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Default Here is a newer one. - 19-08-2017, 05:31

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And this is the be all and end all of info on Three PAYGO:
http://www.three.co.uk/termspdf/PAYG...ide_310517.pdf
This PDF file will give you the ability to print out the relevant pages for you use.
It is brand new-----dated May 31, 2017.
This is very good.
Here is a newer one.
http://www.three.co.uk/termspdf/PAYG...ide_010817.pdf

Dated August 1, 2017.
   
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Default 21-08-2017, 16:22

I was reading I think on Flyer Talk that you can't roam more than 60 days in a year without returning to the UK. Is that still true? @rfanzq On the T&C that you posted it stated that the sim had to be activated in the UK. Will activating it here in the US nullify the sim?


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Default Well, 60 days was the start of August.......... - 21-08-2017, 21:20

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I was reading I think on Flyer Talk that you can't roam more than 60 days in a year without returning to the UK.
Is that still true? @rfanzq On the T&C that you posted it stated that the sim had to be activated in the UK.
Will activating it here in the US nullify the sim?
The SIM was activated in California on May 31.
82 days since activation. I have not left California.
I have sent a lot of SMS to UK and USA [& a few to a Philippine]SIMs.
I have not used data. I think I made some calls to UK SIMs that I have.
I think I might have made 1 call unintentionally to a USA phone number--
--a mistake on my part- since they charge 1.40 for that.

I don't think I am abusing the SIM.
I bought it mainly for testing.
I think if one were traveling to the UK or Europe it is a viable choice.
   
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Default 21-08-2017, 21:26

Hi Powerlifter.

About roaming period: They've used to deactivate roaming in some cases when users used their SIM cards only for roaming. This was reported as soon as after 2 months of permanent roaming in some cases.

This has changed now, as Three UK has to comply with the new EU roaming rules. Now, there is a "monitoring period" of 4 months, in which your consumption may be "monitored". If this is predominantly in roaming, then they are allowed to impose a surcharge of around 8-9 per GB to roaming after that period. They are not allowed to disable roaming (at least in Europe) anymore like they did before.

About activation: Three says activation should take place in the UK. Actually, I've activated some Three SIM cards before through a roaming network in Europe. So I don't think that this is absolutely mandatory as the SIM is delivered pre-activated mostly as there is no registration or anything like this in the UK.

It's a viable choice as long as you can live with the known restrictions: strict 9GB per month cap for roaming, no 4G/LTE roaming outside the UK and European 3G networks get more and more crowded, low priorisation, hard to top-up (without surcharge) from abroad, UK "content lock" in place and strictly no tethering (WiFi hotspot use) on their Pay-as-you-go SIM. How they are going to handle the 4-months rule we'll see later this year.

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Default 21-08-2017, 22:02

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About roaming period: They've used to deactivate roaming in some cases when users used their SIM cards only for roaming. This was reported as soon as after 2 months of permanent roaming in some cases.

This has changed now, as Three UK has to comply with the new EU roaming rules. Now, there is a "monitoring period" of 4 months, in which your consumption may be "monitored". If this is predominantly in roaming, then they are allowed to impose a surcharge of around 8-9 per GB to roaming after that period. They are not allowed to disable roaming (at least in Europe) anymore like they did before.
Is data the big issue for them, then?

If I only use talk and text will they leave me alone?

If I use T&T and very little data am I going to be OK?


We might see in a few months.
   
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Default 22-08-2017, 17:24

@WolfBin That is good to know about roaming as I will use it strictly for roaming. I travel very little to The UK. I will be in Switzerland next month, and was thinking about Swisscom. You can top it up with an American credit card. I use very little Data so nowhere near 9GB
a month. You are right top-up is a pain. As you can see from my Avatar I had a Vodaphone Sim card. Lent it to my nephew who lost it. @rfranz have you used the top-up that you mentioned earlier in the thread?


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Default topping up? - 22-08-2017, 21:48

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@rfranz have you used the top-up that you mentioned earlier in the thread?
I have used the first one that charges 15%.
I have not needed to top up a second time yet.
The second one charges 10%.
   
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Default 28-08-2017, 14:40

Well, I broke down and ordered the 3 Sim card. I will see if it works when I am abroad in a couple of weeks.


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Well, I broke down and ordered the 3 Sim card. I will see if it works when I am abroad in a couple of weeks.
I think you will be pleasantly surprised.
Unlike mere international SIM providers, this company
seems to be big enough to want to do this well and
to have the will to do it well.
If they were incompetent,
I think we would have heard more about them by now.
Looking forward to your report.
   
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Default 16-09-2017, 05:23

I was in Zurich. I tried to text a U.S. number the text never went through. I tried texting in U.S. same thing never went through. I am in Oman now. It is way too expensive here to try it. tried to use WhatsApp did not work.


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