All you can eat DATA

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  1. Road Runner

    Road Runner Read Only Funster

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    OK here goes what to stop me going for an all you can eat data plan with a mobile phone and use the smartphone as a dongle on my laptop instead of have a 3 dongle as well?

    I have a 3 skypephone thats 3g and does already if wanted work as a dongle but only has little amount of DATA use a month.

    Hope what i am saying makes sense as I fully understand what I have said:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Hi John

    I have a Nokia 6700 on Virgin Mobile which piggybacks t -mobile with unlimited data (subject to fair use which is 1Gb per month)

    If I plug the laptop into the phone I get around 0.5Mb/s download speed, if I take the sim card out and fit it into my unlocked dongle I get 3.5Mb/s download :Smile:

    Been using this system when away for 18 months

    Regards Charlie

    p.s. Hope Bruno is recovering well :thumb:
     
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    Speed John... Speed.

    I have an all you can eat smart mobile phone data package with T-Mobile and it is fine as a modem for emails and browsing Fun but when you want internet radio or to post pictures etc it is very slow...

    My T-Mobile dongle is much, much faster...

    JJ

     
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    cant for the life of me understand how you can have unlimited data, yet its (fair useage) capped at 1Gb.

    should be marketed as '1Gb limit with exceptions if you occasionally go over'

    unlimited is exactly that....unlimited :Angry:

    you hire a car with unlimited mileage, it doesnt mean you can do around 100miles per day....it means unlimited !
     
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    Agree with you on this one cannot understand as well this is a copy of Virgins fair use policy

    Unlimited Mobile Internet for Pay Monthly customers with a monthly allowance: Unlimited mobile internet is subject to a fair use allowance of 1GB per month. If your usage exceeds this amount then we reserve the right to charge you for the excessive element of your usage at the daily rate for your tariff outlined in our Tariff Table. Unlimited use is within the UK and is for your personal, non-commercial use only. It doesnt include making internet phone or video calls, peer to peer file sharing, using your phone as a modem, or while you are abroad and any of these uses will be charged at the daily rate for your tariff outlined in our Tariff Table.

    The price of data over the 1 Gb is a mind boggling £2.00 per Mb :Eeek:

    This price is correct as one month they forgot to add my 1Gb allowance and I ended up owing them £375 for a afternoons browsing ( I got a refund for that !!) :Angry:

    Regards Charlie
     
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    I have bt internet and get 15 gb so i now know but because I am using BBC I player & ITV player eating this up so it's been suggested, got caught for an extra £5 this month for excess usage.

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    This is the plan I am looking at and no mention of 1 GB

    http://threestore.three.co.uk/TheOnePlan.aspx
     
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    Is it just data only or do you want texts and calls included
     
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    Yep thats is a good deal, you do have UNLIMITED data :thumb::thumb:

    The small print says same as mine that you cannot use your mobile as a modem:Wink:

    Charlie
     
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    My deal with T-Mobile IS unlimited... data wise... it too has a fair use policy but they do not charge any more for over use, nor do they cut you off... they just "throttle" you (slow you down)

    JJ
     
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    Was hoping to tie it all into one, dont text but do talk.

    Only use dongle away and that aint often:Angry:
     
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    OK been told 1gb of data monthly is a lot on a mobile.

    I am getting through nearly 15gb a month on BT at home:Blush::Blush:
     
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    Ok Here goes..

    "3" have a phone plan that is called "The One Plan" and you get -

    2000 Any Network Mins
    5000 Text
    5000 3 to 3 mins
    "Unlimited Data" and this is truly Unlimited as stated on there website. I know this as i have that plan and i have downloaded last month 28gb with no charge :BigGrin:

    I also use my HTC hero as a Modem on the laptop it's called "Tethering" and some phone will allow this you need to ask in a 3 store which phones do it.

    The One Plan is £25 a month....on sim only..

    Hope i have helped

    Craig
     
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