For a long time now Three have been the network many people flock to for All You Can Eat (AYCE) data.
The popular One Plan may be no more, but customers still got AYCE on the phone and up to 4GB for tethering.
But what if that 4GB was just not enough you ask?
Well it seems that Three have today announced a new 8GB plan for handsets and confirmed a SIM-only version will be due in August.
Add to that customers with AYCE, who sign up to 4GB, can now get 8GB.
There is some slight confusion right now if this will just happen for existing customers or if you will need to change plan, or whether you can only change when you’re due an upgrade.
This launch comes as a bit of a shock, normally press releases get emailed through to us to cover on the day but this tip came to us by a friend of the site who happened to see the link on a forum.
Here is the full press release and we will update with any news once we get it…
Three introduces 8GB data tariff to its contract handset packages
Three introduces a new data tariff available for contract handsets that provides new customers with an 8GB mobile data allowance – joining the existing 500MB, 1GB, 2GB, 4GB and All You Can Eat allowances available. (BSL).
The new 8GB allowance has been introduced to provide customers with more choice on the amount of data they purchase and more freedom to browse the web when on-the-go.
This follows new research commissioned by Three which shows that 60% of Brits don’t know how much data individual activities use on their phones and tablets, such as watching a two hour film, uploading a photo to Facebook, or making a 30 minute Skype call. As a result over two thirds (68%) of people avoid doing certain things on their phones to avoid exceeding their allowance.
Tom Malleschitz, Chief Marketing Officer at Three, said: “Customers are asking us for more variety in the data allowances on offer and we’ve listened to their feedback and introduced this new allowance.
“Our customers love using the internet on their devices and now they have even more choice of plans to enjoy browsing the web on our reliable network, with all the added benefits that Three offers such as Feel at Home.”
To help customers decide on the best data plan for their needs, Three has a handy data usage calculator which is available to view online.
|Activity||Average data usage*|
|30 minute Skype video call||350MB|
|Downloading a two hour film||700MB-4GB|
|Two minute YouTube video||5MB-11MB|
|Streaming music for 30 minutes||30MB-100MB|
|Uploading a photo to Facebook||500KB|
|Play games like Candy Crush for 30 mins||2.5MB-5MB|
|Send 25 emails (without attachments)||25KB|
This new data tier is available on all contract handset packages and will also be available on SIM Only plans from August 2015. In line with this addition, the personal hotspot allowance on tariffs with All-You-Can-Eat data for new contracts has also been increased to 8GB.
All plans include added benefits on Three such as 4G at no extra cost in 4G enabled areas, and Feel at Home in 18 destinations worldwide; including Spain, US, France, Italy and Australia. Pricing for all data plans is available at www.three.co.uk.