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Three Still allowing Roaming if you do NOT renew your contract!

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  • flaneurs_lobster
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    3 PAYG still has roamiing.

    Have a few Sims old data reward and new ones ready if we need them to add a bundle
    Just used my 3 Data Reward Sim to send a text in Greece (to a UK mobile also in Greece). Been charged 15p, do the 3,2,1 rates not apply when roaming or have I misunderstood the charges? 
  • jon81uk
    jon81uk Posts: 3,793 Forumite
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    3 PAYG still has roamiing.

    Have a few Sims old data reward and new ones ready if we need them to add a bundle
    Just used my 3 Data Reward Sim to send a text in Greece (to a UK mobile also in Greece). Been charged 15p, do the 3,2,1 rates not apply when roaming or have I misunderstood the charges? 
    Are you definitly getting the old rates in the UK?
    The price guide suggests pay as you go is 15p a text in UK and when roaming
    https://www.three.co.uk/cs/Satellite?blobkey=id&blobnocache=false&blobwhere=1401289872604&blobheader=application/pdf&blobcol=urldata&blobtable=MungoBlobs

    or for older plans it shows 2p in UK and 2p when roaming
    https://www.three.co.uk/cs/Satellite?blobkey=id&blobnocache=false&blobwhere=1401289872273&blobheader=application/pdf&blobcol=urldata&blobtable=MungoBlobs

    So if you are getting charged 15p when roaming you are probably getting charged 15p in the UK?
  • flaneurs_lobster
    flaneurs_lobster Posts: 3,941 Forumite
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    edited 16 September 2022 at 4:06PM
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    Checked that I was still getting 3,2,1 rates (in the UK) the day after the last Three PAYG price rise in July. This is my first overseas trip since then. Has anyone else verified the cheap Data Reward roaming rates recently? Or, indeed, 3,2,1 rates are still applying in the UK? 
  • CKhalvashi
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    Not a 3 customer, but EE were able to put together a 'special deal' to avoid losing a customer that worked out around half the price of a new customer offer, with EU roaming included.

    I spend quite a bit of time in the EU, so this was not a negotiable part of the negotiation. A call to many companies can often come up with significant savings.
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  • alanjones60
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    Checked that I was still getting 3,2,1 rates (in the UK) the day after the last Three PAYG price rise in July. This is my first overseas trip since then. Has anyone else verified the cheap Data Reward roaming rates recently? Or, indeed, 3,2,1 rates are still applying in the UK? 
    The three data reward sim is still 321 in the uk. Its my main number.
  • getmore4less
    getmore4less Posts: 46,882 Forumite
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    3 PAYG still has roamiing.

    Have a few Sims old data reward and new ones ready if we need them to add a bundle
    Just used my 3 Data Reward Sim to send a text in Greece (to a UK mobile also in Greece). Been charged 15p, do the 3,2,1 rates not apply when roaming or have I misunderstood the charges? 
    What did the "you are roaming" message say?

    I always wait for that before using any sim
  • flaneurs_lobster
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    3 PAYG still has roamiing.

    Have a few Sims old data reward and new ones ready if we need them to add a bundle
    Just used my 3 Data Reward Sim to send a text in Greece (to a UK mobile also in Greece). Been charged 15p, do the 3,2,1 rates not apply when roaming or have I misunderstood the charges? 
    What did the "you are roaming" message say?

    I always wait for that before using any sim
    Welcome text:
    Welcome to Greece. If you have an Add-on you can use your monthly call, text & data allowance at no extra cost to call and text back to the UK, between EU destinations and to go online (fair use policies apply - see 3.uk/ow7)........

    Not sure how this applies to a Data Reward Sim that just has a few quid of credit plus the free data allowance. 


  • eDicky
    eDicky Posts: 6,637 Forumite
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    Checked that I was still getting 3,2,1 rates (in the UK) the day after the last Three PAYG price rise in July. This is my first overseas trip since then. Has anyone else verified the cheap Data Reward roaming rates recently? Or, indeed, 3,2,1 rates are still applying in the UK? 

    I have just sent an SMS to my main UK number from my Data Reward SIM while EU roaming, it cost 15p. The 200MB free monthly data is still useable while roaming here, as usual. I never exceed the quota so I don't know the cost per MB, and I haven't used the SIM in UK for nearly three years so I don't know if it's still 3|2|1 while there.
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  • flaneurs_lobster
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    @eDicky thanks for that, I'll swap to another sim for the rest of this trip. 
  • virgo17
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    eDicky said:
    Checked that I was still getting 3,2,1 rates (in the UK) the day after the last Three PAYG price rise in July. This is my first overseas trip since then. Has anyone else verified the cheap Data Reward roaming rates recently? Or, indeed, 3,2,1 rates are still applying in the UK? 

    I have just sent an SMS to my main UK number from my Data Reward SIM while EU roaming, it cost 15p. The 200MB free monthly data is still useable while roaming here, as usual. I never exceed the quota so I don't know the cost per MB, and I haven't used the SIM in UK for nearly three years so I don't know if it's still 3|2|1 while there.
    I just sent an SMS from within the UK from my Data Reward SIM  to my other mobile. It was charged at 2P. It looks like Three are using a different charging platform for international usage. It appears that inter UK texts seem to have slipped through the net, for the time being :-)
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