Instore - Three free your landline for £20 a month @ 40GB
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Instore - Three free your landline for £20 a month @ 40GB

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Found 2nd May 2016
I saw this deal on a billboard - can't find it online. 3 are offering a mifi device with 40GB/month data @ £20/month!
They did launch something similar last year @ £45/month and they do offer a sim only with "unlimited" data for £20/month for 12 months...

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This is a link for last years offer- cannot find this offer
ispreview.co.uk/ind…tml

Good if it wasn't because you can't get signal with 3 anywhere, I live in London and is difficult to get even a bar on my phone

Even though I now get reception at home with Three now that they have launched the lower 800mhz 4G (which penetrates buildings better than their higher frequently 3G) I don't think I'd use it for broadband as the problem with the lower frequency it does not offer as higher download speeds as their higher frequency 4G bands.

I do love "love you long time" for normal mobile though and would be good in some other areas that have the higher frequency.

Just checked and only getting just over 10meg at the moment, but usually I would expect over 30meg elsewhere (10meg is ok for mobile for me, but not for home broadband as would like 20meg).

Is this what you are meaning- was initially available in Northern Ireland and limited to 500users
ispreview.co.uk/ind…tml

barga

Good if it wasn't because you can't get signal with 3 anywhere, I live in … Good if it wasn't because you can't get signal with 3 anywhere, I live in London and is difficult to get even a bar on my phone



​The MiFi may be different as it should use the 800mhz spectrum which goes through walls better (normally only available on Three branded phones and only certain models although the Three InTouch app should make it available to any phone with VOLTE (voice over 4G)).

How would anyone manage with only 40gb per month?

Also I believe with some of the phone plans for £20/month you get 30gb hotspot (tethering) so this maybe an option.

Imagine if you could use this abroad

whorlow

Imagine if you could use this abroad


That is what I am thinking as you can use 3 in USA

40GB a month?!?
My one game(Dragon Age Inquisition) download takes 40GB...

martin1372

Is this what you are meaning- was initially available in Northern Ireland … Is this what you are meaning- was initially available in Northern Ireland and limited to 500usershttp://www.ispreview.co.uk/index.php/2016/02/three-uk-trial-home-mobile-broadband-service-in-northern-ireland.html


Why not append "ing" to all the words?

Edited by: "quidstretchy" 2nd May 2016

martin1372

That is what I am thinking as you can use 3 in USA


No way. These are like"home broadband" replacement and does not work in Feel At Home. Mate tried last year in USA and it simply does not work...

martin1372

That is what I am thinking as you can use 3 in USA


3 mobile uses T-Mobile network in the US, and the signal is awful! My daughter was unable to call me for 4 of the 7 days she was there because of that.

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martin1372

Is this what you are meaning- was initially available in Northern Ireland … Is this what you are meaning- was initially available in Northern Ireland and limited to 500usershttp://www.ispreview.co.uk/index.php/2016/02/three-uk-trial-home-mobile-broadband-service-in-northern-ireland.html


I saw it on the huge billboard outside the SSE arena yesterday - thats the closest detail I have seen online about it! I seriously want rid of my landline - I only get nuisance calls & pay £20/month for the "privilege"! We have 12 active mobile numbers & 2 MiFi dongles along with Virgin media, paying for the land line just seems a waste for me...

mgb20

3 mobile uses T-Mobile network in the US, and the signal is awful! My … 3 mobile uses T-Mobile network in the US, and the signal is awful! My daughter was unable to call me for 4 of the 7 days she was there because of that.



It defaults to T-Mobile, but if you manually select AT&T the signal is much better. I even managed to facetime the UK in a car at 60 mph in the middle of Georgia.

Got rid of my landline years ago and used 3 mifi for a while then got the "one" plan so just tether to my phone these days, never had a problem with 3, and run 4 chromecasts , a laptop, kindle , tablet, netflix , nowtv and sky all thru my phone , speed is about 6-9 mbps on 3g (4g is literally 300m away according to their map )...........

barga

Good if it wasn't because you can't get signal with 3 anywhere, I live in … Good if it wasn't because you can't get signal with 3 anywhere, I live in London and is difficult to get even a bar on my phone


You must have a crappy phone because i go to london a lot and always get signal from Three.

barga

Good if it wasn't because you can't get signal with 3 anywhere, I live in … Good if it wasn't because you can't get signal with 3 anywhere, I live in London and is difficult to get even a bar on my phone



I also live in London and have never had a problem on Three (or any other network).

I got a retention 9 quid deal for 4gb and ayce mins and texts. I still get one bar around my sides in East London. Glad it's one month rolling deal, service has always has been rubbish in my area.
Edited by: "cf15" 2nd May 2016

csf

I got a retention 9 quid deal for 4gb and ayce mind and texts. I still … I got a retention 9 quid deal for 4gb and ayce mind and texts. I still get one bar around my sides in East London. Glad it's one month rolling, service always has been rubbish in my area.



I didn't know they did a package for cannibals.

Isn't London a big city?

Zombies actually, cannibals are so 90s

dijital

I didn't know they did a package for cannibals.


I asked in store, it's a trial in Northern Ireland only, but the 30gb tethering option seems like a good deal on the 18 quid sim only tariff.

people mocking the limit, most people don't even realise the standard bt broadband has a 40gb limit, most have limits actually.

Not sure I see any real deal here to be honest, £20 a month with a bit of effort can get you a decent standard broadband package with unlimited data and you also get a telephone line thrown in to that.

http://i.imgur.com/SvFpR1a.png

Certainly isn't for me as I average 10gb a day based on the above. The last couple of months have been rather light by comparison to my typical data usage.

doubleuc

I asked in store, it's a trial in Northern Ireland only, but the 30gb … I asked in store, it's a trial in Northern Ireland only, but the 30gb tethering option seems like a good deal on the 18 quid sim only tariff. people mocking the limit, most people don't even realise the standard bt broadband has a 40gb limit, most have limits actually.



Not if you're in the market for unlimited data usage. I've managed to use over 1Tb on a regular basis of data in a month and Plusnet have yet to do anything about my usage.
Edited by: "Astec123" 2nd May 2016

mfactor

Got rid of my landline years ago and used 3 mifi for a while then got the … Got rid of my landline years ago and used 3 mifi for a while then got the "one" plan so just tether to my phone these days, never had a problem with 3, and run 4 chromecasts , a laptop, kindle , tablet, netflix , nowtv and sky all thru my phone , speed is about 6-9 mbps on 3g (4g is literally 300m away according to their map )...........



You're getting good speeds. My speed where I live is atrocious (between 0.5-1.5Mbs), that said in my living room the other day on my new 4G phone I got 12Mbs, but it wasn't consistent. Anyway I got a letter from Three a few days ago telling me that they are removing me from the One Plan, and if I want an "All-you-can-eat" service with unlimited minutes I have to pay £27pm from them. They are moving everyone off in time.

mgb20

3 mobile uses T-Mobile network in the US, and the signal is awful! My … 3 mobile uses T-Mobile network in the US, and the signal is awful! My daughter was unable to call me for 4 of the 7 days she was there because of that.



​The USA is a fairly large area. I found the signal was very good, in my experience, in Florida. Even local networks can be hit or miss.

roaming in USA with Three wasn't perfect for me when I was there in September last year. cities like Manhattan, Las Vegas and a few places in New Jersey were good but while driving from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon and New York to Washington and Buffalo were useless. I had to buy Local phone Verizon to make phone calls. Bottomline, no need to buy a Three sim card for the purpose of roaming in USA

socialmammal

roaming in USA with Three wasn't perfect for me when I was there in … roaming in USA with Three wasn't perfect for me when I was there in September last year. cities like Manhattan, Las Vegas and a few places in New Jersey were good but while driving from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon and New York to Washington and Buffalo were useless. I had to buy Local phone Verizon to make phone calls. Bottomline, no need to buy a Three sim card for the purpose of roaming in USA



My experience on Three in the US was rather poor initially until I bought a US handset:
If you use a European phone it won't be able to connect to the diferent 3G/4G bands they use in the US,
and then reception can be rather sketchy indeed.

plap

My experience on Three in the US was rather poor initially until I bought … My experience on Three in the US was rather poor initially until I bought a US handset:If you use a European phone it won't be able to connect to the diferent 3G/4G bands they use in the US,and then reception can be rather sketchy indeed.



Never ever had a problem with signal in the USA. Always was using iPhones thou...

Rimi

Never ever had a problem with signal in the USA. Always was using iPhones … Never ever had a problem with signal in the USA. Always was using iPhones thou...



Same with iPhones: US iPhones are different from ours, they support different bands/frequencies -
It looks like Apple have 4 different versions: (and that's why importng a US iPhone is not a good idea)
apple.com/iph…TE/

plap

Same with iPhones: US iPhones are different from ours, they support … Same with iPhones: US iPhones are different from ours, they support different bands/frequencies -It looks like Apple have 4 different versions: (and that's why importng a US iPhone is not a good idea)http://www.apple.com/iphone/LTE/



As I said - no problem with iPhone and i have crossed 27 states all together. My partners Samsung wasn't that good; worked 25%.

Astec123

Not sure I see any real deal here to be honest, £20 a month with a bit of … Not sure I see any real deal here to be honest, £20 a month with a bit of effort can get you a decent standard broadband package with unlimited data and you also get a telephone line thrown in to that.Certainly isn't for me as I average 10gb a day based on the above. The last couple of months have been rather light by comparison to my typical data usage. Not if you're in the market for unlimited data usage. I've managed to use over 1Tb on a regular basis of data in a month and Plusnet have yet to do anything about my usage.


How do you get that?

biggysilly

How do you get that?



The graphic is just available in my customer account page for Plusnet.

Deals wise, just carefully selecting a provider can get you £20 a month unlimited internet including a phone line. It's all about picking up deals and being happy to jump ship when the deal dries up. I currently pay under £19 for 80mbit fibre and just over £7 a month for the phone line. All in I'm paying a few pence over £26 for it all

http://www.uswitch.com/broadband/compare/cheap_broadband/

http://www.moneysupermarket.com/broadband/

broadbandchoices.co.uk/bro…als
Edited by: "Astec123" 3rd May 2016

Astec123

The graphic is just available in my customer account page for … The graphic is just available in my customer account page for Plusnet.Deals wise, just carefully selecting a provider can get you £20 a month unlimited internet including a phone line. It's all about picking up deals and being happy to jump ship when the deal dries up. I currently pay under £19 for 80mbit fibre and just over £7 a month for the phone line. All in I'm paying a few pence over £26 for it allhttp://www.uswitch.com/broadband/compare/cheap_broadband/http://www.moneysupermarket.com/broadband/http://www.broadbandchoices.co.uk/broadband/cheap-deals


But you are posting a comment about fibre in a mobile broadband deal. I thought you had answered my prayers to the Three One plan discontinuation. My exchange is over 8km away in tha shadows of the Malvern Hills (a Rural area) unlikely to get fibre ever. 6th May my AYCE data plan is being "upgraded" to 12gb tethering limit. I am well aware of how fast and cheap FTC is but if you can't have it then you can't have it.
Sapiens qui prospicit.

biggysilly

But you are posting a comment about fibre in a mobile broadband deal. I … But you are posting a comment about fibre in a mobile broadband deal. I thought you had answered my prayers to the Three One plan discontinuation. My exchange is over 8km away in tha shadows of the Malvern Hills (a Rural area) unlikely to get fibre ever. 6th May my AYCE data plan is being "upgraded" to 12gb tethering limit. I am well aware of how fast and cheap FTC is but if you can't have it then you can't have it. Sapiens qui prospicit.



Yes I am fully aware, the fact that because 99% of the UK population is able to be served by some form of fixed broadband means the pointless limits 3 want to impose are not worth being tied to so pointing out to those looking and considering this deal that they should be able to get a better deal by other means.

You can get, as I originally said, standard broadband with no usage limits for the same money.

Frankly looking at your area, I'd rather have the lower speeds on offer and have unlimited downloads than be stuck with 40gb on 3 and their alleged faster speeds.

I'll finally leave this if speed is an issue for you;

superfastworcestershire.com/oth…cts

Astec123

Yes I am fully aware, the fact that because 99% of the UK population is … Yes I am fully aware, the fact that because 99% of the UK population is able to be served by some form of fixed broadband means the pointless limits 3 want to impose are not worth being tied to so pointing out to those looking and considering this deal that they should be able to get a better deal by other means.You can get, as I originally said, standard broadband with no usage limits for the same money.Frankly looking at your area, I'd rather have the lower speeds on offer and have unlimited downloads than be stuck with 40gb on 3 and their alleged faster speeds. I'll finally leave this if speed is an issue for you;http://www.superfastworcestershire.com/other-projects#universal%20service%20commitment%20scheme?utm_source=dcmscampaign_basic


I doubt you would be able to cope with 800kpbs on my landline and I doubt you would get near to 40gb in a month. Yes I keep a keen eye on what the rest of the country get but somebody has to be part of the 1-10% with slow internet connections. If I hadn't had the Three one plan I wouldn't know what I was missing I suppose.

It's good, but no good for gaming. Lag and latency is unusable...

Three will reduce the speed once you hit 12GB. Better off with normal home broadband with better speed.

Northern Ireland trial started in Feb.

Three Ireland do 60/100/250GB for 20/27 or 35 Euros
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