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Three scraps unlimited tethering for new customers

But makes calls to 0800 numbers free
Tue Mar 18 2014, 12:36
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NUMERICAL MOBILE OPERATOR Three has killed off unlimited 3G and 4G tethering for new customers and revealed that its One Plan will be going SIM only, but has delivered some good news by making all calls to 0800 numbers free.

Three updated its tariffs today, removing one of the main benefits of joining the network - unlimited 3G and 4G tethering. Now, new customers signing up to the Three network will only be able to opt for plans that offer a 2GB tethered data maximum, rather than the unlimited tethering previously offered to existing customers.

Three's new tariffs offer data allowances from 500MB to all you can eat. Tethering on the 500MB, 1GB or 2GB data plans can account for up to 100 per cent of all data used, while those who sign up to an "all you can eat" data allowance will get up to 2GB to use for tethering.

Although the mobile operator's website is presently down for maintenence, so we're unable to verify this, it's thought that Three will offer additional tethering data at a price.

According to a report at Wired, Three has some more bad news in that its popular One Plan will be going SIM only. Three said that the tariff "will no longer be available for contract handset sales".

However, apparently in an attempt to mollify its customers, Three has made calls to 0800 numbers free from today, following in the footsteps of Virgin Media.

Three has yet to respond to our request for comment. µ


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