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★★★★★

“Great tech, shame about provider”

Written on: 25/02/2019 by claret71 (2 reviews written)

Tech works well, sometimes signal is a little low, but I think that's true of all providers. However, DO NOT use 3. They are very untrustworthy, unhelpful, and frankly will take as much money off you as they can… Read Full Review

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“My connect was never constant for more than a few minutes ”

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 Full Review

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“3 Mobile Huawei Dongle problems”

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 me… Read Full Review

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★★☆☆☆

“Not the best service and the customer service is terrible.”

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 Full Review

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“A load of rubbish”

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 Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“3 broadband -im competely dissasisfied”

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 i… Read Full Review

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“Horrible coverage, terrible customer service, poor billing”

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 Full Review

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★★★★★

“Great mobile soliution”

Written on: 24/08/2011 by vaughaag (4 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 Full Review

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★★★★☆

“Due to moving house and my boradband provider not...”

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 Full Review

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★★★★★

“After trying to get a signal on my 3 Mobile E156G...”

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 loads… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Signed up to a 24 month contract to replace my T...”

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 there… Read Full Review

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★★★☆☆

“I signed up for this on 3, when first out and have...”

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 - and… Read Full Review

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★★☆☆☆

“The Huawei E220 works reasonably well, likes a good...”

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 Full Review

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“Very slow than advertised speed of 3.6mb usually speed...”

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 Full Review

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★★★☆☆

“To some degree 3mobile is using false advertising but...”

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 Full Review

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“The 3 Mobile Huawei E169G has been an utter...”

Written on: 13/09/2008

The 3 Mobile Huawei E169G has been an utter disappointment for me. It promises speeds up to 3.5 Meg but frequently I find it as slow as dial up… Read Full Review

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“For the first 4 months 3 Mobile Huawei E160G worked a...”

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 completely… Read Full Review

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“My 3 Mobile Huawei E160G is incredibly slow, it's...”

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 Full Review

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★★★☆☆

“There's a problem using this 3 Mobile Huawei E160G on...”

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 Full Review

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★★★☆☆

“This 3 Mobile Huawei E160G unit works well when the...”

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 Full Review

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