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Three adds five more countries to Feel At Home

Three adds five more countries to Feel At Home

Lewis Curdie  Jun. 7, 2014 at 18:00

One of the lamest things in mobile is easily inexplicably high roaming charges, but Three continues to punch “the great roaming rip-off” – as it calls it – in the face.

The network has added five new countries to its Three Feel At Home proposition, brining the total to 16 destinations where you can use your domestic allowance with no further charges.

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Thanks, Three Feel At Home

Thanks, Three Feel At Home

Lewis Curdie  Apr. 10, 2014 at 13:00

For those of you who don’t know (i.e. pretty much everyone), I’ve just spent a week across the Atlantic, witnessing a, uhm, major sporting event type thing.

While there, I took advantage of Three’s Feel At Home proposition, which invites customers to use their domestic mobile allowance abroad (in selected countries), and it was pretty much the Best Thing Ever. Cheers, guys.

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HTC One UK KitKat update is go

HTC One UK KitKat update is go

Lewis Curdie  Mar. 25, 2014 at 12:00

The HTC One will officially be one (pun intended) generation behind by the end of the day, with the launch of the HTC One Two (or whatever it’s called) going down later this afternoon.

But there’s some consolation with the news that the HTC One KitKat update is officially being pushed out to users in the UK. Again.

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Three ditches unlimited tethering for new customers

Three ditches unlimited tethering for new customers

Lewis Curdie  Mar. 18, 2014 at 16:00

In a move that is, quite frankly, completely unsurprising, UK network Three has stopped offering unlimited tethering for new sign-ups.

For Three noobs, your best bet now is 2GB of monthly tethering, with additional 1GB chunks available to buy should you hit that cap.

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ASA bans Three’s ‘3.9G’ terminology after moany EE complains

ASA bans Three’s ‘3.9G’ terminology after moany EE complains

Lewis Curdie  Jan. 23, 2014 at 16:00

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) is no stranger to the world of mobile, having scolded Motorola’s “most powerful” Atrix in 2011, and more recently upholding BT’s complaint pertaining to EE’s “superfast” 4G.

Here EE is on the winning end (well, technically), having moaned to the ASA that Three’s “3.9G” terminology is potentially misleading.

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Three’s entry-level Gemini D7 tablet: £99 with MiFi

Three’s entry-level Gemini D7 tablet: £99 with MiFi

Lewis Curdie  Nov. 12, 2013 at 14:00

D7 is the name of a little-known Nirvana track, and a quick spot of 21st century Googling reveals that it is in fact a cover, the original being performed by The Wipers. Every day’s a school day.

It’s also the name of a brand new 7in tablet, specifically the Gemini D7 from UK network Three, costing £99 bundled with a portable MiFi device.

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Higher bills likely as Ofcom reveals plans to hike spectrum fees

UK networks are warning that consumers may face mobile bill hikes after industry regulator Ofcom revealed plans to sharply increase its spectrum fees.

Ofcom announced on Thursday it plans to increase the fees it charges EE, Vodafone, O2 and Three for using the airwaves by between 330% and 433%.

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Three 4G to hit 50 UK towns and cities by end of 2014

Three 4G to hit 50 UK towns and cities by end of 2014

Lewis Curdie  Sep. 14, 2013 at 15:30

It was almost one year ago that EE launched its 4G mobile service, the first of its kind in the UK, and more recently Vodafone and O2 have entered the fray.

That just leaves little old Three, and while it’ll roll out 4G to a modest four cities in December this year, we can expect that figure to hit 50 by the end of next year.

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European Commission: death to roaming charges!

European Commission: death to roaming charges!

Lewis Curdie  Sep. 9, 2013 at 12:00

One of the major nuisances when travelling abroad is choosing whether to disable roaming entirely, or suck it up and pay the frankly outrageous roaming charges.

But that could soon be a thing of the past, as the European Commission looks to ban additional charges for making calls, sending texts or using data abroad. Brilliant!

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YouGov: one in three UK consumers ‘can’t see the point’ in 4G

YouGov: one in three UK consumers ‘can’t see the point’ in 4G

Lewis Curdie  Jul. 13, 2013 at 16:00

If you listen to the ramblings of the various UK networks, 4G is the Next Big Thing in mobile, a must-have technology bringing significantly faster data speeds on the move. But are consumers on the same page? Do they know – or care – about 4G?

Well, no, not really, according to the results of a YouGov poll collating the thoughts of 1,456 UK residents aged 16 and over.

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