What do three mean when they say all you can eat data?

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  1. The Game 161 macrumors G5

    The Game 161

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    Is it 1GB?

    Thinking about their Ultimate Internet 300 24 month contract

    All you can eat data
    300 any network mins
    5000 texts

    £35 a month with a £135 up front cost.

    Those on three how quick are their speeds? Better than vodafone?
     
  2. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    All you can eat is unlimited data with no throttling!

    Network speeds for me m25 jct 30/31 are 5mb upto 17mb depending on time of day. Reception is fantastic in comparison with o2

    Is it avalible on a 3 one plan? The one plans give you tethering too which is also unlimited!
     
  3. The Game 161 thread starter macrumors G5

    The Game 161

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    Really? The most I have gotten on vodafone has been around 2.75mbps... Normally get 13.47mbpa on wifi

    Wasn't sure about data and how much as some places there are catches...
     
  4. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Just checked my itemised billing and during the last 4 weeks I've used 29gb of data with no slowing down or additional charges!
     
  5. The Game 161 thread starter macrumors G5

    The Game 161

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    That's amazing... What are your wifi speeds like? I know it can not always be consistent due to where people live...
     
  6. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Why would wifi speeds be relevant?
     
  7. SpeedNut macrumors member

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    Can I just say I'm extremely jealous. Enjoy the all you can eat data buffet! :D
     
  8. The Game 161 thread starter macrumors G5

    The Game 161

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    Wasn't sure if it mattered or not on a different network.. I'm guessing not

    Thanks for the info. Signal is also a big thing for me. It is always terrible whenever I'm in a supermarket or at work. That drives me nuts... Hoping three would be alot better
     
  9. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Bad time of day to test but here you go

    Bottom result was at work in a big tin hut lol
     

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  10. Furifo macrumors 6502

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    I've used 3.1gb data in 2 weeks and haven't been throttled.

    Speeds:
    image.jpg

    Usually I get really good speeds but there have been times when I'm out and about and stuck on 0.5mbps. It all depends on where you are.
     
  11. The Game 161 thread starter macrumors G5

    The Game 161

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    Impressive, double to what I get with Vodafone

    How many bars do you get on average then? How's it like in morrisions or say tesco? Mine always says no service alot so very inconsistent
     
  12. The Game 161 thread starter macrumors G5

    The Game 161

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    Those are amazing

    Pretty much same as my wifi wow
     
  13. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Reception wise lowest I've had is 3 bars indoors. Morrisons and tesco the same.
     
  14. MH01 macrumors G4

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    http://www.store-3.co.uk/3-unlimited-data-one-plan.html
     
  15. Furifo macrumors 6502

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    Here's some more:

    image.jpg

    19.19 :O

    Here is the bad news - 3s signal doesn't seem to penetrate buildings very well although the speeds I posted above are all from my home and from my University library. You really start to see signal being affected with the dreaded no service status when in supermarkets (tesco in my area is THE WORST compared to Asda/Morrisons). Other places I've seen signal disappear - cellars, lecture halls, the train and certain parts of the motorway.

    This is the biggest problem with 3 but the problems don't affect me on a daily basis and 3 do seen to be getting better with their coverage. The 3G speeds are a worthy trade off for not having signal in certain areas.
     
  16. coffeemadmanUK macrumors 6502a

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    First of all - I moved from Vodafone to 3. MUCH BETTER.

    Second, don't go for that package? Depending on the iPhone this is my contract on 3 (I went to the Apple store for it):

    Ultimate Internet 500

    500 minutes
    5,000 texts
    Unlimited data

    £31 per month, iPhone (16GB black) £79 upfront.
     

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