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What happens at the end of a Three contract?

What happens at the end of a Three contract? Does it automatically renew? Or switch to PAYG?

Most Useful Answer AhmadCentral  Feb. 21, 2013 at 23:35

What pondlife says.

Your contract will continue on until you either
-Cancel
-Upgrade to a new deal

Your contract tariff continues on every month but because you are now out of contract you can cancel or upgrade at any time. So it does not switch to PAYG, and neither does it automatically renew. It just carries on until you take one of the above actions.

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JanSt / MOD  Feb. 21, 2013 at 23:00

No idea, but it wouldn't just switch to PrePay... PrePay IS a type of contract. Without your consent they cannot just do ti 'automatically'... unless that is what you signed for in your contract... (sorry, I'm in Ireland, and I never have or would sign up for a mobile contract deal)

Pondlife  Feb. 21, 2013 at 23:16

It'll likely roll on until you give them notice to quit, renew or upgrade unless they've changed since I had a contract.

AhmadCentral  Feb. 21, 2013 at 23:35

What pondlife says.

Your contract will continue on until you either
-Cancel
-Upgrade to a new deal

Your contract tariff continues on every month but because you are now out of contract you can cancel or upgrade at any time. So it does not switch to PAYG, and neither does it automatically renew. It just carries on until you take one of the above actions.

Pondlife  Feb. 21, 2013 at 23:49

Well kind of at any time as I think you still have to give months notice to end it.

AhmadCentral  Feb. 22, 2013 at 00:04

yep, but tbh what's been posted by you and i is standard for every network.

Pondlife  Feb. 22, 2013 at 00:22

Thought so, but been a while since I had contract.

CTPAHHIK  Feb. 22, 2013 at 12:12

You are automatically switched over to monthly contact (30 days). Nothing changes for you - keep same allowance and pay same monthly amount.
No point to bother if you are on SIM only contact as you unlikely to get better price.
Could be very expensive if price of your phone is part of monthly price as you can be paying £20 for the phone and £5 for calling allowance. You would still pay £25 monthly and provider will keep £20 as freebie.

matt101101 / MOD  Feb. 22, 2013 at 12:24

No point to bother if you are on SIM only contact as you unlikely to get better price.

Well, that's untrue. T-Mobile knocked 25% off my monthly bill just because it threatened to leave, their retentions department rang me back offering me the discount less than 24 hours after I originally requested my PAC code. It's not even like I spend a lot with them, either. My contract was £10 per month and it's now £7.50, I'm sure if you were spending more each month they'd be willing to hand out even bigger discounts.

CTPAHHIK  Feb. 22, 2013 at 12:31

Agreed, but they lock you into another year, right?

I think it would be advisable to forgo savings offered and be able to leave at any time and have a leverage of asking for new phone, in case you decide you need one or existing breaks/lost.

Pondlife  Feb. 22, 2013 at 14:54

But if you were bothered by such things would you be on a sim only deal in the first place, let alone renewing it?

matt101101 / MOD  Feb. 22, 2013 at 15:12

Agreed, but they lock you into another year, right?

I think it would be advisable to forgo savings offered and be able to leave at any time and have a leverage of asking for new phone, in case you decide you need one or existing breaks/lost.

It's not exactly likely that my N2 is going to need replacing in the next 12 months, if it breaks it's already insured as a bonus/perk thingy of my house contents insurance.

Also, I'd never take out a phone and allowance contract, too much of a commitment as I have never owned a phone for 24 months.

At the end of the day, my SIMO contract is 25% cheaper than it was last year and even more than that if you take inflation into account.

roblade  Feb. 27, 2013 at 16:23

basically they will just keep charging you the monthly fee unless you call them to cancel or re-negotiate. I started off with an 18 month contract almost 6 years ago now with various discounts added over the years i got the one plan £11.49, not the cheapest i have heard and almost impossible to get this price now, but there will always e discount or free add ons if you want to stay a while longer with them.

AhmadCentral  Feb. 27, 2013 at 16:57

I have the one plan for.£12.50

But they womt do.it again now. So my plan is to just stay on it for as long az I can

shuwaz  Mar. 3, 2013 at 11:35

I am coming to the end of my 3 contract and can confirm what Pondlife and AhmadCentral says to be correct.

craig71  May. 22, 2014 at 17:23

my 2 yr contract ends on the 27th may 2014 i get 15 gig per mth at £15.98 if i dont renew my contract will it just carry on each mth at same price and same gigs ??? pls help

CTPAHHIK  May. 23, 2014 at 08:53

Yes, it will keep carrying on.
If you are happy with Three and do not plan on changing it's advisable to give them a call and see if you can get a better deal out of them. Maybe unlimited data? Not sure if you are tethering.

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