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Three UK Offer Unlimited 4G Data and Alexa AI Router for £13 for 6 months then £26 / 24 months Term = £546 @ Three

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Mobile operator Three UK has discounted their 4G “unlimited data” and Huawei AICubeB900 router based mobile broadband plan, which is now being offered at just £13 per month for the first 6 months of service (rising to £26 thereafter) when taken on a 24 month contract term.


The Huawei AICubeB900, which features an integrated Amazon Alexa AI voice controlled assistant, is an LTE Category 6 speed device (i.e. a theoretical peak speed of 300Mbps download and 50Mbps upload), although Three UK states that on their network customers should only expect average peak time speeds of around 14Mbps.


On the WiFi side this router supports up to 64 simultaneous users via dual-band 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5) and that can deliver up to a theoretical peak wireless LAN speed of 1200Mbps. The router also features a Micro SIM slot on the bottom and a Gigabit Ethernet port, although sadly there’s no port for an external antenna like on Three UK’s cheaper and lower spec Huawei B311 router (£22 per month).

The new package is very attractive but it’s worth remembering that they’re also about to launch a new 5G service, although admittedly this will take a few years to fully rollout.

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I have one of these myself, fixed line was way to slow in my area and no fibre available. I can confirm i get speeds of around 40mbps on average download. It has a useful feature which finds the best position to keep it for the best signal strength. Never had any issues with it dropping connection, i use about 8 devices off it. I paid £25 a month however got £50 deducted from my bill as delivery was delayed.
Mine is brilliant. I have the HUAWEI homefi one. It’s stable and works really well.
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q44q04/07/2019 15:06

Just ask for the credit to be added to your account + a £10 for letting …Just ask for the credit to be added to your account + a £10 for letting you down


I cried and cried on live chat said i was stressed and switvhed me to 3 seperate chats amd then said please wait and kept me on hols for 22 minutes! After offering me the 6 minths worth half price like 80 quid credit they said are you 100% happy i said not really you made me wait 22 minutes and transferred me around and then they said we want you to be happy so instead they gave me £100 credit... am happy with that lmao THANKS for post OP 100 quid saved theres my gym membership i never go to paid for a few months haha.
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I have one of these myself, fixed line was way to slow in my area and no fibre available. I can confirm i get speeds of around 40mbps on average download. It has a useful feature which finds the best position to keep it for the best signal strength. Never had any issues with it dropping connection, i use about 8 devices off it. I paid £25 a month however got £50 deducted from my bill as delivery was delayed.
So tempted but my now tv contract is still another couple of months
Mine is brilliant. I have the HUAWEI homefi one. It’s stable and works really well.
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Thanks
just bought this 10 days ago for £25 odd, gonna live chat see if i can get half price for 6 months as i can still reutnr for 30 days so not happy about being charged full now hope they gimme it reduced for the 6 months. thanks for posting
comedychris04/07/2019 14:53

just bought this 10 days ago for £25 odd, gonna live chat see if i can get …just bought this 10 days ago for £25 odd, gonna live chat see if i can get half price for 6 months as i can still reutnr for 30 days so not happy about being charged full now hope they gimme it reduced for the 6 months. thanks for posting


Just ask for the credit to be added to your account + a £10 for letting you down
Edited by: "q44q" 4th Jul
So what happens to the equipment when you end the contract? Do they ask for it back or do you get to keep it? If they don't ask for it back, does it even work considering that Alexa need Internet/wi-fi access and the SIM that was providing that doesn't function anymore?
Oh and after the contract ends if you decide to go back to wired broadband do you have to pay BT a connection fee?
Edited by: "nokiafusion" 4th Jul
danielbullard04/07/2019 14:00

Mine is brilliant. I have the HUAWEI homefi one. It’s stable and works r …Mine is brilliant. I have the HUAWEI homefi one. It’s stable and works really well. [Image]


if you want to game, the ping and jitters are bad, especially on games like rocket league or first person shooters,
having Virgin broadband at home and no suitable open reach fibre alternative i have considered picking one of these up. in fact i've tested the service already using a pre owned Huawei B525 and a data sim and it works really well. I do wonder though whether being tied into a 2 year deal on 4g (with a 4g only modem) is the right thing to do when 5g is around the corner (by end of the year where i live).
brendanhickey04/07/2019 17:03

if you want to game, the ping and jitters are bad, especially on games …if you want to game, the ping and jitters are bad, especially on games like rocket league or first person shooters,


I’m a single player gamer so it doesn’t bother me. Although I did try Call of Duty and there was the occasional one but not what I thought there would be. I guess it depends on your usage :-)
q44q04/07/2019 15:06

Just ask for the credit to be added to your account + a £10 for letting …Just ask for the credit to be added to your account + a £10 for letting you down


I cried and cried on live chat said i was stressed and switvhed me to 3 seperate chats amd then said please wait and kept me on hols for 22 minutes! After offering me the 6 minths worth half price like 80 quid credit they said are you 100% happy i said not really you made me wait 22 minutes and transferred me around and then they said we want you to be happy so instead they gave me £100 credit... am happy with that lmao THANKS for post OP 100 quid saved theres my gym membership i never go to paid for a few months haha.
Can you connect home phone to the router they supply? I have read in one of the threads here you can buy your own router to connect...but just wondering.
After cheapest BB deal as sky not interested in offering any thing decent for me to stay.
Edited by: "littel.helper" 4th Jul
littel.helper04/07/2019 18:31

Can you connect home phone to the router they supply? I have read in one …Can you connect home phone to the router they supply? I have read in one of the threads here you can buy your own router to connect...but just wondering.After cheapest BB deal as sky not interested in offering any thing decent for me to stay.


Not with the one they supplied to me which is the Huawei B311s-220
SaltyExpert04/07/2019 20:42

Not with the one they supplied to me which is the Huawei B311s-220


Sky seem to have given up offering cheap deals now, instead they're adding pointless $*&£ (insert your own 4 letter word in there) add ons to make it seem like they're giving some "premium" service. I need to move but found out that even though they use exactly the same tech, I can't get adsl bb to replace the identical Sky bb - only fibre!

So it's looking like Plusnet, but I'm getting 6.5mbps in general, yet Plusnet are showing 2.5-5


Also, I've a friend who wants to move away from adsl but the 3 signal at her house is rubbish - are there any options that would strengthen the signal?
Edited by: "woldranger" 4th Jul
woldranger04/07/2019 20:50

Sky seem to have given up offering cheap deals now, instead they're adding …Sky seem to have given up offering cheap deals now, instead they're adding pointless $*&£ (insert your own 4 letter word in there) add ons to make it seem like they're giving some "premium" service. I need to move but found out that even though they use exactly the same tech, I can't get adsl bb to replace the identical Sky bb - only fibre! So it's looking like Plusnet, but I'm getting 6.5mbps in general, yet Plusnet are showing 2.5-5


I left Plusnet for Three mobile, PN were OK as in no drop outs and router was ok...but I get better speeds and pay less now. Our copper infrastructure really needs renewing so wired internet is dire.
woldranger04/07/2019 20:50

Sky seem to have given up offering cheap deals now, instead they're adding …Sky seem to have given up offering cheap deals now, instead they're adding pointless $*&£ (insert your own 4 letter word in there) add ons to make it seem like they're giving some "premium" service. I need to move but found out that even though they use exactly the same tech, I can't get adsl bb to replace the identical Sky bb - only fibre! So it's looking like Plusnet, but I'm getting 6.5mbps in general, yet Plusnet are showing 2.5-5 Also, I've a friend who wants to move away from adsl but the 3 signal at her house is rubbish - are there any options that would strengthen the signal?


If you check elsewhere there has been discussions about adding external aerials (to the B311) which could be installed outside (or at a push inside on a suitable windowsill)
Edited by: "eek" 4th Jul
Great deal shame I’ve got couple of devices that have to be connected to router via cable
adrians804/07/2019 21:49

Great deal shame I’ve got couple of devices that have to be connected to r …Great deal shame I’ve got couple of devices that have to be connected to router via cable


Buy a Ethernet hub
Great deal - heated

The device itself it a bit of a misfit...
For best signal, you'd want a 4G router to sit by a window in an upstairs room but for a smart speaker to be of use, you'd want it in the kitchen or living room.
If you have a small flat, I can see it being really useful but for larger homes, it's going to be one device or the other (most likely the router).
seaniboy04/07/2019 22:45

Buy a Ethernet hub


Just had a look and didn’t even knew that this would be a solution. Thanks a lot. Could you recommend one please? Thanks
dossdes04/07/2019 17:03

having Virgin broadband at home and no suitable open reach fibre …having Virgin broadband at home and no suitable open reach fibre alternative i have considered picking one of these up. in fact i've tested the service already using a pre owned Huawei B525 and a data sim and it works really well. I do wonder though whether being tied into a 2 year deal on 4g (with a 4g only modem) is the right thing to do when 5g is around the corner (by end of the year where i live).


From speaking to 3, they told me it was a free upgrade to 5g, I have my doubts about that since customer service can sometimes be wrong. But if that's the case, the router would need to support 5g, and that would be something you have to get yourself unless they give you a new 5g router, which is also possible.
adrians805/07/2019 04:32

Just had a look and didn’t even knew that this would be a solution. Thanks …Just had a look and didn’t even knew that this would be a solution. Thanks a lot. Could you recommend one please? Thanks



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This is the one I use. No problems with it. £11.99 after voucher.
Edited by: "BarGin" 5th Jul
I have this too and currently only getting 4-7mb while my Virgin gets 20-30mb

The signal strength is good as I checked with the app but the speed I am getting is not as good as you guys. eitherway I am happy since I am getting speeds better then the BB I had before
SaltyExpert04/07/2019 20:53

I left Plusnet for Three mobile, PN were OK as in no drop outs and router …I left Plusnet for Three mobile, PN were OK as in no drop outs and router was ok...but I get better speeds and pay less now. Our copper infrastructure really needs renewing so wired internet is dire.



I'm waiting another 4-5 months to get out of my PlusNet deal. They have been fine but the router now needs reset at least once a week to allow wireless connections. I will be switching over the Three and 4g broadband as my phone is with Three and I get way faster speeds on 4G over my wifi.
adrians805/07/2019 04:32

Just had a look and didn’t even knew that this would be a solution. Thanks …Just had a look and didn’t even knew that this would be a solution. Thanks a lot. Could you recommend one please? Thanks


I have a 5 port switch wired into mine, works a treat
Just gone for it. Cancelled phoneline and broadband with sky. TCB £75 if tracks.

Pulls me out of the 'dark ages'
steve123uk05/07/2019 17:57

Just gone for it. Cancelled phoneline and broadband with sky. TCB £75 if …Just gone for it. Cancelled phoneline and broadband with sky. TCB £75 if tracks.Pulls me out of the 'dark ages'


Hope it all works out for you
steve123uk05/07/2019 17:57

Just gone for it. Cancelled phoneline and broadband with sky. TCB £75 if …Just gone for it. Cancelled phoneline and broadband with sky. TCB £75 if tracks.Pulls me out of the 'dark ages'


I can see there being a LOT of people moving away from Sky in the coming months, now that they aren't interested in keeping their existing customers by offering cheap retention deals.

I'm trying to find a basic, cheap adsl deal for my parents. For some reason, they can't get Now Broadband's option (even though that's a Sky company) so it's pretty much between Plusnet and The Post Office. Plusnet looks like the best option but I don't like the way they show a prospective speed of 2.5-5mbps when they're on a solid 6.5 with Sky. I spoke to an Openreach engineer at the side of the road today and he said there "may possibly" be a difference due to Sky and Talk Talk having different hardware in the exchange. Hmm
Still cant decide..or take another contract fo so called fibre or this..what bugs me is the thing,that i had only 2-4 mbit on my phone with their free sim card
GhostCaspar05/07/2019 08:19

From speaking to 3, they told me it was a free upgrade to 5g, I have my …From speaking to 3, they told me it was a free upgrade to 5g, I have my doubts about that since customer service can sometimes be wrong. But if that's the case, the router would need to support 5g, and that would be something you have to get yourself unless they give you a new 5g router, which is also possible.


They upgraded and people from 3g to 4g when it came out for no cost.
mtuk106/07/2019 08:57

They upgraded and people from 3g to 4g when it came out for no cost.


That's good reassurance! thanks
GhostCaspar06/07/2019 09:11

That's good reassurance! thanks


Yeah, bossses have already said 5G is seen as upgrade to their services, cost on them not the customer (they will make the money back from new customers and broadband) They most likely won't be giving you 5G Router in exchange for your used 4G
This router won't work for 5G though it's probably a year or two before people start to get 5G

Maybe it's best to just get it without the Router and just buy a cheap 4G router

Let's say you stay for 2 years
Without Router it will be £462 with it's £546

See it as paying £84 for the router but you may only use it for 1-2years but let's say in next year you get lucky and your area gets 5G now you will be paying for 4G router when you need 5G, and you'll have to buy contract
Edited by: "Norseg" 7th Jul
fablanta04/07/2019 16:15

So what happens to the equipment when you end the contract? Do they ask …So what happens to the equipment when you end the contract? Do they ask for it back or do you get to keep it? If they don't ask for it back, does it even work considering that Alexa need Internet/wi-fi access and the SIM that was providing that doesn't function anymore?


You keep it it's yours when your contract is over (unless you terminate your contract early due to a RPi or whatever)
It does work lol why wouldn't it
The device is a AI Router, the thing is literally your router so of course it will have WiFi/Internet access
If the Sim doesn't work anymore (extremely unlikely since it's probably going to stay in a router, than you could request a new one if you break it or lose it and they'll disable the other)
Alexa hmmm so make it even easier for Amazon to harvest even more data.
Edited by: "humadoon" 8th Jul
Norseg07/07/2019 13:26

It does work lol why wouldn't it The device is a AI Router, the thing is …It does work lol why wouldn't it The device is a AI Router, the thing is literally your router so of course it will have WiFi/Internet accessIf the Sim doesn't work anymore (extremely unlikely since it's probably going to stay in a router, than you could request a new one if you break it or lose it and they'll disable the other)


My thinking was that there's a chance it wouldn't work because if it was designed to get its Internet access only from a SIM card. If you decided to end your contract and get your broadband access via cable or phone line from a different provider then this device would still need its own Internet connection (via SIM). Either way it would have to have Internet access because voice commands are interpreted by the servers of the Alexa Voice Service in the Cloud. Without Internet access it would be a high-tech paperweight.
fablanta08/07/2019 22:40

My thinking was that there's a chance it wouldn't work because if it was …My thinking was that there's a chance it wouldn't work because if it was designed to get its Internet access only from a SIM card. If you decided to end your contract and get your broadband access via cable or phone line from a different provider then this device would still need its own Internet connection (via SIM). Either way it would have to have Internet access because voice commands are interpreted by the servers of the Alexa Voice Service in the Cloud. Without Internet access it would be a high-tech paperweight.


Oh you're saying it probably won't work if you have no active sim
Maybe, thing is it's a MiFi Router with Ai
It's not a Alexa Dot
The main feature is It being a MiFi Router so using it without one won't make much sense, understand?

I got MiFi when moved to a place I can't really get wired WiFi, I was paying about 2 months or more of wifi I didn't use from Home Broadband contract since I was stuck in it and couldn't bring it
Best thing about none wired is you could take it to a hotel room no need to switching your location which usually you lose weeks you're paying for oh plus fees and needing a phone line (well you don't need a phone but when contracts with Internet and phone line are cheaper than without phone probably because they want you to call on their high rates)
Edited by: "Norseg" 9th Jul
Norseg09/07/2019 01:26

Oh you're saying it probably won't work if you have no active simMaybe, …Oh you're saying it probably won't work if you have no active simMaybe, thing is it's a MiFi Router with AiIt's not a Alexa DotThe main feature is It being a MiFi Router so using it without one won't make much sense, understand?


I'm still not sure you're getting what I'm getting at If it were an Alexa Dot then there'd be no problem as it could connect to any 2.4 wifi but it's not. As a MiFi router other devices connect to the Internet through it so I would have thought that there is no facility for it to connect to another router's wireless network. Even if you just wanted to use it as an Alexa device it would have to have an active SIM in it.

Now here's the problem.
Phones you buy from a network at a reduced price are locked to that network so a MiFi router might be as well. Even if it isn't you are going to need an active data SIM in there which will probably cost you money in the form of either a monthly rolling contract or a prepaid SIM with a fixed amount of data that expires after a month or so.
OP, possible £70 cashback via Quidco. Someone else posted your deal but added that, with no reference to your deal - I've put a message for the mods to delete it - I'll see if they'll add the Quidco to the title for you!
Does this work outside the UK if I was to travel to EU and use it as a mifi?
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