Tag: 3uk

iD Mobile launches new chunky data deals

Running on the Three network, iD Mobile have data rollover, data boost, inclusive roaming, fast 4G, bill capping and 30 day plans. Plus, from today, they’ve got a “Summer of Loads” event, which will get you more data for less cash. Running until Tuesday 11th August, they’ve got …

Deal – Three SIM-only, unlimited everything for £16 p/m

Head over to the Three website today and you can get a 5G-ready SIM-only plan unlimited plan which will cost a mere £16 per month. This two-year deal has unlimited data, unlimited minutes and unlimited texts – plus you can roam and use your phone as a personal …

Black Friday! Let’s go! £10 SIM with 12GB monthly data

OK, you’ve got yourself a phone, or your going to buy one. That’s a great start. Perhaps you want to get yourself a reconditioned phone or maybe you’re going to get one as a Christmas gift? If you’re doing that, follow my guide from earlier this year because …

Three down. Website and network collapses

On Three? Chances are you’re having problems. Worse still, the Three website is displaying a maintenance message from the 1990’s too. It’s basically bad. Three has around 10 million customers and is on the cusp of big things after bagging a big slice of contiguous 5G frequencies, however …

Three customers now pulling an average of 10GB per month

Admit it, looking at a mobile phone package which delivers 2GB per month is going to give you cold sweats. You know, part-way through the month, that you’re going to be worry about visiting sites or checking anything on the internet because your data is bound to run …

The Huawei Mate 30 – Missing more than just Google Apps

Huawei is a massively successful company. We’ve been to see them in China. We visited the university that teaches staff, the accommodation where workers stay and play. We saw their facilities and their innovative products. Yesterday though, something massive was missing from their Mate 30 and Mate 30 …

The new iPhone 11 Series – Where to buy. Pricing updates…

An update from the various networks regarding the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and the iPhone 11 Pro Max plus anything else they may be offering in the wake of the Apple announcement yesterday. Don’t forget to get the low-down in our earlier article. BT – Operating on the …

Three add two new 5G smartphones to their range

With the network poised to grab a huge amount of the 5G pie, there’s two very familiar handsets appearing in their range. The Samsung Galaxy S10 5G and the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G are available to buy right now in Three stores and from the Three website. …

Three 5G goes live in London today

It’s a brave new world for UK network, Three. They’ve gone from having the smallest amount of spectrum to the most thanks to their plentiful 5G allowance. It means that they can deliver “true 5G” thanks to 100MHz of contiguous spectrum. This will, according to the network, support …

Three to deliver 5G to all with no extra cost

Three is the latest network to unveil its plans for 5G services and there’s a lot for consumers to get excited about. The big headline is the fact that you’ll be able to enjoy the upcoming 5G network (provided you’ve got a compatible phone) for no additional cost. …

Three 5G. Twice as fast as others.

As we’ve mentioned before, Three have a rather big ace up their sleeve when it comes to 5G. During the spectrum auction they managed to obtain one contiguous 100MHz block to deliver what’s termed as “full 5G”. Not only that, but they also have a total of 140MHz …

Three 5G testing under way. Cloud network in place.

Wait though, because it’s not all about 5G. Three are also boosting their 4G, with 3G spectrum now being refarmed for 4G. They’re upgrading the 4G antenna masts on thousands of sites, with Croydon recently seeing new antennas and a reallocation of 10MHz of 3G spectrum (leaving 5Mhz …

Three announces 5G launch date, complete with loads of spectrum.

It’s the “Need for speed” according to Three, and they’ve announced that their 5G network will arrive in August. By then there’ll be just London, but things look to be spinning up very quickly, with 25 towns and cities going live by the end of this year. Using …

Three 5G Update – Second live site now online

Way back in the day, a new network called “Three” appeared on the scene. They were the first 3G network at the time and, if you had a rather bulky 3G video phone, you could do video calls and browse the internet on the move. At the time …

Three roll out their own Brexit bus

OOoohh… bit dangerous this. Driving a bus round with promises written on the side. How much do we believe that ? 🙂 So, whilst Parliament goes into a full-on meltdown about a Brexit which nobody can agree on, Three have driven up and down the road outside to …

Three UK start S10 pre-orders

In case you missed it yesterday, Samsung announced a range of new products including the Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10 and the larger S10+ As we normally get with big smartphone announcements, networks soon send out pricing information and confirmation they will be selling it. Three will be stocking …

Unlimited Everything for £20 a month – on Three

During the Black Friday sales last November, I managed to bag a cracking SIM only deal from mobile provider Three. The deal is you get unlimited calls, texts, data and tethering for just £20 a month, and now the deal is back for an unspecified amount of time. This …

Black Friday – Three ups the £20 SIM-only bar!

Was it just yesterday that Virgin Mobile offered 200GB for £20? Well today Three have beaten that. They’ve got an offer on, which ends on December 3rd, giving you a massive All You Can Eat SIM only deal exactly the same amount. So, the question is, do you …

Home broadband speeds predicted to double thanks to 5G

Research firm Ovum has today revealed that 5G has the potential to bridge the gaps left by more traditional fixed-line broadband across the UK. Currently, although those in cities and built-up areas are blessed with quick internet connections, those in more remote areas can struggle unless they pay …

Arrival – Live Xiaomi launch stream. Watch here.

Good afternoon everyone. We’re back in London today, bringing you everything you need to know about this relatively unknown brand. I say unknown because they are just that, at least right now, at least here in the UK. However, the same story could be told about HTC, about …

Three UK confirm their new aggregated 4G, delivering 4G+

Well, we hate to say it, but if you’re following us on Twitter and you read our earlier story, you’ll already know all this. We covered in detail some two weeks ago and right now we’re all basically doing this in the Coolsmartphone office. Today Three have confirmed …

Razer Phone 2 launched. Coming to Three UK soon!

Gaming company Razer have today announced their new handset to the world. You can get more info about it on their product page here and you can buy the thing direct from November 7th for £779.99. However, Three have added a page where you can register your interest …

Three UK – Bye bye tethering caps

No real fanfare here, but it looks like our friends at Three have removed the usage caps on tethering. From now, the “Personal Hotspot” usage limits on 4G mobile plans will be ditched, so no need to worry about hooking your laptop onto your phone in future. The …

Three quietly launch 4G roaming

Roaming plays a big part of your decision-making when choosing a network. Being connected is more vital now than it has ever been. Many customers on Three have been asking when they will get access to 4G roaming that other networks have offered for a while now. Whilst …

iPhone XS and XS Max – Three pricing

So, you’ve read my rather barbed comments about the iPhone XS and the XS Max, but you still want to hand over your cash. That’s cool. How about you give it to Three? They’ve got the iPhone XS up for £54 on a 4GB plan or £59 with …

Three to help with digital skills

UK network Three have just announced an idea to help train customers on the digital world. It’ll help them keep connected and up to date. “Discovery” by Three gives people a chance to learn about social media, online shopping, backups and much more. Plus with 21% of the …

Three UK steps up 5G preparation

Three have enhanced their deal with SSE Telecoms to connect their network to local BT exchanges. This will boost network performance and connectivity to customers. The move is a big step towards the 5G launch in the UK, but will also have huge benefits for existing 4G customers …

No more 3G from me, says Three

Not too long ago you would still be able to buy phones which wouldn’t have 4G capabilities. The KAZAM Tornado 348 sticks in my head as one of these but hey, that was 2015 and KAZAM went pop anyway. Now, in 2018, you’d be hard-pushed to get a …

Three add more Puggerfly love

Three recently added the cute and cuddly Puggerfly to their range of creative animals, and once again he’s been a big success for them. This advertising campaign promotes the fact Snapchat has been added to their GoBinge service, so customers on Three can Snapchat all they like without …

Three to range Huawei P20 and P20 Pro

As you might already be aware, Huawei have just announced the brand new P20 and P20 Pro in Paris, and as expected we are now getting network information through. Three have just confirmed that pre-orders will start tomorrow and the device will come into stock on the 6th …

Three help ease roaming fears

When it comes to taking a break abroad, it is so easy to take your eye off the ball and a simple error could because a massive headache. From passports getting lost to wallets getting stolen, there is lots that can happen out of the blue and turn …

Moto Z2 Play coming to Three UK

Three emailed us recently with some exciting news for gaming fans, but with the mass emails for Mobile World Congress it looks like it was overlooked. Thankfully the news is that the Motorola Z2 Play will be coming to Three UK in April, with an exclusive gamepad thrown …

Got a tenner? Want as much monthly data as possible?

If you’ve got one of those weird plastic £10 notes and want to get as much data as possible on a SIM-only plan, listen up, because we’ve got a bit of a run-down for you. First up, for exactly £10 and running on EE masts, is Plusnet. For …

Three and EE launch Samsung Galaxy S9 pre-registrations

Being careful not to reveal whether it’s the Galaxy S9 or just the Galaxy 9, Three have put their pre-registration site online already. Once the thing is actually announced, you’ll be one of the first to know exactly when you can get it and how much it’ll be. …

Three ditches roaming charges in 11 more destinations outside Europe

Whilst not everyone will be heading to Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Uruguay, Vietnam or Mayotte; those that do will now benefit from worry-free roaming on the Three network. The UK network now has an impressive 71 destinations worldwide included in their “Feel …

The Razer Phone has arrived. Here is our unboxing

We have had something very special arrive at Coolsmartphone Towers today. At least, it’s something that I have been looking forward to for a few weeks. Today we’ve got one of the boldest new phones to come out this year (IMHO). Yes, it’s the Razer Phone! You’re obviously …

Three warn customers over call scam

Mobile phone scams are on the rise, and scammers are thinking of new ways to trick consumers out of their money. One of the latest is where customers get a missed call and then call back to a premium number at a cost… And an expensive one at …

Planning a break abroad? Check out Data Passport on Three

With the summer well and truly over here in the UK, some people including myself still plan on a well earned break abroad. Roaming has been a big topic of discussion this year with networks scrapping their EU roaming rates. Three UK were one of the first to …

Today is iPhone 8 day! Here’s the best deals

The iPhone 8 release date is today, September 22nd. Those of you who pre-ordered can get to your local Apple or network store and collect that shiny new toy right now. As for everyone else? Well, you can go and buy one out-right. Not a problem, but it’s expensive. The …

More iPhone X contract deals

Looking for the iPhone X prices? Need to know just how much you need to put aside for that early Christmas present to yourself? Well, a contract deal will ease the pain a little, and we’ve already had a look at the Vodafone iPhone X pricing. However, there’s …