iPhone on 3(UK)

DerekRod

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Not getting any love on Appleinsider wanted to know if anyone uses 3 in uk wanted to know if there any decent as im going to be in the UK for a few weeks
 

Lukkee24

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When I got my 4S back in November, I was on 3. However, the signal is terrible and I've now switched to O2 which is much better :).
 

Gav2k

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Depends where you live. Around me (London) it's spot on.
 

Lunfai

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Around Yorkshire specifically South, you will get 3G 90% of the time. And very fast 3G, on speedtest.net app I get around 9-10 mb, in hot spots.

Get a 3 payg sim card and use that to see how signal is with your current phone.
 

DerekRod

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Well my brother lives in Kew Gardens ,Slough I think thats a suburb in London.3's sim only deal was recomended by my brothers wife unlimited data etc just wanted to know if they were good for the money cause im not voice I dont know anyone in the UK anyway besides my brother
 

MonkeySee....

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Are you just getting the Sim or are you getting the phone on a contract?

Just so you know things like "Visual" voicemail is only available on o2. It snot a deal breaker though.

If you're interested giffgaff is really good and uses o2 signal. (wish I could have gone down this route)

http://giffgaff.com/

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Just read your post properly (its too early here). If you already have a phone the giffgaff will be perfect for you.
 

cambookpro

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I'm on 3's £15 3,000 texts, 300 mins and unlimited data pay as you go bolt on.

I get 3G 90% of the time in Berkshire and London. I seem to remember Alton had quite good signal too.

Not sure about anywhere else though. The speeds are always quite consistent, 3-4Mbps
 

davidjearly

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Three are an excellent network now. Best value for money by far. Wouldn't think twice about recommending them.

Example, on a train from Glasgow - London, I lose signal in 1 area for about 5 minutes. The rest of the time, I get a great signal!
 

DerekRod

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No just need a sim im not a UK citizen so getting a contract wouldnt be possible plus im only there for a few weeks just need a sim for my unlocked 4S but 3 sounds pretty good as I wont be leaving the london area.The only cell phone co I know about is 3 havent heard about any others like Giffgaff at all and dont really know a whole lot about o2
 

Terrified

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Great up here in Newcastle - following a network upgrade near my place of work, I was getting 6Mbps down last week, 3mbps up. That's faster than my home broadband.
 

MonkeySee....

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No just need a sim im not a UK citizen so getting a contract wouldnt be possible plus im only there for a few weeks just need a sim for my unlocked 4S but 3 sounds pretty good as I wont be leaving the london area.The only cell phone co I know about is 3 havent heard about any others like Giffgaff at all and dont really know a whole lot about o2
Ahh ok. o2 is probably the biggest cellphone network over here but you should be fine with 3 :)
 

DerekRod

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So dumb question I just walk into a 3 store and ask for a sim whats the deal im new to this
 

cambookpro

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So dumb question I just walk into a 3 store and ask for a sim whats the deal im new to this
1. Ask for a pay as you go microSIM.
2. Then top up £15 and buy the 3000 texts 300 mins unltd data bolt on.
3. Do this every month as it runs out after 30 days.
4. ???
5. Profit