General Discussion
  >> Mobile Broadband (3G, 4G etc)


Register (or login) on our website and you will not see this ad.


Pages in this thread: 1 | 2 | (show all)   Print Thread
Standard User jackery
(committed) Thu 16-Dec-10 15:03:33
Print Post

Three 'The One Plan'


[link to this post]
 
I was interested in Threes ‘The One Plan’ unlimited data.

I phoned a customer sales representative and asked if I put this sim card in a dongle, would I be able to use it as mobile broadband with unlimited data.

He said that it would not work what so ever because I would need a mobile broadband sim card.

My mobile contract is with O2 and when I insert that sim card into a dongle it works fine with speeds of around 2mbps and is no different to the actual mobile broadband packages.

Why would Three’s mobile broadband be different on a smart phone package than their mobile broadband package?

Am I missing something?

Does it separate the bandwidth for phone/mobile broadband?

Standard User Spasch
(experienced) Thu 16-Dec-10 15:21:42
Print Post

Re: Three 'The One Plan'


[re: jackery] [link to this post]
 
My guess is it will work from a technical perspective, but not from a billing perspective. This 'plan' is designed to be used on a SmartPhone, and probably outlaws tethering, which is what putting it in a dongle would be seen as - meaning you will get charged for the data.

I will admit I am surprised that O2 don't charge you for data when you connect that sim to a dongle..
Standard User Cobra001
(member) Thu 16-Dec-10 16:23:54
Print Post

Re: Three 'The One Plan'


[re: Spasch] [link to this post]
 
all you need to do is change the APN and it would be fine


Register (or login) on our website and you will not see this ad.

Anonymous
(Unregistered)Fri 17-Dec-10 01:46:29
Print Post

Re: Three 'The One Plan'


[re: Cobra001] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by Cobra001:
all you need to do is change the APN and it would be fine


APN ? What, where is that, what do you change it to....
TIA
Martin
Standard User jackery
(committed) Sun 19-Dec-10 12:28:18
Print Post

Re: Three 'The One Plan'


[re: Anonymous] [link to this post]
 
Spasch, the sim card with O2 has unlimited data with a fair usage policy (for iPhone) so I assume I did not occur any additional charges because of this?

If I used the APN: 3internet with the one plan sim card, do you think I can get away with it in a dongle and not occur any other charges?

Anonymous
(Unregistered)Mon 20-Dec-10 08:40:34
Print Post

Re: Three 'The One Plan'


[re: jackery] [link to this post]
 
You would probably need to change the APN to three.co.uk - I believe that is the phone sim APN - so that 3 still charge it as a phone internet usage.
Standard User Spasch
(experienced) Mon 20-Dec-10 11:15:39
Print Post

Re: Three 'The One Plan'


[re: jackery] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by jackery:
Spasch, the sim card with O2 has unlimited data with a fair usage policy (for iPhone) so I assume I did not occur any additional charges because of this?
Yep, mine too but there is a £10 (I think) charge for tethering (so non-iPhone data).. That said though, there is an app on Cydia that will let your iPhone act as a mobile hot spot (and show as phone data) grin

Edited by Spasch (Mon 20-Dec-10 11:16:09)

Standard User jackery
(committed) Mon 20-Dec-10 11:40:51
Print Post

Re: Three 'The One Plan'


[re: Anonymous] [link to this post]
 
How do you think it will perform as well?

Will a mobile broadband plan be faster and more reliable, or will a smartphone sim still work the same regardless?

Standard User Cobra001
(member) Thu 23-Dec-10 01:24:18
Print Post

Re: Three 'The One Plan'


[re: jackery] [link to this post]
 
the network I work for gives faster access to dongles than to phones. Unless you have priority access

think it would be the same on any network
Standard User Cobra001
(member) Thu 23-Dec-10 01:25:58
Print Post

Re: Three 'The One Plan'


[re: jackery] [link to this post]
 
I can't say for sure, but would expect you would get away with it

i phone might be a bit differnt though
Pages in this thread: 1 | 2 | (show all)   Print Thread

Jump to