40GB (3/2/1p call rates) HomeFi Broadband @ Three
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40GB (3/2/1p call rates) HomeFi Broadband @ Three

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Found 30th May 2017
Three HomeFi goes live for national sales.

40GB on a 1 month or 12 month contract, depending on upfront HUAWEI unit upfront costs, free or £59.99.

A regular phone can be plugged in for Three 321 call rates.



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Interesting... Shame there's no unlimited plan, i'd use 40gb in a day with the amount of XB1 updates there are now.
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Interesting... Shame there's no unlimited plan, i'd use 40gb in a day with the amount of XB1 updates there are now.
witness you took the words out of my mouth exactly my comments this is a very interesting post and im sure it will benefit many nice post seani
Give it a year and these things with unlimited data plans will start properly replacing Fibre for normal households. Not sure many people even use their landlines these days, so reluctant to pay for the line cost.

Especially for single person households. They'll use this in their phone too and just put it in the router when they get back home for the day... I hardly use my actual phone for calls these days anyway, it's mostly done through apps.
Edited by: "thedixon" 30th May 2017
No good if you buy Gears of War 4 ... 125GB download on PC ... insane oO
Can't see the benefit myself, I'm sure non-fibre can be had for less than this, including line rental.
Can this run off the car's socket?
ezzer72

Can't see the benefit myself, I'm sure non-fibre can be had for less than … Can't see the benefit myself, I'm sure non-fibre can be had for less than this, including line rental.



​the benefit is for a huge number of people in non-fibre areas ....
ezzer72

Can't see the benefit myself, I'm sure non-fibre can be had for less than … Can't see the benefit myself, I'm sure non-fibre can be had for less than this, including line rental.


We all don't live near a city or even 512MB speed exchange why Ofcom told BT that Openreach was to be run as arm they can't meddle in
only really of use to those in rural locations that can get a good signal but have poor landline broadband. Ive yet to see anyone offer a unlimited data plan for mobile broadband and i dowt I will anytime soon.
WitnessTheFitness

Interesting... Shame there's no unlimited plan, i'd use 40gb in a day … Interesting... Shame there's no unlimited plan, i'd use 40gb in a day with the amount of XB1 updates there are now.



​4g connections aren't great for gaming due to high latency.
You can get fast connections on 4G but it takes longer (few ms) to connect which will be noticeable with online gaming
no 5G connection (ie. dual band) to router
''Wi-Fi: 802.11b/g/n''

Edited by: "fairytooth" 30th May 2017
thedixon

Give it a year and these things with unlimited data plans will start … Give it a year and these things with unlimited data plans will start properly replacing Fibre for normal households. Not sure many people even use their landlines these days, so reluctant to pay for the line cost.Especially for single person households. They'll use this in their phone too and just put it in the router when they get back home for the day... I hardly use my actual phone for calls these days anyway, it's mostly done through apps.



Unfortunately unlimited data plans are becoming less common so the chances they replacing landlines isn't happening.

But Vodafone and Virgin Media do provide fibre without the need for line rental cost.
japes

the benefit is for a huge number of people in non-fibre areas ....


Surely this is equivalent to ADSL speeds, rather than fibre? In reality anyway. And if you live out in the sticks, 4G will likely be hit and miss, in most cases at least.
malachi

Unfortunately unlimited data plans are becoming less common so the … Unfortunately unlimited data plans are becoming less common so the chances they replacing landlines isn't happening. But Vodafone and Virgin Media do provide fibre without the need for line rental cost.


No vodafone just hide the line rental in the broadband package price. You are still renting a BT line but just don't see it itemised
ezzer72

Surely this is equivalent to ADSL speeds, rather than fibre? In reality … Surely this is equivalent to ADSL speeds, rather than fibre? In reality anyway. And if you live out in the sticks, 4G will likely be hit and miss, in most cases at least.



The speed is around 18.66Mbps. You can get up to 300Mbps with Virgin fibre.
jordanc93

only really of use to those in rural locations that can get a good signal … only really of use to those in rural locations that can get a good signal but have poor landline broadband. Ive yet to see anyone offer a unlimited data plan for mobile broadband and i dowt I will anytime soon.


Do you mean 'doubt'?
pc_tech86

The speed is around 18.66Mbps. You can get up to 300Mbps with Virgin … The speed is around 18.66Mbps. You can get up to 300Mbps with Virgin fibre.


Virgin isn't ADSL, it's Fibre X)

As this is mobile 'wireless' data
Edited by: "seaniboy" 30th May 2017
pc_tech86

The speed is around 18.66Mbps. You can get up to 300Mbps with Virgin … The speed is around 18.66Mbps. You can get up to 300Mbps with Virgin fibre.



​where are you getting that speed from? Not doubting but 4G speeds should be around 40Mbps. Plus these will have better reception than a mobile phone ... not saying it will definitely get a signal if you don't usually but should be much better.
I get a 21st century rubbish 49mbps with BT "Fibre" and 140mbps on 4G, I can totally see the point of this product.
My block of flats is still on ADSL 1, i.e. 2.5mbit down, 0.5mbit up. That'd make me incredibly unhappy but thankfully Hyperoptic serve our building. If we didn't have that, I'd see the point in this unit.
Does anyone remember this deal from June 2012

hotukdeals.com/dea…500

I have had unlimited internet since then, only now as of 01/06/2017 are they switching to 40gb a month, for most of the time I've used it in a MiFi hotspot and its been great despite only been 3G and all for £16.60 a month. Definitely the best ever hotukdeal I've ever got.
thedixon

Give it a year and these things with unlimited data plans will start … Give it a year and these things with unlimited data plans will start properly replacing Fibre for normal households. Not sure many people even use their landlines these days, so reluctant to pay for the line cost.Especially for single person households. They'll use this in their phone too and just put it in the router when they get back home for the day... I hardly use my actual phone for calls these days anyway, it's mostly done through apps.



This is good for casual use, browsing, sending emails, youtube etc. but it cant compete with fibre for a household. If you want to stream HD content, play games online, download larger files or if stability is important to you fibre is the way to go.

The issues with this only get worse in a household when there are more people using this at once, even if it was unlimited.

I can see this being useful for single people who dont consume tons of data or a stop gap for if your main internet is down for whatever reason
I wish this was unlimited too.

Rural area with 2.5mbps broadband at best. Sigh. Get 20mbps plus when in my mobile. Supposed to be getting fibre within 12 months will see though.

To be fair my Netflix and Amazon stream well I just can't get 4k content
deadeyes

Relish offer unlimited plans only problem it available only in limited … Relish offer unlimited plans only problem it available only in limited post codes.


Relish are a Three UK sister company, merging.


https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/5912e7efed915d5a3c000004/hutchison-uk-broadband-decision.pdf


Deal completed yesterday, Three 1GBPS wireless ? Yes please!
telecoms.com/482…on/
Edited by: "seaniboy" 1st Jun 2017
pc_tech86

The speed is around 18.66Mbps. You can get up to 300Mbps with Virgin … The speed is around 18.66Mbps. You can get up to 300Mbps with Virgin fibre.



​Um, Virgin isn't fibre, it's coax.
A friend just got this on my recommendation.

They have moved​ into temporary accommodation for a few months while their house is having insurance work done. Needed internet, but didn't want to have to sign up for a 12 month line rental etc, so this was a great alternative.

The router is SIM free so you can put anyone Data SIM in.
thedixon

Give it a year and these things with unlimited data plans will start … Give it a year and these things with unlimited data plans will start properly replacing Fibre for normal households. Not sure many people even use their landlines these days, so reluctant to pay for the line cost.Especially for single person households. They'll use this in their phone too and just put it in the router when they get back home for the day... I hardly use my actual phone for calls these days anyway, it's mostly done through apps.


This is a data only SIM, so no minutes or text allowance for regular phone usage.
ezzer72

Can't see the benefit myself, I'm sure non-fibre can be had for less than … Can't see the benefit myself, I'm sure non-fibre can be had for less than this, including line rental.


The benefit is a one month minimum contract term, not 12 months that you would have with a landline based internet service.
Bikertov

A friend just got this on my recommendation. They have moved into … A friend just got this on my recommendation. They have moved into temporary accommodation for a few months while their house is having insurance work done. Needed internet, but didn't want to have to sign up for a 12 month line rental etc, so this was a great alternative. The router is SIM free so you can put anyone Data SIM in.


When you sign up to a 12 month contract, you can arrange a home move without any costs in my personal experience.
Bikertov

This is a data only SIM, so no minutes or text allowance for regular … This is a data only SIM, so no minutes or text allowance for regular phone usage.


Yep, that's why I mentioned that people aren't making calls anymore via their network, it's done mostly now on WhatsApp/FB/Skype. Same with messaging, the days of network messaging are fading out.
thedixon

Yep, that's why I mentioned that people aren't making calls anymore via … Yep, that's why I mentioned that people aren't making calls anymore via their network, it's done mostly now on WhatsApp/FB/Skype. Same with messaging, the days of network messaging are fading out.


I use mainly text, the old man is tech savvy enough to use a phone but messaging apps would just confuse him.
No unlimited data no good.
it maybe 4g but there have done something recently. I noticed the speed has dropped from around 12Mbps to about 5. When I phoned up they said that there is bandwidth throttling when the network is busy. I pointed to their Ofcom document that says they only do this for p2p downloads and not video such as iPlayer and youtube. But they said no they do it for all data between 12pm to 12am so if the network is busy you will only get a slow speed even though it says 4g connected
sreenireddy

it maybe 4g but there have done something recently. I noticed the speed … it maybe 4g but there have done something recently. I noticed the speed has dropped from around 12Mbps to about 5. When I phoned up they said that there is bandwidth throttling when the network is busy. I pointed to their Ofcom document that says they only do this for p2p downloads and not video such as iPlayer and youtube. But they said no they do it for all data between 12pm to 12am so if the network is busy you will only get a slow speed even though it says 4g connected


They all do it, but esp with mifi/broadband sim browsing, a mobile uses less data.
sreenireddy

it maybe 4g but there have done something recently. I noticed the speed … it maybe 4g but there have done something recently. I noticed the speed has dropped from around 12Mbps to about 5. When I phoned up they said that there is bandwidth throttling when the network is busy. I pointed to their Ofcom document that says they only do this for p2p downloads and not video such as iPlayer and youtube. But they said no they do it for all data between 12pm to 12am so if the network is busy you will only get a slow speed even though it says 4g connected


They all do it, but esp with mifi/broadband sim browsing, a mobile uses less data.
ezzer72

When you sign up to a 12 month contract, you can arrange a home move … When you sign up to a 12 month contract, you can arrange a home move without any costs in my personal experience.


You've missed my point mate.

My friend already has a home broadband contract. They have moved into temporary accommodation for a few months for building work, so needed a short term solution. So a one month rolling 4G contract like thinks ideal.
Can't they just give you this sim deal and put it in a mifi which is what I have anyway?
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