Three Mobile Broadband Reviews

Sometimes the best way to get a feel for a broadband provider is to read what those who are already customers think of the service they're receiving. Below are all the reviews we've received for Three Mobile.

Recent Customer Ratings for Three

  • Satisfaction
    2.6 stars
  • Customer Service
    2.6 stars
  • Speed
    2.4 stars
  • Reliability
    2.4 stars

Based on 738 customer ratings since 2020-05-16 (Show all time ratings)

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Ratings are left by users of our speed test as well as by reviewers. Recent star ratings summarise the last 12 months of ratings or the last 100 ratings placed, whichever is largest.

295 Customer Reviews over 8 pages

  • Reviewer
    Location
    Caterham
    Reviewing
    Three Mobile
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      4 stars
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    Our Three signal is good (looking at other reviews not everyone checks first). We are in a semi rural area so congestion should not be much of a problem. So far internet speeds have averaged 40-50 MBS, fine for 4k streaming. There is a bit of a lag as you start up, most of our speed tests point out this would not be good for gaming. Our previous fibre was not half of this due to distance from the centre. Reliability has not been 100% with a few days of poor service but compared to BT its about the same. Data transfers, especially uploads, have been extremely quick.
    Customer service has been challenging at times, you get get the "we want to help you" type of approach but few will understand exactly what you are saying.
    We have the Huawei AI cube (more of a cylinder really) which supplies the whole house fairly well. I use an Ethernet cable for the TV which seems much better for stability than wifi. I had a go at range extending but there seems to be an incompatibility with my tp-link plug in system. I have simply moved the antennas on my remote computer.
    All in all very happy so far.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    east sussex
    Reviewing
    Three Mobile
    Date
    Comments
    no stars company is a disgrace and stictch their clients up i cant even get a signal but they charge me for using my own internet to make calls on their network because there so poor.
    please do yourself a favour and dont use this network
  • Reviewer
    Location
    North Derbyshire
    Reviewing
    Three Mobile
    Date
    Comments
    Have got a Huawei E3256 3 Mobile dongle which provides decent reception where I live. However, I have just updated my MAC to OSX Yosemite and the dongle now refuses to connect. 3 weeks after reporting the problem and a further week since complaining, customer support has failed to offer any help or advice. Yes - they're rubbish1
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Sussex
    Reviewing
    Three Mobile
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Have been recently burgled and trying to sort things out. 3 proved to be unsympathetic, unhelpful, aggressive and uncooperative. Bombarding me with calls (up to 7 calls in 24 hours) . Foreign operators who cannot understand or care less about our plight. Awful service. Just adds more unhappiness to our distraught situation. Does anyone English work for this company and give a dam??
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Manchester
    Reviewing
    Three Mobile
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Oh my the worst company ever. I bought a mobile dongle service to be used abroad in specific countries. It worked from Manchester to London but not beyond. I struggled switching it on and off trying to get it to work whilst abroad with no joy. On return to UK I cancelled the contract - with unbelievable difficulty. Then when final bill arrived they charged me £35 for using the internet. I couldn't understand it and still don't. I argued for several days but they insisted regardless of whether I used it or not I obviously had it on and needed to pay. I still can't get over it. Then to top things up. I sent my sons phone in for repair. The repair service removed the sim card and couldn't work out what they did with it. I ordered a new sim from three and had to pay £5.11. I nearly collapsed other providers replace them for free. There must be a 20K% markup on that bit of plastic. Would never recommend three to anyone. I would give zero stars if it was possible. Telephone customer service an absolute shambles (if you can get through).
  • Reviewer
    Location
    East Sussex
    Reviewing
    Three Mobile
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Misinformed in Three shop when signing a two year dual service 'watertight' contract. Hours of phone calls to customer service because they do not respond to my complaints on their website. After contacting OFCOM, I have asked them to put things in writing, but they don't. They just ring, which makes it difficult to get the necessary documentation to justify a 'letter of deadlock'. Poor to non-existent mobile WiFi coverage. They advertise free 4G - but don;t have 4G cover in areas where most other providers do.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Lopez
    Reviewing
    Three Mobile
    Date
    Comments
    I have been signed to a plan to which I did not agreed far higher that the one I wanted they have no sent any proof of my commitment to this higher plan, and now I will be rip off for a year!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Three Mobile
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Very bad experience with Three Mobile. They make you buy a second SIM with a plan, when you buy a phone with them, so you end up paying your device, your normal package plan + another Plan for a SIM. Basically, it's their policy, so prepare yourself to pay! After two years paying my number and another SIM with a basic tariff, that I have never used, they make me cancel this other SIM plan (after the contract expired after these two years) and make me pay another £30 pounds, only to close this SIM, which, of course, I never used.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Three Mobile
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    I am extremely unhappy with Three. I specifically asked for a cap of £80 when I made my contract. This was confirmed over the phone and later on I received a notification that I was close to my limit. I therefore expected it to stay this way.
    Months later, I now receive a notification saying that I am close to my limit, so I check and it is at £209. How can this be if I had a limit of £80?
    I called them and they denied any responsibility. I asked them to please check the call or speak to the person who made the contract with me. They said their calls are not saved longer than 12 weeks and the cannot speak to the person who makes the contract. I then asked for a manager and was told that I cannot be put through further than to the complaints department.
    I asked if there is anything they can do as this is not my fault and was told that they can't do anything and I should be able to manage my usage better.
    I had relied on the cap I had requested, which obviously was forgotten and Three is denying to take any responsibility or try to meet in the middle.

    This is the worst service I have ever received
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Three Mobile
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    A one star rating is actually too good. The service is appalling in every respect: speed, reliability, connection and customer service. After me reporting them to the ombudsman they even had the gal to deny that they deliver a well below par service. I’ll take them to court for breach of contract.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Essex
    Reviewing
    Three Mobile
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    Would not recommend! Bought a 1 month dongle plan for £19.99 and the bill came to £25 when i used about 2gb max. I then couldnt access my My3 account to pay the bill because it was blocked - because i wasnt aware of the bill - so i had to call customer services many times to try to work out how to access my account. I ended up paying the £25 bill over the phone but then still couldnt access my account to top up as the sim is for a dongle so cant receive texts which the password would have been sent to. When trying to contact them to change the password they were no help at all and i still havent been able to access my account after trying for a week. I am now on EE which i highly recommend!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    camberwell london
    Reviewing
    Three Mobile
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    Comments
    Oh, how I wish I had done more research and found this review page before I committed myself t a 24mth contract for Home 4G Broadband with Three. As with the high percentage of other reviews my experience of Three is abysmal. The broad band speed they advertised of 25 Mbps came in between 3-5 Mbps when I checked by my lap top. It’s like going back ten years with internet speed. The customer service as already mentioned by other reviews is terrible, you get sent to a call centre in the far east and get asked the same ridiculous question, which is very frustrating and you just end up going in circles. I eventually got them to admit that there was a problem and they admitted that there was too much demand in the area and that their system can’t cope. They have to their credit given me two months free of charge to compensate, and they admitted that the 5G upgrades they are doing to their system are causing the problems. It was clear to me that they know that there are problems on their system but just selling it to people anyhow. The other thing is that they don’t send you any record of your complaint and nothing is put on paper. I’ve been told that everything should be ok by the 26th march. I now have no internet in my flat, except one that it is so slow its infuriating and I can’t get another internet contract going because I’m locked into this one, it’s an atrocious service. If there are no improvement by then the only action I can take is to cancel by standing order, which in doing so I might face legal action. So, from my experience if anybody is contemplating to with Three, STAY WELL CLEAR OF THEM!!!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Gloucester
    Reviewing
    Three Mobile
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Almost impossible to use can be better to just switch it off .
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Brighton
    Reviewing
    Three Mobile
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I got mobile broadband to save money in comparison to fixed line. Speeds were OK at first, but for the past year I've been getting mostly less than 2Mb and often less than 1Mb, with pages taking ages to load, and that's in the middle of a large city. I often have to use my phone to get online. Tried once or twice to contact Three, but the script is always the same, have you tried this, that...Yes I have, I'm an intelligent person and know how to troubleshoot connection speeds. I've now given up and got fibre broadband, which is not much more than Three are charging me. I'm still in contract but I don't care, I just want out. Think carefully before you go for mobile broadband for your main home connection, other much faster connections are now not much more expensive.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Reviewing
    Three Mobile
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    1.5 years ago I signed a contract for monthly payments sim only. Unfortunately, the network signal is weak and disappears without a reason, so I decided to break the contract. It was a subscription of 12 pounds a month. 2 bills before deciding came for the amount of 27 and 29 pounds. After the break the contract I got a bill for 62 pounds, with no connection was doing that were on the bill, and some of them were double-counted. Every second voicemail was counted as a minute. I do not recommend, and he never would use the services of this thieving company. I advise everyone to be careful.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Three Mobile
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      2 stars
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    Download speeds are incredibly unpredictable; very occasionally you might get 20mbps, but you usuallyget 0.5-2mpbs. Customer Service will have you move the router around, change Wifi frequency etc., but it does nothing to help the really poor consistency of their services.

    What I really don't understand is my mobile provider Smarty use the Three network, and my phone gets far greater download speeds than the router sat in the window. I hotspot more than I use the Router now, which begs the question why bother paying for the service in the first place.

    Easy to choose them Relish/Three in the first place due to their quick delivery/set up times, but in the end really not worth the hassle.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Pereira
    Reviewing
    Three Mobile
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    The worst provider i ever experienced.. Signal never works,I live in central London and Im never able to use my services, I constantly need to connect any Wi-Fi wether i am at home or outside.
    Recently i gave Birth and when it was time for me to rush to the hospital I tried to make a call to reach my husband but the signal was so pooooor that i couldnt get hold of him. Thanks god i could call via whatsapp using the Wi-Fi from another provider ... very disappointed with that company I have to wait for my contract to end so I can stop this ****

    Also when I asked for an extension as my bill came so high they wouldn’t allow me ... real rubbish !
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Manchester
    Reviewing
    Three Mobile
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      5 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    I've had a very positive experience so far. Far better value for money than my old network and coverage seems a lot better as I no longer experience grey areas of poor signal.

    The customer service has been good, I've only messaged them once but they gave a quick and helpful response. It was easy enough to activate the sim and move over my number. Roaming also works smoothly - I've used it in Spain recently and my 4G was working as normal the whole time and with no extra cost.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Middlesbrough
    Reviewing
    Three Mobile
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      4 stars
    • Customer Service
      5 stars
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      4 stars
    Comments
    Overall my experience with Three has so far been positive. The only problem is the broadband speed during the day in my area which can drop down to 1.5 Mbs/s while at night it is usually between 20 - 30 Mbs/s.
    The customer service has much improved over the years in my opinion. Well done Three.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    East Sussex
    Reviewing
    Three Mobile
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      5 stars
    Comments
    I’ve had a mobile with three for many years now and have found their cover both here U.K. and abroad great. What a lot of people who go for home broadband don’t realise is that it’s base reception with be as good or bad as their mobile signal. However, and this is the most important thing with a home broadband Wi-Fi one may need a on outside arial connected to the receiver to boost the signal. I have the Huawei B535 that I use in my motorhome with a roof mounted arial. One the arial is fitted it’s essential to tell the Rueter to use the outside aerial and there’s a video on YouTube that will tell you how to do it,
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Birmingham
    Reviewing
    Three Mobile
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Lamborghini and Maserati don't need to advertise their products because their state of art quality screams for itself, mouth to mouth.

    Unlike terrible service quality by 3 that needs to drop their prices to pathetic levels AND sponsor Chelsea to desperately attract customers.

    Here is the horror story, on Sunday I walked in the store to get my SIM card checked for not working since I hadn't topped it up for over a year as I was abroad doing business and being their customer for 4+ years, I was expecting that I wouldn't need any identification to confirm that im their client.

    However, I was sent back home to get an ID. I went back to the store then I was told that they can't accept my EU ID since DOB and pic are not on the same side. I wasnt even told beforehand so I had to go another round to get my passport.

    After spending 2 hours in store, observing the employees STRUGGLING to get their customer support service colleague on the phone to sort my issue out, I was told to come back on Monday and try again.

    On Monday, still the same STRUGGLING story, so they decided to go Live Chat, which is something I coud do myself at home and save myself time of my life and money.

    Eventually after 30 minutes I was told that my SIM would be delivered to my address in 1-2 working days.

    However after 3 working days nothing shows up, I go Live Chat and to my huuuuge disappointment, I was told that my SIM hadnt been placed in delivery by mail yet.

    Causing me to lose even more money because people were unable to contact me.

    Beyonf awful, I would rate 3 with ZERO stars if I could.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Three Mobile
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Overall satisfaction/broadband speed/reliability -10.

    There's Broadband "IS NOT FIT FOR PURPOSE"

    Therefore, when they take your money, they are COMMITING FRAUD.

    They don't care because they know that they cannot be touch.

    Considering the amount of complaints, shouldn't Someone be held accountable.

    How about the GOVERNMENT WHO GIVE 'THREE' THEIR LICENCE.

    Why should customers have to deal the stress of complaining to the Ombusdman. Clearly, these Ombusdman don't work.

    I received a TEXT FROM 'THREE' INVITING ME TO COMPLAIN TO THE OMBUSDMAN. ARE 'THREE' WORRIED.

    Instead of complaining on these sites - as that doesn't seem to WORRY 'THREE' EITHER, perhaps some Legal minds/anyone that knows/expert in how to start a petition, or something, to have 'THREE's' LICENCE EVOKED.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Three Mobile
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Three the are worst in the internet Iam call them both tge are say to pay Iam not satisfied about internet the customers service they not help you nothing iam not recomend to anyone
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Essex
    Reviewing
    Three Mobile
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      3 stars
    Comments
    Be warned Three Mobile are allowing third party companies to commit fraud in my eyes and this is why. Three mobile suddenly took out an extra £27.52 out of my account on my bill, I was soon on the phone to see what is going on. They say that another company called Tap2Bill has charged me through my mobile for a service that I have taken out, I know nothing about this at all and told them that this is wrong and obviously fraudulent. They answer telling me that I need to cancel this subscription that I know nothing about and continue after several calls to say this. They tried on one point to do a conference call with this company and was not successful as the phone kept going dead, after a lot of angry words and calls they refunded me this amount but say they should not do this. I ended my two phones with them and now they are saying I owe more charges from this imaginary subscription hence why I am going to advertise this as much as possible because everyone needs to know that this can happen to anyone and if you look online there is hundreds of people having the same problems and getting charged for it and not getting their money back. We as customers are not told from the start about any third party companies that can charge us via our Three mobile. Also be aware that the regulators are aware of these problems yet do not seem to do anything and just say it is between our self and Three. I have now joined BT who on email have stated there will be no extra charges as they do not allow this to happen and have capped all phones to zero so we get no surprise charges (Well done to BT) Be aware people and will update on further communications with Three mobile, a company that in our eyes allows third party companies to defraud their customers and just do not seem to care. Please look out for lots of other reviews and publications and pass on to friends and family of how they do business and how they can do the same to anybody.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Sudbury
    Reviewing
    Three Mobile
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    Comments
    Terrible customer service, prices too high and no offers for me being an existing customer. their packages are for so little mobile data compared to everywhere else. I pay £10 for 15GB of data with BT on Monthly contract now. They want £10 for 500MB on monthly contract. What a rip off. Steer clear.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    birmingham
    Reviewing
    Three Mobile
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    I recently took out 12 month contract for 40g of data for £20.00 per.First month my son download some games on to his xbox and the data ran out within 2 days.Second month i allowed him to play on the xbox for 2 hours per day, within 3 days or 6 hours of playing on his xbox it had ran out again!.I contacted THREE, and the adviser told me it very easy to use this amount of data playing for that amount of time on a console like an xbox or ps4.I do not believe that a console like an xbox or ps4 uses that amount of data.I would not recommend THREE to anyone thinking of using THREE's mobile broadband should think long and hard.I will never use THREE again for anything.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Aberdeen
    Reviewing
    Three Mobile
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    My 4g Broadband from 3 is all but useless. A complete waste of money. It used to work but for the last 6 months it is 1mb down download/ less than 1mb upload and it periodically just drops out . At the moment I just use my phone as a mobile hotspot. Waste of money.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Plymouth
    Reviewing
    Three Mobile
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      4 stars
    • Customer Service
      3 stars
    • Speed
      4 stars
    • Reliability
      5 stars
    Comments
    Very happy with service, speeds around 3.0 mb. Not had the joy of customer services yet, and hopfully never will
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Shropshire
    Reviewing
    Three Mobile
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    The first few weeks of mobile broadband via Huawei router were good - high speeds, low latency. Convienently, after the 14 day cancellation period had expired the connection nose dived and hasn't been the same since. I can't even explain why this is bad, it's just inonsistent. For example, once I am actually onto Youtube or Netflix or whatever and I'm streaming then it's fine, but loading the basic website or google etc takes so long - I'm talking 5-10 minutes just to load google search results. Again, convienently, when I do a speed test it gives good results! But this doesn't actually translate to the usability of the connection.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London SE5
    Reviewing
    Three Mobile
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    These guys have been quietly taking money from my account for a service which they cannot actually provide. I had this router from when it was Relish. I thought that it was cancelled but I was wrong. Now when I tried to reconnect last week I was eventually told that there was no 4G available in my area. Then they tried to sign me up to 5G and wanted my card details etc. I checked on their site and found that there is no 4G or 5G mast in my location and would I like to be contacted when it eventually comes around! I have cancelled the direct debit myself and immediately go an email saying that I had not replied to previous emails about the Direct Debit cancellation?? These guys are liars and thieves.They even have the front to complain when you stop them from stealing your money!!!!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Kent
    Reviewing
    Three Mobile
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    A few years ago, I was made redundant, I was out of contract with them so called to reduce my cost they put me on a £10 a month payment, I looked in my3 and ended up with a I'll of over £300, they then denied I had contacted them, after a few months after cancelling I thought hold on if they had no record of me cancelling I should of still been on my £45 a Month contract, to late by then. They are complete liars, and there speed is abismal O2 37mb, 3 2 to 3 mb, avoid like the plague, if you want to try their network go with smarty they use 3's terrible network, but at least it's only a 1 month contract, unlimited is only £20 too
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Purley area (south of)
    Reviewing
    Three Mobile
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      2 stars
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      3 stars
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    3-MOBILE are not trustworthy!
    I do not advise people not to deal with them but to knows this fact from someone with three years experience!
    PHONES
    On paper everything looks the best in the market but I experienced intermittent mobile broadband signal failure join my phone and have left now to pay more elsewhere in three hope of better quality and lesso lies about " network upgrades etc". I also suffered dozens of nuisance calls for weeks from their Retention team owing me hot deals when I got a PAC code to leave...and that was a torturous process that took ages. As I told them, if only you valued and really looked after your existing customers instead of chasing new business so much you might not piss them off so much they just want to get away at all costs! Many upgrade offers are just old stock they are trying to get rid of for a fast profit...always shop around and NEVER accept what you are initially offered. That is 3-Mobile's game in a nutshell, as is apparently anything something but afterwards secretly giving less our not doing it. They rely on talking customers into submission and on their innocence and/or apathy! It is the Eastern way!
    USB Broadband
    Half decent service but with intermittent failure. Lost it completely for a month. Sometimes.Indian customer service may say we will put a credit on your account but thry will not...shocking liars, comes naturally, will say anything really but it rarely comes to pass, though the USB dongle people are better than the phone side.to be fair.
    I agreed a deal for a laptop + MiFi yesterday but am calling back to check the entire deal & the vfull specs of the machine as I smell a rat. If so I will cancel and never deal with them again.

    Your MUST take notes of everything you are told in detail and keep them all as back up for your case in future with 3-Mobile...a very tricky company indeed. I spent time in the East and know what they are like...not to be taken at face value I assure you!
    Conclusion: DODGY
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Medway
    Reviewing
    Three Mobile
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    As every one else has said this service is a disgrace. How can they be allowed to sell a product that doesn’t work surely this is illegal . This works fine in the middle of the the night but is completely useless in normal hours DO NOT SIGN UP
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Wiltshire
    Reviewing
    Three Mobile
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    This company has gone from one I used to recommend to people to one I now say to stay far away from. This isn't going to be pretty so lets list all my complaints.

    1. Customer services - horrendous & you'll have a hard job understanding what they're saying! If you have any issues, they are completely clueless and insist on reading from a scripted set of questions. 1* rating is too good for them - it should be ZERO.

    2. Pricing - they've gone from one of the best (& cheapest) to one of the most expensive. and this cop out CR*p with discounts by direct debit?? Utter rubbish & Tosh. Where they've picked up this practice from, God only knows! Also guaranteed price RISE every year??? Seriously, read their t&c and you'll see..
    Also, their contract range is poor & expensive compare to other providers. Serious lack of flexibility to tailor one to your specific needs, so if you end up on the wrong one, they wont allow you to go to a cheaper one, it's always a more expensive option.
    And that means you're stuck paying silly prices for up to 2 years!

    3. Coverage - zero 4g coverage. 2/3g coverage has gone from good to patchy & pretty much non existent indoors! Tried the phone on different networks and they're all fine so it's a 3 issue.
    And 4g?? They paid billions to use the airwaves yet most people don't get it! All the customers get are bigger bills!

    4. Product range - Again, compared to others, POOR and expensive - especially on the lower range products. And their tablet selection? If you love apple, you're laughing.. otherwise, atrocious.
    Very expensive & all price plans are pitiful.

    I'm sorry, but after being with them for many years, I won't be once my current contract ends.
    I can't think of any good points anymore for a company which used to be so great...

    I would seriously think twice before opting to use them.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Leicester
    Reviewing
    Three Mobile
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Me and my wife bought a dongle/ broadband from Three and have since had to buy another 3 sim cards for it! The internet is intermittent and constantly cut outs. We have rung them more times than I can remember and every time they try sell us more products!...the last call they wanted £50 for a new dongle and for us to up the monthly contract by £5! We are currently on a 10gb/ £15 a month plan and barely use any of the data as no websites will load! I have got sick of the excuses and have now finally cancelled the contract, our last bit of internet runs out in a couple of weeks. We have finally decided to pay for Wifi installation to avoid this thieving, cheating, corporate company. Please do not feed this company with anymore of your hard earned money as they will not give you the service they promise!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Torquay
    Reviewing
    Three Mobile
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      2 stars
    Comments
    I regret signing up with 3 mobile. They emphasize that they offer "unlimited broadband" - but what is the point when it is so slow you just give up attempting to use it? I swapped a 3-Mobile SIM for an O2 sim and the time to load the same page on a website went from 17 minutes to 3 seconds. Only use 3-Mobile if you want usable connectivity before 2pm in the day.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    N.I
    Reviewing
    Three Mobile
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Don't sign up for broadband with this company. like other sunscribers the first 4 weeks was good. After 4 weeks the speed is between 2mbps and 12mbp and constantly drops signal. The router is useless, 4G poor, 3G bit better but poor speeds. As for 5G ready they can't get 4G ready. Customer service is basically non-existant. I'll give them another month. If they can't provide the service they advertised they wont be getting my money. I've seen other posts on here where people still pay for a bad service, if we all refused to pay they would soon buck their act up.
  • Reviewer
    Location
    London
    Reviewing
    Three Mobile
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    The experience with Three has been awful.
    I share my experience hoping to avoid the same nightmare to others.
    I decided to give a chance and test the mobile broadband. I tried for 13 days but the quality of the network was terrible. I decided therefore to cancel the contract within the 14 days and to return the router. (option allowed by the contract)
    The customer service told that there was no problem.
    However after few days I received an invoice for more than 28 pounds. (the contract was for 25 pounds per month but I cancelled after 13 days due to the terrible quality)
    I called the customer service to complain and they told me that the invoice was not for the data but because they still didn't register the return of the router and that I should not worry about it.
    Unfortunately someone from the company called me again twice, telling that the invoice was due because I used data for the 13 days.
    I clearly stated that it was not logic at all and that despite I could almost not use the system due to the poor service, in the worst case scenario I should have only paid a pro-rata for the 13 days and not double of the amount.
    I called back the customer service and they again confirmed me that the amount was not due, and that they were going to take care of it.
    Despite of such assurance, I kept receiving calls from another number telling me that the invoice was due!
    To be noted that the customer service was using very poor English, difficult to understand.
    In summary I absolutely suspect that such practice is close to be illegal and aimed to make money from deceived customers.
    In summary:
    - the offer to try for 15 days if false!! You will be asked to pay double the amount;
    - the service offered by the customer support is extremely poor from a language point of view, and from a content perspective.
    - the coverage of the network is absolutely terrible in London and for this poor service Three is trying to charge double of the market price, even during the test period!!
    - Avoid Three offers!!!
  • Reviewer
    Location
    Bolton
    Reviewing
    Three Mobile
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      2 stars
    • Speed
      1 star
    • Reliability
      1 star
    Comments
    Mobile broad band worked fine for 16 months then 0.6 to 1.8 gb same location 24 month contract y should I pay for something I am not receiving cowboys
  • Reviewer
    Location
    United Kingdom
    Reviewing
    Three Mobile
    Date
    Ratings
    • Satisfaction
      1 star
    • Customer Service
      1 star
    Comments
    It took 20 minutes on the phone with customer service, that as the phone provider, they are the only ones who can give me an “unlock code”. Phones issued after 2014 don’t need one, but my phone was issued 2012. Why wasn’t that the first question they ask? Instead I have to argue for 20 minutes that I do need an unlock code, even the phone screen is asking for a lock code. The people at the call centre in India, talk over you and do not let you finish your sentences. ABSOLUTE NIGHTMARE TO DEAL WITH

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