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Three ditches unlimited tethering for new customers

Three ditches unlimited tethering for new customers

Lewis Curdie  Mar. 18 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 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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Ofcom planning 3G and 4G speed tests for December

Ofcom planning 3G and 4G speed tests for December

Lewis Curdie  Jul. 5, 2013 at 16:00

Now that the UK 4G spectrum auction is finally done and dusted, regulator Ofcom has announced its next little mobile-based project.

Come December this year, Ofcom will perform 3G and 4G speed tests, with the results following shortly thereafter.

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Three to offer ‘mind-blowing value’ on back-to-basics PAYG

Three to offer ‘mind-blowing value’ on back-to-basics PAYG

Lewis Curdie  Jul. 1, 2013 at 15:30

With countless mobile plans and bolt-ons and incentives out there, the lines between PAYG and SIM only get blurrier by the day. It can’t be easy for Joe Consumer.

With that in mind, UK network Three has gone back to basics, where you throw some bucks on your phone and things cost, like, a fixed amount. Simple. But what about value?

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August 30 2013AD: D-day for Three in Australia

Waaaaaay before Mobot was even a twinkle in the big boss’ eye, Vodafone and Three merged in Australia and chose to operate under the more globally familiar Vodafone name.

For those customers still technically on Three contracts, the world – the mobile world, that is – is about to end on August 30.

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