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Old 08-02-2013, 21:38
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I'm looking at a new contract with unlimited data, I've seen that Orange offer unlimited data & unlimited tethering, and it clearly shows "no fair usage policy"

Can Orange be trusted by that or is there a hidden usage limit?

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Old 08-02-2013, 21:49
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I'm looking at a new contract with unlimited data, I've seen that Orange offer unlimited data & unlimited tethering, and it clearly shows "no fair usage policy"

Can Orange be trusted by that or is there a hidden usage limit?

Thank you
It's not only the "no fair use policy" you need to worry about. You need to look at there reviewable traffic management policy which they can change when ever they feel fit. That's what's happened on the t-Mobile full monty. Traffic management policy changed from uncapped to cap of 4 down and 1 up.

Sorry that does not answer your specific question but deffo something you should look into. I know I have 18months left with t-mobile. If I knew I would have gone with three.
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Old 08-02-2013, 21:49
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No, there is NO useage limit at all. It's totally unlimited.
Orange were supposed to be changing thier plans though although it hasn't happened yet. Get in quick before they do.
As is mentioned above though, they could change the speed limit but at 51, I doubt it.
Orange is the premium 3G brand, TM the budget brand.
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Old 08-02-2013, 22:14
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Thanks for the replies,

I guess I can live with a capped speed instead of a usage policy, just means it clogs up their network for longer than it would if the speed was uncapped.

It's certainly looking like a premuim brand, I'm more attracted by the fact they state that tethering is unlimited & again no fair usage applies to it.

Thanks both of you, will pop instore and see tomorrow
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Old 08-02-2013, 22:33
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Thanks for the replies,

I guess I can live with a capped speed instead of a usage policy, just means it clogs up their network for longer than it would if the speed was uncapped.

It's certainly looking like a premuim brand, I'm more attracted by the fact they state that tethering is unlimited & again no fair usage applies to it.

Thanks both of you, will pop instore and see tomorrow
Why not go with three and save 15pm...?

Some people have more money than sense sometimes.
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Old 08-02-2013, 22:42
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Why not go with three and save 15pm...?

Some people have more money than sense sometimes.
I can agree three has very good network coverage now but it's nice to have that blanket 2g backup for when inside buildings that don't like 3G signals. Which orange and t-mobile can offer
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Old 08-02-2013, 22:52
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I was just about to say that
In fact, living in a rural area, it's the main reason I wouldn't go with Three. Nearly every rural customer I go to has 2G indoors but no 3G. 3G fine outside though.
My Brother is with Three, he thinks they're great except for indoor coverage.
Don't get me wrong, I think Three are great too, especially their pricing and plans but where I live I just couldn't make the move. Maybe LTE (1800Mhz) will change this.
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Old 08-02-2013, 22:59
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3G on three is just as good for me indoors as it is out. Just depends on location I think.
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Old 08-02-2013, 23:03
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3G on three is just as good for me indoors as it is out. Just depends on location I think.
Agreed, what works for you might not for others. But as more and more cells get rolled out under MBLN diamond project it should just get better and better
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Old 08-02-2013, 23:03
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True, if you need 2g coverage then there is a point there
But 99% of the time im with a 3g signal. Plus three will be offering free upgrades to 4g (apparently) so why pay more for much much less.

Obviously do a coverage check first
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Old 08-02-2013, 23:16
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Yeah, certainly depends where you live. In my local town, Totnes 3G is fine pretty much everywhere indoors but where I live and work, out in the sticks 3G is still fine outside but indoors can be really bad. Sometimes the nearest cell is 2 miles away and I'm inside someone's 300 year old stone walled farmhouse fixing their computer. Nearly always have 2G, 3G very rarely. I don't think they have actually turned off 2G fallback in areas like this for obvious reasons but I don't want to take the risk. Rather know that 2G is there at all times.
Three rolling out LTE at 1800Mhz will change this situation completely.
EDIT: although I just remembered that LTE doesn't currently do voice so they'll have to sort that first.
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Old 08-02-2013, 23:23
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Yeah, certainly depends where you live. In my local town, Totnes 3G is fine pretty much everywhere indoors but where I live and work, out in the sticks 3G is still fine outside but indoors can be really bad. Sometimes the nearest cell is 2 miles away and I'm inside someone's 300 year old stone walled farmhouse fixing their computer. Nearly always have 2G, 3G very rarely. I don't think they have actually turned off 2G fallback in areas like this for obvious reasons but I don't want to take the risk. Rather know that 2G is there at all times.
Three rolling out LTE at 1800Mhz will change this situation completely.
EDIT: although I just remembered that LTE doesn't currently do voice so they'll have to sort that first.
True, but based on the op the guy is looking for unlimited data and tethering as a priority so 2g wont be that important. Three will have 3g and 4g which is great for unl data. And unless the op lives in a very low signal area three should be fine for the data's side.

Im on my phone, that's why posts are short and not very descriptive sorry. Hope my point gets across
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Old 08-02-2013, 23:29
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It cannot be expected that EE and Three have the same coverage or user experience. Especially when one network has several times more data going over the network.. Add in the 2G coverage benefit..

I wish folk would stop going on about 4G on Three. It's not goung to be here until October at least. No known roll out plans for this year.
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