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    News - Three rolls out ‘all-you-can-eat-data’ plan on PAYG

    Making smartphones on PAYG seem a smarter idea?
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    Re: News - Three rolls out ‘all-you-can-eat-data’ plan on PAYG

    It's hardly PAYG - just a 1 month rolling contract.

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    Re: News - Three rolls out ‘all-you-can-eat-data’ plan on PAYG

    Sounds like GiffGaff, but not as good.

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    Re: News - Three rolls out ‘all-you-can-eat-data’ plan on PAYG

    Seems a reasonable idea, though I wonder what the "fair use" cap really is. Otherwise for £15 a month, I can ditch my home broadband....

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    Re: News - Three rolls out ‘all-you-can-eat-data’ plan on PAYG

    you get 150MB just for topping up on 3, regardless of how much you top up, so you can get more data just by topping up two £5 top ups instead of a £10, The data/texts you get with that last for 90 days, AND obviously you don't lose your credit unless you use it.

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    Also you can get quite a lot of free services on 3 without using your allowance too, skype, 0.facebook.com ebay...
    Last edited by krazy_olie; 07-03-2011 at 04:02 PM.

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    Re: News - Three rolls out ‘all-you-can-eat-data’ plan on PAYG

    Not better than my GiffGaff deal as far as i can tell, and this month cost me £10 instead of the usual £15.
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    TKPeters: "Off to AVForum better Deal - £20+Vat for Free Shipping @ Scan"
    for all intents it seems to be the same card minus some gays name on it and a shielded cover ? with OEM added to it - GoNz0.

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    Re: News - Three rolls out ‘all-you-can-eat-data’ plan on PAYG

    Three allows tethering to PC, continuous streaming of audio/video, all things prohibited by GiffGaff.

    Three has no fair use cap.. except for section 6.5 (d):
    You must not use 3 Services, the SIM or 3 phone number or allow anyone else to use 3 Services, the SIM or 3 phone number for illegal or improper uses. For example:

    (d) to download, send or upload content of an excessive size, quantity or frequency . We will contact you if your use is excessive;
    Not sure what constitutes excessive use, of course.

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    Re: News - Three rolls out ‘all-you-can-eat-data’ plan on PAYG

    I don't need the tethering, however and watching videos other than Youtube isn't something i crave on such a small screen. For my needs its a lesser plan at a higher price, thats without me chundering GG>GG paybacks and so on.
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    TKPeters: "Off to AVForum better Deal - £20+Vat for Free Shipping @ Scan"
    for all intents it seems to be the same card minus some gays name on it and a shielded cover ? with OEM added to it - GoNz0.

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    Re: News - Three rolls out ‘all-you-can-eat-data’ plan on PAYG

    Quote Originally Posted by miniyazz View Post
    It's hardly PAYG - just a 1 month rolling contract.
    This. I don't want a PAYG plan that I have to top up every month. I keep thinking about going back to PAYG as I barely scratch the surface of my inclusive minutes & texts each month, but it seems the days are gone when you could just stick a top up on your phone and then use it until it ran out: everything's bonus packs that only last a month then you have to top up again. I just want to stick money on my phone and know what each minute, text, or MB of data is going to cost me. Too much to ask?

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    Re: News - Three rolls out ‘all-you-can-eat-data’ plan on PAYG

    Quote Originally Posted by Terbinator View Post
    I don't need the tethering, however and watching videos other than Youtube isn't something i crave on such a small screen. For my needs its a lesser plan at a higher price, thats without me chundering GG>GG paybacks and so on.
    Fair enough. I would occasionally watch iPlayer on my phone, something presumably disallowed by no continuous video streaming. It might be more of a concern for those with phones like the Atrix, if it's being plugged into a larger screen on a regular basis.

    Quote Originally Posted by scaryjim View Post
    This. I don't want a PAYG plan that I have to top up every month. I keep thinking about going back to PAYG as I barely scratch the surface of my inclusive minutes & texts each month, but it seems the days are gone when you could just stick a top up on your phone and then use it until it ran out: everything's bonus packs that only last a month then you have to top up again. I just want to stick money on my phone and know what each minute, text, or MB of data is going to cost me. Too much to ask?
    It's not too much to ask, but they'll ask too much of you.. i.e. you can do it, but it'll work out so hideously expensive per minute or per text that it's almost certainly worth getting the cheapest sim-only contract going.. i.e. £10/month on most PAYG without bundles would probably equate to something like 28 minutes or 100 texts.. (at 35p/min or 10p/text). Which really is silly, actually, given a £10 contract might give you 100 minutes and unlimited texts (o2) or 100 minutes, 3000 texts and 1GB internet (three).

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