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Three Feel At Home fear-free roaming covers the US

Three Feel At Home fear-free roaming covers the US

UK wireless carrier Three has offered its fear-free mobile roaming service called Feel At Home for a while now. This service allows Three subscribers to travel abroad and not worry about getting massive overage charges for international roaming. We've probably all heard of the overage charges some people have been hit with for simple things like streaming a show while traveling abroad.

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Samsung Galaxy Note III, Xperia Z1 release dates spilled by 3 UK roadmap

Samsung Galaxy Note III, Xperia Z1 release dates spilled by 3 UK roadmap

A prospective roadmap of releases has been leaked today detailing the upcoming arrival of both the Samsung Galaxy Note III and the Sony Xperia Z1, aka Honami. These devices have been tipped as getting their first full showing during the Berlin-based festivities at IFA 2013 at their own unique events on the 4th of September. If this release schedule is correct, both devices will be on the market in the United Kingdom by the end of the month.

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Three buys O2 Ireland in $1.1bn mobile grab

Three buys O2 Ireland in $1.1bn mobile grab

O2 Ireland has been sold to Three parent Hutchison Whampoa Group, in an €850m ($1.1bn) deal that will see Three surge in subscribers to around 2m active users. O2 Ireland parent Telefonica described the deal as part of its "proactive management" [pdf link] of its portfolio, with the payment used to offset the carrier's financial situation, which dropped 1.6-percent year on year in Telefonica's most recent financials.

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Three promises UK LTE with no pricey data (but you’ll have to wait for it)

Three promises UK LTE with no pricey data (but you’ll have to wait for it)

UK carrier Three has detailed its LTE price strategy, intending to charge no extra data premium for the use of its 4G network, though subscribers will have to wait until it actually gets rolled out later in 2013. LTE will be "available as standard" on every Three price plan, the carrier says, albeit requiring a device - such as the iPhone 5, BlackBerry Z10, or Nokia Lumia 920 - that can actually access the 4G frequencies.

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UK 4G bidders revealed: Vodafone, O2, Three & EE all want airwaves

UK 4G bidders revealed: Vodafone, O2, Three & EE all want airwaves

Telecoms regulator Ofcom has announced the seven bidders in the UK 4G spectrum auction, with the process itself set to kick off in January 2013 and networks potentially switching on midway through next year. Vodafone, Hutchinson 3G (aka Three), and Telefonica (aka O2), are all among the bidders, as well as Everything Everywhere which is currently the only UK network to offer commercial LTE service through its EE brand.

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EC approves UK mobile wallet scheme despite Google complaints

EC approves UK mobile wallet scheme despite Google complaints

UK carriers Everything Everywhere, O2 and Vodafone are unsurprisingly smug today, after the EC approved their collective mobile commerce plan despite objections from Google and others. The joint venture was announced back in June 2011, a partnership which would build the underlying infrastructure for sales, delivery and payment, but became the subject of a regulatory probe after Google and rival carrier Three objected.

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Samba launches free ad-supported 3G data

Samba launches free ad-supported 3G data

We’ve seen schemes from the likes of FreedomPop which offer "free" mobile internet access, but a company in the UK called Samba is taking the idea one step further. It’s partnering with Three UK to provide 517MB of free internet access on iPads if users agree to watch two and a half minutes of commercials. It also requires a app to be installed on the iPad to keep track of internet usage and serve up the ads.

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