I have rambled on about internet quite a few times on this blog. I think in this age we live the internet is essential - well it is for me. So what have I got to say on all things internet this time.
Well it's 3 -they have made a very sensible change to their service. Many who live on boats use tethering to get their internet. Basically using your phone as an internet connected device and then connecting to the phone from tablets/kindles/laptops etc. In fact I am typing this using my phone as the bridge to the internet. They limited this depending on what account you had. I had a 30gb tether limit - quite a lot for some, but I regularly used this up streaming tv like Iplayer and Netflix, Youtube as well and Skype etc.
So now 3 have removed this limit - basically you can tether to whatever data capacity your contract has. As mine is unlimited data I now can tether unlimited - now that is a good thing. Well done 3. As I only pay £18 this is a very decent deal now.
As an aside I have finally got a decent FTTC (fibre to the cabinet) deal with Plusnet at home so I can dispense with 4g Homefi contract I have, that'll save me a few pounds also.
One thing I will try when next on the boat is to forward my number to another sim card - one of those cheap by the checkout sims and then put my 3 sim card into my 3 Homefi unit. Previously 3 have detected this and blocked its use as a tethered type service. The reason for me doing this is two fold. The 3 Homefi unit has a much better wireless range and aerial when in the boat and secondly using your phone as a personal hotspot is a battery killer so you tend to run the phone on a charger that also does not do the battery much good.