Three to be shut down?

23 May 2012

threeThere's been talk of Three, the mobile network, being shut down completely and utterly. Not that any Three customers would actually notice because they spend all their time stood on their roof, stretching on tip-toes trying to get even the vaguest semblance of a signal.

Hutchison Whampoa (excellent to say out loud) Managing Director, Canning Fok (again, excellent to say out loud), told Prime Minister David Cameron that if Three could not secure spectrum in the coming 4G auction, then it would shut down.

Anyway, these rumours are, apparently, "groundless", according to a spokesperson from Hutchison Whampoa. “The speculations that HWL may stop investment in the UK and/or quit the UK telecom market are totally untrue and groundless,” they said. “HWL is the largest Asian investor in the UK and is happy with its current investments in the country; and [we are] actively looking at various different investment opportunities in the UK.”

Or, 'we'll see how this 4G business gets on and, depending on the outcome of all that, we may well bugger off and ditch the lousy, slow market in the UK'.

TOPICS:   Technology   Mobile   Broadband

24 comments

  • Mike H.
    Oh, what a fucking shame!
  • vibeone
    @Mike Hock That's what your mum said when I put it in the wrong hole. inb4 'shes dead'
  • The B.
    Hutchison should never have sold Orange, isn't hindsight wonderful?
  • Mike H.
    Ahhh, resorting to the 'That's what your mum said' a fine example of being used in the wrong context, presumably due to the lack of insult. Swiftly followed by denying the use of the 'she's dead' repost, indicative of being familiar with the exchange. Used commonly online by arguing children, unable to produce an intelligent insult.
  • Unsurpis3d
    Just had a lovely text from 3 informing me that they will be raising my monthly contract bill in line with inflation to cover "business costs". They make a point of saying it's in line with T&Cs. A 3.6% rise in the price of a fixed price monthly contract? Lovely. Also enjoy their use of RPI inflation. Funny how inflation is RPI for anyone charging you, but CPI for anyone giving you something of benefit.
  • Mike H.
    Yeah, you are a consumer, not a retailer. Cock-swapper.
  • vibeone
    @Mike Hock - you know me so well! Just like your mum. inb4 'No really, shes dead. I'm in pieces here you heartless bastard'
  • Mike H.
    I think you've got the wrong mum, vibeone. Mine's alive and well. You must be mistaken for your own mum.
  • Mike H.
    Didn't mean to rattle your cage vibeone.* *Absolutely false.
  • vibeone
    @ Mike Hock She did seem to scream my birth name. Fuck...
  • vibeone
    ^ Fake vibeone is actually quite funny. Bit like that weird rash on Mike Hock’s mum.
  • 3
    Cunting hell you twatting fuckers. This is serious business so you two ladies shut your scabby pissflaps and take your bitchfight outside.
  • Mike H.
    Fuck was getting excited then. FWIW Vibeone is an arse real or fake
  • Wongaporkpies
    Three are such a wonderful company. Apply for a job with them! We will carry out a credit check. Translated you will be in one of our shops taking loads of cash and accessing customer accounts. Translated we brand you a possible till chief before you even start! Yeah I already know my credit score is fucked which is why I want a job to pay debts off to improve my credit rating in the fucking first place. Mind you locally one of the Three stores lent out a loan phone with the previous owners information on it, literally everything photos, messages, contact names and numbers, and Three said not our problem, the original owner should have deleted everything. They also use a very dodgy debt collection agency who has been on watchdog for hounding people who didn't have an account with Three. So for them to say they may close UK operations if they don't secure 4G will be no fucking loss
  • vibeone
    FWIW Mike Hock's mum's arse.... oh I dunno.. make up your own endings. She does.
  • 3
    To be fair Wongaporkpies; you did steal from the tills at your last job. Oh, nearly forgot, quim stained gussett wanks!
  • Wongaporkpies
    LOL 3, my last job never involved cash handling, so not a till in sight , come to think of it I dont think they knew what cash looked like themselves
  • samuri
    LMFAO! the vibeone on here has the same ip as Master chief
  • vibeone
    That's amazing samuri. What software are you using to track my ip address? Could you post it up for everybody to see?
  • vibeone
    ^ fake vibeone. MC isn't me, nor ever was you morons. At least try and be realistic - fanpages is the latest accusee I believe.
  • vibeone
    ^ another fake vibeone. No but seriously if I bend over far enough I can touch my ballsack with the tip of my tongue
  • vibeone
    Ahh, no sorry, that's my mum's ball sack I am licking while she fucks me in the ass with a massive strap on.
  • vibeone
    ^ Last 2 posts are fake. I suspect it's Mike or Mike's dad. Both have reasons to hate me. An example would be repeated insemination of wife/mum
  • vibeone
    All of those posts were real. Only this one is fake.

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