Girl crying

Dry your eyes.

Not too long ago it felt as though you couldn’t pick up a paper without another story of a hard-done-by customer, all stern-faced, holding up a ridiculous telephone bill. The culprit was very often international roaming or the 30 times you had to call your internet service provider on their 0800 number to get a problem sorted.

You might be forgiven for thinking that ‘bill shock’ is now a thing of the past. For the most part, those crazy £3000 bills are. But we’ve recently learnt that over half (54%) of EE, Vodafone and O2 customers have experienced bill shock in the last year- to the tune of £213 each! Not newspaper worthy, but still enough to cause considerable dismay among customers. These bills are often the result of high or unexpected roaming fees or charges for 0800 numbers.

To highlight the eye-watering charges of other networks, we’ve today launched a range of Kleenex-style tissues made using the recycled bills from our competitors. He he :-)

Read More.

Green-recycle-180

Trade-in your old phone.

24 months is a long time to go between new phones isn’t it? I’m sure we all remember the halcyon days of 12 month contracts that pretty much guaranteed you a new phone once a year. If shiny new technology is your thing, sometimes even 6 months can seem like too long a time to have the same phone…

So if the latest, must-have phone is coming out, being only a few months in to your contract can seem frustrating to say the least. Even if you’re near the end of your contract, wouldn’t it be nice to already have any upfront cost on a new phone sorted?

That’s where our Trade-in service comes in.

Read More.

735_180

New Nokia Lumias.

 

Today is Nokia Lumia day at Three :-)

Nokia have this morning announced the Nokia Lumia 735 which will be on its way to Three very soon. We were lucky enough to get our hands on one before the announcement so are able to give you a sneak peek of this very cool phone, check it out.

Read More.

Sony Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact – Coming Soon.

Sony have just announced their latest flagship device and latest in the Z- series; the Z3 and its little brother the Z3 Compact.

As you’d expect there have been small but significant improvements to both when you compare to the Z2 iteration. The Z3 is thinner and lighter than its earlier counterpart. The battery now lasts and impressive 2 days and the camera has increased sensitivity (iso12800) which basically means it’s better able to take photos in very low light conditions. There’s also a 25mm wide angle lens and a much brighter screen to enjoy all those photos on.

Read More.

alpa-180-blog

Samsung Galaxy Alpha – Coming Soon.

If the S5 is all about amazing specs and practicalities, like being water and dust proof, then the Galaxy Alpha is all about aesthetics. Its metal frame and smooth, sleek lines are beautifully crafted and stylish. But there’s no sacrifice when it comes performance or functionality going on here. It’s still everything you’d expect from a premium Galaxy S experience. It’s a bit more compact and as such the screen is a little smaller, but that’s pretty much it.

You’ve still got a 12MP camera, extended battery mode, 4.7-inch HD Super AMOLED screen and an Octa Core processor for a really powerful experience.

S Health still features, as does the fingerprint scanner, Private Mode and connectivity with Samsung Gear Fit and Gear 2 wearables.

At less than 7mm thick and weighing only 114g however, you barely know it’s in your pocket.

If you’re after the Galaxy S experience, but with a bit more focus on design and in a slightly smaller package, then the Alpha is probably for you.

This gorgeous phone is coming soon to the network bringing you 4G at no extra cost, free international roaming in 16 countries and a host of other fabulous reasons to join the our party.

TestDrive-180

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;

Read More.

number1-180-180

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’.

1 2 3 11