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Unlimited SIM data & calls £16 a month 24m contract @ Three via MSE
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Unlimited SIM data & calls £16 a month 24m contract @ Three via MSE

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Posted 25th Mar

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I see this deal as neutral, as it depends on network coverage and reliability. I would say, it's good as replacement to home broadband IF you're lucky to have at least 40mbps speed or over as a minimum (plus, use "3internet" instead of "three.co.uk" as APN, to have less restrictions).
Good price for non students or if not a special retention offer, that said, I'm against sim only deals over 12 months (actually 6 months would be ideal or rolling ones), and no cashback available with this 24 months one as far as I understand.
As always, buy a payg and test it properly around your area before committing to such a long contract.
I use 3 at home on a proper 4g router and it does the job decently but not as good as I would like it to perform. Latency usually not the best with 3 usually. Recommended DNS 1.1.1.1
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I see this deal as neutral, as it depends on network coverage and reliability. I would say, it's good as replacement to home broadband IF you're lucky to have at least 40mbps speed or over as a minimum (plus, use "3internet" instead of "three.co.uk" as APN, to have less restrictions).
Good price for non students or if not a special retention offer, that said, I'm against sim only deals over 12 months (actually 6 months would be ideal or rolling ones), and no cashback available with this 24 months one as far as I understand.
As always, buy a payg and test it properly around your area before committing to such a long contract.
I use 3 at home on a proper 4g router and it does the job decently but not as good as I would like it to perform. Latency usually not the best with 3 usually. Recommended DNS 1.1.1.1
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italondonistaavataurino25/03/2020 09:28

I see this deal as neutral, as it depends on network coverage and …I see this deal as neutral, as it depends on network coverage and reliability. I would say, it's good as replacement to home broadband IF you're lucky to have at least 40mbps speed or over as a minimum (plus, use "3internet" instead of "three.co.uk" as APN, to have less restrictions).Good price for non students or if not a special retention offer, that said, I'm against sim only deals over 12 months (actually 6 months would be ideal or rolling ones), and no cashback available with this 24 months one as far as I understand.As always, buy a payg and test it properly around your area before committing to such a long contract.I use 3 at home on a proper 4g router and it does the job decently but not as good as I would like it to perform. Latency usually not the best with 3 usually. Recommended DNS 1.1.1.1


Any idea what the restrictions are on three.co.uk as opposed to 3internet?
I'm already on this deal for £20 can I cancel mine and revert to this?
Good deal but 24months.....I know it sim only for £16 but £18 unlimited everything for 12 months plus cashback would be better and might be still going.
r-c25/03/2020 14:09

Any idea what the restrictions are on three.co.uk as opposed to 3internet?


Sometimes some websites you would say being quite common are blocked,from VPNs ones to a range of others with different topics..
malachi25/03/2020 14:59

Good deal but 24months.....I know it sim only for £16 but £18 unlimited e …Good deal but 24months.....I know it sim only for £16 but £18 unlimited everything for 12 months plus cashback would be better and might be still going.


Agree.
Will this work in an old 3dongle I had from years ago
this is a great deal, if you get a decent signal and you are going get 5G in 2020
italondonistaavataurino25/03/2020 09:28

I see this deal as neutral, as it depends on network coverage and …I see this deal as neutral, as it depends on network coverage and reliability. I would say, it's good as replacement to home broadband IF you're lucky to have at least 40mbps speed or over as a minimum (plus, use "3internet" instead of "three.co.uk" as APN, to have less restrictions).Good price for non students or if not a special retention offer, that said, I'm against sim only deals over 12 months (actually 6 months would be ideal or rolling ones), and no cashback available with this 24 months one as far as I understand.As always, buy a payg and test it properly around your area before committing to such a long contract.I use 3 at home on a proper 4g router and it does the job decently but not as good as I would like it to perform. Latency usually not the best with 3 usually. Recommended DNS 1.1.1.1


Can I ask what router? I'm currently using a 3 SIM in a Huawei dongle plugged into an Asus router but both dongle and router are doing NAT so no port forwarding. What I really want is a 4g bridge, but all reports indicate that bridge mode on the Huawei routers which have it don't work properly, and enterprise level 4g hardware is way too expensive.
mail4425/03/2020 17:14

Can I ask what router? I'm currently using a 3 SIM in a Huawei dongle …Can I ask what router? I'm currently using a 3 SIM in a Huawei dongle plugged into an Asus router but both dongle and router are doing NAT so no port forwarding. What I really want is a 4g bridge, but all reports indicate that bridge mode on the Huawei routers which have it don't work properly, and enterprise level 4g hardware is way too expensive.


D-Link DWR-921/B 4G/3G LTE Unlocked Multi WAN Wireless N300 Mobile Broadband Router with 4-Port Ethernet - UK Version amazon.co.uk/dp/…9AB

I was lucky to buy it at less than it's current price when it was on a super offer which didn't last for long:

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I would buy it even today until £65-£70, not at it's current asked price.

Solid router with decent performance.
italondonistaavataurino25/03/2020 21:59

D-Link DWR-921/B 4G/3G LTE Unlocked Multi WAN Wireless N300 Mobile …D-Link DWR-921/B 4G/3G LTE Unlocked Multi WAN Wireless N300 Mobile Broadband Router with 4-Port Ethernet - UK Version https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00BN36NMM/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_Pm9EEbKTAN9ABI was lucky to buy it at less than it's current price when it was on a super offer which didn't last for long:[Image] I would buy it even today until £65-£70, not at it's current asked price.Solid router with decent performance.


Thanks for the info, somehow I missed anything from D-Link. Looks like they have a few other LTE/4g models too with some ok prices on a popular auction site for refurbs - and some reports of a working bridge mode!
Great deal, but 3 signal is crap in my area.
citibadger26/03/2020 00:15

Great deal, but 3 signal is crap in my area.


Unfortunately not just in your area.
£18 a month for this 12 month sim only contract through Topcashback and £62.50 cashback, effectively making it £12.79 a month, so a better deal.

Just depends if you can be bothered waiting for cashback I guess but I end my contract and take out a new one that way every year.

If you want to keep the same number, tell them you want to change to PAYG when the 30 day termination notice period ends and then they move your existing number to a PAYG SIM card and send it out to you.

When you get your new contract you can then call them and move your old number over to the new contract.
Edited by: "Dizzydan" 30th Mar
Dizzydan30/03/2020 21:53

£18 a month for this 12 month sim only contract through Topcashback and …£18 a month for this 12 month sim only contract through Topcashback and £62.50 cashback, effectively making it £12.79 a month, so a better deal. Just depends if you can be bothered waiting for cashback I guess but I end my contract and take out a new one that way every year. If you want to keep the same number, tell them you want to change to PAYG when the 30 day termination notice period ends and then they move your existing number to a PAYG SIM card and send it out to you. When you get your new contract you can then call them and move your old number over to the new contract.


Cashback is never guaranteed so not really a relevant comparison
adamderak30/03/2020 22:15

Cashback is never guaranteed so not really a relevant comparison


Personally, I've never had an issue doing that with Topcashback for the past 4-5 years and always been paid out by Three.

But it boils down to personal choice as to which you feel more comfortable with.
r-c25/03/2020 14:09

Any idea what the restrictions are on three.co.uk as opposed to 3internet?



With three.co.uk you don't get a public IP address but are behind a Carrier Grade NAT router so you can't access your network from elsewhere.
mail4425/03/2020 17:14

Can I ask what router? I'm currently using a 3 SIM in a Huawei dongle …Can I ask what router? I'm currently using a 3 SIM in a Huawei dongle plugged into an Asus router but both dongle and router are doing NAT so no port forwarding. What I really want is a 4g bridge, but all reports indicate that bridge mode on the Huawei routers which have it don't work properly, and enterprise level 4g hardware is way too expensive.



I use a Netgear LB2120 LTE 4G Modem in bridge mode plugged into an Asus RT-N66 router and it works very well. So long as the Three SIM APN is set to 3internet, you get a public IP to the Asus router and can port forward to your heart's content. The LB2120 is currently £126 at Amazon.
This really should be hotter than it is, the 24 month contract is a pain, but this is cheap for an unlimited sim!
I guess you could try the Smarty deal for a month, to see if the coverage is decent, then jump on this?
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