily 3 don't have this in their T&C's, I checked, I infact rang and asked.

three.co.uk/Hel…843

If you want to check.

And the £10 topup is fair usage, no limit is specified.

Regards

Flubster

Flubster;6132437

Well luckily 3 don't have this in their T&C's, I checked, I infact rang … Well luckily 3 don't have this in their T&C's, I checked, I infact rang and asked.http://www.three.co.uk/Help_Support/Terms_and_Conditions?content_aid=1214305745843If you want to check.And the £10 topup is fair usage, no limit is specified.RegardsFlubster



Alas.. from the T&C's in your link:

Free Internet UseFree internet allowance is applied immediately on Top-up … Free Internet UseFree internet allowance is applied immediately on Top-up and remains valid for 90 days. After 90 days any remaining internet allowance is lost. Subject to an allowance of 150Mb for 90 days. Internet use charged at 30p per Mb once inclusive allowance is used up.



:-(

Great Deal by the way! I'd get It if you didn't have to buy the dongle as I already have a 3 payg one. voted Hot!

i know this isn't really about this deal, but i have bought myself this broadband "usb stick" thing. i've read somewhere that i could unlock it. what i was wondering was, i have 500mb allowance with my orange contract, could i simply plug in my sim and use 500mb that way?

I purchased a broadband dongle from T mobile, the limit was for 3 gig over 3 months for £29.95 then top up as you use it. Within the first month the 3 gig had been used up, it initially ceased functioning until I put it in my unlocked phone where it reactivated. In total I used almost 26 gig, couldn't stream films but could still surf the Internet with the occasional interruption from T mobiles fair usage policy. Best buy most certainly, I currently have another broadband dongle from 3 and I have a 5 gig cap on that, no more online games :-( on that, still for an initial fee of nearly 30 quid 10 gig for say 10 quid who can complain!

Just got a great deal from currys
9.99 for th Heuwie and £15 30 day rolling contract for 5gig of data.
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