Written on: 25/04/2013
This was a nightmare and 3G did nothing about it. The connect never worked more than a few minutes then nothing at all. They sent another dongle, same thing. I had so much trouble trying to cancel my contract as I did not want to pay for something that didnt work. They still want me to pay 268 pounds for something I could never use. It turned out that where I lived was a bad area for 3G at the time and of course the phone shop knew this. The debt is now with a debt company after me for... (read more)
Written on: 18/03/2013
I recently spent a week in London as a tourist from NYC. Before leaving the US I called Vodafone in London and told them I wanted a sim card for my iPhone so that I could use it to tether my laptop (I wanted to use my phone as a hotspot for my laptop). They told me that their "international freebie" card would be perfect for this purpose. When I got to Heathrow I bought the sim card, they installed it, and all was supposedly great. As I was leaving the terminal the salesperson caught up with... (read more)
Written on: 24/02/2013
We bought 3-mobile internet dongles (Huawei), each on a £15.99 one month rolling contract with 5GB download limit. We went for the one month contract as we only wanted the mobile internet to cover us until BT could be bothered to come around and connect our new house up. One of the dongles never seemed to work right, it gave terrible download speeds (couldn't even check email or browse sites like the BBC) and the connection would drop regularly. The other dongle was better as the... (read more)
Written on: 20/02/2013
3 mobile pay as you go. I have had this thing a week and only been connected online for about a couple of hours all together, It keeps cutting out and then coming back online for a couple of seconds and then dies again. it is the biggest load of crud I have ever had to try and work with. (read more)
Written on: 06/01/2013 by ianbradley (6 reviews written)
due to the fact that it rarely worked in my area(tewkesbury glos)i cancelled the contract at the end of the 18 month periodt Their indian call centre does not like this and will put every obstacle in your way to prevent it,and latterly will resort to lies and inimidation to keep you with them.Why a company like this is allowed to operate in such a way in this country is beyond me.I know that i am not the only person in this position. If the company think that any part of what i say is untrue... (read more)
Written on: 19/09/2012 by joe54 (1 review written)
I have had major problems with this network and their terrible and quite frankly dubious customer relations. 1) For the first month after buying this product the internet did not work after 12:00 noon and we had to wait until the following morning to get our service. 2) After we had used up our allowance I went to their 3 store in Lewisham and after explaining my situation I paid for a 10 pound voucher. The service at Lewisham was appalling with the agent acting as if he had no time for my... (read more)
Written on: 24/08/2011 by vaughaag (3 reviews written)
I was getting fed up of paying stupid money for wifi in hotels and am also security concious so decided to get a 3G Dongle. I chose the Three Huawei E353 due to the potential speeds, cost and it being semi future compatible. I bought my E353 from ebay with 1GB pre loaded and have been very happy with its performance. As with all 3G dongles, its a great accessory to have whilst on the move or away on business. The additional microSD slot also helps you pack light, supporting upto... (read more)
Written on: 05/08/2011 by ch4r1ie (5 reviews written)
Due to moving house and my boradband provider not being able to install for a few weeks, I decided to buy a mobile broadband dongle to do me through. Bought this 3 Mobile Dongle for £18 which included 1GB data allowance. I have to say I was impressed! Connects relateively quickly, although I have had a few occasions when I have had to disconnect from the HSPA type and reconnect to 3G as it was very slow. But overall I'd say a great buy. I use the internet for... (read more)
Written on: 01/10/2009 by jasonx1 (107 reviews written)
After trying to get a signal on my 3 Mobile E156G after playing with it eg hanging it on a window sil lol i manage to get 4 bars on top off my pc . not bad software is preloaded on the dongle and all you do is plug it in and off you go set up time is about 1 min to install . and topup is £10 for 1 gig £15 which i use is for a massive 3 gig . and top end is £25 for 5 gig . you have to topup the dongle every 30 days . which for £15 a month i can leave the net running all day and still have... (read more)
Written on: 12/03/2010
Signed up to a 24 month contract to replace my T Mobile dongle which had been quite reliable. However, after having several problems installing the modem it eventually started working. That all changed however, after about 3 months it started losing connection completely for no apparent reason, this would happen every 2-5 minutes which was very annoying indeed. Rang customer support and was told that a firmware upgrade might solve the problem, but however, when I asked how to do one as... (read more)
Written on: 21/07/2009
I signed up for this on 3, when first out and have just upgraded now to another HUAWEI, but this time E1550(after 2 years). To be honest, I have generally been pretty happy with this modem, overall it has provided the service that I required.
The only problem with this, now, is that it is, apparently, missing some important updates that are present on the more recent modems. This means that I can now lose connection quite easily, especially at times of heavy internet usage in my location -... (read more)
Written on: 04/09/2008
The Huawei E220 works reasonably well, likes a good signal. But I do find it unreliable, prone to moisture ingress, mine lasted 6 months and the manufacturer refused to repair anger warranty. Overall a reasonably useful unit, but lacks reliability and manufacturers back up. (read more)
Written on: 12/11/2009
Very slow than advertised speed of 3.6mb usually speed is around 0.3mb to 0.6mb. would not recommend to anyone. (read more)
Written on: 06/01/2009
To some degree 3mobile is using false advertising but if you read the fine print at the bottom of these statement; it explains..
3(three) states that mobile broadband speeds are a THEORETICAL speeds of 3.6Mb BUT actual speeds vary in the range of 600k-1.6Mb approx. and depends of multiple factors, ie. network traffic, computer performance etc etc.
*If you look at alot of ISP plans etc, the often advertise Theoretical internet speeds as a luring point because the actual speeds are much... (read more)
Written on: 19/07/2009
For the first 4 months 3 Mobile Huawei E160G worked a charm. After that it started behaving wierd. The dialer application would say "connected" but if the connection is idle for about half a minute continously it will secretly disconnect but the dialer still displays connected. I won't be able to ping. It has got nothing to do with the software I have installed as the same problem developed concurrently on Vista and Fedora (which they don't support) and my browsing and usage pattern... (read more)
Written on: 10/03/2009
My 3 Mobile Huawei E160G is incredibly slow, it's performance equal to 56k modem. The drivers won't update, drops connection all the time. tried it in several locations, no difference. (read more)
Written on: 25/02/2009
There's a problem using this 3 Mobile Huawei E160G on some mac operating systems. It often requires you to switch the computer off altogether. I think I've found a solution though. If you don't use the 3connect application, but dial up from the telephone icon at the top of the screen, it seems to work fine. This means you can't see what kind of signal you have, which is not ideal. (read more)
Written on: 07/02/2009 by philobarb (1 review written)
This 3 Mobile Huawei E160G unit works well when the signal is good. XP users should have no problems installing - just plug and go! Just because it is sold as a broadband device doesn't mean users should expect cable performance - I get about 7.5kB/s average in a marginal area, peaks of 100kB/s or better. Good enough! 3 will tell you what coverage you have in your area - mine is marginal but still capable of 115 kB/s peak. The device does what it can! Using XP Pro installation was completely... (read more)
Written on: 02/01/2009
Its a gadget! Its small and you don't need a degree to use it.
It won't be as fast as a cable connection but it will get you online when your not at home and if you love ebay thats all you need.
You have to appreciate what its doing.
Its no good for gamers.
Brilliant for light internet use. (read more)
Written on: 26/12/2008
Can use on the go. Small and it's price is reasonable
For me, it's good to people who live in place with full 3g coverage
Well recommend 3 Mobile Huawei E160G. (read more)
Written on: 19/12/2008 by burglee
I've had three mobile broadband for about 10 months, I started with the e220 which I had no problems with on xp, vista, osx or linux. The speed is usually as fast as BT home broadband. My parents got the e160 dongle and that refused to work on vista, so I swapped modems and on xp, osx and linux (my main os) it's fine and again usually very quick. I think at £15 per month a lot cheaper than a land line. (read more)
Written on: 01/12/2008 by aflack (2 reviews written)
Not a very good product, and 3 mobile service is even worse. mine is on ebay now as it was quite rubbish.
slow speeds like dialup days and had driver issues with the device also. Drivers on vista were a nightmare to install. The device was not recognised alot as its has a double stage install in the drivers. it sees it as a removable CD then installs the device as a modem, vista didnt get passed this point quite alot. upgraded drivers etc.
when i got it also the texts from 3 were comming... (read more)
Written on: 30/11/2008
Nothing good so far about this, got a contract for 12months and after 2 days of trying to get it working im still only able to access the web infrequently, and not able to play online games, supposedly broadband speed but ive only reached a 56k dial up speed at best. Really disappointed with this and i'm still in search for the solution to make it stay connected or download like a broadband connection. (read more)
Written on: 12/10/2008
It's slim and looks trendy I keep getting loss of signal, it's too slow and I can't get speeds to go above 512kbps which is poor when I'm paying between 10 and 25 pounds a month. Not recommended. I think they are rubbish on Pay As You Go. (read more)
Written on: 03/10/2008 by ktitcombe
So to summarise: If you want to part with £60 odd, to be able to surf the web for a few days, and then spend the following week trying to give them more money, only to be met with customer service that could only possibly be of any use if you were born in bangladesh, then yeah, get your cash out and trot on down to your local 3 mobile dealer. With hindsight however, I really am not that desperate, to get something that I can go to the library, or macdonalds, or many pubs around the... (read more)
Written on: 29/09/2008
I purchased the modem on a 18 months contract for £7.50 a month i was happy with the idea of having internet on the move but i am having problems with the signal the bars go from 2-4 and my internet is very very slow its unbelievably how slow it is I have to wait like 5 mins just to view my emails can anyone tell me how to go about getting better signal and also what the micro sd slot is for. (read more)
Written on: 24/09/2008
Stumbled on you guys by chance! I have just taken out an 18 month contract at £7.50 per month with 5GB free allowance with this little beauty. Got wind of this offer (limited to one month) via a fantastic site called MONEYSAVINGEXPERT.COM.
I'll let you know if there are any problems in due course. James. (read more)
Written on: 24/09/2008
I got the 3 Mobile Huawei Modern about 7-8 months ago. I mainly used it on Apple but it works on Vista too. I am on a PAYG and I pay about £15 a month. It loads fast and the connection is good. I know some people have a problem with connection on the 3 Network but it has worked out okay for me. I think it all depends on what you use the internet for. If you just want to email and surf without heavy video downloads then this modern is great. The best thing is that your not locked into... (read more)
Written on: 23/09/2008 by NIKNP (1 review written)
10days ago I didn't expect to have broadband or any net access at home until the hotspots got better for FON in 18months or so....then I took a chance paid a one off £50 .....bought a top up, in an instant I was no longer isolated. I have M.E chronic fatigue and am house/bedbound an awful lot. I'm lucky my home is in a 3mobile hotspot. They really should let people know about this more clearly.
I can budget as it is PAYG, I can get net access in a minute from my bed at any time. It is the... (read more)
Written on: 19/09/2008 by theferre11 (1 review written)
Overall my 3 Mobile Huawei E160G has worked very well so far. No major complaints apart from problem registering for my3 account using mac os (apparently 3 are addressing this). Does seem to eat up my laptops battery quicker than normal. (read more)
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