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Old 24-08-2013, 10:55
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Three will be launching their new roaming plans end of the month.

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[List][*]Available for pay monthly, pay as you go, mobile broadband and business[*]works on all tariffs and on all networks in Austria, Australia, Denmark, Hong Kong, Italy, ROI and sweden[*]calls and texts to the uk are under existing uk allowance[*]Data roaming included in allowance[*]No charge to recieve a call when abroad[*]calls/texts to non uk numbers charged at standard rate[*]fair use of 25GB roaming data when abroad if on ayce[/list]

Launches officially end of the month
Currently in trial stage for ALL customers

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I got told last night and confirmed this morning by someone who works in telesales. Also Europe plan/more countries being worked on for 2014
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Old 24-08-2013, 12:12
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Will you have to pay anything like vodafone Eurotraveller?
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Old 24-08-2013, 12:15
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Great news! Look forward to using this. Big plus that it works on all networks as well. And more country's coming soon in 2014 is a big plus. Wish it was sooner though as I'm going to malta in November.
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Old 24-08-2013, 12:21
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And more country's coming soon in 2014 is a big plus. Wish it was sooner though as I'm going to malta in November.
Just to say, that's not confirmed. Only what I've been told.

Will you have to pay anything like vodafone Eurotraveller?
No. Its included in all price plans. It just comes out of your mins.

So for example, I have 2000 mins and 5000 texts on my plan. So if I go to hong kong I can use those 2000 mins and texts
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Old 24-08-2013, 12:26
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Just to say, that's not confirmed. Only what I've been told.



No. Its included in all price plans. It just comes out of your mins.

So for example, I have 2000 mins and 5000 texts on my plan. So if I go to hong kong I can use those 2000 mins and texts
That sounds like a good deal as with Vodafone you pay 3 a day to use uk allowance. I think 3 are really going to shake up the market but I can't see me switching to them though.
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Old 24-08-2013, 12:31
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Not as good as the EE roaming tariffs though...
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Old 24-08-2013, 12:35
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Not as good as the EE roaming tariffs though...
I never said it was....

Although the fact it includes data roaming, doesn't cost 10 extra and is for all customers on all tariffs is a plus.

But yes, it does have some negatives that EE have turned into positives such as working in a larger amount of countries.
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Old 24-08-2013, 13:21
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If im on the one plan on contract can you get this as an add on? or is it like a whole new plan where by you have to wait until your contract is up and then switch to it?
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Old 24-08-2013, 13:44
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Yeh...

Ive said it twice now, its included in all price plans free of charge. Those 2000 mins and texts and data will work in any of the countries listed above at no extra cost.
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Old 24-08-2013, 14:12
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That sounds like a good deal as with Vodafone you pay 3 a day to use uk allowance. I think 3 are really going to shake up the market but I can't see me switching to them though.
Which seems reasonable at first but a fortnight away soon adds to your bill. I agree this does seem like a good deal indeed, small allowing.
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Old 24-08-2013, 15:12
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Not as good as the EE roaming tariffs though...
Oh, yeah! I rather pay at least 21 for EE SIM only plus 5 for the roaming plan plus let's say 12.50 for 250MB data, instead of 12.90 and nothing extra in the countries mentioned (hopefully more next year) to use my UK allowance.
And please don't compare it to what YOU pay for YOUR contract!
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Old 24-08-2013, 15:59
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Just to say, that's not confirmed. Only what I've been told.



No. Its included in all price plans. It just comes out of your mins.

So for example, I have 2000 mins and 5000 texts on my plan. So if I go to hong kong I can use those 2000 mins and texts
Ahh ok, although I'm sure this is the way three would like to take it in the future. Especially with the EU wanting to get rid of roaming charges.
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Old 24-08-2013, 18:52
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Ahh ok, although I'm sure this is the way three would like to take it in the future. Especially with the EU wanting to get rid of roaming charges.
Yup. I just don't want to say that it is going to happen in H1 2014 and then Three don't do anything. 2014 is a long time away and a lot of things can change so i'm just going to say it's possible more countries (read europe) will be added.

I was told yesterday about the plan details from a friend who said it'd be officially launching end of the month. I rang telesales this morning who pretty much confirmed everything. They also mentioned the August 27th date which was mentioned by another forum member here a few days ago.

But so far i've been correct about a number of things related to Three based on the quote below, the majority of which i posted back at the end of June.

More interesting data people at three have told me.

Three added over 200,000+ customers since Jan 1st this year taking their current customer base to over 9.2m.

Three have over 13,500 masts as of the end of Q1 2013 and will be aiming for a further 5,000 by 2015.

Three have 98% HSPA+ coverage and 85% DC-HSPA+ coverage

4G will be free for all customers and will launch in November (Phase 1).
VoLTE is phase 3.... (When Samsung roll out equipment)
Roll out in two stages, stage 1 in November, Stage 2 in December.
Three will have over 1 million customers with a 4G ready phone at launch. (largest 4G userbase)

Three will be launching a voice over Wi-Fi app in the future. Similar to O2's TU GO and Oranges wi-fi app. (Q4 2013)
Other networks will be releasing similar solutions this year as well.

Three are going to be changing up their mobile broadband range and launching new Dongles and Mi-Fi's from the ZTE MF8/9xxx range. Could launch in September.

Three will launch new roaming plans soon. Similar to Three like home. (September)

Pony advert making a Christmas themed return.

New Sim Only One plan pricing + PAYG 321 launch-
https://www.dropbox.com/s/zmpqt24wfd...629_085448.jpg
(Picture from Three store guide book thingy i was shown)

To combat increased data usage Three will be implementing traffic sense in throttling P2P during peak times (3pm-12pm) and traffic managing tethering on heavy users during peak times (3pm-12pm). Unlimited data and tethering with no fair use policy will remain on the One Plan though. Unlimited data with no tethering will remain on the "ultimate" tariffs.
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Old 24-08-2013, 18:59
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Just a shame that it doesn't include the traditional European holiday destinations, that would have been a great game-changer.

If the 5 a day European bolt-on remains for those destinations cost is basically prohibitive.

C'mon Three, if you're going to do it, do it properly!
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Old 25-08-2013, 00:30
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Just a shame that it doesn't include the traditional European holiday destinations, that would have been a great game-changer.

C'mon Three, if you're going to do it, do it properly!
Initially the plan would appear to be only for those countries which already have a Three network presence. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...tors_of_Europe for more details.
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Old 25-08-2013, 08:00
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Interesting, Three launched "3 like home" in 2007 and then withdrew it in 2009. I wonder why they feel they can bring it back now?
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Old 25-08-2013, 08:30
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Oh, yeah! I rather pay at least 21 for EE SIM only plus 5 for the roaming plan plus let's say 12.50 for 250MB data, instead of 12.90 and nothing extra in the countries mentioned (hopefully more next year) to use my UK allowance.
And please don't compare it to what YOU pay for YOUR contract!
I was merely stating a point. For the frequent European/USA/Oz traveller, it's a poor offer.

No need to get arsey about it, is there?
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Old 25-08-2013, 11:13
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Still people would have to pay quite a bit more per month on EE. Like always it's down to the customer's needs. If you are a frequent traveller to non Three countries, obviously EE is better. Otherwise Three is better. In your first post you didn't mention it's a poor offer for frequent traveller, you just said it's not as good as EE.
And it has nothing to do with being arsey, but in a different thread it was exactly what you did, compared something to what you pay as an EE employee.
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Old 25-08-2013, 11:22
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Interesting, Three launched "3 like home" in 2007 and then withdrew it in 2009. I wonder why they feel they can bring it back now?
Because next year new rules come into force to end European roaming charges. I guess Three wants to get ahead of the game and establish themselves as one of the first to start killing off EU roaming charges, and to have gone a bit further too.

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/tech/new...s-in-2014.html

Obviously it'll cause a massive hit to those big networks like O2 that make a fortune from European visitors roaming here, and from selling throughout Europe. It'll massively hit O2's revenue as so much of it comes from voice traffic and so much less of their revenue comes from data revenue.

The tables are-a-turning, others have low frequencies now, everyone will have LTE, data is king.
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Old 25-08-2013, 11:39
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Launch date confirmed as 27th of August
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Old 25-08-2013, 16:10
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Obviously it'll cause a massive hit to those big networks like O2 that make a fortune from European visitors roaming here, and from selling throughout Europe. It'll massively hit O2's revenue as so much of it comes from voice traffic and so much less of their revenue comes from data revenue.

The tables are-a-turning, others have low frequencies now, everyone will have LTE, data is king.
I think that is where the big boys are trying to justify the extra premium, it is becoming hard and harder to extract more money from the European consumer. I suppose thats why we find networks using the RPI rule to push up the cost of contract prices mid-term. I expect over the next 24 months there will be a levelling out in 4G prices as the networks struggle to get people to upgrade to service.
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Old 25-08-2013, 16:43
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Not as good as the EE roaming tariffs though...
How so? I thought with EE a fiver would have got me just 50 non-eu mins?

I am going to America in November. Are you saying for 5 I can use my minutes and data over there?
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Old 25-08-2013, 17:09
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I wish turkey was in there, as I'm going there next week
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Old 25-08-2013, 17:52
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Yeah, wish Greece was there as well. Going there next month
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Old 25-08-2013, 21:27
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Yeah, wish Greece was there as well. Going there next month
Just pay up you tight git!
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