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    Re: Three UK announces £2 a day EU roaming charge

    Quote Originally Posted by LSG501 View Post
    I'm only using payg (I work from home so no real need for contract) and they're forever sending me 'offers' on contracts, sure there were a few around £5 with better usage.

    Might be worth grabbing one of their payg sims, sticking it in a phone and hardly use it and then wait for the offers to roll in, it didn't take long lol.
    I used to use about 0.3GB of data per month which was about £3 on their old 123 payg system. So a £20 top up would last me 6 months. I think that piddly amount of data is now £15 per month, which is just crazy.

    The standard cheapest 1YR Three contract is £5 for 1GB, the 2GB one I am on you have to Google for. You can also get 4GB for £6, but I've done some Teams meetings on the phone now and still not gone over 1.5GB per month, so for me it is just a waste of £1 per month

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    Re: Three UK announces £2 a day EU roaming charge

    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    I used to use about 0.3GB of data per month which was about £3 on their old 123 payg system. So a £20 top up would last me 6 months. I think that piddly amount of data is now £15 per month, which is just crazy.

    The standard cheapest 1YR Three contract is £5 for 1GB, the 2GB one I am on you have to Google for. You can also get 4GB for £6, but I've done some Teams meetings on the phone now and still not gone over 1.5GB per month, so for me it is just a waste of £1 per month
    To be fair I can't say I do much mobile data on my phone, working from home means I have access to wifi etc, and if I need sat nav for example I have one in the car and one on the phone that doesn't use data
    I can live without the internet most of the time I'm out of the house these days.

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    Re: Three UK announces £2 a day EU roaming charge

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    What complete nonsense! I'm guessing you keep your head in the sand in relation to the Mountain of problems in the 27 Member States and Euro. There has been many predictions from the Remain side that have been proven wrong since the UK decided to leave the EU in 2016. How sad that you can't get over a referendum result from 5 years ago. I don't know how Hexus allows you to spread defamation online. I'm guessing there is no moderators on this site like other sites. Finally, if you want to use your three contract then roaming is still free to use in Republic of Ireland and Isle of Man. By Three charging a fee to roam in other Countries out the EU (£5 per day) then has nothing to do with Brexit. Three could have just charged a fee to roam in the EU and remain free for other Countries outside the EU however decided not to. Therefore there is more to their decision than due to Brexit.
    Wow a brexit spam bot on hexus, ive seen it all now!


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    Re: Three UK announces £2 a day EU roaming charge

    Quote Originally Posted by Ttaskmaster View Post
    Three have absolutely hideous signal coverage.
    My wife upgraded to the Galaxy S10+ [..] and not a day goes by when she isn't swearing and cursing, because the call quality is ridiculous, or the calls drop out, or calls are missed, or calls don't even go through, and all that without even touching on the problems with data coverage.
    Galaxy S-Series handsets offer a "WiFi calling feature" - pretty useful if you happen to be somewhere with flaky cellular reception, but decent WiFi. Seemed to work pretty well too.

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    Re: Three UK announces £2 a day EU roaming charge

    Quote Originally Posted by KultiVator View Post
    Galaxy S-Series handsets offer a "WiFi calling feature" - pretty useful if you happen to be somewhere with flaky cellular reception, but decent WiFi. Seemed to work pretty well too.
    WiFi calling was one of the things that pushed me to upgrade my phone recently (to a Moto G30 with 6GB of ram, awesome value). We just don't get a phone signal indoors here, and the femto-cell thing that Three sent me has been next to useless. That's now unplugged, and WiFi calling is superb!

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    Re: Three UK announces £2 a day EU roaming charge

    Quote Originally Posted by Hicks12 View Post
    Wow a brexit spam bot on hexus, ive seen it all now! <snip>
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    Well said

    This was inevitable sadly. One of many kicks in the head as a direct result of Brexit, with many more to come.

    I've accepted it, life is getting more expensive and will continue to do so. Ah well.

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    Re: Three UK announces £2 a day EU roaming charge

    Quote Originally Posted by KultiVator View Post
    Galaxy S-Series handsets offer a "WiFi calling feature" - pretty useful if you happen to be somewhere with flaky cellular reception, but decent WiFi. Seemed to work pretty well too.
    Ooh, mine don't got that one...
    Does it work on incoming calls too, or just outgoing?
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    Re: Three UK announces £2 a day EU roaming charge

    Quote Originally Posted by Ttaskmaster View Post
    Ooh, mine don't got that one...
    Does it work on incoming calls too, or just outgoing?
    Noticed the feature on my Galaxy S7 Edge (which is still going strong). It's also present on my S10... not sure if the carrier (in my case EE) has any control over whether this feature is enabled (as some operators used to lock 'Hotspot' mode down, even though you were paying a fortune for your cellular data back in the day). But for what it's worth, my handset is not locked to EE.

    It seems to work for inbound and outbound calls - and just sort of works without any fuss, as long as you turn the feature on in the same pull-down overlay that you access WiFi / BlueTooth / Flight-Mode / etc.
    Last edited by KultiVator; 10-09-2021 at 05:53 PM.

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    Re: Three UK announces £2 a day EU roaming charge

    I'll go nick her phone and have a fiddle.....
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    Re: Three UK announces £2 a day EU roaming charge

    Guys, keep it on topic, this is not a brexit thread; keep your mud slinging to yourself.



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    Re: Three UK announces £2 a day EU roaming charge

    OK, I checked - Apparently she's already had wifi calling enabled for the past four months... It seems to make a big difference, insofar as she can sometimes actually make and recieve calls in some* places that were outright black spots... yet for some reason the call quality remains hideous and signal strength is never more than 25%, despite us having 900Mbps full FTTP.
    I guess Three really are just that bad...

    *Some, in this case meaning maybe 2/10, as opposed to none at all.
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    Re: Three UK announces £2 a day EU roaming charge

    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ttaskmaster View Post
    I'm only considering jumping to O2 because they seem to have a better deal on an S21 Ultra and my own S version can still be counted on one hand!
    My son's phone was from a deal on the Samsung uk website, and Vodafone was the cheapest (which was a shock to me). Might be worth you looking on there.

    I'm on a 2GB/month sim only deal from Three which is £5 per month, there isn't much competition down at that level hence I'm kind of stuck with Three.
    Lebara do the same contract for the same price and they use Vodafone network. Have a check on moneysavingexpert website they usually have deals on there

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    Re: Three UK announces £2 a day EU roaming charge

    Quote Originally Posted by Ttaskmaster View Post
    OK, I checked - Apparently she's already had wifi calling enabled for the past four months... It seems to make a big difference, insofar as she can sometimes actually make and recieve calls in some* places that were outright black spots... yet for some reason the call quality remains hideous and signal strength is never more than 25%, despite us having 900Mbps full FTTP.
    I guess Three really are just that bad...

    *Some, in this case meaning maybe 2/10, as opposed to none at all.
    The phone should display VoWifi up the top AFAIK. If it doesn't it may not be doing it. My Mi 9 Lite uses it when I'm at home (also on 3). Seems to work fine, but then I do have some signal so it may be handing off in the background.

    Edit: Ugh, the icon changes. Why can't they just stick to one icon for status stuff. YMMV.

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    Re: Three UK announces £2 a day EU roaming charge

    Quote Originally Posted by 567 View Post
    .... I don't know how Hexus allows you to spread defamation online. I'm guessing there is no moderators on this site like other sites. ....
    And you would be guessing wrong. There are quite a few moderators here, and I say that as someone that was a site admin for about 15 years.

    There are rules, and they get enforced. But, I'm firmly pro-Brexit and even as an admin (when I was) I wouldn't have removed that. For a start, if you think that is defamation, you don't understand what defamation is. Misinformation? That could be argued, but argued both ways. Defamation, no.

    More importantly, it's never been policy to censor opinions, provided they're expressed within the rules. I might (or might not) disagree with that opinion, but I can't see how it breaks the rules. You only have to go back to the numerous, seemingly endless, interminable arguments before Brexit actually happened to see the extent of posts on both sides.

    It's not the function of moderators on any well-run board to censor opinions, unless they break rules. That didn't. Some sites have rules like "no politics, religion, etc". We don't .... or didn't last time I looked, and I wrote quite a large chunk of our original rules. However, as per the post from a current moderator, this isn't about Brexit and few things get people here as bored as rehashing old arguments, yet again, for the umpteenth time given that, at least for quite some time to come, it appears Brexit is done and isn't changing soon. If mods start editing comments like that, all it would achieve is flaring up old stuff yet again. There no benefit, and plenty of reasons not to do it.


    As for roaming charges, it doesn't really affect me as I rarely use a mobile even here, never mind roaming. If I go abroad, it's to get away and the last thing I want with me is a mobile phone. It stays here, turned off. I get why some want, and some need a phone abroad, but not me. It would ruin my break.
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    Re: Three UK announces £2 a day EU roaming charge

    Quote Originally Posted by Hicks12 View Post
    Wow a brexit spam bot on hexus, ive seen it all now!


    What is 1 + your username?
    If you answer that correctly maybe I am wrong.

    Can you provide some promises for leaving the EU that have been delivered? Ill wait for you to provide at least 2 but even 1 might take you too long.
    Do you paperchase want to think about your comments again and if they actually help the thread move forward or are they just reacting to a suspected bot/troll ?



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    Re: Three UK announces £2 a day EU roaming charge

    Quote Originally Posted by Spud1 View Post
    Well said

    This was inevitable sadly. One of many kicks in the head as a direct result of Brexit, with many more to come.

    I've accepted it, life is getting more expensive and will continue to do so. Ah well.
    Well said or not, do you think this is actually helping the thread move forward or is it just a gut reaction; is the response a response to the original or is it directly after Hicks response.

    I get people are angry, but this is not the place for such anger.



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