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Old 27-02-2013, 06:56
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I read lots of threads on here about how great Three are, and some of the points I agree with however there needs to be some balance. In my experience the problem with three is the signal INSIDE buildings. If anyone can get a signal from three in side a building in the city of London, I would be impressed. That's why they are cheaper then other networks because, they open admit that they have plenty of network limitations with indoor signals, this may change when they roll out their LTE network but at the moment any potential customers need to realise this. Also they offer very little 2G back up now and are also one of the only networks that doesn't offer some kind of wifi package bundled in. Just my experience of three
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Old 27-02-2013, 07:45
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One of the reasons i left three was the lack of in building coverage at work.
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Old 27-02-2013, 07:51
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Never had an issue with them here in Dundee yet indoors or outdoors.
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Old 27-02-2013, 08:27
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Never had an issue with them in my area or on my travels. Always had a signal in any workplace I visit or digs I stay. In my house for example, Three is the only network to get a full signal, where as there is no O2 and EE struggles at best to get one bar, and Voda is hit or miss.

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Old 27-02-2013, 08:29
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I get H+ indoors.
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Old 27-02-2013, 09:36
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Indoor issues have be mentioned to death on here. It obviously depends on where you live/work and how close the nearest cell is. I'm rural so I wouldn't choose them but there are many many satisfied customers. As a company, I like their attitude generally. Three will be the reason we'll ALL pay less.
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Old 27-02-2013, 09:51
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Well I'm on EE and get naff all in my flat 3G, 2G or any other type of signal. Can't take calls or receive messages unless my phone is next to the window. A mile outside Liverpool city centre by the way so not exactly rural.

As stated above there's always personal differences which is why it's always dangerous to take an opinion as gospel. Starting a thread on the "truth" of a company is downright misleading.
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Old 27-02-2013, 09:59
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Never had any issues with EE 3G building penetration in London.. So it's either the Three cell is really busy (Three take 40%ish of all mobile data va EE's 20%) and reducing the coverage (cell breathing), this could be because EE have a better ie larger spectrum allocation to allow better use of mobile signal/capacity in busy areas or that it's the old Orange cells are boosting signal (most in London shall be integrated into MBNL)

The biggest issue in London with all the operators is capacity (3G). Voda/EE are your best bet.
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Old 27-02-2013, 11:51
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That's why I love 02's 3G 900mhz. Great in building coverage.
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Old 27-02-2013, 12:39
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I tend to find that my coverage indoors is very good, except 3G in my workplace.

The only guess I have is the sheet metal roof acts as a faraday cage?
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Old 27-02-2013, 13:31
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i found out this week that Three's 3G signal on the underground part of the railway network in the centre of Glasgow is poor.

Apart from that and a very short section on the railway line between Airdrie and Glasgow, I have never had issues with Three's reception - indoors or out.
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Old 27-02-2013, 15:05
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Root metrics indoor tests in the major cities say otherwise.

Nearly 1 in 10 calls are failing on Vodafone in some cities according to them.
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Old 27-02-2013, 16:36
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Threads like this are pretty worthless. You can do this with all the networks and you will find some people have great coverage to poor on a sliding scale depending on where they are and what network they are on.

I live in London and get decent 3g signal indoors. Especially since the H+ roll out. At work I am clocking 10mbps+. yes in live and work I'm London and signal is very good indeed with three.
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Old 27-02-2013, 16:47
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Sometimes, having a Three phone is a bit like not having a phone.
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Old 27-02-2013, 16:56
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On my iPhone 5 in an area with 3's DC-HSDPA I often see 20Mbps+ and have a great connection.
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Old 27-02-2013, 17:02
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This is such a pointlesss thread. Hardly the truth either.
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Old 27-02-2013, 17:03
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Sometimes, having a Three phone is a bit like not having a phone.
I've had a Three contract for years now and I've ALWAYS had a phone.

Care to elaborate?

Really don't get threads like these. As above you could do a thread like this on ALL networks. Stop bashing Three just because your all jelous of the unlimited blazing fast Internet lol
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Old 27-02-2013, 17:32
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I am very happy with Three.
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Old 27-02-2013, 17:35
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Alan carr does a bit in one of his routines about three
Quite funny even though I'm not on it myself.
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Old 27-02-2013, 18:10
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I am very happy with Three.
As I say in the thread I just started "Network differing speeds on 3G" inside at home "3" typically give me 12Mbs on an indifferent signal (2 bars) while Vodafone give only 3Mbps on what seems a better signal! (3 bars) - both using the same speedtest App.
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Old 27-02-2013, 19:03
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I get H+ at my office, its great. I can still stream video. I was showing someone at work a trailer for a new Android game that came out.
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Old 27-02-2013, 20:21
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I think Three's policy at the moment is to hoover up all those users that are in good coverage areas with their "LTE at no extra charge" thing and not worry too much about the in building coverage.
Then once they have reasonable 1800/800 coverage, move in for the kill by activating VoLTE!
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Old 27-02-2013, 20:47
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LTE using an Ultrafast handset on 3 is priced differently. A Samsung Galaxy S3 on the One Plan is 29 up front and 34 a month on a 24 month contract BUT 29 up front and 36 a month when it's the LTE version. So it's actually 48 more for the Ultrafast LTE service as the contract price has been increased. Exactly as predicted a few weeks ago. Still good that it's unlimited of course but clearly the proposition is more expensive for the Ultrafast service despite assurances by 3 that they would bot be charging a premium for the service.
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Old 27-02-2013, 21:05
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That price increase is nothing more than covering the additional cost of the 4G enabled handset. Which is more expensive to buy than the 3G version
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Old 27-02-2013, 21:45
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LTE using an Ultrafast handset on 3 is priced differently. A Samsung Galaxy S3 on the One Plan is 29 up front and 34 a month on a 24 month contract BUT 29 up front and 36 a month when it's the LTE version. So it's actually 48 more for the Ultrafast LTE service as the contract price has been increased. Exactly as predicted a few weeks ago. Still good that it's unlimited of course but clearly the proposition is more expensive for the Ultrafast service despite assurances by 3 that they would bot be charging a premium for the service.
I think you'll find the 48 difference in contracts is because the S3LTE is more expensive to buy than the standard S3. EG On amazon the S3 is 360 brandnew sim free and the S3LTE is 453 sim free.
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