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Three to offer ‘mind-blowing value’ on back-to-basics PAYG

Three to offer ‘mind-blowing value’ on back-to-basics PAYG

Lewis Curdie  Jul. 1, 2013 at 15:30

With countless mobile plans and bolt-ons and incentives out there, the lines between PAYG and SIM only get blurrier by the day. It can’t be easy for Joe Consumer.

With that in mind, UK network Three has gone back to basics, where you throw some bucks on your phone and things cost, like, a fixed amount. Simple. But what about value?

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August 30 2013AD: D-day for Three in Australia

Waaaaaay before Mobot was even a twinkle in the big boss’ eye, Vodafone and Three merged in Australia and chose to operate under the more globally familiar Vodafone name.

For those customers still technically on Three contracts, the world – the mobile world, that is – is about to end on August 30.

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Three to carry Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3

Three to carry Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3

Lewis Curdie  May. 25, 2013 at 19:30

Given the seemingly outrageous price and lame internals compared to the likes of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, we’re still not entirely sure who the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 is aimed at.

The UK’s Three Mobile has no such concerns, seemingly, as it’s announced its intention to carry “the next big thing” when it touches down this summer.

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Vodafone 4G now launching at the ‘end of the summer’

Vodafone 4G now launching at the ‘end of the summer’

Lewis Curdie  May. 22, 2013 at 14:00

If you’re a Vodafone customer eagerly anticipating the rollout of Big Red’s 4G service, brace yourself for some disappointing news.

Vodafone 4G was originally expected to launch any week now, perhaps in June, but the network now says it’ll be “the end of the summer”. Er, whatever that means; ambiguous much?

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O2 joins the free London Underground Wi-Fi brigade, Three customers sob gently

O2 joins the free London Underground Wi-Fi brigade, Three customers sob gently

Lewis Curdie  Apr. 9, 2013 at 12:00

Customers on Virgin Media, EE and Vodafone have been enjoying free London Underground Wi-Fi for several months now, which leaves - or left - just two UK networks in the dark.

Big Blue O2 is the latest to offer its customers free London Underground Wi-Fi, meaning it’s just us losers on Three who aren’t invited to the party. Sob.

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Samsung Galaxy S4 UK network price guide

Last night, Martin penned: Samsung Galaxy S4 price plans revealed, and concluded: “We'll have a detailed breakdown on just where the best deals can be found in the morning”. I’m sure you can see where I’m going with this.

Yep, I’ve spent a vomit-inducing amount of time on the Orange, T-Mobile, Three, O2 and Vodafone websites this morning, perusing contract deals and chatting with advisors and that. Good times.

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Three Mobile: 900,000 new customers, but no rush for 4G

Three Mobile: 900,000 new customers, but no rush for 4G

Lewis Curdie  Mar. 27, 2013 at 12:00

UK network Three is having a pretty sweet time of things at the moment, having bagged 900,000 new customers in 2012, and notching up two years in the black.

However, despite the near-million noobs (bringing its total to a healthy 9.1 million), Three says it’s in no rush to roll out a 4G data service. Oh it could; it just doesn’t want to.

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EE bigwig: unlimited UK data tariffs are ‘unnecessary’

EE bigwig: unlimited UK data tariffs are ‘unnecessary’

Lewis Curdie  Feb. 27, 2013 at 18:30

Orange and T-Mobile’s tag-team, Everything Everywhere – or “EE” for short, has garnered its fair share of tariff-based criticism, mostly because it charges a bloody fortune, and also for imposing a measly 500MB data limit on its lowest tariff.

With a maximum speed of 50Mbps, it’d be possible – in theory – to devour the entire 500MB in just 80 seconds, but EE tells us not to be silly; most people don’t want – or need – unlimited data.

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Three UK: no extra cost for 4G, service to come 'as standard'

Three UK: no extra cost for 4G, service to come 'as standard'

Lewis Curdie  Feb. 4, 2013 at 14:00

Everything Everywhere (or “EE”, for short) is currently the only UK network offering 4G data, and much has been made of the arguably extortionate price plans.

Three UK intends to go the other way, with the promise that there’ll be no extra cost to its customers for 4G. Lovely!

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Ofcom UK 4G auction progresses, seven bidders announced

Ofcom UK 4G auction progresses, seven bidders announced

Lewis Curdie  Dec. 20, 2012 at 11:00

Last we heard, Ofcom had “fired the starting gun” on the UK 4G auction process, with a deadline of 4pm on December 11 for applicants to stick their names down alongside a £100,000 deposit.

This morning, Ofcom announced the list of organisations who have successfully “qualified to bid in the auction”, with seven names in total – some familiar, some not so much.

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