3 dongle

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Broadband & Internet Access
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Broadband & Internet Access
I hope I'm posting in the right place, re accessing the internet via a dongle. If not, could a Mod please move it and advise me where it gets moved to?

For nearly 3 years I've been using a 3 dongle while working away from home. I've generally been happy with it but recently I had a bit of hassle. It would connect, open a couple of online pages, then stop working. I could then immediately re-connect, but the same would happen again. At other times it would work without any problem.

So I visited my local 3 shop earlier today, hoping they could offer me a decent deal including a new dongle. However, although they informed me that new/current dongles are much improved in comparison to mine, the best they could offer was £7.50 a month, I'm currently paying £5.11.

Does anyone have experience/success in getting a decent dongle deal out of 3?
David.

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  • reclusive46reclusive46 Forumite
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    Supatramp wrote: »
    I hope I'm posting in the right place, re accessing the internet via a dongle. If not, could a Mod please move it and advise me where it gets moved to?

    For nearly 3 years I've been using a 3 dongle while working away from home. I've generally been happy with it but recently I had a bit of hassle. It would connect, open a couple of online pages, then stop working. I could then immediately re-connect, but the same would happen again. At other times it would work without any problem.

    So I visited my local 3 shop earlier today, hoping they could offer me a decent deal including a new dongle. However, although they informed me that new/current dongles are much improved in comparison to mine, the best they could offer was £7.50 a month, I'm currently paying £5.11.

    Does anyone have experience/success in getting a decent dongle deal out of 3?

    Call Three and tell them you want to leave. I'm sure they'll offer you a better deal.
  • twinkle10twinkle10 Forumite
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    Call Three and tell them you want to leave. I'm sure they'll offer you a better deal.

    Yes you are right. They might having some marketing strategy, if they were having any better plan then they will not leave their customer.
  • PlutoinCapricornPlutoinCapricorn Forumite
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    I buy dongles (and prepaid SIMs) on eBay as I don't like contracts. They do have a tendency to overheat, so I keep them on the long lead.

    It is good to hear from a fellow user who is getting a good service on the whole.
    Who having known the diamond will concern himself with glass?

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  • macmanmacman Forumite
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    Buy a replacement SIM-free, get it unlocked if necessary, use your existing SIM in it and keep the same contract going.
    No free lunch, and no free laptop ;)
  • SupatrampSupatramp Forumite
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    macman wrote: »
    Buy a replacement SIM-free, get it unlocked if necessary, use your existing SIM in it and keep the same contract going.

    Thanks Mac, that's what I've decided to do as I suspect there won't be much room for them to manoevre on £5.11 a month!

    Just need to find one at a decent price on ebay now.
    David.
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