3 Internet has the worst broadband I’ve used in 12 years

Just Sayin’.

(for past 20 hours, 3 has had no connectivity to 95% of all internet sites, including – intermittently – Google.co.uk. (*). Impossible to get anything done. And for the past 4 months, the service has been running at 1/50th of the normal speed. They don’t care – multiple calls to customer support result in being told “if the modem switches on, it is working. My script doesn’t allow any other possibility.”)

(*) – At times like these, I seethe that Google et al decide “What’s good for us” and actively prevent anyone from using e.g. Google.com, even if they want to. No, you MUST use your local country’s version of Google. I remember the good old days of the Internet, back when you were allowed to visit any site you wanted, just by typing it into your web browser. I never thought those days would end :(.

7 thoughts on “3 Internet has the worst broadband I’ve used in 12 years

  1. Jason

    Not sure what’s going on for you, but I can access any of the Googles, just tried .ca, .co.uk and .com, all working independently.

    When I was living in Thailand last month, it asked me once if I wanted to use .co.th (or whatever) and instead I just kept using .co.uk.

  2. adam Post author

    Nononono – it’s 3 Internet that’s down, not Google.

    The problem is … 3 can see google.com but not the localized Google. So … I can use google.com until 3 fixes their network, right?

    Wrong: if you attempt to visit google.com, Google kicks you back to your regional site, based on IP. Google doesn’t know (or care) whether your regional site is actually available to you – but you don’t get a choice.

  3. Jason

    My point was – no it doesn’t. I am in Canada and can use any of the googles without being ip kicked. When I was in Thailand, I wasn’t forced to use the Thai Google, I was using .co.uk.

    I’m in Canada now and am using .com instead of .ca.

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