Got a 'Three' Feel at Home Sim Card? Try this.

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  1. emmitdb

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    We have a Three Feel at Home Sim Card in our 'pebble'. (12 Gb for 12 months £30)

    We took it to France when the Sim had used about 7Gb. When we returned to the UK it had about 11.8Gb use.

    On arriving here at Bagwell, (Good Rally BTW) we have resumed the use of the Internet. using the Sim Card.

    The thing is, we have gone way over the 12GB limit and the Sim continues to work????

    I have a feeling that when we used it in France, for some reason, the usage has not been registered and so it continues to work. (Although it is recorded on the 192 No. where you can see the usage)

    So, just as an experiment, if you have this SIM, stop using it before it reaches the limit and then reuse it when you get back to Blighty. You might be lucky like us.

    Just saying.(y)(y)(y)
     
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    You have probably tempted fate now:(
     
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    I am sure that you have checked, but did you give any credit or debit card details when you bought the sim? Could it possibly be charging you for the extra usage?
     
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    as @Minxy Girl discovered..
     
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    It's being used in the UK. I bought a stand alone 12Gb.
    I can't see how they can charge me on this.
     
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    Have you registered an account with Three? If you have you can check your remaining data on the card online. I've got one of the 12Gb cards and my Three account reflects the usage I've had in Europe so I don't understand how you seem to have endless data. :)

    Might be worth checking if it is automatically topping up.
     
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    Two possibilities:
    1. You have auto-top up. Check your account in MyThree
    2. It sometimes takes a little time for data / call useage to be "charged" back to 3 (or any home operator) - sometimes days.

    Back in the good old days when I was working in the Middle East (Saudi / UAE and Qatar), it'd sometimes take weeks to be charged back. If luck was in the right direction, the client would pay before the mobile bill would come in (y)
     
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    Maybe with calls.
    Not with data all data gets routed to your APN (Access Point Name) that is device with two legs one into the mobile industry's intra-net and one into the Internet. It was always said that its most important job is to count the bytes transfered and send the numbers to the billing system.
     
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    With these data cards, you don't have an an online account you just pay for the card from Argos or wherever with cash if you want and stick it in your device and it works without three knowing who has it or any way of getting into your card account.
     
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    But you can subsequently sign-up, so the OP does need to check he did not inadvertently do this. Cheaper, of course, to buy another SIM and you have to wonder why 3 price their products in this way.
     
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    Thing is though Jim, although I had messages via the Dashboard for the MIFI itself relating to that sim, I've not had any charges actually made to any accounts, credit cards etc so haven't a clue whether I'll be charged or not!
     
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    Thank you for the above.
    Internet allowances (Megabytes*) (1)
    Internet allowances (Megabytes*)
    Valid until Remaining
    Starter Top-up* Expires 24/03/17 2304
    Total mobile broadband Remaining (MB) 2304

    And, according to the usage on 192 I've used 12.57Gb

    Question from a non geek. How much is left. I assume 2304 Mbs. How much, in relation to the 12.57 is that?
     
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    1Gb = 1000Mb
    About a fifth
     
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    That's good.

    Buy a 12Gb card and get about 15. Thats the kind of deal I like.
     
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    Just an update on this one.

    According to the 192 number on my Sim Card I have used 13.41 Gb as I write.
    The MyThree website shows that I have 1.441Gb left on the Sim.

    So there you have it. 14.85Gb for the price of 12(y)
     
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