UK operator 3 is celebrating their first year of mobile broadband by launching a new data tariff of £2.50 for unlimited email use, though the price doubles to a fiver a month for suit-wearers using Exchange or Notes access. Both tariffs include a data bundle, 10MB and 1GB respectively, but the e-mail access is completely …
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Three have had two mobile email offerings for yonks: Mobile Mail, which gets you 10MB from your own pop server for £2.50 a month and Mobile Office Mail which gets 1GB from Exchange for £5 a month. This seems suspiciously close to what you're describing.
I thought that too.
How very peculiar.
(not that you and I are peculiar, but the fact that I thought the same thing)
Pay more for different services
Nothing new. T-Mobile have "unlimited" web n walk at three levels, Handset Only (fair use 1gb), Handset and PC usage (No Voip, 3gb fair use limit), and Handset and PC usage (no restrictions other than 10gb fair use).
Uuuh, ssh over port 993 anyone?
Forgive my stupidity, but doesn't this mean that you can just push all your traffic through an ssl tunnel, as long as it's remote endpoint is on port 993 (imaps)?
Just reconfigure those "ssl vpn's" that have become so trendy recently ;-)
Some of us are old enough to remember ftpmail
It was incredibly useful for busy FTP sites
It's similar but with the 10MB, that's all you get, 10MB. This new one gives unlimited email access with attachments included, they could easily be a lot more than 10MB. I originally had that and frequently went over but by paying a fiver, for the 1GB X-Series Sliver thing, I have never come close ,except for the times I've used it as a modem (which they don't like). I use it a lot every day for all sorts of things, reading ElReg, watching YouTube, banking, eBay, PrOn and use about half my allowance.
This service is for people who ONLY want to email and rather than pay a fiver for 1GB that they won't use, they pay half that so that they can email as much as they like. Personally I can't stand the MobileMail malarky and prefer checking my GMail account every couple of hours or so. MobileMail seems like it'd be ok for people who haven't heard of Opera Mini but if you use it why bother with Mobile Mail?
Paris, cos I'd pay £2.50 for unlimited access.
3 - Unlimited access to nothing.
All this assumes that there is any signal.
Never even managed to get a reliable voice signal from 3
£2.50 get you email, the web, and rss. and all you want, never been able to connect to ftp. so that probaly a flex account bonus
"prefer checking my GMail account"
£5 on 3-mobile gets you unlimited ("fair use") data. So for £2.50 you can use GoogleMaps,
All-in, I average £25pm and use my phone indiscriminately for calls, texts & data.
Woulda been the same on T-Mobile Web'n'Walk (and I nearly went with 'em) but 3 had the phone I wanted (SE K770i).
Reception is fine, btw. I've started reading the newspaper online on the train to and from work, GMaps has repeatedly proven to be dead useful (in conjunction with quickie web searches for postcodes), and of course, GMail is the icing on the cake.
Only small gripe is with the ubiquitous branded soft key shortcuts.
ive never had a nag from tmobile
and im alway updating Rss and emails. and browsing something when board. even watch spongebob all day here and there
see the various posts on
3 should be investigated for mis-selling of their broadband service, I very much doubt if the email offering will be any better
X Series Silver
To use the 'Mail on 3' after the freebie two week trial period you need an internet addon (Internet Max etc.) however it makes no mention of if you already have the X Series addons (for Skype etc.) which also include internet access. I have e-mailed 3 but have yet to receive a reply. Maybe The Reg! could find out?