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
    2.7 stars
  • Customer Service
    2.7 stars
  • Speed
    2.5 stars
  • Reliability
    2.4 stars

Based on 818 customer ratings since 2019-11-24 (Show all time ratings)

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264 Customer Reviews for Three Mobile

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i live in tower hamlets in east london. three 4G is very weak and very slow. all the time signal is very weak and not fast 4g ongoing problem. three masts are too congested in our area. left three network after 6 months. every singla day and night i had problems with their 4G speeds.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    5 stars
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
East London Three Mobile  
I had been with Three for some years and found it reliable and cost effective despite some signal drop out issues. I had a £10 per month unlimited texts and calls and 4GB data plan which suited me fine. That was until I got a letter from Three to say that, since my 12month contract had finished they were changing me to a monthly rolling contract for the same service but at £14 per month!!!

I went to my local Three store (Bloomfields Shopping Centre, Bangor, Northern Ireland) and spoke with the store manager, a most unhelpful individual. He told me, quite plainly, that my options were to take it or leave the network. I chose to leave the network but now wish I hadn't.

I found a deal with SMARTY, a wholly owned division of Three, giving me what I had at the price I had been paying and with a monthly contract. I initiated the changeover but quickly ran into issues, not least with their useless customer services agents. I instructed them to terminate the transfer process as they had frustrated me. They assured me it was terminated and I resolved to find another deal.

But they hadn't terminated, the transfer carried on and I was cut off from Three then cut off from SMARTY and left with no service! I had to go back to Three on a whole new deal and get a PAC code from SMARTY to get my old number back.

I gave the PAC code to Three, was told the usual 1 to two business days for transfer and waited. Nothing happened. I contacted Three customer services (SAVE ME from Indian call centres!!) to be told there had been "an issue" with the PAC code so they started again. Three days later, still no transfer so I called them again. Another "issue" with the PAC code so it was started again!

Now, after the third attempt, it's still not done!! And their customer services do nothing but ask the same questions again and again and make the same empty promises again and again. And so, 7 days later, I still have not had my original number transferred back. USELESS!
  • Satisfaction
    3 stars
  • Customer Service
    1 star
Northern Ireland Three Mobile  
In a "good service" area, yet getting top speeds of 5 Mbps and average daytime speeds of 1-2 Mbps. I suggest getting a fibre connection instead, this is simply far too slow
  • Satisfaction
    2 stars
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    3 stars
North London Three Mobile  
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.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    3 stars
  • Reliability
    3 stars
Essex Three Mobile  
i would say that the mobile broadband service from the 3 network is very poor , the download speed i have is no more than 100kbs on average this really is not broadband, its not much better than dial up.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    3 stars
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    3 stars
brynithel, abertillery Three Mobile  
Worst provider ever. I hardly go a two month period without the system running slow or not being able to connect at all.

The customer service is about a useful as a chocolate fire tea cup. Every time I got in touch with them, I got someone in another country who didn't understand what I was trying to say, and i usually didn't understand them.

On more than one occasion I was told to take my laptop and drive to somewhere where i could get a better signal. They did not even try to resolve my issues. Ive been with them for three years because they where all that I could afford at the time.

My contract runs out soon and I will not be renewing it with them. as i can now afford a better service.

Would not recommend three to anyone.
  • Satisfaction
    2 stars
  • Customer Service
    2 stars
Manchester Three Mobile  
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
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    3 stars
  • Reliability
    3 stars
London Three Mobile  
Very Very poor customer service. call center just pss you irrelative department and spending your time at least 3 hours to solve issue. they are not helpful. they do not know.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    3 stars
  • Reliability
    3 stars
Manchester Three Mobile  
im suppose to have 3.60 mbps but only have 0.13 mpps from 3 g mobile here in ireland pay as you go
  • Customer Service
    3 stars
  • Speed
    1 star
Ireland Three Mobile  
Customer service is terrible, as soon as my dongle broke, they did not want to know, tried to cancel as I was out of contract, sent many letters, chats, all were not replied too, They referred me to a debt agency and it will soon be in the hands of the Ombudsman.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    3 stars
  • Reliability
    3 stars
Manchester Three Mobile  
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.
  • Satisfaction
    2 stars
  • Customer Service
    2 stars
  • Speed
    2 stars
  • Reliability
    2 stars
London Three Mobile  
I have been a Three Mobile customer for quite a few years now. I have managed to develop 5 websites on a Three Mobile dongle so I can't really complain about the usage, but I will say that the Customer Support is certainly challenging.
We have had an issue with the dongle recently so we needed to get in touch with Three. We went to their support page many times and left messages as suggested, but we never heard from them. It may seem a bit strange, but the customer support on Twitter is excellent. Unfortunately it is limited, because they then transfer you to the Three support page where nobody gets in touch. However, if you call customer support they will try hard to sell you another contract. Be careful. A few years ago, I agreed to a 12 month contract and they put me on a 24 month contract. As I was a loyal customer at the time, I accepted it because I fixed the problem I had then myself. Unfortunately, customer service recently has been shocking.
We try not to call customer service if we can help it because we are unable to understand the people on the other end of the phone.
Many years ago, I did ask to speak to a Manager or Managing Director, who was very kind and was very helpful, but to be honest it should never get to that stage in the first place!
As I use the internet alot, for business, I am now looking for another service provider with excellent support. I doubt I will find anyone who can match the deal I have which was made with the Managing Director, but I guess customer service has now become my top priority.
  • Satisfaction
    2 stars
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    2 stars
  • Reliability
    2 stars
East Sussex Three Mobile  
the worst customer service in the world. I could right a book on that. 92 min and 3 calls for something that could have been resolved in 3 min. This is just one of the examples. Thanks.
  • Satisfaction
    2 stars
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    2 stars
  • Reliability
    2 stars
London Three Mobile  
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
  • Satisfaction
    2 stars
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    3 stars
  • Reliability
    1 star
Purley area (south of) Three Mobile  
Its been a frustrating and ultimately unsatisfactory relationship with 3. I've just now cancelled my broadband after many months of poor connectivity and customer service, worse than other companies I deal with that are also working form home during Lockdown.
How does an existing customer, since 2011, feel when you find out your provider offers an unlimited broadband for about half the price of my current contract? That they finally admit your router is old and will send you a new one after many previous calls where excuses were made, e.g. work in your area, reboot your device, reset it etc. etc. Too many excuses, not enough interest in resolving the issue until I finally rang in to cancel. Too difficult to make a complaint (no complaints email address!)
  • Satisfaction
    2 stars
  • Customer Service
    2 stars
  • Speed
    2 stars
  • Reliability
    1 star
Glasgow Three Mobile  
Three mobile simple doesn't work in the City of London or in buildings. They can show you 4G sign from time to time but you won't be able to open a website or to check your email for less then 2-3 minutes. The speed and coverage is the worst I've seen ever.
To be honest broadband works a bit better in the country, outside London. But never you will get anything even close to 4G seed.
The prices are quite competitive and free roaming is the best advantage.
There must have the worst network in the UK.
  • Satisfaction
    2 stars
  • Customer Service
    3 stars
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
London Three Mobile  
These guy's are useless, customer service is ok if u speak Indian/Pakistani. But i am English and have yet to speak to an English employee of 3. Everything is lag lag lag with it no matter where is put it. I wish i never got this cube, yes alexa is ok thats it. Avoid it folks its useless for anything apart from browsing the web, streaming is a nono same as online gaming
  • Satisfaction
    2 stars
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    2 stars
  • Reliability
    2 stars
Belfast Three Mobile  
crap . very bad experience with three. don't sign with them!!! costumers service is based in India, you can't even understand them. after 3 days of internet, they cut me off saying I used too much data which is untrue as it was a 40 Giga contract (which is usable for 32 people) and the bill was outrageous. I always have been under usage with my former providers. i called the customer service a thousand times and they tried to bribe me into giving me Giga.i had enough allowance left, they tried to steal money but saying i run out of it. Shame on three! DON'T sign with them, they are thieves!
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    4 stars
  • Reliability
    1 star
london Three Mobile  
I thought I would give Three broadband a try as our landline broadband contract is nearly due for renewal and we have had several week-long outages due to broken overhead phone lines.

The kit arrived quickly and was easy to install.

However the data speeds were very erratic.
At one point I was seeing 40MB/s+ download and 35MB/s upload speeds with an acceptable 36ms ping. Had the performance kept at this level it would have been brilliant as this outperforms our current FTTC broadband. But the above speeds were very much the exception. Without any change in the router location or obstructions, speeds would drop to less than 3MB/s with pings close to 100ms. Also, the system would not allow my son's XBox to download games or updates, throwing out an error message on every attempt. When I contacted Three technical, the only solution they could come up with was to force the router into 3G mode. At that point data was flowing at a snail's pace and it wasn't even possible to view BBC iPlayer.
I even tried a quality LTE Mimo external antenna as we are some way from the nearest mast. This did improve signal quality, but the speeds were still all over the place.
I didn't want to be stuck in a 2 year contract so decided to pull the plug on the trial within the 14 day cancellation window.
A shame really and perhaps if we were closer to a cell mast, it would have been more reliable. But it wasn't a workable solution for us.
By the way, I think you only get the 14 day cancellation option if you buy on line. Not from a store. So if you are thinking about Three Broadband, my advice would be to take out the contract on line, then you can test and reject it, if it isn't working to an acceptable level.
Customer service was OK throughout the whole experience, but at the end of the day the broadband just wasn't reliable or fast enough.
  • Customer Service
    3 stars
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Skipton Three Mobile  
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.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    2 stars
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    2 stars
Torquay Three Mobile  
This technology has been over-hyped by slick advertising. Dongles are over-rated and unreliable. The network signal is poor even in urban areas. My dongle frequently fails to connect to the internet.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    3 stars
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Leeds West Yorkshire Three Mobile  
3 Mobile have what must be the worst customer service going. When you eventually get through it is very difficult to understand their foreign customer service, they don't acknowledge problems and don't resolve long standing technical issues. We have 3 phones on SIM only Top-Up basis. Initially package prices were very good, but they increase without notice. Also Top-Up is fraught with technical problems whichever way you do it and once you add funds it is frustrating try to buy the correct Add-On package. Lastly why are they unable to generate an historic summary of account transaction and usage? To cap it all recently we have experienced problems with the voice service coverage, internet service still appears OK. In short we will be moving to another provider.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    2 stars
  • Reliability
    2 stars
Lancashire Three Mobile  
I went to three for mobile broadband march 2014, everything was fine and i received a good overall speed,

12 weeks ago i started having problems with the speed, very slow, sometimes near impossible to even get up a text page, used to watch clips from youtube
but that is near impossible now as it keeps buffering and cutting out

have rang the three team a few times but they just say that they will perform checks on the local mast and get back to me, there is nothing done at all, they told me to take my dongle into a three store to have it checked, when i took it they said that they could not check it as they do not have laptops in store, i use a desktop so why not check it on the shop computer

i have been in touch with them again today ( 8 may 2015 )

lets hope i get better results this time , keeping my fingers and toes crossed.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    3 stars
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
oswaldtwistle lancashire Three Mobile  
I have used three mobile broadband for more than 5 years. The broadband has been fine. My issue is not with that. When trying to cancel my contract, I have had to jump through hoops which are just not acceptable. I have spent hours on the app, live chat, email, phone numbers and 'contact us' forms. All getting me nowhere. It's a roundabout of excuses and 'try other' methods...This is massively unfair and looks setup to try and stop anybody from cancelling which is very unethical. I finally got through to somebody who 'understood' my frustrations yet could still not cancel my contract even though that was the department they worked in?! I had to cancel my direct debit as had no other option, now I receive a unpaid bill and the threat of my information passed onto a debt collection agency! After yet more phone calls, just three this time, I spoke to another lady who has said I will have to be charged double the amount that the letter I have just received says??!! This is a joke and feels like a huge scam and disservice to a loyal customer of years. It's even more unreasonable when I have barely even used the service for the last 3 months. Lastly, I have managed to speak to someone who says they will be able to cancel the service but she has to contact another department and will phone me back within 3 working days...So my case is still not resolved. I have even said I am happy to pay the amount for the one month cancellation but think it massively unfair to have to pay an extra month on top of that (is that even legal?). I will certainly not be using three ever again and will be moving my pay as you go service to a rival company asap.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    2 stars
  • Reliability
    2 stars
Eastbourne Three Mobile  
Dire. 4 phone calls, 9 people, over an hour and now been told issue will be looked into within 48 hours.
Final person I spoke with had a major attitude problem.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    3 stars
  • Reliability
    1 star
Eastbourne Three Mobile  
I had previously been a loyal customer of three; I left them once before (on good terms) only because I found a better deal. So based on my previous good experience of Three I had no hesitation in returning to them. Sadly second time around and the service is dire. I started having problems with my mobile phone (iPhone) very early on in the contract, phone kept freezing and calls kept dropping, texts sending multiple times even though an alert popped up stating message failed to send. I phoned Three Customer Services several times on this issue within the first 12 months; each time they fobbed me off telling me I need to do a factory reset, reboot or install new software. Despite all of this the problems did not go away. My phone contract is now 1yr and 39 days which means that my 1 yr Apple warranty has lapsed but I am still within my 2 year warranty with Three (as I found out today). To rectify the issues which as mentioned have been on-going for the past year; three are now telling me that I need to take my phone to Apple and pay the £300 to have it repaired and only then will they re-imburse me under warranty if the fault is not down to damage. Yet had they dealt with the issue correctly when I first reported it my phone could have been repaired without me incurring any up front costs. My dealings with Three since returning to them has shown Three to be incompetent with poor knowledge, bad record keeping and dire customer care (each phone call taking around an hour of my time). I would not recommend Three to anyone and I will be leaving them never to return as as soon as my contract permits.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    2 stars
  • Reliability
    2 stars
Bromley Three Mobile  
Very slow, signed up for a Three mobile, first month or so I was getting 30mb then it has steadily decreased. I even bought an external antenna for a new router to try and improve reception. At best on an occasional time we can get 17mb now, but usually is around 7 - 9mb with 3mb upload. A computer guy I know said that Three will be just throttling my bandwidth and slowing my speed down. My external antenna faces a mobile tower in direct line of sight, but because Three 'piggy back' off the tower rather than own it, they get limited bandwidth on it as well so all in all it's crock of sh*te.

I will change to another supplier when the contract ends but I think the UK as a whole just does not have a good enough internet infrastructure for a modern economy.
  • Satisfaction
    2 stars
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    2 stars
South Ayrshire Three Mobile  
Truly shocking. Entered into a 12 month contract and was promised I could use my phone after a couple of days. One week later, I still couldn't use my phone despite numerous promises.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    2 stars
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    2 stars
London Three Mobile  
I took up the offer of phone + european coverage as it fitted my needs. Firstly its not very clear that you have to call 3 customer service to enable "roaming" - and I found out when I travelled over there. After having to call from friends phone (waiting about an hour) at premium rates they assured me that my phone will be enabled between 1-4 hours. Nothing! They didn't even respond to an email I sent later that day threatening to cancel my contract. Upon return to UK you are sent through a maize of telephone options only for you to be told to call back later. I only got listened to when I went through cancellation line! Don't bother with 3, they promise lots and deliver an awful service.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    2 stars
  • Reliability
    2 stars
Kent Three Mobile  
my story is a tale of two halfs im 12 months into my 15 gig a month contract,i spent the 1st 10 months losing signal unable to download or view video etc,in short it was a disgrace,and i suspect underhanded play to prevent customers using there full allowance,however in the last two months i have had decent service signal and download speeds my sis works for ofcom and has asked me for info,so i will wait and do a proper review in 6 more months to be fair to 3 they do seem to have rectified alot of probs.but you cant advertise 15gig then not have the facilities in place to allow the customer to use it.myself kids and partner are all 3 payasugo phone customers,7 in total spending roughly 350 a month,if 1 goes we all go.
  • Satisfaction
    2 stars
  • Customer Service
    2 stars
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
manchester uk Three Mobile  
The worst company ever avoid like the plague. Extortionate prices that change when they feel like it and customer service actually lie to you everytime you ring. Can't wait to get to the end of my contract. Please avoid
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    3 stars
Cumbria Three Mobile  
I've been a Three mobile customer for 4 years and for 3 years I used to have unlimited data, this year I went to the shop and the guy told me to change it for 17 G instead keeping the unlimited contract. That's fine! It's cheaper and my average is 12G per month. However since there it becames a nightmare!!! EXTREMELY SLOW internet, internet goes out all the time... so annoying! Another thing on the day that i changed my contract they told me buy this and that and we will give you a £150 voucher for amazon. I was happy with that. £150 voucher who does't like it?? however when i checked it online they say the voucher will be redeemed after first payment (no problem) and then amazon could take 2 to 3 month to send the voucher...this was in August 2016 5 months passed and nothing!!! I wrote a complain to three and they ignored me!!! Very disappointed!!! I pay every month £55 for an useless service!!!!! Can't wait for next August to finish my contract.
  • Satisfaction
    2 stars
  • Customer Service
    2 stars
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
Wembley Three Mobile  
Don’t have anything to do with them, we have tried to be loyal and been with them for 15+ years over the last 7 months signal at our home has dropped and that now say we are in a black spot and suggest we leave
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    3 stars
  • Reliability
    1 star
Mid wales Three Mobile  
If you are purchasing an Apple iPad do not use a 3 sim for broadband. The iMessage does not interact with it so you cannot access the 3 App to top up or change your contract. The call centre I believe situated in India was unhelpful and were not conversant with the interoperability of Apple and 3.
If changing tariffs minimum time to wait is 48 hrs for upgrade which if you are short on data you cannot add whilst you wait.
If you use it for business then that's a nightmare.
Customer Service cannot help you with the above problem as they cannot add or change data.
So beware Cheap but cheap brings its on problems.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    2 stars
  • Reliability
    2 stars
London Three Mobile  
This company bought Relish broadband and when I moved house recently I tried to call to cancel the account. I had to call multiple times and wait on hold for over 40 minutes each time, only to be told they couldn't locate my account, despite me giving all the information. They told me to call another number which disconnected no matter what selection I made. I called back. I chatted with advisors online. I called back again. I went to a physical store, where they couldn't do so much as look up my account information. Finally after more than a week of trying to sort it out, I am told I can cancel but I will be charged for an extra month of services, because I didn't cancel one month in advance. What a rip off. Not only that, but the service was unreliable and pages took a long time to load. I liked Relish but Three is a corporate and bureaucratic maze and I can't recommend them to anyone on customer service (or lack thereof) alone.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    2 stars
  • Reliability
    2 stars
London Three Mobile  
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.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    3 stars
  • Reliability
    1 star
birmingham Three Mobile  
Finally cut ties with Sky after many painful expensive years. Loved the idea of broadband w/o a landline. Never used it otherwise. Really impressed for the first 3mths on 3's pay monthly home broadband deal, just to try it out. Easy setup and great fast reliable streaming at the beginning. Rarely dropped a stream for three months. So we decided to take on a 12mth contract. Another precaution because we didn't want to get 'trapped' in any more long life-sucking contracts. Of course customer service pushed real hard for us to go for a 24mth contract instead. But I stood firm and said "No thanks!". So we stuck with the 12mth one. Well since the contract started, streaming speeds have slowed and become very inconsistent. We counted the stream drop during TV programs at least 10x during one day. That was on every device used at that time with our Huawei 4G Router 3 Pro, supposedly able to handle up to 65 devices at once. We sometimes use up to 4 at the same time. That's it. We even moved the router around and saw some improvement but only for a short while. I have a mobile with 3 and it's signal and stream are much more reliable. Why is that?? I don't hold much hope out for any vast improvement in the coming months and 3's customer service has proved to be frustrating and unhelpful. I wish somehow we could get out of it. Highly unlikely I know. But on the bright side at least it's not for 24mths. We definitely will chose someone else when this nightmare ends. I highly do NOT recommend 3 for home broadband to anybody. There are far more reliable ones out there.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    2 stars
  • Reliability
    1 star
River Three Mobile  
Absolute garbage, how is this effin service still alive I have no idea. Abysmal internet connection, goes out at a smallest weather change. Don't bother trying this provider, you'll rip out all your hair.
  • Satisfaction
    2 stars
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
london Three Mobile  
We have it for a couple of months. It was okay in the first month and now is extremely slow most of the time (downloading 81Mb software update in 10 minutes) and not reliable (sometimes okay but most of the time have to wait ages to load a page) . When we signed up we were told in the shop that if it will be too slow we can end the contract earlier but customer service told me not possible. Last 2 weeks were the worst and I spent numerous hours to get to the customer service by phone and the connection kept breaking. I would not recommend this as a main home broadband, maybe as a back up or when there is no other options.

Very sad though, used this company for mobile phone for several years but broadband - definitely no!
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    2 stars
  • Speed
    1 star
  • Reliability
    1 star
South Croydon Three Mobile  
I have expected much more from a company such as Three.

The Three guy at the Chester shop said I should get "tier 1" reception and I should not believe the negative reviews. He was wrong on both accounts.
The TV that needs only 3mps gives me distorted picture. Even the simple internet browsing takes a long time.

My advice is only to use them if there are no other options.
I will be disconnecting the service the minute my cable service is connected.
  • Satisfaction
    1 star
  • Customer Service
    1 star
  • Speed
    2 stars
  • Reliability
    1 star
Chester Three Mobile  

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