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Operators

Are you on 3? You’re now on 4G!

Just a quick reminder for the legions of readers who use 3. If you haven’t already noticed, you’re now using 4G. There are obviously a few caveats. To use 4G, you need to locate yourself within the 36 large towns and cities that have already been provisioned (e.g. London, Birmingham, Manchester, Reading, Liverpool). You also […]

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Operators

Three makes USA roaming fully inclusive (data, calls, texts)

I wondered how long it would take for the wheels to come off the standard mobile model that we’ve all known for the last few years. Today I think you’ll be able to plot a turning point for the mobile industry, at least in Europe and the UK in particular. The challenger network here in […]

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Operators

3 Like Home is back again, with a different name

Good news! If you are Ben Smith, then you will be loving the all new “Feel at Home” facility from UK operator, 3. Ben Smith, good friend of Mobile Industry Review, Editor of Wireless Worker and co-presenter of our joint podcast, 361 Degrees, has family in Ireland. This means he routinely goes there for the […]

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Devices

Three’s Baby Anya tests the Sony Xperia Z

I have to say that this is one of the best handset promotional videos from a mobile network that I’ve seen. It’s just a minute or so long. Have a look. There are full details from Three on the device on their blog post. It’s looking pretty hot, that Z. (Via Nirave’s post).

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Devices

35 days to get an iPad Mini on EE’s 4G service…

Both EE and Vodafone appear to be having serious stock problems with the iPad Mini. This is a bit of a problem for me as I was thinking of getting one from either firm; although on balance I reckon EE is my preference at the moment. Although I’m disappointed EE don’t have any stock I […]

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Devices

The Asus Vivo Tab Windows RT Tablet on 3: I’m tempted!

Three just announced they now have the Asus Vivo Tab running Windows RT in stock and I have to say, my head was turned. I’ve been pretty impressed with the quality of kit Asus have been turning out recently and I do admit to being highly curious. I’m particularly liking the idea of an integrated […]

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News

Three ‘Ultrafast’ data roll out to reach users faster than LTE

Despite still lacking an LTE license to deliver true 4G services (akin to EE‘s), Three has confirmed it will be launching the service in 2013.However, many users will be benefit more quickly from the roll-out of ‘Ultrafast’ 3G as Three roll out HSPA+ and DC-HSDPA services which – for many – will match 4G speeds. […]

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Operators

Three sticks up bills by 3.6%: “Our prices are going up in July”

Have a read of this one…. Translation: 1. We need more money from you but we can’t think of a smart way of doing this. So we’re going with the ‘inflation’ argument.2. We’re not sticking the price up for any arbitrary reason. It’s inflation, man. Inflation! 3. We did think about it a lot. We didn’t […]

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Operators Opinion

UK operator 3 tried to flog me some stuff today

“Hello, is that Eeee-wan Mak-Lee-od?” said a voice from rather far away. It felt like a call from India. “Yes it is,” I answered. “Hello I’m calling from Three, your mobile service provider,” continued the chap. “Good afternoon,” I replied. I listened to the offer. “We’d like to offer you a discounted rate on anything […]

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Operators

What’s the point of “2G” data on 3?

One of the infuriating features of my Three iPhone 4S is the device’s total inability to transmit data on anything else than a 3G connection. As my morning commute progresses I routinely see my 3G connection drop down. That’s not a problem. It happens on all the networks I use. However with Three, it seems […]

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Operators

Complete: 16 minutes on the call with 3UK to cancel my old iPhone 4 account

So I estimated it would take about 20 minutes for me to cancel my old iPhone 4 account. I wasn’t far off! It actually took just under 17 minutes to complete the termination. (You can read the background here.) The chap I spoke to in “Customer Options” — I think it was called — was […]

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Opinion

Am I the only person in the UK that would pay a concierge fee to an operator?

I’m about to phone 3UK. I have to cancel my existing iPhone 4 account. It’s got about 8 months to run and I need to simply pay off the balance and close that account. Because I opened another one to get an iPhone 4S last month. I wanted to extend the existing one, however the […]