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3's Pay As You Go tariff carries with it some of the highest rates in the UK. It consistently falls into the highest five charging networks for calls, texts, MMS, and 0870 numbers. Perhaps one of its saving graces is that it's one of just three networks that won't charge you for calling 0800 numbers, with the other two being GiffGaff and Vodafone. In general, however, they are often highly rated by the people that use their services. Their 3G coverage is the highest you'll find in the UK at the current time, covering 93% of the territory.

3 are one of the very few mobile networks that operate a truly unlimited data offer with no Fair Usage policy attached. If you're going to be using a lot of data this is a huge plus for 3. However, this will cost you a least £15, but also comes with 300 free minutes and 3000 free texts.

Their customer service call centres are located in India, and we've had reports of difficulties getting problems resolved. However, there is the option to use either their online support or visit one of their stores.


Calls Texts Data MMS Voicemail 0800 0870
£0.26p £0.11p £0.11p £0.35p £0.16 £0.00 £0.35p

26 pence per minute makes 3 the third highest charger for phone calls at this current time, and their text charge of 11 pence per text puts them fifth from top with only the other major networks charging more. 0800 numbers are free, which differenciates 3 from almost every other mobile phone network in the UK. Unlike some of the other networks, calls from 3 mobile numbers to 3 mobile numbers are not free.

Bundles / Add-ons

Name Minutes Texts Data Price Description
Pay as You GO £10 100 3000 500 £10.00

100 UK minutes 
3000 UK texts
500mb Internet

All You Can Eat 300 3000 Unlimited £15.00

Get 3000 texts and 300 minutes plus all-you-can-eat data for just £15.



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