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Test drive live devices in store.

Did you know that all of our shiny new fit stores (all 217 of them!) have live, as in not dummy, as in turn on and play-with-all-you-like, phones?

Well they do :-) Meaning you can get your mitts on all the latest phones, see how you really get on with them, and their operating systems, before you make that life changing decision… Ok, so we’re exaggerating a little bit there. But it is still a big decision and you’re very often forking out quite a bit of money.

So next time you want to have a proper look at your prospective new phone, check out our new fit stores and get your hands on one for real;

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Awards and stuff.

We’ve got some fantastic stats to share with you. Who doesn’t like a good stat?!

We know you all love the internet like we do, so it comes as no surprise that Three customers are using more data than customers on any other network.

Being free to tweet and take selfies to your heart’s content is what a great mobile experience is all about, which is why we’re ahead of the game when it comes to data usage. The average Three customer uses a whopping 2.6GB of data, up from 2.2GB at the same point last year. This is great news as it shows that Three customers are getting the most out of their smartphones with our 3G and 4G network.

Of course, more data usage means more data traffic and recently we revealed that we’re leading the way when it comes to mobile data traffic too. Enders, an industry analyst, has found that we have the largest share of mobile data traffic (45%) in the UK. That’s a lot of tweets and status updates.

We’ve also been winning our fair share of awards recently. Which is nice :-) From Broadband Genie’s top accolade , to least complained about network according to Ofcom. Most recently, and something we’re especially proud of, we won MacWorld’s number 1 network for iPhone award, winning every single category – best 3G network, best 4G network, best network coverage, fastest network and the most reliable overall.

In addition, Root Metrics have today released their latest network reliability index, we’re pleased to say we shared top rankings in 12 out of the 16 major cities including London and Manchester. And we came first outright in Scotland and Northern Ireland. High five!

In the grand tradition of music makers, we’re not in this for the awards, but it’s great to know our hard work is paying off and that you guys have other tangible ways of seeing why we might be the network for you.

Step in to the light and say ‘hello three’.

Order online, collect in store.

You’ve ordered your shiny new phone and it’s due to be delivered the next day. You’re beyond excited, but there’s a problem. Your boss won’t let you take the day off to wait for the delivery at such short notice, bad times.

That’s where our fab new Click and Collect process comes in. If you order online, you now have the option of collecting your precious new hardware in one of 330 participating Three stores, whenever you flippin like (well, within 8 days anyway!) If you order before 4pm it’ll be ready for you to collect the very next day. Can’t be bad.

Apart from saving time and hassle, collecting in store has other benefits. If setting up your new phone seems a bit daunting; maybe you’re moving to a new operating system or you want to make absolutely sure you don’t lose your photos and music, our store staff will be on hand to help you out and get you started.

So, get clicking and collect at your leisure.

You can find out more about this service here.

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All our phones come unlocked.

Bad news for phone unlocking shops up and down the country….

We all know the pain of being stuck with a phone that’s locked to a particular network. Do you stick with the network, which may or may not be right for you at that time? Or do you go through the sometimes painful process of getting your phone unlocked, not to mention stumping up around £15 for the privilege.

Or, you’re lucky enough to be given a decent hand-me-down phone, but there’s a problem, you have to take out a contract with whoever the phone is locked to. Or again, attempt to get it unlocked.

Which? understand this common bug bear and have launched a campaign to get all networks to sell their phones unlocked.

The thing is, we’ve already started doing it. We’re one step ahead of them, which is definitely a good place to be :-)

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Three inTouch.

Sometimes it can be hard to get a good signal when you’re indoors. We know that and we want to help.

Imagine if you could call and text even if you didn’t have signal?

Well that’s exactly what Three inTouch allows you to do. It’s an amazing app that lets you make calls and texts over Wi-Fi when you don’t have signal. Yes, you read that right.

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