AYCEonThree Data Results Are In!

Wow what a manic two weeks that really was.  When I approached Three about this challenge I gave myself a whole month but due to my bill being generated on the 2nd of every month and being away at Mobile World Congress for a week I ended up with just two weeks to see just how much data I can use and to challenge Three to see if AYCE really did mean AYCE (All You Can Eat).

And I am happy to say YES it does!.  The results below are based on just two weeks and no you are not seeing things, i shifted an INSANE amount of data within that short time


Please note I will comment that this test took two weeks, you will see data use starting from 2nd Feb in small amounts, the test actually started on the 18th February

AYCEonThree Data Results Are In!

AYCEonThree Data Results Are In!
AYCEonThree Data Results Are In!

Most people can get away with 500MB on a phone, some prefer 1GB just to make sure they have enough, and there are some other people who want to tether so decide to spend more on a Tethering pack costing around £15 for an extra 3GB.  Well as the results show in just two weeks of handset and tethering I went through 45.15GB!!!. Yes you did read right, over 45GB!!.

I would like to thank everyone who allowed this test to take place, Three for their support and letting me run with the idea and cover it on their twitter account and blog and also to everyone who has commented on the original post and who comes back to the site to check these results.

So test over and it really is clear to see All You Can Eat works, it’s there to use how you want to use it.  These past two weeks have been crazy for me putting through all this data and finding ways to do it, at least I know now I will never be charged more for data.

Link: The One Plan


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  • with three x-series silver addons, sounds like a pain in the arse.

    • Dan Carter

      2 of them are part charges. Adding X-Series for £5 and getting it credited is the ‘free’ workaround for the content lock situation at the moment until a proper fix is in place. Later on in the bill this is all credited back. 1 of the charges is for a full month, the other 2 are where CS originally added it but there was a problem so they took it off and added back again, This costs nothing if you are on The One Plan.

  • Purplemonkeyspank

    So….45gb Ay? WOW!!! now that is impressive! And there’s me thinking my 7gb a week was a lot! I’m impressed. But how were your speeds in the one plan? Cos I’m only getting a max of 300(ish) kbps compared to my pre-paid sim that’s was getting a nice steady 1-1.78mbps.

    • Dan Carter

      I was hitting anything at home from 1.5mb/s up to 5mb/s the whole time even after going over 1GB.

  • Jhr0274

    RE: Adult Filter.

    Very easy to fix.

    Simply change the APN name from: three.co.uk to: 3INTERNET

    (APN= Access Point Name)

    EXAMPLE:

    Name – 3
    Apn – three.co.uk <<< ******change this to 3internet******
    proxy – not set
    port – not set
    Username – not set
    Password – not set
    Server – not set
    MMSC – http://mms.um.three.co.uk:10021/mmsc
    MMS proxy – mms.three.co.uk
    MMS port – 8799
    MCC – 234
    MNC – 20
    APN type – not set

    The only problem then is you cant access planet 3 with this APN, but you can access ALL the net unrestricted.

    Want to access planet 3?

    Leave the APN that's on your phone as it is .. and then create a second APN like this:

    Name – 3
    Apn – 3internet
    proxy – not set << Don't Change leave it as it is
    port – not set << Don't Change leave it as it is
    Username – not set << Don't Change leave it as it is
    Password – not set << Don't Change leave it as it is
    Server – not set << Don't Change leave it as it is
    MMSC – http://mms.um.three.co.uk:10021/mmsc
    MMS proxy – mms.three.co.uk
    MMS port – 8799
    MCC – 234
    MNC – 20
    APN type – not set << Don't Change leave it as it is

    Some phones have more options on the APN settings just leave them as they are, go threw the list above and only change what does not match to what's on your phone.

    OR to be safe:

    Go to the APN settings you have on your phone now, copy the settings on paper, then create your new APN following your original settings only changing the APN to 3internet.

    simples