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Hi all,

I have a threeuk network sim card with truly unlimited data, so I was using the hotspot option on my sensation for about a week and used over 10gb on my laptop,
But now when I open the browser on my laptop I get the "three tethering block" message which doesn't allow me to go on any other web page.

Does anyone know how to bypass this ?
The laptop shows it is connected to the internet , I have tried easytether and pdanet 3.50 but still no joy..

Any help or ideas would be great,
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Hi all,

I have a threeuk network sim card with truly unlimited data, so I was using the hotspot option on my sensation for about a week and used over 10gb on my laptop,
But now when I open the browser on my laptop I get the "three tethering block" message which doesn't allow me to go on any other web page.

Does anyone know how to bypass this ?
The laptop shows it is connected to the internet , I have tried easytether and pdanet 3.50 but still no joy..

Any help or ideas would be great,
Thanks
Well, you could always pay for tethering, because chances are that "truly unlimited" data is only meant for your handset.
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Three block tethering now?

Does anyone know how long this has been going on?

They didn't used to when I was with them up until around this time last year, It came in handy when I moved flat and it took me about a month to get a landline internet connection.
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Three UK... AFAIK yes they do.

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They didn't used to when I was with them up until around this time last year, It came in handy when I moved flat and it took me about a month to get a landline internet connection.
There was a post on here a few months ago about someone getting a Three tethering block warning notice, because they where not using the stock browser on their phone.

I would guess they're detecting the Browser User Agent string. e.g.:-
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1) AppleWebKit/535.19 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/18.0.1025.168 Safari/535.19 It's rather obvious that it's running on a PC and not a phone.
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Three UK... AFAIK yes they do.

Does anyone know how long this has been going on?



There was a post on here a few months ago about someone getting a Three tethering block warning notice, because they where not using the stock browser on their phone.

I would guess they're detecting the Browser User Agent string. e.g.:-
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1) AppleWebKit/535.19 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/18.0.1025.168 Safari/535.19 It's rather obvious that it's running on a PC and not a phone.
Exactly, it's not hard to packet sniff headers and see where the traffic is coming from.
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Three block tethering now?

Does anyone know how long this has been going on?

They didn't used to when I was with them up until around this time last year, It came in handy when I moved flat and it took me about a month to get a landline internet connection.
Well I'm on the 30day rolling contract for 13 quid a month, they only blocked it after I used quite a few gb in a short period,

Although I have just discovered you can still tether to other phones but detects it straight away when I connect my laptop, is there a way to change my laptop settings so my phone thinks it is connecting to another phone ? Maybe android emulator and access the net through that ? I will find a way around it
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Does anyone know if a sim with this restriction will work in a mifi for a connected *phone*

Thinking of doing this for "data overflow" since I use vodafone (as they have coverage) but if I hit my data limit when travelling it would be handy to access the £3/month unlimited data in my "spare" phone (which I rarely use) without swapping sims or losing access to incoming vodafone texts/calls
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Do you mean putting a Three mobile SIM into a MiFi dongle?

If you do that, they will shut the SIM off and you won't be able to use it at all. They don't allow SIMs that are for mobiles to go into anything else.
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Hey guys, it took me 3 days to figure out how to bypass the three tether block... I tried everything... VPN only tether seemed to have worked but I got banned straight away... Three and any other ISP get only ur user agent info, so if u go to whatsmyuseragent.com u will see what three or any other ISP see, so when u tether iPad or anything else the user agent is seen as iPad or etc... U can use user agent fakers but they still see that you have tethered... The way I found around this is to download a user agent faker on ur iPad or etc ( from Cadia) and then on ur mobile from which ur tethering go to the whatsmyuseragent.com and copy the user agent u see, then on your iPad create a custom user agent (user agent faker allows u to select iPhone user agent mozila, safari and etc but also has a custom setting) in the custom setting paste the copied user agent from iPhone to ur iPad.. And it shud work... Now every time u tether the ISP will see that u have apparently connected using ur standard registered iPhone or etc (but really it's ur iPad).... Essentially this is user agent duplication. Enjoy, hopefully will work for u guys
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i just keep my usage low on tethering... so i fly under the radar...
10gb is a little high
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Thinking of doing this for "data overflow" since I use vodafone (as they have coverage) but if I hit my data limit when travelling it would be handy to access the £3/month unlimited data in my "spare" phone (which I rarely use) without swapping sims or losing access to incoming vodafone texts/calls
Couldn't change the account to make it work in phone or vice versa. Once it's registered for mobile broadband, or in a phone, not transferable.

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Hey guys, it took me 3 days to figure out how to bypass the three tether block... I tried everything... VPN only tether seemed to have worked but I got banned straight away... Three and any other ISP get only ur user agent info, so if u go to whatsmyuseragent.com u will see what three or any other ISP see, so when u tether iPad or anything else the user agent is seen as iPad or etc... U can use user agent fakers but they still see that you have tethered... The way I found around this is to download a user agent faker on ur iPad or etc ( from Cadia) and then on ur mobile from which ur tethering go to the whatsmyuseragent.com and copy the user agent u see, then on your iPad create a custom user agent (user agent faker allows u to select iPhone user agent mozila, safari and etc but also has a custom setting) in the custom setting paste the copied user agent from iPhone to ur iPad.. And it shud work... Now every time u tether the ISP will see that u have apparently connected using ur standard registered iPhone or etc (but really it's ur iPad).... Essentially this is user agent duplication. Enjoy, hopefully will work for u guys
Did this work? My girlfriend just bought a cable to view her phone on the TV, but each time she connected the cable, the internet would lose its signal.

After calling 3, they want her to pay an extra fiver a month to view her phone on the larger TV screen!!!

This is disgraceful and a breach of privacy by viewing what you are doing with your own phone. We are considering complaining to Watchdog and Ofcom about this, but in the meantime we would like to know if we can bypass this.

The cable we are using is a HDMI phone to TV cable, so we arent even tethering as they call it to a laptop.

Also, even though "all you can eat data" is capped at 1000gigs a month, if you do pay the extra 5 pounds a month, you can only use 1 GIG per month streaming to your tv, wow great so for a fiver you get to watch one film!!!
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Did this work? My girlfriend just bought a cable to view her phone on the TV, but each time she connected the cable, the internet would lose its signal.

After calling 3, they want her to pay an extra fiver a month to view her phone on the larger TV screen!!!

This is disgraceful and a breach of privacy by viewing what you are doing with your own phone. We are considering complaining to Watchdog and Ofcom about this, but in the meantime we would like to know if we can bypass this.
You might want to read Three's terms & conditions:

13.6 Use of “Your Information”

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Three can see everything you're doing on the internet. I believe all ISPs in the EU have an obligation to log everything as well, for the purposes of law enforcement etc.
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Three can see everything you're doing on the internet. I believe all ISPs in the EU have an obligation to log everything as well, for the purposes of law enforcement etc.
We are not terrorists!
We just expect a bit of privacy and not to be ripped off.

People put personal details online that should be private. credit card details photos, they have no right to snoop. Even if it is in their TOS, its shocking

Aside from that everyone you speak to on the phone lives in bloody Calcutta India and they are very hard to understand them.

They have blocked her account from going online for 72 hours, just for plugging in a cable to her tv to view her photos and refuse to remove it before those 72 hours, complete jokers

Regardless, I didnt post to argue their TOS, I wanted to know if there is a way to bypass their snooping, so we can connect our TV to the phone please
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We just expect a bit of privacy and not to be ripped off.

People put personal details online that should be private. credit card details photos, they have no right to snoop. Even if it is in their TOS, its shocking
When you are actually putting real personal data on-line, like credit card details, that is private and is secured with SSL. Three can't see that. But on other other hand if you're uploading photos to Facebook for the whole world to see or something, that's hardly private at all anyway. With any on-line services, it all depends if they're using secure encryption or not.

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Aside from that everyone you speak to on the phone lives in bloody Calcutta India and they are very hard to understand them.
TBH Three tends to be cheap carrier and will try to reduce running costs in anyway they can, that's why I used them for a while. AFAIK Vodafone and O2 have their calls centres in the UK, but I found they tended to charge much more for basic service. Three has these various things to try and increase their profits, like gouging you if you want to plug your TV in.

You're lucky anyway, when I speak to anyone at my current carrier, they're always in China and don't speak English at all.

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They have blocked her account from going online for 72 hours, just for plugging in a cable to her tv to view her photos and refuse to remove it before those 72 hours, complete jokers

Regardless, I didnt post to argue their TOS, I wanted to know if there is a way to bypass their snooping, so we can connect our TV to the phone please
You could try a secure VPN to bypass their deep packet inspection systems. That will give you total privacy as well. Thing is all ISPs can see and do log what you're doing on-line, unless you take steps to ensure privacy, like using a VPN.
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That's not even tethering though. I'm confused, three are actually stopping you use the functions on your phone.
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Why not get a contract that allows tethering?
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Does anyone know if it's possible to get your Android phone to take any internet traffic going through it and rewrite the User Agent to the one stored in the phone, then you can tether on anyones computer without having to install any addons etc or go to whatsmyuseragent.com to check your phones user agent?
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I was hoping that some one would be able to tell me how to overcome this tethering block that 3 has put on my S2. I was able to tether my netbook while on the train etc. Not very often then last month I try and have a block. They want me to upgrade my contract. No thank you I do not use it that often.And yes I am trying to save a little cash. And yes I did not know that I was restricted. I had all I could download allowance. Anyone got a simple way. Anybody bright enough to get one over on 3?
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Could try using a secure VPN. Everything is encrypted and Three can't do deep packet inspections on your data.

Something like: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; rv:16.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/16.0 tells Three that your tethering.

Probably can't do anything with the phone itself to spoof what's going through it. Try running Android on the laptop, Android-X86?
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So, does this mean that if someone is using an android phone and is tethering, say, a nexus 7 to it wirelessly, 3 can't work out that tethering is being done? Also,what oif the phone and the tablet use the same browser - say Dolphin or Chrome (the last specifically in the case of JB)?
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I recently upgraded my contract to include unlimited data. BANG - can't use tethering anymore. Gits. I don't use tethering a lot (maybe 200MB a month), but it is very handy for work when I just really need that web connection on my laptop.

This block is ridiculous, I UPGRADE my plan and LOOSE a service! WTF! So what's the difference between mobile data and tethering data - NOTHING. Don't call it unlimited data if it's not unlimited.

Anyway, rant over. I have a solution:

We're going to install a WiFi hotspot app (FoxFi) on the mobile, that routes traffic through a proxy. This will help with non-http data traffic. Then we are going to set the PC web browser to look like a mobile browser, because Three use the browser agent signature to detect non-mobile browsers and then turn on the block.

1. Open up your phone's web browser and visit whatsmyuseragent.com
2. Copy the reported user agent string and email it to yourself
3. On your PC, start the chrome browser and install the "User Agent Switcher" add-on.
4. Turn on the user agent switcher (top right icon).
5. Paste in your phone's user agent string that you emailed to yourself.
6. Click on "Change". Your PC Chrome browser now looks like a mobile!
7. On your mobile, go to the Android store and install FoxFi.
8. Also install the FoxFi add on.
9. Start FoxFi, goto settings and "Enable Proxy" (this is the add-on bit).
10. Connect your PC to the FoxFi WiFi hotspot.

I find this works fine and no reduction in speed. However, it does have the annoying side effect that every web page you visit thinks you're on a mobile phone and makes everything really big.
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For T-mobile, I use the User Agent Switcher plugin and change it to Chrome 18.6.872.0 (Win 7) on my laptop browser. For some reason, some older Chrome versions don't redirect to the tethering upsell. This gives me the best useability on my browser. Before I found that Chrome 18.6.872.0 (Win 7) worked, I changed my user agent to one of the search robots. That worked, but sometimes confused websites badly enough to where they weren't fully functional. So far, I can't use use PayPal at all unless I'm telling the truth.
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I recently upgraded my contract to include unlimited data. BANG - can't use tethering anymore. Gits. I don't use tethering a lot (maybe 200MB a month), but it is very handy for work when I just really need that web connection on my laptop.

This block is ridiculous, I UPGRADE my plan and LOOSE a service! WTF! So what's the difference between mobile data and tethering data - NOTHING. Don't call it unlimited data if it's not unlimited.
3 UK. been there done that.

It's unlimited if you're just using it on your phone, with the default browser. Change your browser and 3 will accuse you of tethering.

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Anyway, rant over. I have a solution:

We're going to install a WiFi hotspot app (FoxFi) on the mobile, that routes traffic through a proxy. This will help with non-http data traffic. Then we are going to set the PC web browser to look like a mobile browser, because Three use the browser agent signature to detect non-mobile browsers and then turn on the block.

1. Open up your phone's web browser and visit whatsmyuseragent.com
2. Copy the reported user agent string and email it to yourself
3. On your PC, start the chrome browser and install the "User Agent Switcher" add-on.
4. Turn on the user agent switcher (top right icon).
5. Paste in your phone's user agent string that you emailed to yourself.
6. Click on "Change". Your PC Chrome browser now looks like a mobile!
7. On your mobile, go to the Android store and install FoxFi.
8. Also install the FoxFi add on.
9. Start FoxFi, goto settings and "Enable Proxy" (this is the add-on bit).
10. Connect your PC to the FoxFi WiFi hotspot.

I find this works fine and no reduction in speed. However, it does have the annoying side effect that every web page you visit thinks you're on a mobile phone and makes everything really big.
That should work, you're basically spoofing the browser User Agent String, to be the same as the default one. The evidence so far would indicate that 3 UK uses deep packet inspection to detect tethering.
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Of course, the problem here is people like the OP who use 10GB while tethering. That really is taking the ****.
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I came to this page to see if I could find a solution, guess there isn't one, I'm using a pay as you go sim so I guess I'll just buy a new sim. I can see why 3 blocked me, in the last 4 months I may or may not have downloaded more than 150g.
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man this is lousy, I guess I'm going to have to try out their 25 pound/month 'one' plan, sigh!

anyone know whether O2 have PAYG, unlimited (or just, minimum 1TB) data options for as cheap as £15 or less per 30 days?
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If you mean 1GB, I'd think so. If you really mean 1TB, not a chance!

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Of course, the problem here is people like the OP who use 10GB while tethering. That really is taking the ****.
WTF? You pay for something that is meant to be unlimited you should get UNLIMITED! Its antsy pantsy attitudes like yours that allow 3 and the rest to get away with crap like this.

I have a NOTE 2, and I have downloaded on my phone in the past month over 15 GB worth of stuff, from games, to magazine files (at over 100mb per go - really Play store?) to watching Sky Sports......every single thing was legitimate and bought and paid for and used SOLELY on my phone. I pay for an Unlimited tariff so please explain to me how is this ANY different to someone tethering and using 10GB??

Is there a new type of data that is sprinkled with fairy dust and requires an extra special rainbow coloured airbourne channeling that I'm unaware of?

Stop making excuses for these lame arsed companies who see an opportunity to try and shaft their customers out of more money.

Cannot wait till the 4G rip off starts to really bite among users in the UK, around sept.......going off the excuses already being made the mobile networks will be reduced to being slower than dial up and it'll cost an arm and a leg to fix it. All because of the pesky folks who happen to use what they are paying for, or it'll be the fault of the file sharers, or the (add pathetic excuse here)
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WTF? You pay for something that is meant to be unlimited you should get UNLIMITED! Its antsy pantsy attitudes like yours that allow 3 and the rest to get away with crap like this.

I have a NOTE 2, and I have downloaded on my phone in the past month over 15 GB worth of stuff, from games, to magazine files (at over 100mb per go - really Play store?) to watching Sky Sports......every single thing was legitimate and bought and paid for and used SOLELY on my phone. I pay for an Unlimited tariff so please explain to me how is this ANY different to someone tethering and using 10GB??

Is there a new type of data that is sprinkled with fairy dust and requires an extra special rainbow coloured airbourne channeling that I'm unaware of?

Stop making excuses for these lame arsed companies who see an opportunity to try and shaft their customers out of more money.

Cannot wait till the 4G rip off starts to really bite among users in the UK, around sept.......going off the excuses already being made the mobile networks will be reduced to being slower than dial up and it'll cost an arm and a leg to fix it. All because of the pesky folks who happen to use what they are paying for, or it'll be the fault of the file sharers, or the (add pathetic excuse here)

1st i want to say .. i do agree .. data is data... how you use it, should not be any difference to the provider.

2nd...
this is their network.. and they can charge for what ever they want.. if someone does not like it.. they can choose not to sign-up. if they sign the contract.. then they must follow the agreement.

3rd..
they want to charge for each device that uses the bandwidth of their network. each device can use unlimited data, but can not share it. that is their strategy to make money.. SELL SERIVCE ON DEVICES.

4th..
when one device is setup to become a hotspot so that multiple devices can use up the bandwidth.. that is breaking the contract.


lets use and example:
restaurant buffets with unlimited food... you own the restaurant.
one man pays his $10 to get access to the unlimited buffet table.
3 friends come in with him, but don't pay.
the man keeps going back to the buffet table.. and getting food... brings it back to his table. where his 3 friends help him eat the food.
are you OK with this???
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If you cant stand to download anything on your 3G-4G internet at shit for speeds and have the right to complain about it and only have phones that support 32-64GB then buy a damn computer and download on a god damn wifi network. That's like you telling someone they will be 100% guaranteed that they will be happy with your product. Like a toaster. 100% means 100%. If the customer buys a toaster thinking it will cook a turkey then he won't be 100% happy. When they sell you a phone and you buy an unlimited data plan they aren't expecting you to download entire porn collections of the 80's. They aren't expecting you to download so much that no one else is getting good speeds at all. Everybody on a network will share the same network. Verizon? AT&T? Yep. You all share the same if your all on AT&T. So if one person downloads 150gb in one week and it breaks the server then nobody gets ANY internet for a week or more! And it's ppl like him that is to blame. So stop getting mad when your internet is capped or your blocked from a company like that. It's YOUR fault for having an addiction to porn and "magazines" *cough cough* PLAYBOY. But really be considerate and stop hogging everything. A server and network can only handle so much before it crashes and then it's your fault. Not the networks. Not the company. YOURS. Stop being selfish and blaming everyone else. Especially since I seriously doubt you have NO time in your day at all to do anything else besides read 150gb of magazines and listen to music all day every day. By the time you got through all of that like a regular person would it would take 6-18 months normally. Not one month. Not one week. Get a life. Please. Lol xD I'm so tired of people whining. Mods delete my post if necessary but for all needs let the OP read it first. someone needs to say something instead of just arguing about random crap back and forth. I'm normally very respectful but only to those who deserve it. This is a community not a place to cry about addictions. So take it elsewhere. :] I'll say it again tho. I don't tolerate crap like this. So if this is wrong to post then delete it and I'll learn to not do it again. But this is just sad to see and read.
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lets use and example:
restaurant buffets with unlimited food... you own the restaurant.
one man pays his $10 to get access to the unlimited buffet table.
3 friends come in with him, but don't pay.
the man keeps going back to the buffet table.. and getting food... brings it back to his table. where his 3 friends help him eat the food.
are you OK with this???
Stupid example. Most tethering is done by the person who has the device and NOT their mates!

But in any event, I wouldn't be stupid enough to run an offer that could be abused in the first place!

3, EE, O2, etc all advertise the use of their network for things like Netflix, iPlayer, etc etc. As I said above, I use my device to watch content. Sky sports app uses around 2gb a month, my magazine subs from the play store (Computer arts, a couple of pc mags and imaginefx, and and NOT playboy like the idiot above is prattling on about) all come in over 200mb each.

Samsung video hub offers users the ability to buy and download films which are between 1 and 2 gig.

The point is, the networks are selling top end smartphones, advertising all the wonderful things you can do with your smartphone, advertising all the wonderful things you can do on THEIR networks with your top end smartphones then having a fit because people are using them as advertised!

Then you get the apologist mob online who think the a smartphone should only be used to check Facebook and emails! Yeah, that's why I bought a Note 2!

Idiots. If it is NOT unlimited it should NOT be advertised as unlimited. IF you cannot use the device as it is being advertised it should NOT be advertised that it can do those things!

Simple.....

And one final point......IF the current setup is struggling to cope with usage I don't hold much hope for 4g!

Maybe these companies should spend a bit of their stockpiles of money upgrading their equipment!
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Stupid example. Most tethering is done by the person who has the device and NOT their mates!

But in any event, I wouldn't be stupid enough to run an offer that could be abused in the first place!

3, EE, O2, etc all advertise the use of their network for things like Netflix, iPlayer, etc etc. As I said above, I use my device to watch content. Sky sports app uses around 2gb a month, my magazine subs from the play store (Computer arts, a couple of pc mags and imaginefx, and and NOT playboy like the idiot above is prattling on about) all come in over 200mb each.

Samsung video hub offers users the ability to buy and download films which are between 1 and 2 gig.

The point is, the networks are selling top end smartphones, advertising all the wonderful things you can do with your smartphone, advertising all the wonderful things you can do on THEIR networks with your top end smartphones then having a fit because people are using them as advertised!

Then you get the apologist mob online who think the a smartphone should only be used to check Facebook and emails! Yeah, that's why I bought a Note 2!

Idiots. If it is NOT unlimited it should NOT be advertised as unlimited. IF you cannot use the device as it is being advertised it should NOT be advertised that it can do those things!

Simple.....

And one final point......IF the current setup is struggling to cope with usage I don't hold much hope for 4g!

Maybe these companies should spend a bit of their stockpiles of money upgrading their equipment!

your anger has blind you to the discussion/issue.
and mixing different arguments for the wrong points.

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I cant post links so. Go to threecouk > Support / Tethering and using your phone as a modem

"If you're on The One Plan you can use the internet when you're out and about with other devices including laptops, tablets and games consoles, just by connecting them through Wi-Fi or USB to your phone."

So what the heck?
by the way, I was using tethering with no problems for 2 years with The One plan, now I changed it to 1month rolling contract and just when they changed they blocked my tethering..
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You can tether on all our One Plan tariffs including our one month rolling SIM plan.

If you’re on one of our Pay Monthly plans, including the Essential Internet and Ultimate Internet Plans and want to tether, you’ll need to buy an Add-on.

Our Pay As You Go plans don't allow tethering.
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Im on 3 pre-pay £15p/m all in one add-on and i average 40GB p/m tethering. I havent had so much as a warning email from them in nearly a year. If you run into any problems with 3 blocking things, make a new APN profile, Name: anything APN: 3internet (leave everything else as it is)
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The MiFi is still a good choice, if you need internet on your laptop then it can serve your phone as well. The handy thing being, if your phone is getting poor 3g you can place this somewhere* away from your phone where it gets better signal.

* not too far that you're out of range or someone nicks it.
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I've recently switched to using Three - just the very basic SIM only monthly contract. I've put it in a SIM free phone (i.e. unlocked).

I'm looking at buying a TomTom SatNav which used Bluetooth tethering for traffic information. Does anybody know if this is likely to work? I've successfully Bluetooth tethered my phone to my MacBook and got internet access so that appears to work. I should add that I don't have the tethering add-on.

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Ive never used BT tethering but it should be fine man. 3 seem very relaxed about tethering

just read the whole thread and i dont understand why people are having problems.
could it be because theyre using a 3 branded phone?
Mine was bought sim free and im now using a custom rom and ive never been blocked or anything and as i said before i tether a LOT.
the only time ive been blocked is downloading torrents or searching for ".apk" but thats easily bypassed using the APN i posted above
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Hi all, I'm on Three in the UK and the following worked a treat for me on a Three branded Galaxy S4 which hasn't been rooted. It only works over USB, not as a WiFi hotspot, and the app costs $4.99 after 15 days trial.

Download and install Clockworkmod Tether from the Google Play Store (no root required).

Follow the instructions on the Google Play Store page for installing the companion app to your pc: Mac, Linux, Windows.

You will also need to install the USB drivers.

One you have all that in place, go to Settings -> Wireless and Networks -> VPN (on your phone) and fill in the details of a VPN. I use VPNbook.com, pick a PPTP connection from the left of the page. Feel free to use any VPN provider you like, I just know this one works.

Turn off WiFi on both your laptop and phone, and connect your phone to the VPN. Connect your phone and laptop with a USB cable and run the 'Tether' app you just installed on your phone. Follow the instructions on the screen to enable USB debugging. Finally, open the Tether app on your laptop and click 'Start'.

If all goes well, you will have a tethered connection through your phone. I know it seems like a lot of hassle, but you only have to do most of this once. Just remember to connect your phone to the VPN before enabling the USB tethering.

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If you have a phone you can activate as a hot spot and you are on one of the Ultimate, All You Can Eat Data Plans, on Three, you will be able to Tether, but only to another Smart Phone or a Tablet (Kindle, etc). For a laptop or desktop computer, you will need to add Tethering to you plan, or to be on the One Plan. I have had both, the £13pm Ultimate plan and the One plan, so i have first hand experience on this issue. So if you only need to Tether to a tablet, the cheapest plan will do, for a Laptop, you are going to need the One Plan.
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still tethering (to lappy, Wii and other phones) with no problem unlimeted on 3 p&g with the 15qid add-.on
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It will also work with the PAYG, All You Can Eat bundles too!

The first day I got my £13pm contract, I was able to run my laptop, but after a whole 12 hours of streaming Netflix/YouTube, they blocked my sim for the laptop. I had to restart my phone and after that, was only able to Tether to another Smart Phone/Tablet. I guess 12 hours was a bit excessive, for the cheapest plan, so I'm guessing, if you stay under a certain threshold, you may be ok.

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Ive just moved house. Before i was gettin 8-12mb/s download speed on the p+g 15 thing and the most i tethered was 60gb lol.
Now we've moved and its gone downhill but i rang the other day and aparently theyre gona do work in my postcode PA1 for 3g users so we'll see.
Right now if i didnt tether id go back to giffgaff.com
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Forgive me if I'm wrong but you are boasting about tethering while under the assumption that nobody else can ?

The point is, your paying £15 add-on + your paygo costs ? The point of the thread is that guys are on UNlimited deals and want to tether at no extra cost. Sure you're are tethering away but your paying an EXTRA £15 - so your boast is rather pointless.

Also about your advice regarding the VPN - I had also wondered about this myself as this was a workaround that I used back when 3 were blocking adult content. Unless customer had a Credit Card [proving that you were over 18] they blocked access. For a while I don't think even the CC worked for paygo customers.

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No, Funky is correcting the statement in post #43 that you need the One Plan in order to tether a laptop.

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Nope, £15 gives 300min, 3000txt and unlimited data for 30days. There are no other costs.
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Nope, £15 gives 300min, 3000txt and unlimited data for 30days. There are no other costs.
Then I shall give them a call and see what deal I can work out. My issue is this, I have a dongle on 3 with 15Gig allowance for £15. I also have sim 200 deal for £12:90.

I had a couple of 'sweetners' added for being a long term customer - at the time.

My problem is that the network at my home has drastically slowed down in recent months and my dongle is of the really old type ZTE mf11 [of the top of my head so may be wrong] so although I have my allowance I cant use it for streaming as the dongle is slower than my nexus at speed.

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Lol i never boast (im a 38yr old man) and, as Slug said, i only pay £15 a month in total
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My apologies then - I read it wrong

btw - 38 isnt too old to boast - i still do at 39 !
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