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"Three resists watchdog's call for 'fairer' mobile phone fees

The UK's telecom regulator has said Three is the only major UK mobile
network to have "refused" to automatically cut its customers' monthly
charge at the end of their contract's lock-in period.

As a result, Ofcom said, the firm's subscribers would "overpay" unless
they took action to change to another deal."

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-49070592

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On Monday, 22 July 2019 11:26:29 UTC+1, Java Jive wrote:
"Three resists watchdog's call for 'fairer' mobile phone fees

The UK's telecom regulator has said Three is the only major UK mobile
network to have "refused" to automatically cut its customers' monthly
charge at the end of their contract's lock-in period.

As a result, Ofcom said, the firm's subscribers would "overpay" unless
they took action to change to another deal."

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-49070592


Just the latest in a long list of sharp practises Ofcom are trying to stamp out - they had more luck lsat year: -

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom...cases/cw_01218

More often than not it is '3' alas.
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On Mon 22/07/2019 12:13, R. Mark Clayton wrote:
On Monday, 22 July 2019 11:26:29 UTC+1, Java Jive wrote:
"Three resists watchdog's call for 'fairer' mobile phone fees

The UK's telecom regulator has said Three is the only major UK mobile
network to have "refused" to automatically cut its customers' monthly
charge at the end of their contract's lock-in period.

As a result, Ofcom said, the firm's subscribers would "overpay" unless
they took action to change to another deal."

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-49070592


Just the latest in a long list of sharp practises Ofcom are trying to stamp out - they had more luck lsat year: -

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom...cases/cw_01218

More often than not it is '3' alas.


Agreed but in their defence they have been leaders is some areas. For
example, they were the first SP to announce that ALL phones supplied by
them whether contract or PAYG would be supplied unlocked. How that works
with the phones - such as iPhones - that lock onto the first SIM
inserted I don't know.

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Woody wrote:
On Mon 22/07/2019 12:13, R. Mark Clayton wrote:
On Monday, 22 July 2019 11:26:29 UTC+1, Java Jive wrote:
"Three resists watchdog's call for 'fairer' mobile phone fees

The UK's telecom regulator has said Three is the only major UK mobile
network to have "refused" to automatically cut its customers' monthly
charge at the end of their contract's lock-in period.

As a result, Ofcom said, the firm's subscribers would "overpay" unless
they took action to change to another deal."

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-49070592


Just the latest in a long list of sharp practises Ofcom are trying to
stamp out - they had more luck lsat year: -

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom...cases/cw_01218

More often than not it is '3' alas.


Agreed but in their defence they have been leaders is some areas. For
example, they were the first SP to announce that ALL phones supplied by
them whether contract or PAYG would be supplied unlocked. How that works
with the phones - such as iPhones - that lock onto the first SIM
inserted I don't know.


My iPhone, and all the ones owned by family members, have never locked to a
SIM/service provider. Most came direct from Apple, but even one provided
via a Vodafone contract was never SIM locked. A colleague had a hand me
down iPhone that was originally on a USA network. That required filling in
something on the US networks’s website. That website seemed to contact some
sort of database held by Apple, as the phone then unlocked itself without
any further user intervention. So I imagine networks have the option of
selling u locked iPhones, which of course 3 could do, or join in with
Apple’s central scheme.

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On Tue, 23 Jul 2019 06:01:12 +0000 (UTC), Tweed
wrote:

Woody wrote:
On Mon 22/07/2019 12:13, R. Mark Clayton wrote:
On Monday, 22 July 2019 11:26:29 UTC+1, Java Jive wrote:
"Three resists watchdog's call for 'fairer' mobile phone fees

The UK's telecom regulator has said Three is the only major UK mobile
network to have "refused" to automatically cut its customers' monthly
charge at the end of their contract's lock-in period.

As a result, Ofcom said, the firm's subscribers would "overpay" unless
they took action to change to another deal."

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-49070592

Just the latest in a long list of sharp practises Ofcom are trying to
stamp out - they had more luck lsat year: -

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom...cases/cw_01218

More often than not it is '3' alas.


Agreed but in their defence they have been leaders is some areas. For
example, they were the first SP to announce that ALL phones supplied by
them whether contract or PAYG would be supplied unlocked. How that works
with the phones - such as iPhones - that lock onto the first SIM
inserted I don't know.


My iPhone, and all the ones owned by family members, have never locked to a
SIM/service provider. Most came direct from Apple, but even one provided
via a Vodafone contract was never SIM locked.


I had three iPhones over the years and none of mine have ever locked
themselves to any SIM.


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Chris in Makati wrote:
On Tue, 23 Jul 2019 06:01:12 +0000 (UTC), Tweed
wrote:

Woody wrote:
On Mon 22/07/2019 12:13, R. Mark Clayton wrote:
On Monday, 22 July 2019 11:26:29 UTC+1, Java Jive wrote:
"Three resists watchdog's call for 'fairer' mobile phone fees

The UK's telecom regulator has said Three is the only major UK mobile
network to have "refused" to automatically cut its customers' monthly
charge at the end of their contract's lock-in period.

As a result, Ofcom said, the firm's subscribers would "overpay" unless
they took action to change to another deal."

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-49070592

Just the latest in a long list of sharp practises Ofcom are trying to
stamp out - they had more luck lsat year: -

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom...cases/cw_01218

More often than not it is '3' alas.


Agreed but in their defence they have been leaders is some areas. For
example, they were the first SP to announce that ALL phones supplied by
them whether contract or PAYG would be supplied unlocked. How that works
with the phones - such as iPhones - that lock onto the first SIM
inserted I don't know.


My iPhone, and all the ones owned by family members, have never locked to a
SIM/service provider. Most came direct from Apple, but even one provided
via a Vodafone contract was never SIM locked.


I had three iPhones over the years and none of mine have ever locked
themselves to any SIM.


We’ve seen this, but only with iPhones bought from carphone warehouse.
They’re supplied sim-free but their prices factored in a minimum term
contract with whichever network operator you chose so the phones were set
up to lock to the first network connected to.

A bit of a pain but I’m pretty sure we got them unlocked at no cost.

Tim

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On 26 Jul 2019 19:59:33 GMT, Tim+ wrote:

Chris in Makati wrote:
On Tue, 23 Jul 2019 06:01:12 +0000 (UTC), Tweed
wrote:

Woody wrote:
On Mon 22/07/2019 12:13, R. Mark Clayton wrote:
On Monday, 22 July 2019 11:26:29 UTC+1, Java Jive wrote:
"Three resists watchdog's call for 'fairer' mobile phone fees

The UK's telecom regulator has said Three is the only major UK mobile
network to have "refused" to automatically cut its customers' monthly
charge at the end of their contract's lock-in period.

As a result, Ofcom said, the firm's subscribers would "overpay" unless
they took action to change to another deal."

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-49070592

Just the latest in a long list of sharp practises Ofcom are trying to
stamp out - they had more luck lsat year: -

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom...cases/cw_01218

More often than not it is '3' alas.


Agreed but in their defence they have been leaders is some areas. For
example, they were the first SP to announce that ALL phones supplied by
them whether contract or PAYG would be supplied unlocked. How that works
with the phones - such as iPhones - that lock onto the first SIM
inserted I don't know.


My iPhone, and all the ones owned by family members, have never locked to a
SIM/service provider. Most came direct from Apple, but even one provided
via a Vodafone contract was never SIM locked.


I had three iPhones over the years and none of mine have ever locked
themselves to any SIM.


Weve seen this, but only with iPhones bought from carphone warehouse.
Theyre supplied sim-free but their prices factored in a minimum term
contract with whichever network operator you chose so the phones were set
up to lock to the first network connected to.

A bit of a pain but Im pretty sure we got them unlocked at no cost.


I had something similar when I bought my Samsung Galaxy S8 from
Carphone Warehouse.

Initially, the phone could only be used with a UK SIM card. However,
once it had been used for a few minutes it was then possible to use it
with a non-UK SIM.

I assume this was to stop people from buying quantities of phones from
CW and then exporting them abroad to be resold as new phones.



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