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Three’s New 30GB Data Tariff is as Close to Unlimited Tethering as We’re Getting

Three has announced its new 30GB data tariff, which will be available to customers on both contract handsets and SIM-only plans. The mobile operator says that customers on the new plan won't be crippled by tight tethering restrictions, but will be able to splash out all 30GB of mobile data on their other devices, such as laptops and tablets. Ahhh. Read More >>

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Three Reportedly Set to Block Digital Ads in the UK

Mobile operator Three is apparently set to block online ads on its network. The move is expected to be announced at MWC next Tuesday, and is guaranteed to cause major controversy. According to reports, the firm’s partnered up with Israeli outfit Shine, which specialises in cutting ads from digital content. Read More >>

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Network-Planted Trees May Be the Cause of Crappy Phone Signal

Standing on a chair or holding your phone above your head to try to improve dire mobile signal is a waste of time -- for some signal blackspot sufferers, they'd be better off going out and buying a chainsaw. That's because tall trees could be the...ahem...root of many mobile network signalling problems. Read More >>

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The UK’s Cheapest SIM-Only Phone Deals From BT Mobile, O2, EE, Three and More (Updated)

EE partnering with BT to form BT Mobile; Three UK teaming up with O2 to make a mobile network supergroup -- it's been a busy day already for the UK mobile industry, and a potentially confusing one for those considering a new mobile contract. Read More >>

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BT Mobile Launches With 4G Deals From £5 a Month

After bashing out the details of its £12.5 billion acquisition of EE, today sees UK telecoms giant BT launch its own mobile network. BT Mobile will offer three 4G SIM-only plans from as little as £5 a month -- provided you're already one of its BT Broadband customers. Read More >>

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Three UK Merger With O2 Edges Closer as £10bn Sale is Finalised

Telefonica, the owner of the O2 network, has finalised a deal that will see it sell O2 to Hutchison Whampoa, owner of Three UK, in an agreement worth £10.25 billion, suggesting that a merger between two of the UKs biggest mobile networks is almost ready to take place. It'll be like the super group of mobile networks, with not a Sammy Hagar in sight. Read More >>

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On Three UK’s One Plan? You Won’t be Able to Renew Your Existing Deal

Three UK's One Plan was one of the most attractive tariffs on the UK mobile market, offering unlimited data, generous minutes and text allowances and, until recently, unlimited tethering. Three introduced new plans back in March, and announced that it would cease to sell the One Plan going forward. What that meant for existing One Plan customers at the time was unclear -- it was confirmed that unlimited tethering would end with whatever time was remaining on their agreed contracts, but what of the other details of the plan? Read More >>

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Three UK Has Racked Up 3.1 Million 4G Users

Three UK has been pretty coy in the past about the number of users jumping onto its 4G network -- after all, as the only UK network offering 4G for free as standard, you'd hope for its sake that the userbase stats would positively reflect that fact. Thankfully, it does -- since kicking off the roll-out proper in December of last year, it's had 3.1 million of its customers tap into its 4G data offering. Read More >>

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Three Bins Unlimited Tethering But Makes 0800 Numbers Free to Call

If you're eyeing up one of the Three network's attractive The One Plan deals to take advantage of unlimited tethering with unlimited 4G data, you'd do well to start looking at other options. According to Wired, as of today, the company will no longer be offering unlimited tethering packages on new all-you-can-eat data contracts. Read More >>

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All of Three’s Customers Now Have Free 4G Access

Well, in theory, anyway. Three has announced that all of its customers have now been transferred over to a free 4G tariff. While Three doesn't have nationwide 4G coverage, nor do all of its customers have 4G phones, all those with the appropriate smartphones passing through 4G areas should now be able to benefit from the increased mobile internet speeds. Read More >>

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Are the Days of Unlimited Tethering on Three’s The One Plan Numbered?

They've recently faced a pricing rise, and now Three’s The One Plan customers may be about to lose one of the plan’s most attractive features – unlimited Wi-Fi tethering. Recombu is reporting that the network is looking to introduce a 2GB restriction on tethering over the tariff. Read More >>

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Three UK Price Hike Undermines Free 4G Roll-Out

Three UK neatly positioned itself as the network of choice for mobile web users, offering reasonably-priced unlimited data packages and promising free 4G upgrades for all customers with compatible handsets. But with contract prices now confirmed to be rising, have 4G costs slipped in through the back door? Read More >>

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Three UK Data is Currently Down for Some Users

It's One Plan may be one of the last tariffs holding a torch for unlimited data, but that'll come as little comfort to some Three UK customers this morning. Reports are coming in that its data services are on the blink, preventing users from accessing the web on-the-go. Read More >>

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Three’s 3G Data Network Is Having Serious Issues Today (Updated)

It looks like Three's data network is down or being intermittent for a load of people right now. We can personally verify that data has been buggered overnight and all morning on Three, but calls and texts are still getting through. Read More >>