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  1. mitzimad

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    Dont use your three phone on the ferry ive just been stung £16 for connecting to the maritime network between dover and dunkeque i wasnt activly using my phone just left it all on as i assumed traveling from uk to a feel at home country would be ok
    My data is always left on as i have unlimited data for work
     
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    I use the 3 network but never have data on unless i want to retrieve a media picture. I go on holiday to get away. Last thing i need is internet connection.
     
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    Is it a business contract ?
     
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    My Three phone is on all day. Streaming Planet Rock right now.

    You can call them and them to bar anything over agreed standard usage :)
     
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    Not like you :D Im amazed you never rented an apartment over a bar for the free wifi and less stagger home.
     
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    Actually can get onto a the wifi from bar nearby, but won't play radio.
     
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    Same thing happened to me and I got a full refund off 3. £28.
     
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    I've had a text from Three when on the Santander ferry - it warned of out of area roaming charges so I turned off roaming data. They have WiFi on the ship so you don't need to use the phone for data though the WiFi is very slow.
     
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    ....and I am technology dumbo and didn't understand any of this thread. :(:(:(
     
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    Me to Joy ! And love your new photo on your avatar!
     
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    What it's saying Joy @movan is if you go on a ferry and leave your data switched on but your phone can't find a proper signal it will use the ferries signal and charge you a fortune for the privilege.

    Martin
     
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    Or better still - use the tunnel
     
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    No tunnel from Hull(y) and I have no desire to drive South in the UK.

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    I to was stung by the 3 bee. Whilst crossing from Hull to zeebrugge on May 8th. I left my phone switched on in the motor home unaware of the consequences. Never had this happen before as I've alway had to physically connect to maritime. Hey Ho another lesson learnt about the con culture. I wonder he much they'll be charging for a pee on the ferries of the future.
     
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    I think along those lines. This year will be the first i have driven down to Hull in years. IF i have to drive 100's of miles south i would rather do that in Holland as it does not feel like my holiday has started till i am off the ferry. Normally i am Newcastle to Ijmudien.
     
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    I'm sorry, no. People complain far too much nowadays. When you signed up, you were made aware of all the terms and conditions of the legal contract. If you had read the details, you would have been aware of the costs.
     
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    I kind of agree with fat boy. I not long joined the 3 network but looked into what country's i could get feel at home in before hand as i do go to Germany a lot. As it was cheap in the UK i decided they were VFM and not that bothered about internet when on holiday anyway. Use free wifi in pus and restaurants. (y)

    Can you tell im tight?
     
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    It's not just the Three network that this happens to. The use of any networks providers phone will be charged exorbitant fee when being used via ships satellite network and not only for data. Beware I received a call on my Jersey Airtel Vodaphone from my daughter on Brittany ferries and for 15 mins incoming call was £60. When challenged phone company they said that was what satellite provider charges & couldn't refund. Lesson now learnt, switch phone off whilst on ferry.
     
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    If you need to make calls while on board use Skype or WhatsApp. Both via the ships wifi
     
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