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Standard User 23Prince
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 15-Jul-17 12:21:36
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thank you
Standard User toph3r
(experienced) Mon 17-Jul-17 16:49:38
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What EE are doing is so anti net neutrality. Why are they being allowed to get away with it?
Standard User 23Prince
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 17-Jul-17 19:47:54
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No idea, But free data is free data


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Standard User leexgx
(committed) Wed 26-Jul-17 19:13:26
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do we have net neutrality in the UK

i never found there to be traffic shaping on EE (unless your on the Lower Tier plans they cap it to 40mb witch really does not matter as you only need 5-10mb)

3 find in this area i am in it works fine, 3G speeds are ok but not for streaming live , 4G norm works fine for streaming live

i norm force my phone into real 4G LTE only mode (via test menu as i only use the second phone for data so don't mind calls not working on that phone) got a HTC M9 now so it no longer keeps dropping back to auto mode when it loses the 4G signal

Standard User toph3r
(experienced) Sun 30-Jul-17 18:13:58
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In reply to a post by leexgx:
do we have net neutrality in the UK


No.
Standard User mlmclaren
(knowledge is power) Sun 30-Jul-17 19:54:23
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In reply to a post by jchamier:
Jon Morris thinks this is the end of unlimited as well.
https://jmcomms.com/2017/07/05/three-launches-free-g...

Given the slow speeds Three are getting on 4G in London (less than 1mbps) compared to EE and Vodafone, then maybe unlimited / AYCE is time up.


Based on the chat I had with a Manager in Three store, when I was picking up a PAYG sim,

Three's looking to sort of out price heavy users by pushing costs for AYCE up and then getting people who stay on capped plans to lower usage.

One of three's issues at the moment is the Tethering... and even though PAYG sims aren't supposed to allow tethering my iPhone still has the option, even after receiving carrier settings update.

I know people that have got there whole homes running off of PAYG 3 sims, I curse them but then when xDSL at 1.2mbps is alternative you can't exactly say much.

Three's network performance has been [censored] for age's, and in central area's I find that 3's 4G starts restricting devices from connecting and pushing them down to a barely responsive 3G signal....

Personally I've given Three 2 months to prove themselves but been nothing but a nightmare to be honest, and starting to get pricey.

So just taken an £8 sim only offer from VM, 4GB,2500mins,Txts... going to put myself on a data diet.... anyway will be good practice for my move to Canada where a 1GB with Province Minutes and 100 country wide mins will set you back about $50 (ps. you pay to receive calls too )

Best Regards,
Matt.
"I don't take too kindly to coaxial pushed rubbish... or to them damned Intel Puma wastes of plastic."
Standard User toph3r
(experienced) Mon 18-Sep-17 09:48:58
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I'm in Reading this week, and the performance of 3 has been absolutely dire. In my hotel I'm lucky to get 60kb/sec!

When I woke up at 0300 (still jet lagged), throughput was up to 30Mbps! Then, at 0800, speed is back to being dire.

This just highlights my previous comment; yes we pay a lot for cell service in the US, but it is so much better performance wise than in the UK.
Standard User mlmclaren
(knowledge is power) Mon 18-Sep-17 12:58:23
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Thanks for feedin back you experience, sounds like we've experience practically the same

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Standard User Saltank
(committed) Wed 29-Nov-17 08:57:32
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I had to buy a PAYG AYCE data bundle in April from Three because moving house meant I had no internet.

I used and tethered nearly 100GB and it was fine, no complaints, I even sent them a complimentary post on Twitter. Some weeks/months after that they announced they're releasing new tiers and raising prices, so it was not meant to last smile

Last week I thought I'd leave EE and order a SIM card with a 30GB cap, checked coverage map and it said all was good.

When I got the SIM, it actually had issues with 4G/LTE, it dropped back to 3G often. 3G itelf was doing up to 10Mbit/10Mbit but the 4G? 0.10Mbit upload and anywhere between 1-15Mbit download.

I contacted them and they said it's all good and said to restart my device (the usual nonsense). I had another PAYG SIM to test with and it was the same issue in another device. A few days later when I finally get a moment to call them back they say there's a network issue in the area.

I asked OK when will it be fixed? "7 days Sir!" and they apply £6 to my account and promise I will get a text saying when it's fixed.
I asked why it wasn't on their website at the same time whilst checking again and wow, it actually says there's a long-term outage!

Then I found this thread about their anti net-neutrality practices, it confirmed by suspicions of BingeOn.

Suffice it to say, the number they got me is really cool and easy to remember so it's the only thing stopping me from cancelling right now, but I will have to!

Standard User ukhardy07
(knowledge is power) Wed 29-Nov-17 09:32:50
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Check out an EE SIM, you will likely get 30Mbps+.

In central London I get 80+ quite regular.

I cannot say I ever enjoyed using 3, I actually left the plan early - dreadful reception, speeds and customer service in London.
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