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Full Monty vs 1Plan, data speeds?

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Hi,

Looking for any advice on how people have found the relative data speeds on T Mobile & Three 3G networks.

Thought I was all sorted to order my iPhone5 today, switching carrier from orange to T Mobile to use the Full Monty plan. My thinking was this: Orange+TMobile shared network = better coverage than Three, plus unlimited data, plus opportunity to switch to EE's 4G plans with ease should they come to my area inside of 24mnth contract.

then I made the mistake of reading forums talking about how poor Orange/T Mobiles data speeds are. So I started flip flopping back to the idea of the One Plan, until I read Three can throttle speeds to suit their needs too.

I guess my question is, are they all much of a muchness, or for data, is there a big difference between T Mobile & three that anyone knows of?

I'm not a massive data power user, but I do want freedom to stream some content without worrying about limits.

Any thoughts?

Thanks.

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RE: Full Monty vs 1Plan, data speeds?

I know it makes me a Billy No Mates replying to my own post, but never the less, just read that EE are claiming they're upgrading 3G services on Orange & T Mobile as part of the overhaul, so this could theoretically make T Mobile a good bet with improved 3G speeds and an already good network coverage.

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RE: Full Monty vs 1Plan, data speeds?

Twill wrote:
I guess my question is, are they all much of a muchness, or for data, is there a big difference between T Mobile & three that anyone knows of?

Hi,

The iPhone 5 won't support 4G on the 3 network as highlighted in this thread.

http://www.whathifi.com/forum/apple-iphone/4g-what-the-hell-is-going-on

Dunno if that eases your mind in any way but if 4G is what you ultimately were aiming for, you made the correct decision!

Cheers,

Cofnchtr.

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RE: Full Monty vs 1Plan, data speeds?

Hi,

Help! All formatting seems to be off?

No breaks in lines or following punctuation?

Cheers,

Cofnchtr.

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RE: Full Monty vs 1Plan, data speeds?

In Manchester, on TMobile I get around 10Mb down + 3Mbit up in evenings, around half that during the day 

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