Three UK slash their Pay-As-You-Go prices

Three UK
By James Richardson on 1 Jul 2013 03:01 am EDT
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Here in the UK the Pay-As-You-Go market has offered pretty standard pricing across most of the UK networks - that is until today. Three UK have sliced their PAYG prices which could well be perfect for BlackBerry 10 users. The new prices may not suit everyone but it all depends how you use your BlackBerry - however I suspect parents may well be taking a good look at this one for their children who pick up the BlackBerry Q5.

Simplified the new prices are as follows:

  • 3p a minute
  • 2p a text
  • 1p a MB of internet

Thomas Malleschitz, marketing director at Three said: "The number of complex Pay As You Go tariffs, Add-ons and options available is mindboggling. Consumers are forced into choosing where they want best value – whether that’s calls, texts or internet. Our new rates strip things right back to basics with a simple, clear and transparent rate for calls, texts and internet use that offers clear value across the board. It’s important to us that our Pay As You Go customers can use our Ultrafast network to chat, text and enjoy the internet without making a trade-off on value. This is Pay as You Go in its purest form.”

Once customers top up, they can use credit for talking, texting and the internet, safe in the knowledge that if they send more emails than text one month they won’t be penalised for doing the things they love on their smartphone. Existing Three Pay As You Go customers can also enjoy Three’s new rates without having to change their tariff and they will be able to use their remaining credit as they wish.

Pretty neat price options don't you think? Anyone now tempted to go PAYG and ditch their 24 month contracts when they exprire?

For more information head on over to the Three UK website

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Three UK slash their Pay-As-You-Go prices

14 Comments

Second. :)

If BlackBerry goes with cheap data plans, cheap device costs and support for Google play they may have a winner if their hardware is competitive.

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Support for google play pretty much deletes the "App gap " issue.

The goal should now be for devs to support using BlackBerry native hooks into the hub. As long as Android runs at native speeds then we get the benefits of bb10 and a ton of apps.

Unfortunately, I think the goal of getting all apps we wanted coded native has past. :(

We had one chance, and black Friday was confirmation that we failed.

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Sounds like a nice deal, I'm not in any rush to switch to 3 from Giffgaff anytime soon. The only appeal of 3 to me Is the large mobile data packages they offer and DC-HSPA+ where available.

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Not bad for payg but the competition offers better value for money and it can't compete with contract bundles.

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Just a heads up:

Went into a three store and if you go for the £25 a month deal - for 12 months via direct debit (therefore a 12 month contract)...

IT'S £15 a MONTH!!!

That's 2000 any network mins, 5000 texts, unlimited data and 5000 calls to three numbers and NO RESTRICTIONS ON TETHERING!!!

That's the cheapest deal I know, on sim only. Also, outside of the 2000 mins cross network, it's 3p to any mobile or landline, 2p to text and 1p mb.

The reception has been significantly increased around London, UK, where I live (hampstead heath) and they are increasing capacity in lieu of their 4g roll out, later in the year.

I'm not a three representative - hell I hated their customer services and abomnable charges, out of allowance, and frankly the signal sucked.

I have 14 days to try this sim and I'm getting a consistent 21mb Internet connection, streaming to my telly. That's better than my sky broadband!

I've got excellent reception.

It's worth a try to see what it's like for you - for me, I'm getting better reception than I do with giffgaff, and this works out way better than their £20 goodybag!

Just thought I'd share ;-)

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Travelling to the UK this summer, wondering will my STL100-3 on Rogers that's unlocked work on the 3UK network? Thanks!

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