Three UK has today launched a new range of SIM-only contracts. In a way this mirrors how they relaunched their contract plans recently.
Customers will be able to start at just £7 a month for 200 minutes, unlimited texts and 500MB of data. This includes free 0800 calls. The deals jump to £23 at the top end for AYCE minutes, texts and data with 4GB allowed for tethering use.
These are based on 12 month contracts, if you want a rolling SIM then just add £3 a month extra and you are good to go. Deals start from £10 a month up to a maximum of £26 a month.
Allowances available to “mix and match” (to build your personal best deal) are….
- 200 Minutes
- 600 Minutes
- AYCE Minutes
- AYCE (with 4GB tethering)
So the good news is you can finally build your own idea. If you need only 200 minutes but are a heavy data user then this is great news for you.
The sad news that many will notice is this now ends the famous ‘One Plan’ contract. This has been a market leading product for so long and one of the best price plans ever made in the industry.
Anyone already on an existing One Plan will be able to keep what you have, even if you’re now out of contract. If you wish, you can move to one of these new plans, and AYCE is still available on the handset for data, but tethering IS now limited up to 4GB depending on your plan.
All new SIM-only plans include free 0800 calls and lower rates to 0845 numbers. You also get 4G free still, so no separate package needed and you still get access to “Feel at Home” for free roaming in 16 locations around the world.
These new plans should be available online, in store and over the phone right now if you want to sign up for one.
Three brings free 0800 calls to SIM-only plans
15 July 2014
- New SIM-only plans include free 0800 calls while other 08 calls will cost 5p per minute
- Tools introduced to help people manage spending and usage
Three has launched new SIM-only plans, offering customers free 0800 calls, with other 08 numbers, like 084 and 087 costing just 5p per minute.
The plans also include a number of spending tools, including the ability to set limits to stop customers going over their minutes allowance and spending limits on expensive numbers.
Customers will also get more choice in the amount of data they can have as part of their plan, and can easily change plans to one with increased allowances, if they find themselves talking or using more data than expected.
Combined, these features are designed to ensure people can enjoy their devices while avoiding bill shock.
There is a choice of data allowances: 500MB, 1GB, 2GB, 4GB and all-you-can eat data, so people can find the right bundle for their needs. Personal hotspot is now supported in every new SIM plan, with customers on all-you-can-eat data plans able to enjoy a 4GB personal hotspot allowance.
Three plans to introduce a 4GB data allowance to new contract handset plans next year, as well as increasing the personal hotspot allowance included in new all-you-can-eat data plans from 2GB to 4GB.
Announcing the new SIM plans, Three’s Marketing Director, Tom Malleschitz, said: “People want choice and control so they are able to enjoy their devices without worrying about bill shock. These SIM-only plans give them exactly that.
“They’ll also benefit from free 0800 numbers and with Feel At Home customers can use the internet and call and text home while in Australia, France, Italy, the USA and twelve other countries out of their UK allowance.”