have launched a new PAYG plan, offering a variety of features, all for a low price:
Once you have placed your topup credit onto your phone (which naturally brings with it a number of free items such as free Twitter,& Windows Live Messenger), you can then use the credit to buy an addon:
|Add-on name||All in One 10||All in one 15||All in One 25||3000 texts||300 Three-to-Three||500MB||Internet Daily|
So, before, adding the topup triggered free- calls, 150MB Internet access and a whole bunch of free text messages, whereas now the topup will only grant you the 150MB of Internet Access, with the - calls and texts only available via the Addons. Of course, if you topup by £10 and convert that £10 to the All In One 10 Addon, you’ll get 100 cross network minutes, 3000 texts and 500MB of Internet, offering a more rounded range of options.
Although I am generally impressed with these, especially that you can gain internet access along with a range of texts and minutes, I’m intrigued to see there is a new “500MB” option for £5, whereas before “Internet Monthly” (also for £5) would gain you upto 2GB of data over the same 30 day period, and when questioned I couldn’t get a straight answer out ofas to whether the “Internet Monthly” would still be available, or whether they had, in essence, moved the maximum amount of PAYG data from 2GB to 500MB for a month. Of course, for many using regularly for data may be better with a contract, which now offers 1GB as standard per month.
However,did provide an interesting statistic; over two thirds of their PAYG customers do actually use some of their 150MB internet allowance having topped up, with many not using it all up.
All Add-ons last for up to 30 days, and you can use your credit on your PAYG account to buy Add-ons in two ways:
- Call 444 free from their Three phone and select Buy Add-on Option
- Go to My3 at Three.co.uk/My3 or on their phone and click on Buy Add-on Option