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Standard User colic
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 08-Feb-14 22:07:12
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3 Mobile mifi / one plan


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I currently have two contracts with 3Mobile

1) Mobile phone not on the one plan - which I cannot tether (well unless you count paying £5 more for 1gig a month)

2) Mifi with a 15 gig limit

I have been reading that three allow tethering on the one plan and they do a sim only plan for £12.90 a month with all you can eat data.

My first question is..... why on Earth am I paying £15 a month for a Mifi with a 15gig limit if I could use this sim only option?

2nd question is could I just put this into my mifi? It is not all that important as I do have a spare iphone 4s which I can put the sim in but was just wondering?

3rd question, do they slow the connection down if you use it allot? I have seen that they state that you can download up to 1000GB a month but do they manage the traffic? I will not be using a massive amount no more then 30gig at the most.

I just feel a bit of a fool for paying £15 a month when I can get a cheaper deal through them? This will not be my main internet connection as I have BT Broadband (Non fibre) but with an upload speed of 0.30 Mbps uploading my videos I make to youtube is a complete hassle (hence why I have my existing mifi)

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Standard User abat
(fountain of knowledge) Sun 09-Feb-14 10:23:54
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Three don't allow One Plan SIMs in Mifis. You can, however, get a cheap phone and tether 24x7 with a One Plan SIM.

Mike
Standard User 5km
(knowledge is power) Sun 09-Feb-14 11:12:20
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I've been using a pay-as-you-go SIM in 3G router and have not yet had any issues. I'm paying for the all-you-can-eat plan which is £15pm. Usage is very low anyway so Three probably haven't noticed or don't care. If they block the connection then I guess my dad will have to switch back to the ~1Mbps ADSL.

Yeah the upload is the big bonus of 3G compared to ye-olde ADSL! Will be even better once LTE is enabled smile

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Standard User colic
(fountain of knowledge) Sun 09-Feb-14 12:47:33
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In reply to a post by abat:
Three don't allow One Plan SIMs in Mifis. You can, however, get a cheap phone and tether 24x7 with a One Plan SIM.


That's fine I have an spare iphone 4s so I can just put it in that. I just do not understand how they charge £15 a month for a 15gig limit on a mifi but charge you less for unlimited usage if you tether?
Standard User kev_445
(learned) Sun 09-Feb-14 13:18:24
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Hi Colic, tethering on consumer plans is throttled at peak times (and off peak if it is busy). You would typically expect a very unstable 0.5Mb download on tethering at peak times, they lump it in with p2p, however uploading appears to be unshaped.

Data dongles / MiFiís Sims are given priority on the network.

For more details, take a look here:
Three Traffic Sense
Standard User colic
(fountain of knowledge) Sun 09-Feb-14 13:51:55
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Thanks for the info, it really is the upload speed that I am after so this is good for me. I rarely use it to download anything large. I just go BT hotspot hunting for that! Life with sub 2Mb/s is a joy haha!
Standard User acpsd775
(experienced) Sun 09-Feb-14 16:22:39
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Re: 3 Mobile mifi / one plan


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In reply to a post by kev_445:
Hi Colic, tethering on consumer plans is throttled at peak times (and off peak if it is busy). You would typically expect a very unstable 0.5Mb download on tethering at peak times, they lump it in with p2p, however uploading appears to be unshaped.

Data dongles / MiFiís Sims are given priority on the network.

For more details, take a look here:
Three Traffic Sense


i still get over 10meg during peak hours (22 out of peak) and also you can get around the P2P shaping by using port 443 its dependant on mast, how much shaping actually gos on

Ash

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Standard User Iluv4G
(newbie) Sun 09-Feb-14 17:45:23
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look at my thread on 4G speeds i got on 3 yesterday.. three say all customers will have access to 4G in march but not sure if that's true it's something I have heard.
Standard User kev_445
(learned) Tue 11-Feb-14 14:33:51
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In reply to a post by kev_445:
Hi Colic, tethering on consumer plans is throttled at peak times (and off peak if it is busy). You would typically expect a very unstable 0.5Mb download on tethering at peak times, they lump it in with p2p, however uploading appears to be unshaped.

Data dongles / MiFiís Sims are given priority on the network.

For more details, take a look here:
Three Traffic Sense


i still get over 10meg during peak hours (22 out of peak) and also you can get around the P2P shaping by using port 443 its dependant on mast, how much shaping actually gos on

Ash


Please correct me if I'm wrong, I also believe it's dependent on when you signed up. I think more recent contracts are more heavily throttled at peak times.
Standard User 5km
(knowledge is power) Tue 11-Feb-14 14:49:41
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"three say all customers will have access to 4G in march but not sure if that's true it's something I have heard."

What they mean is if you have a 4G Phone AND are in a 4G enabled area then you can get 4G. They do not mean that everyone will have access to 4G.

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