Tag: three

5G Mast in Bath rejected after hundreds of residents voice concerns

An existing Three and EE 5G mast in Charlcombe Lane, Bath, looks like it might not be upgraded to 5G after 343 residents complained about the development. Their concerns appear to surround the apparent belief that 5G is somehow dangerous. This despite the fact that it uses frequencies …

Switching and choosing – UK mobile networks explained.

Here in the UK it’s very rare for people to switch their bank. Likewise, people have in the past been quite loyal to their mobile network too. However, this has changed lately and it’s become much easier to switch. Not only that, but there’s also a great deal …

SMARTY enables WiFi Calling

The Three SIM-only simple-plan network, SMARTY, has now switched on WiFi calling. We tested the network just over a month ago and there’s plenty of deals on right now – such as £12 per month for a massive 50GB of data with unlimited calls and texts. A help …

Three to provide a Business Boost

Running a small to medium-sized business? Struggling in the current climate? Well, although not everything can be fixed, Three are at least offering a Business Boost offer. The network is delivering 10 SIM-only plans for just £20. Each plan within the “Business Boost” plan delivers unlimited calls and …

Three 5G now available in 154 locations

  There’s now over 800 Three sites beaming out 5G to 154 different locations in the UK, and Three have a distinct advantage with this new technology – a 100MHz block of contiguous 5G spectrum. The result, so far, appears to be the fastest median speeds on the …

iPhone 12 Mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max – Networks announce pricing

The UK networks have today announced pricing for the upcoming iPhone 12 Mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max. These are phones we covered last month and, although the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 were available pretty much immediately, we’ve had to wait for the iPhone 12 Pro …

Lockdown #2 – Get the in-store Three experience online

We’re all locked down again and that means we can’t pop along to our local network store to get advice on a new phone. It also means that those random people can’t walk in and say, “The phone just broke, I want a new one. I definitely didn’t …

SMARTY – On test

Just a few days ago I ran out of data. Stuck in hospital, and with only a relatively slow WiFi connection, I’d basically nailed all my allowance and was a bit “stuck”. Luckily though, a lot of phones now have dual SIM trays, so – even if you …

Quick! 12GB data plan on Three SIM-only for £5.25 per month

This Topcashback promo is ending today and, if you’re in the market for a SIM-only 12-month deal on Three, it’s definitely worth a look. Here’s a look at the plan – before the cashback is applied.. OK, so it’s £10 per month for a SIM with unlimited texts and calls …

Yet more iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro deals

So we’ve got pricing from Sky Mobile and from Virgin Media, but what about the other offers out there? Well, iD Mobile (which sits on the Three network) seem to have a really good offering, provided you don’t mend a slightly hefty upfront cost. You can get the …

Unlimited data with Three. Just £16 per month SIM-only.

If you’ve got a strong Three signal in your area (check that here with the Ofcom checker), it’s definitely worth checking out this unlimited SIM-only deal. On a 12 month contract, it’ll deliver unlimited data, unlimited minutes and unlimited texts for a mere £16 per month. That’s £192 …

Just £1 for your first month with SMARTY. 30GB SIM-only.

This is a virtual network, but – like VOXI and Vodafone – SMARTY is very closely aligned to their parent – Three. It’s basically a sub-brand of Three company and they’re aiming to attract customers who are mainly looking for cheaper deals. That’s me then, because I’ve just …

Call internationally from just £5 per month with Three

Last year I was in Malta. Whilst in the sunshine I called home, safe in the knowledge that I was in an EU country and I was calling another EU country. The cost was included in my plan and there were no big bill shocks. However, when you …

Deal – 12GB monthly for £8 with Three

You know the deal by now. Another SIM-only plan, another cheap price. This one comes via Money Saving Expert and, when you head through to to the Three page here, you’ll get a healthy 12GB of data monthly with unlimited texts and minutes for a mere £8 per …

Meet the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE

A Samsung Galaxy S20? For less than £600? Yep, that’s what you’re now going to get courtesy of the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE… provided you have the 4G version anyways. It’s £599 but there’s also an Galaxy S20 FE 5G for £699. It’s available in a range of …

Looking for a new broadband provider? Try Three.

If you, like me, live in an area where even fibre broadband (aka FTTC) isn’t that fast – there are alternatives. I ended up going with Virgin Media Business and, in the process, binned the rental of my landline. However, with 5G on the horizon and the traditional …

Find your local mobile mast – 2020 Update

With 5G masts being thrown up at a rapid rate and concerns over signal or safety, there’s always been a keen interest in where local mobile masts actually are. Back in 2011 we started looking into this, and back then the mobile networks were reporting where all their …

Fancy a contract-free £15 plan with 100GB of monthly data?

That’ll do. More than enough data, eh? Yes, amongst the SIM-only deals on iD Mobile I tripped over a sizeable 100GB 30-day plan which costs a mere £15 monthly. There’s data rollover for unused data, data boost, inclusive roaming, fast 4G and bill capping. The network uses the …

TCL 10 5G – Review

As I’m going through quite a bit of stuff right now, I’ve switched to doing video reviews but hey, we’re still going in-depth. This, for just £19 per month with Three on an unlimited contract (plus £19 upfront), is the TCL 10 5G. Wait, who? Well, don’t worry …

Galaxy Note20 and Note20 Ultra. Where to get yours

The Galaxy Note20 and Note20 Ultra. Both are expensive and I doubt many will be able to buy one of these out-right. However, if you have the money, the base Note20 is the £849 (4G only) or £949 for the 5G model. You can get the Note20 Ultra …

Half price on the OnePlus Nord for six months

Head over to the Three website right now and you can bag a very decent OnePlus Nord deal. First of all you get unlimited data, unlimited texts and unlimited calls. You also get Go Binge, Go Roam and you can tether. All that for just £21 per month …

OnePlus Nord – Buy it tomorrow!

Whatcha doing tomorrow? Fancy buying a new phone? One that has so many of those flagship specs, but for a fraction of the cost? At 9AM BST (10AM CET) the OnePlus Nord goes on sale. It’s available in Blue Marble and Gray Onyx, with the 8GB/128GB version costing …

iD Mobile launches new chunky data deals

Running on the Three network, iD Mobile have data rollover, data boost, inclusive roaming, fast 4G, bill capping and 30 day plans. Plus, from today, they’ve got a “Summer of Loads” event, which will get you more data for less cash. Running until Tuesday 11th August, they’ve got …

The real Huawei. Behind the scenes of their massive Chinese HQ.

The UK have been bullied and pushed into removing Huawei kit from mobile and data networks. Some call it a deeply political decision, with an American trade deal up for grabs and a massively successful Chinese company holding the number two spot in smartphone sales. The big U-turn …

Brexit. The roaming nightmare could return.

Britain is now spending billions on Brexit. Those in charge and the British elite have now been given free reign – without EU oversight – to dodge tax regulations and to force businesses into spending £13 billion every year to continue trading with the EU. Those costs, of …

No new Huawei mobile kit after December 31st. All gone by 2027

In a move that is likely going to cost UK mobile networks (and therefore, their customers) billions, the UK government has today announced that mobile providers will be banned from buying any new Huawei 5G equipment after the end of this year. This will delay the rollout of …

Superdrug Mobile Unlimited data deal

One virtual network you may not have considered (or possibly heard of) is Superdrug mobile. They use the Three network and, right now, you can get a completed unlimited amount of data, texts and calls for £20 per month. The deal is contract free and there’s no data …

More crazy SIM-only offers!

Right! More deals. More offers, but you have to be proper quick on this because they all end in just a couple of days from now. First, these offers are all with Three and you need to join Topcashback to get the cashback, but that’s free and it …

Huawei 5G – It can’t be ripped out easily

Until now, the UK government have decided to allow Huawei to play a role in the 5G deployment here in the UK. Despite US concerns, the UK allowed Huawei to be used in “non-core” kit. However, GCHQ’s National Cyber Security Centre has delivered new findings into Huawei and …

UK’s First Shared rural network goes live

In south Wales there’s a small village called Devauden. It’s tucked away in the Wye Valley but has become the first rural community to receive new mobile coverage. Why is this a big deal? Well, the government-backed plan for operators to share masts and other infrastructure hit a …

Fancy 12GB of data for just £4 per month?

This is one of those redemption deals, so you’ll need to do a bit of claiming in month 3, 5, 7, 9 and 12, however it does deliver a really cheap SIM-only deal. The original £10 per month cost gets hammered down to just £4 on this Three …

Deal – Three SIM-only, unlimited everything for £16 p/m

Head over to the Three website today and you can get a 5G-ready SIM-only plan unlimited plan which will cost a mere £16 per month. This two-year deal has unlimited data, unlimited minutes and unlimited texts – plus you can roam and use your phone as a personal …

SMARTY – 100GB Monthly data for £15 per month

Well, this is another article where the title kinda tells you everything you need to know. Right now, SMARTY (an MVNO using Three UK masts) has doubled their data allowance on their £15 package. There’s no big contract (it’s a one-month rolling deal so you can cancel at …

OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro – Where to get them

Right, so just a reminder then. We covered the OnePlus 8 and the OnePlus 8 Pro in detail here. We also had a look at the Warp Charge 30 charger and did a camera comparison between the two handsets plus a video unboxing. If you want one, perhaps …