Three

Three

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You need to select a Usage Profile which best describes how much you think you will download from the Internet. If you are unsure, you should probably select "Home Light" or "Home Medium". It may be worth discussing this with other members of your household as some activity (e.g. downloading movies online) can increase the usage significantly. This setting will NOT affect the pricing for 'unlimited' packages.

Packages (based on 3GB transfer) - incl. 20% VAT
Package Name Speed Setup Monthly First Year
Three HomeFi (4G - 24 month contract) 30 Mbps FREE £20.00 £240.00
Three HomeFi (4G - 12 month contract) 30 Mbps £29.00 £27.00 £353.00
Three AI Cube Home Broadband (4G - 24 month contract) 30 Mbps FREE £25.00 £300.00
Three AI Cube Home Broadband (5G - 12 month contract) 100 Mbps FREE £35.00 £420.05

red prices indicated packages with usage based pricing (the more you download, the more it costs)

ISP Details
Name Three
Legal Name Hutchison 3G UK Limited
Company Type UK Limited Company
IPv6 Support No
ISPA Member Not an ISPA Member
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ISPA is the Internet Services Providers' Association (www.ispa.org.uk), a trade association which many ISPs are members of. ISPA members are subject to the ISPA Code of Practice in addition to any other dispute resolution schemes they may subscribe to.

Ofcom Code of Practice No
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The Ofcom Voluntary Code of Practice (Broadband) is an agreement broadband providers can subscribe to which promises they will provide consumers with information on the speeds they can achieve, what sort of traffic limits might be in place, etc. More details at www.ofcom.org.uk

Migration Support Inbound
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Migration is the process of moving a broadband service from one ISP to another, usually minimising the amount of disruption in the process. Inbound migration means your ISP will allow you to transfer to their service from another ISP. Outbound migration means you can transfer from their service to another ISP.

If your ISP doesn't support migration, you would need to cancel your broadband service, wait until it's removed from your line and then re-order with another ISP. This may cost most and will result in a longer period of no connectivity.

We recommend you choose an ISP which support both inbound and outbound migration.

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When it works it is fast (60+Mbs)and good for streaming. The high latency seems to slow the whole experience down and does interfere with Now TV and occasionally Prime. Netflix is largely unaffected. Not good for gaming. Huawei ai cube needs a reset about once a week.I would go for the Huawei b525
Given up trying to sort router out with very poor customer support. Still better than the iffy slow fibre (speeds frequently below 10Mbs) I used to have

  • bobrichards54
  • 23 days ago

Dreadful customer service - I took them to the Ombudsman who upheld my complaint against them.

Quality of 4G data service is bad. Download speeds vary 0.5Mbps - 30Mbps with average probably around 6-12Mbps. However, there are widespread reports of Threes network traffic management causing 'stalling' when initally loading webpages. I've been experiencing this since Jan/Feb 2020 but Three continue to deny there is any issue and refuse to investigate fully. Using a reputable VPN service instantly alleviates the issue, proving the issue is with Threes network traffic management, but VPN services will a) cost money b) impact download/upload speeds.

  • smithbill
  • about 1 month ago

Recently seems to have settled down. Occasional problems with streaming but this only once needed a reset. Speeds still 50+ Mb/sec average. Most problems seem to be with the Huawei cube and ethernet.
Still happy(ish). Better than open reach for me with no problems with multi users and speeds.

  • bobrichards54
  • 6 months ago

Only had this service for a few months. When it works the speed is good at about 60 Mbs. Over the last month the service has gone down on about 7 times. There have been well publicised problems with Three because of the signal tower upgrades. If this is sorted out and reliability improves I will be happy.
The customer service however is woeful. It takes ages to get through to someone who makes you go through the same process every time. Hours of lost time. Website seems stuck on "there are problems with the service". A bit more honesty and clarity needed.

  • bobrichards54
  • 9 months ago

works well when they are not arseing about with the masts, then it can be terrible. always get a payg sim and check it works where you need it to

  • bigluap
  • 10 months ago

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