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Free Roaming on Three-UK

For those of you who are on Three-uk, time to rejoice!


Three just announced that roaming charges for 6 countries (Republic of Ireland, Australia, Italy, Austria, Hong Kong, Sweden and Denmark) will be dropped. this applies to both pay monthly and pay as you go!


See full article:
http://www.three.co.uk/Discover/Phon...t_Home?id=1183


I only hope they will soon include Germany, France, Italy and Switzerland!


p.s. limited to internet roaming & receiving and making calls/sms from/to the UK. local calls/sms are not included.
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For those of you who are on Three-uk, time to rejoice!


Three just announced that roaming charges for 6 countries (Republic of Ireland, Australia, Italy, Austria, Hong Kong, Sweden and Denmark) will be dropped. this applies to both pay monthly and pay as you go!


See full article:
http://www.three.co.uk/Discover/Phon...t_Home?id=1183


I only hope they will soon include Germany, France, Italy and Switzerland!


p.s. limited to internet roaming & receiving and making calls/sms from/to the UK. local calls/sms are not included.
Err... they do include Italy!

Pity I'm on Vodafone!
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Err... they do include Italy!

Pity I'm on Vodafone!

What can I say, when you are right ... you are right. Although, I actually wanted to write Spain.
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Re: Free Roaming on Three-UK

If you want a UK# with free incoming in Switzerland, check out togglemobile.co.uk.

You get a UK# as standard. Additional #s on the same SIM (working simultaneously(!)) from several countries (also CH) are free for a month (for short trips) or 5GBP/year to keep permanently.

Incoming calls free in many countries. Charges never depend on which # you´re called, only on where you are.

3p/min to the UK(fix+mobile), 3p to most EU-fixed lines, 9p to most EU-mobiles.

Drawbacks:
  • Data packages only in the UK.
  • number portability only for UK #s
  • if the SIM isn´t used for 3 months, it´s fully deactivated w/o warning (I really wonder why they do that, so stupid!)
  • Whereever you call, everyone will only ever see the UK#
Overall: Great offer, if they´d get rid of the drawbacks. But for some uses it´s still just great!
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Old 30.08.2013, 17:59
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If you want a UK# with free incoming in Switzerland, check out togglemobile.co.uk.

You get a UK# as standard. Additional #s on the same SIM (working simultaneously(!)) from several countries (also CH) are free for a month (for short trips) or 5GBP/year to keep permanently.

Incoming calls free in many countries. Charges never depend on which # you´re called, only on where you are.

3p/min to the UK(fix+mobile), 3p to most EU-fixed lines, 9p to most EU-mobiles.

Drawbacks:
  • Data packages only in the UK.
  • number portability only for UK #s
  • if the SIM isn´t used for 3 months, it´s fully deactivated w/o warning (I really wonder why they do that, so stupid!)
  • Whereever you call, everyone will only ever see the UK#
Overall: Great offer, if they´d get rid of the drawbacks. But for some uses it´s still just great!
Interesting. I only really use my phone for internet (email, web) - but might be useful for others who use for telephony.
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Interesting. I only really use my phone for internet (email, web) - but might be useful for others who use for telephony.
Maybe I should mention that the same offer already exists in the Netherlands (www.togglemobile.nl), and many other URLs in Europe have been reserved by Lycamobile, the company running this. This includes www.togglemobile.ch, although there is nothing on the website yet.

Maybe the equivalent Swiss service will start running soon?!

But as with all things Lycamobile does, I don´t deem them very reliable. Which is a pitty, because their toggle-product has such great features.
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For those of you who are on Three-uk, time to rejoice!


Three just announced that roaming charges for 6 countries (Republic of Ireland, Australia, Italy, Austria, Hong Kong, Sweden and Denmark) will be dropped. this applies to both pay monthly and pay as you go!


See full article:
http://www.three.co.uk/Discover/Phon...t_Home?id=1183


I only hope they will soon include Germany, France, Italy and Switzerland!


p.s. limited to internet roaming & receiving and making calls/sms from/to the UK. local calls/sms are not included.
3 had more or less the same deal a few years ago - I managed to capitalise on it a few times. I thought they had gotten rid of it, so interesting to see it back again. At the time it was where there was a 3 network, the countries look the same so I imagine its the same thing. So I can't imagine any other countries being added to that list...
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Re: Free Roaming on Three-UK

Switzerland and France are now included. I'm thinking of going for this as for work I need a UK number that also works when I am at home in Switzerland, and I only want to carry one phone. Any other experiences with this service or a better way to achieve the same?
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Switzerland and France are now included. I'm thinking of going for this as for work I need a UK number that also works when I am at home in Switzerland, and I only want to carry one phone. Any other experiences with this service or a better way to achieve the same?
Not quite the same thing but I have a dual-SIM mobile, in which I have a Swiss card and a French card. Each can receive calls and texts at the same time (not sure how it handles call waiting etc). You choose which one is active for outgoing calls. For years I had two mobiles in my pocket - discovering that dual-SIM phones existed was a life-changer

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Not quite the same thing but I have a dual-SIM mobile, in which I have a Swiss card and a French card. Each can receive calls and texts at the same time (not sure how it handles call waiting etc). You choose which one is active for outgoing calls. For years I had two mobiles in my pocket - discovering that dual-SIM phones existing was a life-changer
That's nice solution for sure, my problem is I am a slavish Apple devotee so I think I'm tied to a one-Sim solution !
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That's nice solution for sure, my problem is I am a slavish Apple devotee so I think I'm tied to a one-Sim solution !
I see There are dual-SIM adapters available, but my do they look nasty....
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That's nice solution for sure, my problem is I am a slavish Apple devotee so I think I'm tied to a one-Sim solution !
I always wondered if it's possible to make and receive calls without having to insert a physical sim. I'm not sure if it's possible to have an online sim account? If so, then one can link their Apple ID to any number of sims and thus doing away with inserting physical SIM cards. I'm sure this can be possible if the phone companies tried really hard because you can make emergency calls without registering a sim on a phone.
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I always wondered if it's possible to make and receive calls without having to insert a physical sim. I'm not sure if it's possible to have an online sim account? If so, then one can link their Apple ID to any number of sims and thus doing away with inserting physical SIM cards. I'm sure this can be possible if the phone companies tried really hard because you can make emergency calls without registering a sim on a phone.
I think the new iPhone just being released offers calls over wifi - not sure how that works with carriers yet though.
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...I need a UK number that also works when I am at home in Switzerland...
Did you look at togglemobile.co.uk?

They have some ups and downs, but you have a UK and a Swiss # on one SIM, the numbers work simultaneously, and incoming is free in many countries.
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I always wondered if it's possible to make and receive calls without having to insert a physical sim. I'm not sure if it's possible to have an online sim account? If so, then one can link their Apple ID to any number of sims and thus doing away with inserting physical SIM cards. I'm sure this can be possible if the phone companies tried really hard because you can make emergency calls without registering a sim on a phone.
Since Apple is in the business of killing little pieces of plastic (see the legacies of floppy disks, compact disks, and, if everything goes their way, credit cards) this would be a good idea for them. Maybe you could try selling it to Tim Cook?
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Since Apple is in the business of killing little pieces of plastic (see the legacies of floppy disks, compact disks, and, if everything goes their way, credit cards) this would be a good idea for them. Maybe you could try selling it to Tim Cook?
Don't only GSM phones use sim cards? CDMA technology doesn't
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Re: Free Roaming on Three-UK

That's aside from the point as CDMA phones cannot be used with GSM operators and vice versa. Of course they could just enclose the GSM SIM in the device's case but that would be more of a limitation for the consumer than anything
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I see There are dual-SIM adapters available, but my do they look nasty....
I tried one of these and it just didn't work. It involved a new sim tray, piece of flat wire and sticking your other sim in a holder round the back of the phone.

Didn't work. Besides being really ugly and probably invalidating all sorts of warranties )
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Re: Free Roaming on Three-UK

Apparently, Three UK have just increased their prices dramatically - before you got 3000 minutes, 3000 SMS and unlimited data for 15 pounds on pre-pay, now you get 500 minutes, 3000 SMS and unlimited data for 25 pounds.

That's just too expensive now - I can get cheaper roaming from Swisscom. I don't get unlimited data, but simply don't need it, either - 200mb for 25 bucks is enough for me :-/
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Apparently, Three UK have just increased their prices dramatically - before you got 3000 minutes, 3000 SMS and unlimited data for 15 pounds on pre-pay, now you get 500 minutes, 3000 SMS and unlimited data for 25 pounds.

That's just too expensive now - I can get cheaper roaming from Swisscom. I don't get unlimited data, but simply don't need it, either - 200mb for 25 bucks is enough for me :-/
It's still £15 for the all in add on.

http://store.three.co.uk/view/searchSimOnly?tariff=112

If you just want data then there is a 500mb add on for £5 which lasts 30 days
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