Has 3 stopped the 5 pound access on my laptop?

Discussion in 'Broadband' started by John, May 14, 2009.

  1. John

    John Guest

    I have been subscribing to the £5 internet add on and using it mainly on my
    mobile, but occasionally on my laptop using a Skypephone S2. It seems that
    today when I tried using it to access the net from my laptop, it no longer
    works. Can anyone confirm that this is no longer available?

    John, May 14, 2009
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  2. I'm posting this from my laptop via a SIM (my wife's) with the £5
    add-on. It seems to work okay. My SIM has a £10 add on which I've
    been using a lot the past few weeks, and it's been quite good too.

    Dennis Ferguson
    Dennis Ferguson, May 14, 2009
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  3. John

    John Guest

    Thanks for that Dennis.

    Every time I start a session via bluetooth or usb, the connection now fails.

    Nothing has changed here, and the SIM has a current £5 mobile internet add
    on that is valid and works fine from the phone directly. But as soon as I
    try to connect from the Laptop or Pocket PC the connection fails.

    Dont know whats going on.
    John, May 15, 2009
  4. John

    John Guest

    Yes I am in North Derbyshire too.
    John, May 15, 2009
  5. John

    John Guest

    When was your last £5 addon added to your account?
    I am suspecting that any new £5 mobile internet addons added after 1st May
    2009, will only work on the phone and wont allow access on a laptop via USB
    or bluetooth.
    Pity if thats the case, as I mainly use it on the phone, but just check a
    couple of things on the laptop occasionally. If that is what they have done
    I wont bother using their mobile addon at all......

    Comments anyone?
    John, May 15, 2009
  6. John

    John Guest

    Does anyone else have anything to add to this thread? I am suprised it
    hasn't attracted more interest....
    I am wanting to know if your 3 mobile internet add on (£5) is still working
    via the USB or Bluetooth (to a laptop or PDA device)
    John, May 15, 2009
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    MikeT Guest

    On Fri, 15 May 2009 14:19:37 +0100, John wrote in
    Whilst I now normally use my new 3 dongle, I have just tried Bluetooth via
    my mobile phone and can confirm it still works ok. What I have noticed
    recently is smtp access has changed. I run my own smtp server on my
    laptop, but 3 seem to be blocking port 25 unless connecting through their
    own smtp server.
    MikeT, May 15, 2009
  8. That doesn't sound right. The add-on for my wife's SIM (the one I
    posted from) was purchased on the 7th.

    You might try tethering with the SIM in another phone, just on the off
    chance that your S2 is doing something to give away the fact that you're
    tethered (maybe that's what happens when a phone is designed for
    a carrier rather than for users...).

    Dennis Ferguson
    Dennis Ferguson, May 15, 2009
  9. John

    encoderX Guest

    I have 2 mobile three (UK) mobiles (s2 and INQ1)
    both have internet add-on active on the PAYG and contract.

    They both still work for me whilst connected to the desktop and or laptop.

    Maybe directly insatall the connection software (mobile-modem) onto your
    desktop or laptop as opposed to leaving to the phone to install when you
    use it.

    Hope this helps.
    encoderX, May 15, 2009
  10. John

    jim stewart Guest

    mine was working fine in my netbook with embedded sim today ......
    jim stewart, May 18, 2009
  11. John

    Soruk Guest

    My 3 handset (PAYG, SkypePhone) has been having difficulty since the
    upgrade starting a data session, the "fix" is to power cycle the phone,
    but if I leave it too long, the connection appears to freeze and I have
    to turn it off and back on again.

    And, sometimes it hangs on a socket call so I have to take the battery
    out. This happened three times yesterday morning.

    I'm in the Basingstoke area.
    Soruk, May 19, 2009
  12. John

    Steve Terry Guest

    I've been power cycling my phone too, seems to help for about 5 minutes,
    then back to random lost of download.

    Definitely a problem with Three, Virgin internet on T Mobile 3G network is

    I've found another Virgin Sim with some credit on to send this,
    now to watch how much it debits per day, if more than the 30p they claim
    i'll have to call Virgin Mobile CS ):-(

    Steve Terry
    Steve Terry, May 19, 2009
  13. John

    Soruk Guest

    Did you find out what Virgin were up to?
    Soruk, May 23, 2009
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