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Thumbs up 3 UK abolishes roaming cost - 12-01-2007, 03:40

only on other 3 networks though, and I wonder if other 3 networks are doing this

- ok, not really enough countries, but it could get the others moving ...

http://www.three.co.uk/personal/cove...me_details.omp
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Now on participating networks – 3 Italy, 3 Sweden, 3 Denmark, 3 Austria, 3 Hong Kong, 3 Australia and 3 Ireland - you can use your inclusive minutes when calling back to the UK. And [...]

Once you've used your allowance or if you're a Pay As You Go customer, the standard charges for calls or messages back to the UK on these networks are 20p per min for voice calls, 10p per text, 50p per min for video calls, 25p per picture message and 50p per video message.
Calls to other countries start from 35p a minute for half of Europe, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand


The free incoming calls might be really handy, used with callback. I haven't checked yet if the WePay credit will apply; but this idea has made me realise I might have missed something at home ...
   
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Default 12-01-2007, 08:59

Thanks for this, Andy. I've recently moved to 3 so this is good news. Admittedly 3 don't seem to be in anywhere near as many markets as Vodafone, Orange etc but this is a good start.
   
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Default 12-01-2007, 09:43

This is a GREAT news

Well now i WANT a 3UK sim card So you can call me from UK without any international surchage


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Default 12-01-2007, 10:19

Yes, officially three UK charge 10 (€15) for a SIM with no credit: such SIM-only no-credit deals I've always considered a bit naughty but I dare say they will have a few takers now they've announced this.

Having said that, the last time I looked there were sellers on Ebay (UK) selling 3 SIMS for 4 or more with some activation credit.

As a matter of interest, what is 3 coverage like in Italy? I have a friend in Ancona plus Wales are playing San Marino in October so I think a visit to Italy could be a possibility this year....
   
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Lightbulb 12-01-2007, 10:36

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Having said that, the last time I looked there were sellers on Ebay (UK) selling 3 SIMS for 4 or more with some activation credit.
Thanks, i will take a look

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As a matter of interest, what is 3 coverage like in Italy? I have a friend in Ancona plus Wales are playing San Marino in October so I think a visit to Italy could be a possibility this year....
In Italy 3 has a good coverage in the major cities. In Ancona it's pretty good, but pay attention that at the Olympic Stadium of San Marino you will be abroad and you will have only TIM (by Tms) and, maybe, San Marino Telecom

Well, San Marino - Wales... that'a a nice idea for a PPGSM meeting


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Thumbs up 3 Austria too! - 12-01-2007, 22:46

Same promotion from 3 Austria

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Default 13-01-2007, 00:23

Alas so far this doesn't apply to prepaid (3 Reload) customers because they generally can't use international roaming yet (except on the Italian 3 network).


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Default 13-01-2007, 04:27

I don't know about the agreement working or not on prepay, but an old 3uk SIM that I had worked in Hong Kong. I got the phone for use in Japan and really didn't care about the SIM. On a lark, I popped it into the phone in HK and it worked. I burnt out the few credits that came bundled with that SIM in about five minutes, but oh well.
   
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Default 13-01-2007, 07:34

For contract users, the UK one applies to visited 3 networks in the 7 countries. On prepaid, fewer countries - worth checking from time to time

The 3 Ireland version applies when visiting the 7 countries on contract or only UK and Italy on prepay.

Gryphone's remarks about no prepay roaming apply to 3 Austria

3 Sweden customers roam free in Denmark at their normal charges. I think Danes visit Sweden on the same terms, but I didn't find detail on the Danish site

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