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News: Three and O2 merger might propel Virgin Media into the big time

In the wake of recent developments regarding the merger of Three and O2, Virgin Media has hinted this week that the firm might take advantage of any forced sale of mobile spectrum. Three’s owner Hutchison and O2’s Telefonica also met recently with regulators in Brussels, as well as rival UK operators and interested parties. Virgin’s parent […]

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Three+O2: Canning Fok’s rebuttal of UK Regulator is worth a read

Yesterday I was delighted to read Canning Fok’s response to the UK telecom industry regulator in the Financial Times. Canning, if case you are wondering, is a top chap at CK Hutchison Holdings, owners of Three UK. You can read the letter here — it’s in the ‘letters’ page so a subscription might be required: Guaranteed: […]

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Three launches new 40 GB mobile broadband plan, but is 40 GB enough?

Mobile phone company Three UK has recently added a new option for anyone looking to sign up for mobile broadband. There is now a 40 GB data plan, costing around £45 a month, double the previous allowance of 20 GB (which admittedly only cost between £21 and £23 a month). There are several limitations however, as […]

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Classic Handsets: the NEC e606 heralded 3G video calls

In another of our “classic handset” series, we take a brief look at another handset of yesteryear and sprinkle in a few insights into the chosen phone from my personal experiences. In this instalment we focus on one of the very first 3G handsets that launched in the UK on Three: the almost universally hated NEC e606 flip phone. The NEC […]

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Three: Spain and New Zealand are now Feel Like Home countries, starting in April

I have to say I am seriously, seriously liking the look of Three nowadays. I swapped to them last October for my main line and I have been enjoying their service. Their Feel At Home offering (where you can use internet, call and text on the same basis as your domestic plan) is now set […]

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Dixons to launch MVNO network in partnership with Three

This week, Dixons Carphone revealed plans to launch a new Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) brand in the highly competitive UK market. MVNO to launch in the spring The mobile network in the UK is going through some fairly turbulent times at the moment, what with British Telecom set to purchase EE and Three eyeing up O2. RELATED: Is […]

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4G networks in the UK – the state of play

With the rapid adoption of 4G networks across the world, people in the UK now have access to some of the fastest mobile download speeds on the planet. The move from 3G to so-called next generation networks (which netted the government £2.4 billion in the license auction) seemingly took forever and, despite differences in opinion about the term 4G, it’s undeniable that network speeds are […]

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I swapped to Three; I’m no longer a Vodafone customer

Five minutes was all it took to exit the relationship with Vodafone. I phoned up on Sunday and said I’d like to either renegotiate or get my PAC number. She immediately transferred me through to the right team, no messing around. Within a few moments I’d adjusted my wife’s mobile number to £13.50 per month. […]

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“I’m calling from Three with informations of benefit to you”

It’s that time again dear reader: Three UK’s CRM system has, as I predicted, chucked me back into the call queue for their sales team. The last time the calls began was back in May. I ignored them for a few days and eventually answered on May 14th (I wrote a post then to chronicle the […]

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The next generation 3 MiFi from Huawei… brilliant!

I have been testing out the latest generation of MiFi units from mobile network 3. It’s fair to say that the mobile broadband revolution in the UK was kickstarted by the ever-enterprising 3 network. They were the first to bring decent priced USB dongles to the market. The had a lot of network capacity to […]

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It’s that time again: Three’s CRM is calling me twice a day now

You’ve got to love Three, or ‘3’, the challenger UK mobile network. They’ve got some phenomenal offers out there continually and they’ve got one of the fastest and most effective data networks known to man.  However they are really shit when it comes to CRM and sales.  I have, it seems, been stuck in a […]

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Three’s 0800-inclusive price plan policy is the way ahead

I’m more and more impressed with the output from the team at Three, the UK’s challenger network. I was delighted when they switched on 4G for their customers without additional charges. That was smart. All you needed was a 4G capable device and boom, you were entitled to 4G. Their recent announcement about inclusive 0800 […]