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  1. #16
    Jono
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    Re: I'm tempted by Three . Good price plans. So.. WHAT'S THE CATCH



    R. Mark Clayton wrote:
    || "Jono" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    || news:[email protected]
    |||
    ||| "R. Mark Clayton" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    ||| news:[email protected]
    ||||
    |||
    |||| The main [objective] catch is that people who ring you get charged
    |||| higher rates, especially off peak and call charges aren't capped
    |||| (e.g. on BT) or in inclusive minutes.
    |||
    ||| Yeah!
    |||
    ||| The way round that, of course, is to port a non-three number to three.
    |||
    ||| the landline companies bill based upon the 1st 5 digits of the number
    ||| ie. 07xxx. they will, therefore, bill you for ringing, for instance,
    ||| an O2 number, even if the number now "belongs" to Three.
    |||
    ||
    || Works great for landlines, but not alas mobiles.

    That's interesting.

    Are you saying that all the networks, except BT, NTL & TW bill based on the
    network that delivers the call?





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    Re: I'm tempted by Three . Good price plans. So.. WHAT'S THE CATCH

    On Sun, 18 Dec 2005 01:05:19 GMT, "Jono" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >That's interesting.
    >
    >Are you saying that all the networks, except BT, NTL & TW bill based on the
    >network that delivers the call?


    >|| Works great for landlines, but not alas mobiles.


    No, he isn't saying that. What makes you misread his meaning?

    See http://www.mobileshop.org/buyguide/portcharges.htm

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  3. #18
    Owen Rees
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    Re: I'm tempted by Three . Good price plans. So.. WHAT'S THE CATCH

    On Sat, 17 Dec 2005 23:49:19 +0000, JC
    <johncalias-newsgroupsATyahooD0TcoD0Tuk> wrote in
    <[email protected]>:

    >I didn't want to be tied in to an 18 month contract


    If you want to be able to terminate your contract at the end of whatever
    period you signed up for without a lot of fuss, do not sign up with
    three.

    I currently have a bill for 0.48 (yes 48 pence!) from 3 because the
    refund they applied to correct their error in failing to terminate one
    of the two contracts I had with them did not match the incorrect charge
    that they had made. I am in the fortunate position that they can't argue
    about dates because the two contracts were for the same dates, I wrote
    one letter to terminate both, and they terminated one on time. Other
    people are not so lucky and and have to deal with 3 denying receiving
    letters and denying receiving calls to their call centre to sort out the
    mess.

    You should plan to have to waste several hours on the phone - to an 0870
    revenue generating number after the service ends - and perhaps have to
    pay for an additional month or two at full price when you want to escape
    from the clutches of 3. You may be lucky and have your contract
    termination processed promptly and without errors, but don't count on
    it.

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  4. #19
    Steve Terry
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    Re: I'm tempted by Three . Good price plans. So.. WHAT'S THE CATCH

    <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > I'm interested in some of the new Nokia handsets - Nokia 6270
    >

    At least with a Nokia on 3 you should be able to get it factory reset
    to reveal the 2g menu that 3 systematically blank to stop you
    locking down to O2 roaming.
    >
    > is there anything wrong with three?
    >

    Just about everything, except price
    >
    > (I live in central London - zone 1 - by the way - coverage shouldn't
    > be an issue)
    >

    Famous last words, lock down to 2g O2 roaming will at least solve that

    Steve Terry





  5. #20
    Jono
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    Re: I'm tempted by Three . Good price plans. So.. WHAT'S THE CATCH



    [email protected] wrote:
    || On Sun, 18 Dec 2005 01:05:19 GMT, "Jono" <[email protected]>
    || wrote:
    ||
    ||| That's interesting.
    |||
    ||| Are you saying that all the networks, except BT, NTL & TW bill based
    ||| on the network that delivers the call?
    ||
    ||||| Works great for landlines, but not alas mobiles.
    ||
    || No, he isn't saying that. What makes you misread his meaning?
    ||
    || See http://www.mobileshop.org/buyguide/portcharges.htm
    ||
    || --
    ||


    I said "The way round that, of course, is to port a non-three number to
    three"

    He said "Works great for landlines, but not alas mobiles"

    What did I misread?





  6. #21

    Re: I'm tempted by Three . Good price plans. So.. WHAT'S THE CATCH


    Steve Terry wrote:
    > <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > I'm interested in some of the new Nokia handsets - Nokia 6270
    > >

    > At least with a Nokia on 3 you should be able to get it factory reset
    > to reveal the 2g menu that 3 systematically blank to stop you
    > locking down to O2 roaming.
    > >
    > > is there anything wrong with three?
    > >

    > Just about everything, except price
    > >
    > > (I live in central London - zone 1 - by the way - coverage shouldn't
    > > be an issue)
    > >

    > Famous last words, lock down to 2g O2 roaming will at least solve that
    >
    > Steve Terry




    I remember your name when I used to read this newsgroup years ago

    You seemed know everything (espec about orange)


    So I should avoid 3 then?

    (I am definately going to go for a nokia handset)

    thanks




  7. #22
    dot
    Guest

    Re: I'm tempted by Three . Good price plans. So.. WHAT'S THE CATCH

    [email protected] wrote:
    > I'm interested in some of the new Nokia handsets - Nokia 6270
    >
    > is there anything wrong with three?
    >
    > (I live in central london - zone 1 - by the way - converage shouldn't
    > be an issue)
    >




    I am reasonably happy with 3, and am on my second contract with them.

    I live in the suburbs of Bristol, and have no problems with coverage at
    all in Bristol, nor on my travels around the country.

    Yes, 3 do have a call centre in Mumbai, but they also have call centres
    in Liverpool and Glasgow.

    The only thing which I find mildly annoying is 3's continued use of the
    "walled garden", which limits internet access to 3's approved sites.

    I currently use a Nokia 6630 smartphone, which is very good IMO, and has
    since been superseeded by the Nokia 6680 and Nokia N70.

    However, due to the "walled garden", I cannot currently use 1 of the
    applications that I have bought for my phone, as its needs to be updated
    over the net, and the WG stops me doing so....

    However, according to 3 CS in Glasgow, the "walled garden" will be
    removed in favour of full internet access in April / May 2006. We shall
    see....

    I would love to be able to use "Profimail" for email on my 6630, but
    cannot, due to the WG. However, the simple way around this is to add
    "3mail" to your account, and then to forward your desired emails from
    your main account to your "3mail" account. Gmail should do this very
    well, Chris.

    Mobileshop offer some good cashback deals on 3, so I would say "Go
    ahead, give 3 a go, you may be pleasantly surprised by what 3 offers"

    Certainly, 3's days of being "absolute crap" are long gone, I feel.


    Regards,


    Jeff



  8. #23
    Jeff Povey
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    Re: I'm tempted by Three . Good price plans. So.. WHAT'S THE CATCH

    [email protected] wrote:
    > I'm interested in some of the new Nokia handsets - Nokia 6270
    >
    > is there anything wrong with three?
    >
    > (I live in central london - zone 1 - by the way - converage shouldn't
    > be an issue)
    >




    I am reasonably happy with 3, and am on my second contract with them.

    I live in the suburbs of Bristol, and have no problems with coverage at
    all in Bristol, nor on my travels around the country.

    Yes, 3 do have a call centre in Mumbai, but they also have call centres
    in Liverpool and Glasgow.

    The only thing which I find mildly annoying is 3's continued use of the
    "walled garden", which limits internet access to 3's approved sites.

    I currently use a Nokia 6630 smartphone, which is very good IMO, and has
    since been superseeded by the Nokia 6680 and Nokia N70.

    However, due to the "walled garden", I cannot currently use 1 of the
    applications that I have bought for my phone, as its needs to be updated
    over the net, and the WG stops me doing so....

    However, according to 3 CS in Glasgow, the "walled garden" will be
    removed in favour of full internet access in April / May 2006. We shall
    see....

    I would love to be able to use "Profimail" for email on my 6630, but
    cannot, due to the WG. However, the simple way around this is to add
    "3mail" to your account, and then to forward your desired emails from
    your main account to your "3mail" account. Gmail should do this very
    well, Chris.

    Mobileshop offer some good cashback deals on 3, so I would say "Go
    ahead, give 3 a go, you may be pleasantly surprised by what 3 offers"

    Certainly, 3's days of being "absolute crap" are long gone, I feel.


    Regards,


    Jeff



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