Three removes tethering cap from 4g mobile plans
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Three removes tethering cap from 4g mobile plans

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Found 4th Oct
Not sure if posted but a welcome addition

Mobile operator Three UK has today quietly removed the “Personal Hotspot” usage caps on their 4G mobile plans, which means that customers can now use all of their monthly data allowance to support Tethering (i.e. using your phone as a mobile broadband router for connecting other computers to the internet via wi-fi etc.).
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audievo7 m ago

I'm sure everyone knows, "GB." but if your going to correct then finish …I'm sure everyone knows, "GB." but if your going to correct then finish your sentence with a full stop. Kind regards, yada yada.


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good for them! pity we can't get decent reception here ....
audievo7 m ago

my hotspot still showing 30mb. Not bad but not unlimited


I’d struggle with 30mb. That’s only about 10 photos!!!!
This thread is great. It has drama - with an alleged impending price rise of colossal proportions. Comedy all over the place and grown adults having a pi$$ing competition over who uses the most data. (I think the more data you use you cooler / harder you are?). Let me assure you of one thing - Chuck Norris uses more data than you all and your tethering mates.
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good for them! pity we can't get decent reception here ....
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Edited by: "Trending" 4th Oct
Damn - and i recently dropped from an unlimited legacy tariff to 12GB month as i wasn't making use of it.....
"According to Three ‘s support staff, the roll-out of this change will be “slow” and so some of you with advanced plans may still see the cap being mentioned on your accounts but we’ve been told that it should be removed (i.e. by the sounds of it you won’t have to re-contract in order to benefit). We’ll ask Three’s media team, again, if they’d care to comment and see what happens."
Trending5 m ago

[Image] My hotspot allowance still showing ?


Maybe change on next billing period?
Thanks
my hotspot still showing 30mb. Not bad but not unlimited
audievo1 m ago

my hotspot still showing 30mb. Not bad but not unlimited


Have patience my friend
audievo7 m ago

my hotspot still showing 30mb. Not bad but not unlimited


I’d struggle with 30mb. That’s only about 10 photos!!!!
the.porter7 m ago

Have patience my friend


I rarely use it tbh, wifi @ work so no need there. It is handy for the ever increasing downtime from virgin broadband. But a great deal, def hot!!!
I’ve literally just surpassed my new broadband installation’s cooling off period too... only gave in and got it ‘cause I got a bit fed up of enduring the limit and rationing tethering for the last year-ish it’s been in force
jjjjj987653 m ago

I’d struggle with 30mb. That’s only about 10 photos!!!!


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matdey29 m ago

GB


I'm sure everyone knows, "GB." but if you're going to correct then finish your sentence with a full stop. Kind regards, yada yada.
Edited by: "audievo" 4th Oct
audievo7 m ago

I'm sure everyone knows, "GB." but if your going to correct then finish …I'm sure everyone knows, "GB." but if your going to correct then finish your sentence with a full stop. Kind regards, yada yada.


You're.

Am I doing it right?
Heat added.. nice update..
I have 30GB per month and could tether to that limit, but might consider changing my tariff now to unlimited..
Trending50 m ago

[Image] My hotspot allowance still showing ?


Mine too
I'm on an unlimited tarrif but got stung with a 2gb tether limit. Even though I have never tethered, this is good news in case I even need to tether.
Edited by: "burns94" 4th Oct
My recent 30gb contract made no mention of tethering limit, but I did see it mentioned (12gb I think) for Feel at Home - would be nice to see that get lifted
BigOrkWaaagh17 m ago

You're. Am I doing it right?


i'm sure i don't know what you mean I think you need glasses
I moved to EE, but hope three are also removing the unstated throttling when tethering.

I remember getting around 30mbps on my phone, and only a fraction when tethered, though EE give full speed.

Glad three are taking this step though - if someone has 30gb allowance, they should be able to use it however they like!

Better late than never
I just went onto live chat and confirmed everything.
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I really want a new phone but i'm clinging onto my Three sim-only £15 a month for unlimited internet. Annoying thing about it is 4GB hotspot limit. There are ways an means to circumvent which I use, but not all devices can use the workaround so if this cap removal happens then i'll be a happy bunny.
I've also had a telephone call with Three Customer Services this afternoon and can confirm that SIMO customers on the Advanced 100GB or AYCE Data SIMO Plans can now use all the data for tethering.

The advisor stated that they had just been informed about the change.

He did say it might take a few days for it to filter through to all customers and for all staff to be fully aware of the change.
Great news! Thanks OP. I will keep an eye on my bill, heat!
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morpheus21 m ago

I really want a new phone but i'm clinging onto my Three sim-only £15 a …I really want a new phone but i'm clinging onto my Three sim-only £15 a month for unlimited internet. Annoying thing about it is 4GB hotspot limit. There are ways an means to circumvent which I use, but not all devices can use the workaround so if this cap removal happens then i'll be a happy bunny.


Use a VPN app on your phone. NordVPN has a good app.
This looks good as I was going to get a SIM only data SIM for my mum to use in a dongle for her internet, but the phone plans actually look better value?
I have a legacy ayce plan with 4gb tethering. Will be grrat if I can do that
I get being able to use your allowance for whatever you want. Allowing unlimited tethering on the unlimited plan is asking for trouble!
Niz5 m ago

I get being able to use your allowance for whatever you want. Allowing …I get being able to use your allowance for whatever you want. Allowing unlimited tethering on the unlimited plan is asking for trouble!


I agree. Who needs home broadband (If you get good 4G signal that is) and that would bump up data usage 10-fold easy. All that for ~£15 a month... Watch out 3... Don't go bust
ahleung2 m ago

I agree. Who needs home broadband (If you get good 4G signal that is) and …I agree. Who needs home broadband (If you get good 4G signal that is) and that would bump up data usage 10-fold easy. All that for ~£15 a month... Watch out 3... Don't go bust


So, could you connect your smart tv to it? Maybe i'll have a try later!!!
Edited by: "audievo" 4th Oct
Niz8 m ago

I get being able to use your allowance for whatever you want. Allowing …I get being able to use your allowance for whatever you want. Allowing unlimited tethering on the unlimited plan is asking for trouble!



I just hope that people don’t use it as their home broadband replacement. I’m currently on Three AYCE data with 30gb hotspot but I’ll still only use the hotspot when required. For example, when I’m away for two nights in a hotel, I could tether to my parents. Then when I’m home or have WiFi then I’ll use WiFi. Hopefully it won’t be a one plan fiasco again.
Edited by: "toyota1" 4th Oct
I've given up with them, got other half ayce for tenner but all they offer me is 8gb, asked for my pac having tried numerous times.. oh well no loss
This deal might be handy for anyone planning to use it for home broadband: Three home wifi
Shame 3 isn't much cop or is switch to them from BT for the extra data but it's not much use if the signal around the country is touch and go. I travel all over the UK, BT had been great for the last 12 months, not sure I'd be saying the same about 3 though if I'd have been with them.
Thats not good for the majority since the speeds would now slow down even further due to the few tethering their unlimited data plans while only paying £6-£10 per month
blabbity2 h, 4 m ago

I’ve literally just surpassed my new broadband installation’s cooling off p …I’ve literally just surpassed my new broadband installation’s cooling off period too... only gave in and got it ‘cause I got a bit fed up of enduring the limit and rationing tethering for the last year-ish it’s been in force


I wouldn't worry too much they seem to put the prices up once every 6 months now anyway.
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