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

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?
 

Gav2k

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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!
 

The Game 161

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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
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...
 

Gav2k

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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...
Just checked my itemised billing and during the last 4 weeks I've used 29gb of data with no slowing down or additional charges!
 

The Game 161

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

The Game 161

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Why would wifi speeds be relevant?
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
 

Gav2k

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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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Furifo

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

Speeds:
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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.
 

The Game 161

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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
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
 

Gav2k

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

Furifo

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Those are amazing

Pretty much same as my wifi wow
Here's some more:

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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.
 

coffeemadmanUK

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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?
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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