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Three Home Broadband (Unlimited Data with free Router) - £17 a month (24mth contract) for existing Three contract

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Was in a Three store today and are offering existing Three customers home broadband on a 24 month contract for £17 a month. Saving £5 a month on what new customers pay.

I am told the deal is also available online if you go to the My Three website and log in with your existing mobile details.

Deal includes a free Three WiFi plug-in router, which I was told allows up to 64 devices to be connected to it via WiFi. Also includes an ethernet port if people still use these.

Works out to be £408 over the duration of the 24 month contract.

If youre happy with Three's internet speeds on your existing mobile and get a decent signal at home (or wherever you intend to use the router), it could be worth considering.

There is £50 cashback deal on Quidco, but only quotes this as £22 for new customers, so unsure if this will work for existing customers.

I assume if you cancel all your other mobile contracts with Three, you'll have to pay the £22 price. Not sure if it works for PAYG customers.
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ChattyDaf_16/02/2020 00:58

It's a gamble. If you find you get consistently good speeds indoors then …It's a gamble. If you find you get consistently good speeds indoors then you can take a punt.Otherwise, I wouldn't bother attempting to main this sort of thing.


There is no risk...

This deal is for existing Three customers, so they will already be familiar with what their internet connection is like!

Also if you buy online, under the distant selling regulations, you are allowed to return a product if the service/product does not live up to the expectations.

If you place the router by a window, this will vastly improve any signal. The router will be in a static position so will not be moving around like a mobile. Which has to contend with providing a signal through the walls of the house, and your hand/pocket.
Edited by: "g-diddy" 16th Feb
Not sure people voting this cold? Seems like a good deal to me especially if you are a three customer
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Not sure people voting this cold? Seems like a good deal to me especially if you are a three customer
munshimq16/02/2020 00:56

Not sure people voting this cold? Seems like a good deal to me especially …Not sure people voting this cold? Seems like a good deal to me especially if you are a three customer


It's a gamble. If you find you get consistently good speeds indoors then you can take a punt.

Otherwise, I wouldn't bother attempting to main this sort of thing.
I agree that its worth checking what kind of Three connection you get beforehand to give you an indicator of the speeds you are likely to achieve.

If you do get a good consistent connection I can highly recommend this - as we got it last year with the same bundled router, also for £17 per month.

We added a couple of external antennas for about a tenner and download speed has never really dropped below 60mbps. Majority of the time we achieve over 70mbps.

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munshimq16/02/2020 00:56

Not sure people voting this cold? Seems like a good deal to me especially …Not sure people voting this cold? Seems like a good deal to me especially if you are a three customer



Major suppliers are signed up to minimum broadband guarantee but three doesn't seem to be one of them, so it's pot luck and you might end up with a contract you're trying very hard to get out.
ChattyDaf_16/02/2020 00:58

It's a gamble. If you find you get consistently good speeds indoors then …It's a gamble. If you find you get consistently good speeds indoors then you can take a punt.Otherwise, I wouldn't bother attempting to main this sort of thing.


There is no risk...

This deal is for existing Three customers, so they will already be familiar with what their internet connection is like!

Also if you buy online, under the distant selling regulations, you are allowed to return a product if the service/product does not live up to the expectations.

If you place the router by a window, this will vastly improve any signal. The router will be in a static position so will not be moving around like a mobile. Which has to contend with providing a signal through the walls of the house, and your hand/pocket.
Edited by: "g-diddy" 16th Feb
g-diddy16/02/2020 01:54

There is no risk...This deal is for existing Three customers, so they will …There is no risk...This deal is for existing Three customers, so they will already be familiar with what their internet connection is like!Also if you buy online, under the distant selling regulations, you are allowed to return a product if the service/product does not live up to the expectations.If you place the router by a window, this will vastly improve any signal. The router will be a static place so will not be moving around like a mobile. Which has to contend with providing a a signal through the walls of the house, and your hand/pocket.


Indeed. Remember, unlike an ordinary router, it doesn't need to be near a phone socket so you can place it where there is the best signal (so long as there is power!)
munshimq16/02/2020 00:56

Not sure people voting this cold? Seems like a good deal to me especially …Not sure people voting this cold? Seems like a good deal to me especially if you are a three customer



May be mention it’s unlimited data too.
I have voted this hot, as in my area the copper broadband is very bad. However, I failed the three credit check and my wife failed too. He have about 30k limits on credit cards, utilisation just about 10%..
Unbelievable how senseless and unpredictable company is this.
Mrsweet16/02/2020 01:22

I agree that its worth checking what kind of Three connection you get …I agree that its worth checking what kind of Three connection you get beforehand to give you an indicator of the speeds you are likely to achieve.If you do get a good consistent connection I can highly recommend this - as we got it last year with the same bundled router, also for £17 per month. We added a couple of external antennas for about a tenner and download speed has never really dropped below 60mbps. Majority of the time we achieve over 70mbps. [Image]


Where do you live, I be lucky to get 5 download and 2/3 upload speed.
kabs16/02/2020 01:33

Major suppliers are signed up to minimum broadband guarantee but three …Major suppliers are signed up to minimum broadband guarantee but three doesn't seem to be one of them, so it's pot luck and you might end up with a contract you're trying very hard to get out.


They signed for line connection, no one will sign for 4G/5G connection (like this one here) as it depends from many things like: number of people connected to signal antenna, weather, trees or buildings between your place and signal antenna.
munshimq16/02/2020 00:56

Not sure people voting this cold? Seems like a good deal to me especially …Not sure people voting this cold? Seems like a good deal to me especially if you are a three customer


This is (potentially) a 5G broadband contract (at this price?). All depend on the roll out speed in your area (most will get almost 4G for the entire duration), but some will get 5G during the life time of the contract (and our lifetime ). Voted Hot (poured hot water to the cold).
I have a Three 321 PAYG SIM in my phone. Sadly getting a decent signal where I live is nigh on impossible. It's a good job I don't have much of a need to communicate with other people!
I've got this very impressed, ditched talk talk , for 17pm with the router with ethernet 4 on the back
think im paying 8 pounds a month for 20gb with a dongle, that deal may have finish

i have 2 dongles one sim went in my phone and calls are just 3p a minute

so for 16 quid i have home and mobile broadband plus cheap calls and go binge useing netflix

no fixed line needed or tv license needed
Edited by: "lumsdot" 16th Feb
Mrsweet16/02/2020 01:22

I agree that its worth checking what kind of Three connection you get …I agree that its worth checking what kind of Three connection you get beforehand to give you an indicator of the speeds you are likely to achieve.If you do get a good consistent connection I can highly recommend this - as we got it last year with the same bundled router, also for £17 per month. We added a couple of external antennas for about a tenner and download speed has never really dropped below 60mbps. Majority of the time we achieve over 70mbps. [Image]


Which antennas did you get? Looking to get a couple to help our Three router.
Mrsweet16/02/2020 01:22

I agree that its worth checking what kind of Three connection you get …I agree that its worth checking what kind of Three connection you get beforehand to give you an indicator of the speeds you are likely to achieve.If you do get a good consistent connection I can highly recommend this - as we got it last year with the same bundled router, also for £17 per month. We added a couple of external antennas for about a tenner and download speed has never really dropped below 60mbps. Majority of the time we achieve over 70mbps. [Image]


I'm interested in what external antennas you got? I could do with some to boost signal a bit.
georgesvalch16/02/2020 06:03

I have voted this hot, as in my area the copper broadband is very bad. …I have voted this hot, as in my area the copper broadband is very bad. However, I failed the three credit check and my wife failed too. He have about 30k limits on credit cards, utilisation just about 10%..Unbelievable how senseless and unpredictable company is this.


That's unfortunate about the credit check...

I haven't done this myself, but have read a lot of people are using Smarty Mobile for home broadband.
(Three's own PAYG brand to compete with GiffGaff and Voxi).

They offer a £20 SIM with unlimited data, and read many people are putting this into a 4G Router and using this as there Home Broadband service.

They do sometimes offer it £18 a month.

From what I've read there is no restrictions and don't seem to slow down the service.. Could be worth getting the SIM for one month, put into an old MiFi unit or mobile as a WiFi Hotspot and see how you get on... If it works out, buy an old Three Home Router off eBay for £20-30.

Not as cheap as this deal, but avoids the credit checks and no two year contract!
Edited by: "g-diddy" 16th Feb
I use three and the signal is great, but like every operator they have outages, so I'd rather keep my broadband via landline, otherwise I'm left with nothing when it does go down.
Mother-in-Law lives in deepest Cornwall where standard broadband (via copper) is 1-1.5Mbps, but with Three (via 4G) she’s getting 30Mbps - the 4G is actually cheaper too!
g-diddy16/02/2020 10:38

That's unfortunate about the credit check...I haven't done this myself, …That's unfortunate about the credit check...I haven't done this myself, but have read a lot of people are using Smarty Mobile for home broadband.(Three's own PAYG brand to compete with GiffGaff and Voxi).They offer a £20 SIM with unlimited data, and read many people are putting this into a 4G Router and using this as there Home Broadband service.They do sometimes offer it £18 a month.From what I've read there is no restrictions and don't seem to slow down the service.. Could be worth getting the SIM for one month, put into an old MiFi unit or mobile as a WiFi Hotspot and see how you get on... If it works out, buy an old Three Home Router off eBay for £20-30.Not as cheap as this deal, but avoids the credit checks and no two year contract!


Do you have a link to such a device on ebay?
Edited by: "mcdexsta" 16th Feb
mcdexsta16/02/2020 15:36

Do you have a link to such a device on ebay?



I do this with an E5180 that I bouight unlocked second hand. I'm thnking of buying a Huawei B525 but I'm considering going with the 3 offer as the B535 is better and at £17 a month I'd be paying less also. Only thing is switching from SMARTY rolling 30 day contract vs 3 24 month - I'm wondering if BT will offer something soon as I have landline broadband with them and it's well below the USO performance!
greentrident16/02/2020 18:52

I do this with an E5180 that I bouight unlocked second hand. I'm thnking …I do this with an E5180 that I bouight unlocked second hand. I'm thnking of buying a Huawei B525 but I'm considering going with the 3 offer as the B535 is better and at £17 a month I'd be paying less also. Only thing is switching from SMARTY rolling 30 day contract vs 3 24 month - I'm wondering if BT will offer something soon as I have landline broadband with them and it's well below the USO performance!


You obviously got lucky picking that up for £30! I don't think I could rely on three Mobile signal for use at home instead of fibre.
Mrsweet16/02/2020 01:22

I agree that its worth checking what kind of Three connection you get …I agree that its worth checking what kind of Three connection you get beforehand to give you an indicator of the speeds you are likely to achieve.If you do get a good consistent connection I can highly recommend this - as we got it last year with the same bundled router, also for £17 per month. We added a couple of external antennas for about a tenner and download speed has never really dropped below 60mbps. Majority of the time we achieve over 70mbps. [Image]


What kind of external antennas did you install please. Not heard of this before?
mcdexsta16/02/2020 20:16

You obviously got lucky picking that up for £30! I don't think I could …You obviously got lucky picking that up for £30! I don't think I could rely on three Mobile signal for use at home instead of fibre.


I got it via another online forum so it did make it a cheaper way of doing it. SMARTY and 3 use the same network so I can guess that I'll be ok on 3, but I now still have a slow but stable BT connection which is almost always 5.5 mb and a f fast 4g connection that sometimes drops right down if the weather is rubbish. Between the two I have half decent broadband!
Looks good thanks
tompringle16/02/2020 10:39

I use three and the signal is great, but like every operator they have …I use three and the signal is great, but like every operator they have outages, so I'd rather keep my broadband via landline, otherwise I'm left with nothing when it does go down.


Same could be said of landline broadband surely? if you have a fault on a phone line you can be waiting days for it to be fixed.
Mrsweet16/02/2020 01:22

I agree that its worth checking what kind of Three connection you get …I agree that its worth checking what kind of Three connection you get beforehand to give you an indicator of the speeds you are likely to achieve.If you do get a good consistent connection I can highly recommend this - as we got it last year with the same bundled router, also for £17 per month. We added a couple of external antennas for about a tenner and download speed has never really dropped below 60mbps. Majority of the time we achieve over 70mbps. [Image]



What router and antenna are you using?
adamey1916/02/2020 07:10

Where do you live, I be lucky to get 5 download and 2/3 upload speed.


I live on the outskirts of a city in the Midlands. I'm guessing we are not too far from a mobile mast as we live near to fields, and the amount of people using it isn't going to be as high as a city centre, which must help with good speeds. I was surprised just how quick it was, faster than the fibre speed we were getting from our previous NOWTV broadband. Hopefully they improve the speeds in your area at some point!
Elavarasan17/02/2020 12:07

What router and antenna are you using?


The router is the Huawei B535 one provided by Three, a really decent router and has two SMA connectors.
Mrsweet17/02/2020 12:53

The router is the Huawei B535 one provided by Three, a really decent …The router is the Huawei B535 one provided by Three, a really decent router and has two SMA connectors.



Thanks for the reply,

Before i order i wanted to confirm the router has SMA MALE or RP-SMA FEMALE connector?
Mrsweet17/02/2020 12:34

I live on the outskirts of a city in the Midlands. I'm guessing we are not …I live on the outskirts of a city in the Midlands. I'm guessing we are not too far from a mobile mast as we live near to fields, and the amount of people using it isn't going to be as high as a city centre, which must help with good speeds. I was surprised just how quick it was, faster than the fibre speed we were getting from our previous NOWTV broadband. Hopefully they improve the speeds in your area at some point!


I am in London, so I doubt it but the price indeed is very competitive.
Elavarasan17/02/2020 13:07

Thanks for the reply,Before i order i wanted to confirm the router has SMA …Thanks for the reply,Before i order i wanted to confirm the router has SMA MALE or RP-SMA FEMALE connector?


Thays okay The router itself has two female sma connectors and the antennas are sma male connectors.
Mrsweet17/02/2020 13:40

Thays okay The router itself has two female sma connectors and the …Thays okay The router itself has two female sma connectors and the antennas are sma male connectors.



Thanks for the detailed clarification.
I am currently with Three Broadband, honestly I wouldn’t recommend it. Been having problems from day one- please note the following! Three Mobile and Three Broadband is two different service, to those who check internet speed on their Three mobile please be advised you wouldn’t get the same speed. At good times for me the best it’s ever been was just under 40mb per sec. Average has been 20mbs download. Last few days for me it’s been under 9mbs. They offered me a free mid contract cancellation due to constant problems.
I get 100 download on my 3 mobile SIM and 60 to 70 on this package . Bizzare
hashir44417/02/2020 23:06

I am currently with Three Broadband, honestly I wouldn’t recommend it. B …I am currently with Three Broadband, honestly I wouldn’t recommend it. Been having problems from day one- please note the following! Three Mobile and Three Broadband is two different service, to those who check internet speed on their Three mobile please be advised you wouldn’t get the same speed. At good times for me the best it’s ever been was just under 40mb per sec. Average has been 20mbs download. Last few days for me it’s been under 9mbs. They offered me a free mid contract cancellation due to constant problems.


How would you go about checking what speed you would get with their BB sim. I get 95Mb down load and 20Mb upload from the sim on my phone but only 15Mb on my existing home BB, really tempted but a bit worried about how good the service would actually be.
if your a gamer dont think this would be much use i have this have problems with online play due to strict nat no mater what i try i cannot get the elusive open nat
iand7519/02/2020 10:07

if your a gamer dont think this would be much use i have this have …if your a gamer dont think this would be much use i have this have problems with online play due to strict nat no mater what i try i cannot get the elusive open nat


Also all 4G routers would high ping rate compared to other fibre broadband. which affects mostly FPS games.
Got this router the other day, would only be able to get 1mbps download indoors even with very good signal (shown via the app). When i popped in Virgin media or EE the speed picked.
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