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I've just ordered one, will be delivered on Thursday, but I won't be in, so will pick up form the local Royal Mail sorting office on Friday morning. Looking forward to trying it out.

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Does anyone know if they'll deliver to a work address as that'd be easier for me than having to go and collect it from the Royal Mail sorting office?

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Does anyone know if they'll deliver to a work address as that'd be easier for me than having to go and collect it from the Royal Mail sorting office?


they won't for security reasons, but they told me it may fit through the letter box, doesn't need signing for.

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they won't for security reasons, but they told me it may fit through the letter box, doesn't need signing for.

Turns out it does need signing for after all, I had to go the the sorting office to sign for it even though it would've fit through the letter box.
3 customer services not impressing so far.
I just hope I can get this £5pm unlimited internet.

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I'm not getting the £5 internet option, just the Broadband Lite, Plus and Max.
I've even set my phone as the TyTN II.
I bought the modem through the link here.
Am I knackered?
Not topped up yet, only just registered a credit card, and that takes upto 7 days.
Don't really want to put £10 on to find I can't get what I want.

Are the any limits on 'unlimited'?
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Am I being dense here, but isn't the £5 add on an add on to a voice plan for use on a phone - which, and I haven't read the T&C so I could be wrong, would presumably exclude tethering and use in a BB dongle?

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Am I being dense here, but isn't the £5 add on an add on to a voice plan for use on a phone - which, and I haven't read the T&C so I could be wrong, would presumably exclude tethering and use in a BB dongle?


It would appear to be be looking that way.
I've now set my device as the TyTN II, although I only have a TyTN I, and so far only put the sim in the dongle. Is there any way to get this £5 option working with the dongle? If I have to use the TyTN I as a mobile then fine, would just be nice to know.

I appear to be on the Flat 12 package. Is that voice or data?

Perhaps Paul can advise further? I'm not too familiar with 3.
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I'm not getting the £5 internet option, just the Broadband Lite, Plus and Max.
I've even set my phone as the TyTN II.
I bought the modem through the link here.
Am I knackered?
Not topped up yet, only just registered a credit card, and that takes upto 7 days.
Don't really want to put £10 on to find I can't get what I want.

Are the any limits on 'unlimited'?
thanks
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Did you click the direct link posted earlier?

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Am I being dense here, but isn't the £5 add on an add on to a voice plan for use on a phone - which, and I haven't read the T&C so I could be wrong, would presumably exclude tethering and use in a BB dongle?

Possibly, never had issues with using it that way tho...

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Did you click the direct link posted earlier?

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I assume you mean the My3 link? Yes I did, but it just didn't show the £5 internet option.
However! Just now, several hours later, I tried it again, and it worked, I've bought th £5 internet add-on, it must've just needed time after initial registration, so a little warning to all to be patient.
No I'll go and try it out on my laptop, I'm using my wife's Eee PC with Linux at the mo, and sadly the USB dongle is not compatible with Linux.

thanks for the help and a great recommend, I'll post again if there are an more problems
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You can get an extra tenner off the ZTE dongle with the code 'DONGLEDEAL'! B)

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You can get an extra tenner off the ZTE dongle with the code 'DONGLEDEAL'! B)

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Should the "DONGLEDEAL" code show the tenner off the price before you click Buy?

If both the ZTE and Huawei dongles are the same price does anyone have an opinon on which is better? (I thinking about getting one for my Sammy NC10 :()

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It should do yeah!

I have the Hauwei and it's great, it has a microSD slot too. You can get it in white to match if you have a white NC10 too, hehehe!

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I have the Blue NC10 running Windows 7 with 2GB RAM B)

When I entered the promo code there was no effect on the price :(

Will try once more otherwise I'll go with the Hauwei dongle.

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Promo code seems to have ended... B)

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Ah, ran out 23rd March!

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Ah, ran out 23rd March!

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Serves me right for taking so long to decide to buy one B)

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Are you guys still managing to use the £5 option to get online using the dongle. I've just got a Samsung NC10 with built in HSDPA and with this option, I can only manage to get search results from google but when I try to click on one of the results the websites don't open. 3's own website can be accessed no problem. Seems like Three have got wise to it and are only letting phones from accessing the net and not PCs. The HSDPA module on the PC is not at fault as T-mobile SIM works great.

What's the best monthly deal from three at the moment, there was £7.5 a month for 5GB not so long ago if my memory serves me right.

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My 3 SIM worked fine in my USB dongle on Thursday...

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Figured out what was going wrong. The SIM was originally from a PAYG phone so the device associated with it was a Nokia phone. In my3 changed the device to one of the dongles, and voala, success!

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