Three UK price matching VirginMedia 100gb 5000 mins and unlimited text offer for £20
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Three UK price matching VirginMedia 100gb 5000 mins and unlimited text offer for £20

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Found 12th FebEdited by:"Dale.Kilborn"
A mate of mine called 3 and they instantly priced matched Virginmedia with their current 100gb offer which runs until the 21st of Feb.

Not with 3 personally but wanted to let you guys know.
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Is it 100gb or 20gb
KhalidBabar1 m ago

Is it 100gb or 20gb


It's 100GB and a friend of mine had this offered to her when her contract was coming to an end. 100GB seems to be the new "unlimited" on Three nowadays.
KhalidBabar1 m ago

Is it 100gb or 20gb


Fixed the typo there, 3 are matching vm's offer for £20 for 100gb
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artnada8 m ago

It's 100GB and a friend of mine had this offered to her when her contract …It's 100GB and a friend of mine had this offered to her when her contract was coming to an end. 100GB seems to be the new "unlimited" on Three nowadays.


Isn't all you can eat 1TB and they reckon it's not a limit but what you could get a month if you downloaded constantly. presumably at some average rate. I have the all you can eat. Can't wait to get rid of it because it works great in my 4G hotspot in the attic and more or less useless at least for me anywhere else. No signal all over the place.
Can this SIM be placed in in Mi-Fi Device to work as Home Broadband?
tmohammad8 m ago

Can this SIM be placed in in Mi-Fi Device to work as Home Broadband?


Most likely yes but the tethering allowance is not the same as the regular data allowance. The tethering allowance is 30GB.

I'm going to give them a call this evening and swap from my current £20 for unlimited data, 200 minutes, unlimited texts.
tmohammad8 m ago

Can this SIM be placed in in Mi-Fi Device to work as Home Broadband?


I wouldn't count on it. Three are pretty fussy about that - if it comes with minutes and texts then they expect it to be used in a phone. Even tablets with cellular (e.g. Sony Xperia Z3 Compact Tablet) they will find and bar. It's really funny that they actually block the own store's devices. It might work for a while then stop at some point, just use an Android phone as the Mi-Fi and that's ok apparently.
tmohammad11 m ago

Can this SIM be placed in in Mi-Fi Device to work as Home Broadband?


Suspect you'll get the 30gb tethering limit when used in a Mi-Fi device.
FYI they had the same deal during Black Friday. Voted hot nonetheless
Xyzac1 m ago

FYI they had the same deal during Black Friday. Voted hot nonetheless


Saw that too but it's good for people who missed out on the black friday deal to get the same deal again though.
plewis006 m ago

I wouldn't count on it. Three are pretty fussy about that - if it comes …I wouldn't count on it. Three are pretty fussy about that - if it comes with minutes and texts then they expect it to be used in a phone. Even tablets with cellular (e.g. Sony Xperia Z3 Compact Tablet) they will find and bar. It's really funny that they actually block the own store's devices. It might work for a while then stop at some point, just use an Android phone as the Mi-Fi and that's ok apparently.



Is that because android phones limit the number of devices that can connect to the Mobile Hot Spot? Also is the speed slower using a phone rather than a MiFi or even a 4G enabled Router?

I think its about time that the networks started challenging the fixed lined operators for home broadband. I pay over £20 a month for a landline which I dont use just so that I can have Broadband going over it! And the worse thing is that the Broadband element cost more on top!
Go for virgin media whilst three UK offer higher speeds EEs network is way more stable and they invest more into it.
Edited by: "X-Ray" 12th Feb
tmohammad6 m ago

Is that because android phones limit the number of devices that can …Is that because android phones limit the number of devices that can connect to the Mobile Hot Spot? Also is the speed slower using a phone rather than a MiFi or even a 4G enabled Router? I think its about time that the networks started challenging the fixed lined operators for home broadband. I pay over £20 a month for a landline which I dont use just so that I can have Broadband going over it! And the worse thing is that the Broadband element cost more on top!


You don't need a landline anymore to get broadband
X-Ray1 m ago

Go for virgin media whilst three UK offer higher speeds EEs network is way …Go for virgin media whilst three UK offer higher speeds EEs network is way more stable and they invest more into it.


If people roam a lot then I reckon 3 is still a better deal, however both are very good if you use a lot of data.
Is this a 12 month contract? I am currently paying £23 a month on a 30 day contract for Unlimited data with unlimited sms and 200mins with Three. Think I’d sooner keep the £23 a month payment to stay on 30 days if that’s the case.
plewis0014 m ago

I wouldn't count on it. Three are pretty fussy about that - if it comes …I wouldn't count on it. Three are pretty fussy about that - if it comes with minutes and texts then they expect it to be used in a phone. Even tablets with cellular (e.g. Sony Xperia Z3 Compact Tablet) they will find and bar. It's really funny that they actually block the own store's devices. It might work for a while then stop at some point, just use an Android phone as the Mi-Fi and that's ok apparently.


OFF TOPIC

strange that. Since my voice sim works in my Sony xperia Z3 Compact Tablet (and has done for years). As long as the devices IMEI starts with 35 then it will work, tablet included.
Edited by: "andyroochoo" 12th Feb
applejammer12th Feb

Is this a 12 month contract? I am currently paying £23 a month on a 30 day …Is this a 12 month contract? I am currently paying £23 a month on a 30 day contract for Unlimited data with unlimited sms and 200mins with Three. Think I’d sooner keep the £23 a month payment to stay on 30 days if that’s the case.


Yes it's a 12 month contract
I left 3 as others did when they finished the one plan which was unlimited
They shafted everyone with a crap deal to stay and you battle with a Indian call centre
I left and now realise how bad their internet is
Hot deal but I'd never go back to them
Saim_Qureshi5 m ago

You don't need a landline anymore to get broadband


how so?
andyroochoo5 m ago

how so?


Vodafone do it , but heard it's crap
Hi guys I just got this as my upgrade. All you can eat minutes, all you can eat texts, 100GB data and Go Binge where u can use Netflix, Deezer etc without it using your data allowance. This is an Advanced Plan so means u can use a portion of your allowances whilst abroad in 71 countries around the world. Pretty good deal! It’s a 12 month contract and apparently you can use 30GB out of the 100GB of data as a Hotspot. Thanks OP!
Bradleigh5 m ago

Vodafone do it , but heard it's crap


landline still required!!!
fiestasteve442 m ago

Virgin.


the exception to the rule but then they dont make it cheaper if the broadband is delivered via the cable network.
andyroochoo20 m ago

OFF TOPIC strange that. Since my voice sim works in my Sony xperia Z3 …OFF TOPIC strange that. Since my voice sim works in my Sony xperia Z3 Compact Tablet (and has done for years). As long as the devices IMEI starts with 35 then it will work, tablet included.


Mine didn’t but then I put a Three data SIM in it later which works fine. I think Three is a little bit smarter than ‘if the IMEI starts with 35’, what about Huawei which are 86 and iPhones starting with 0? I’m not doubting you but that is probably one of those things that isn’t documented a bit like circumventing Three’s Hotspot policy
I dont think three are smart at all. People have been (for example) downloading hundreds of gigs of data a month circumventing the so called technical measures they have put in place.

I doubt a sim in a mifi that starts 86 would work with a voice sim. This many have changed but its certainly been my experience. As well as my voice sim working in a tablet with voice capability.
applejammer33 m ago

Is this a 12 month contract? I am currently paying £23 a month on a 30 day …Is this a 12 month contract? I am currently paying £23 a month on a 30 day contract for Unlimited data with unlimited sms and 200mins with Three. Think I’d sooner keep the £23 a month payment to stay on 30 days if that’s the case.


I’m currently paying £23pm 30 days contract for unlimited data, calls and texts with go binge and 30gb hot spot. I phoned for a better deal and they couldn’t give me a better deal and said stick with it. I was paying £20 but getting charged and extra £3 for go binge etc.
aidie23 m ago

I’m currently paying £23pm 30 days contract for unlimited data, calls and t …I’m currently paying £23pm 30 days contract for unlimited data, calls and texts with go binge and 30gb hot spot. I phoned for a better deal and they couldn’t give me a better deal and said stick with it. I was paying £20 but getting charged and extra £3 for go binge etc.


why do you need go binge if you have unlimited data?
andyroochoo1 h, 6 m ago

landline still required!!!


Just rang and asked them
Yep you have to have a landline , the package they had was broadband no line rental
My mistake , I'm sure they said they didn't have a landline originally
Would rather have this than Virgin as Virgin do not allow tethering with their deal ( it says so in the small print) and you will get 30gb tethering with this deal
I just tried and got nothing...
They offered 100gb for £27 and then started to trash virgin mobile to a next level
Edited by: "Charmz2k2" 12th Feb
Charmz2k218 m ago

I just tried and got nothing... They offered 100gb for £27 and then …I just tried and got nothing... They offered 100gb for £27 and then started to trash virgin mobile to a next level


Are you out of contract?
I already posted this back at the end of December
Dale.Kilborn10 m ago

Are you out of contract?


I would be a new customer.
I have a 3 data SIM but that apparently doesn't class as a customer.
They asked me a few times if I knew anyone in the area or any relatives with the same last name on 3 but I don't so I think they couldn't do anything.
I got the three 100GB sim in the Black Friday deal for £18 a month - I bought it to use in a HUAWEI Wingle (WiFi dongle) for my MacBook Air in the caravan. It’s worked great, 30GB personal hotspot for my phone and when the 70GB is used up the hotspot allowance is automatically used.
Edited by: "designaw" 12th Feb
At the end of my 12 months rolling contract, paying £12 for 12gb 200 mins and unlmtd texts, so will give 3 a shout later
I have 6 years old contract still going on i get 500 minutes and unlimited data for £15 originally but got discount for poor signal in my home to £11.64 i don't have theathring. Does anyone know if i can add theathring
plewis003 h, 53 m ago

I wouldn't count on it. Three are pretty fussy about that - if it comes …I wouldn't count on it. Three are pretty fussy about that - if it comes with minutes and texts then they expect it to be used in a phone. Even tablets with cellular (e.g. Sony Xperia Z3 Compact Tablet) they will find and bar. It's really funny that they actually block the own store's devices. It might work for a while then stop at some point, just use an Android phone as the Mi-Fi and that's ok apparently.


No they don't, I have used a Z3 compact LTE tablet with 3 for a good few years and replaced that last year with a Huawei Mediapad M3 LTE and it works fine.

It even works with my Lenovo 13.3 Tab Pro 2 LTE and that doesn't do voice but does text.
I get that but at £18
They have offered this many times since I asked them to move from 30GB for £15 per month. Rubbish network - often slows down after first 200MB in my case..
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