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Three Tethering Personal Hotspot

How much data can I tether (personal hotspot) on Three?

All Three plans allow you use all or any of your data to tether over a personal hotspot in the UK. That means those on unlimited data plans can enjoy unlimited tethering!

So there are plans with unlimited tethering?

That's right, there are a range of Three plans with unlimited data which include free unlimited tethering. That makes them a great alternative to mobile broadband and even a viable temporary internet solution for your home or office – though for long-term home internet you should consider Three’s 5G home broadband or 4G home broadband.

We've put a couple of the most popular deals in the table below for you to check out.

Recommended Unlimited Tethering Deals
Three SIM Card

12 Month Plan

Unlimited data

Unlimited mins

Unlimited texts

£17 a month

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Three SIM Card

24 Month Plan

Unlimited data

Unlimited mins

Unlimited texts

£16 a month

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Three SIM Card

1 Month Plan

Unlimited data

Unlimited mins

Unlimited texts

£24 a month

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Can I tether when roaming abroad?

Tethering is supported on all plans in Go Roam in Europe destinations. However, data usage in the Go Roam in Europe destinations is limited to 12GB per month..

Plan Type

Tethering allowance

(Go Roam in Europe)

Tethering allowance

(Go Roam around the World)

Pay Monthly Plans12GB a monthNot permitted *
Pay As You Go Plans12GB a monthNot permitted

* Tethering is not supported in Go Roam around the World destinations on any plans. However, Pay Monthly customers can purchase a Data Passport add-on which offers unlimited data and tethering for £5 a day.

How can I check my tethering allowance?

Tethering can use up a lot of data so you’ll probably want to monitor your usage. On Three that’s easy to do though. As it just comes out of your normal allowance, in most cases you can check how much data you’ve used and got left by heading to your My3 account here or by downloading the Three app.

Older Plans Tethering Allowances - Prior to July 12th 2016

Three plans taken out before July 12th 2016 include different tethering policies depending on the contract type and when the contract was first taken out. We've summarised the tethering limits for older plans in the tables below.

Pay Monthly Phones

Contract start dateMax amount of data that can be tethered
From 2nd September 2015 onwards12GB per month
3 July 2015 - 1 September 20158GB per month
29 April 2015 - 2 July 20154GB per month
14 March 2014 - 28 April 20152GB per month
Plans before March 17 2014None*

* If you have a Three Pay Monthly tariff which started on or before March 17th 2014 then tethering won’t be included and you’ll have to pay £5 for a 1GB monthly personal hotspot add-on.

SIM-Only contracts

Contract start dateMax amount of data that can be tethered
From 2nd September 2015 onwards12GB per month
From 5 August 2015 onwards8GB per month
15 July 2014 - August 4 20154GB per month
Plans before July 2014None*

* If your SIM-Only plan started before the 15th of July 2014 then tethering won’t be included and you’ll have to pay £5 to get a 1GB monthly allowance.


The information contained on this website has been written to assist our readers. We do not represent Three or speak on its behalf and are entirely independent of Three.

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