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#holidayspam with Joey Essex.

As many of you probably know, right now with Three if you’re a Pay-As-You-Go or Advanced plan customer you can use your phone abroad at no extra cost in 18 amazing destinations. And these destinations aren’t restricted to Europe. They include the USA, Australia and Hong Kong.
Now 18 is a pretty good number. But 42 sounds so much better doesn’t it? Well from September 42 is exactly what you’ll have. We’re adding a further 24 destinations to Feel At Home including Germany, Portugal and Greece **new destinations dance**. Check out the full list below.

So there’s not much longer to wait folks, soon you’ll be able to Instagram your bratwurst and snapchat the Acropolis. Epic #holidayspam awaits.

Why not turn the camera around this year though, selfies are so 2015! This year it’s all about the holiday frontie. For the uninitiated, that’s a normal, front facing photo. Yep, we say bring back the holiday frontie! A massive 68% of Brits say they can’t remember what they did on holiday because the only photos they have are of their faces, obscuring the famous landmarks and amazing scenery.

Even Joey Essex has had enough. The self confessed selfie addict has had an epiphany. He can’t even remember where he’s been on holiday, all he has is photos of his own face. He’s leading our cry to end the reign of the selfie. Check out his video…

To get you all started, we’re hosting a competition and giving away a holiday a day. If you’ve got a great holiday frontie, post it on any of our social channels (Twitter, Facebook or Instagram) using #holidayspam and if yours is the best that day, you could be in with a chance of winning. Tune in from Monday to find out where you could be jetting off to. So get snapping, and remember, frontie’s only! 😉

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Competition Terms and Conditions

1. Promoter: The competition is organised by Hutchison 3G UK Limited trading as Three, Registered Office: Star House, 20 Grenfell Road, Maidenhead, Berks, SL6 1EH (“Three” or “we”). The Prizes (see 7 below) are administered and provided by LMnext UK Ltd who own www.lastminute.com.
2. Dates: The Competition opens on Thursday 11 August 2016 at 9:00BST and closes on Monday 22 August 2016 at 16.30 BST.
3. Eligibility: To be eligible to enter the competition, entrants must be a UK resident aged 18 years old or over (“Eligible Entrants”). Winners may be required to submit valid identification in order to receive a Prize. This competition is not open to employees of Three, its agents, contractors, consultants, or anyone professionally connected with the Competition (including LMnext UK Ltd).
4. Entry: Eligible Entrants may enter the competition via their own Facebook, Twitter or Instagram account by following the steps set out below. Failure to follow all the steps detailed will result in failure to enter the competition. Only one entry per Eligible Entrant per day will be considered by Three and entered into the competition. Your entry must not be a selfie. Entering an image taken as a selfie will not be considered an eligible entry.
a. Facebook entry: Post your best and most epic holiday image (remember, not a selfie!) together with the hashtag #holidayspam in the comment section on Three’s Facebook page at [https://www.facebook.com/ThreeUK/].
b. Twitter entry: Tweet your best and most epic holiday image (remember, not a selfie!) together with the hashtag #holidayspam and Three’s Twitter handle [@ThreeUK].
c. Instagram entry: Post your best and most epic holiday image (remember, not a selfie!) together with the hashtag #holidayspam via your own Instagram page ensuring to tag Three’s Instagram account [@ThreeUK].
5. Images: Entrants must ensure that images taken and submitted as an entry to the competition are taken from the entrant’s device and must not:
a. include images of people under the age of 18 or people over 18 who have not given their permission to the entrant to feature in their entry;
b. infringe any intellectual property rights of any third party (including copyright); or
c. contain nudity, or language or imagery that could be construed as harmful or offensive.
6. Disqualification: Three may, at its sole and absolute discretion, disqualify entries which do not comply with these terms and conditions, or are contrary to the spirit or intention of the competition and withdraw any Prize awarded.
7. Prizes: Each day for the duration of the Competition, Three will offer one chosen winner a package holiday for two people organised, followed by a period of a week where Three will offer one chosen winner £2000 of holiday vouhers. These will be administered and provided by LMnext UK Ltd via www.lastminute.com. Each day for the duration of the Competition, Three will advertise on its Facebook page [https://www.facebook.com/ThreeUK/], Twitter page [@ThreeUK] and Instagram page [@ThreeUK] details of the holiday package to be won that day, which will consist of:
a. Thursday 11 August 2016: outbound and return economy flights for two people from a UK airport to an airport in or accessible to Berlin and 2 nights in a hotel of Three’s choice in Berlin (one room only).
b. Friday 12 August 2016: outbound and return economy flights for two people from a UK airport to an airport in or accessible to Paris and 2 nights in a hotel of Three’s choice in Paris (one room only).
c. Saturday 13 August 2016: outbound and return economy flights for two people from a UK airport to an airport in or accessible to Lisbon and 2 nights in a hotel of Three’s choice in Lisbon (one room only).
d. Sunday 14 August 2016: outbound and return economy flights for two people from a UK airport to an airport in or accessible to New York and 2 nights in a hotel of Three’s choice in Manhattan (one room only).
e. Monday 15 August 2016: outbound and return economy flights for two people from a UK airport to an airport in or accessible to Ibiza and 2 nights in a hotel of Three’s choice in Ibiza (one room only).
f. Tuesday 16 August to Monday 22nd August: £2000 of holiday vouchers.
8. Selection of winners: Each day at 4.30pm the competition for that day will close. Entries received after this time will not be eligible. Each day at [5pm] the competition entries will be judged by a panel of judges at Three and the image considered most epic and original by the panel for that day will be selected as the winner of the Prize for that day. The decision of the panel of judges will be final and Three will not enter into any correspondence over the decision. Every day for the duration of the competition, Three will announce the winner of the Prize for that day and include his/her entry on its Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages.
9. Contacting the winners: Reasonable efforts will be made by Three to contact the winner of the each Prize. If the winner of a Prize cannot be successfully contacted, does not claim the Prize within 24 hours of notification, or is unable to comply with these terms and conditions, Three reserves the right to offer the relevant Prize to another Eligible Entrant. Failure to respond or failure to meet the eligibility requirements may result in forfeiture of the Prize.
10. Winner contact information: By entering this competition, you accept and agree that, from time to time, your personal data, including your name and email address provided to Three will be shared with LMnext UK Ltd, who is responsible for delivering your Prize to you.
11. Redeeming your Prize: LMnext UK Ltd will contact winners as soon as possible with details on how the winner may redeem their Prize. Winners may redeem their Prize within 6 months of winning the Prize. Three cannot accept responsibility for LMnext UK Ltd, the redemption process, and/or the arrangements and fulfilment of the Prize, which is beyond Three’s control. The Prize may be subject to additional terms and conditions, including those of LMnext UK Ltd. Each winner agrees that the cost of, and the responsibility for, complying with such additional terms and conditions will be borne solely by them, and that all third party terms and conditions relating to, and delivery of, the Prizes are beyond Three’s control.
12. General:
a. The Prizes do not include any other additional expenses including, for example, travel insurance, excess baggage charges, meals, transport to and from airports, Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA), spending money etc.
b. Travel arrangements for each winner of a Prize will be made by Three’s chosen partner, LMnext UK Ltd. The winners of a Prize must engage with LMnext UK Ltd in order to arrange the details of the Prize (including by providing all required information in order for the flights and accommodation for the winner and his/her chosen friend to be booked, and arranging how the Prize (or aspects of it) will be provided). Travel arrangements such as dates, times, outbound and return airports, hotels, hotel room types are beyond Three’s control. Three reserves the right to offer a Prize to another Eligible Entrant if a winner is unable to travel on the required dates or fails to engage and cooperate with LMnext UK Ltd to arrange the details of their Prize.
c. The Prizes are not transferable. No cash alternatives will be offered. Three reserves the right at any time to substitute an alternative prize of similar or greater value. Further, we reserve the right at any time to cancel, modify or supersede the competition (including altering the Prizes). No communications will be entered into by us regarding this.
d. This Competition is free to enter and no purchase is necessary.
e. The winner of a Prize will cooperate with any reasonable requests made by Three relating to any post-winning promotional activity (including his/her first name and entry being used in any and all Three marketing activity across all media).
13. We cannot accept responsibility for entries lost, corrupted, or delayed in transmission.
14. Under no circumstances will Three (or its parent, subsidiaries and affiliated companies) be liable (unless such liability cannot be lawfully excluded) for any losses, damages, costs or expenses arising from or in any way connected with any errors, defects, interruptions, malfunctions or delays in the competition, redemption process, or the Prizes (or any aspects of them), and Three excludes liability, to the fullest extent permitted by law, for any loss or damage caused to a winner of a Prize, his/her companion, arising out of or connected to the Prize or this competition.
15. Entry into the competition signifies acceptance of these terms and conditions. We also reserve the right to amend these terms and conditions at any time without notice. Any changes to the terms will be published at www.three.co.uk/terms. These terms are governed by English law.

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Win tickets to #DeezerLive with Three

We’ve teamed up with Deezer to give away two sets of tickets to an evening of brand new music in London’s The Hospital Club where you’ll be able to experience Brighton duo MIAMIGO and their shimmering, irresistibly ‘80s pop, along with Sweden’s Elias, whose cinematic tunes and goosebump-inducing vocals are causing a bit of a stir in Scandinavia and beyond.

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Black Friday Sony PlayStation treasure hunt.

Black Friday is rolling around again, striking fear into wallets everywhere. And to help you get into the mood for shopping, we’ve teamed up with Sony PlayStation and Uncharted to bring you the ultimate treasure hunt.

We’ve hidden 3 PlayStation 4’s in 8 Three Stores around the country. Your job is to find them!

Some of history’s most notorious buccaneers set sail from our shores to seek their fortune in strange foreign lands. Thankfully you won’t have to go quite as far as they did to find your own treasure, and what’s more you should be able to pop in to your local grocer at the first signs of scurvy. We’d advise against cutlasses, muskets, pillaging or other piratey acts, but be sure to have your wits about you – you may need to do a bit of research to find out where each console is hidden.

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Greatness from small beginnings.

We’ve all dreamed about becoming a hero for the day, and now thanks to an exciting collaboration between us and Sony, Uncharted fans can become adventurers in a unique London treasure hunt hosted by the real Nathan Drake.

Treasure-hunters will be guided to a series of specific locations across the city, with Drake delivering each cryptic clue through their smartphones.

The very first person to complete this one-off treasure hunt will walk away with a brand new Sony Playstation. Other exciting prizes will also be up for grabs including a Z5 and Z5 Compact.

How can you take part?

  • Download the Recho app here
  • Listen to the first clue (below)
  • Follow the clues to claim your prize

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We’ve all seen those grainy photos of beautifully carved pumpkins in the lead up to Halloween. You have to take a picture in the dark in order to show your beloved creation off in all it’s candle-lit glory. Then, naturally, you want to share your efforts with all of your family and friends online. But we all know that some smartphone cameras aren’t up to the job of taking decent low light photos, hence the plethora of grainy pumpkin shots in newsfeeds all over the land as Halloween approaches.

That’s where the LG G4‘s camera comes to the rescue; with it’s wide aperture (f/1.8) which basically means it lets in tons of light,  your pumpkins will look as amazing as you intended.

If you fancy getting your hands on an LG G4, all you have to do is carve an amazing, competition winning pumpkin (easy, right?), take a pic of it, and yes we will accept grainy entries, then tweet it with #LGPumpkin and wait for the judges to decide which they think is the bees knees! You’ve got until Friday afternoon to submit your entry.

And no cheating folks, we won’t be accepting photos of pumpkins that you’ve found on the interwebs!

Good luck and happy carving!

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Sony Xperia Z5 & Z5 Compact available now. Also, competition!

The Sony Xperia Z5 and Z5 Compact are out now and available to buy on Three. And they’re quite something, particularly when it comes to the camera specs.

Sony have kept the design of these phones simplistic yet elegant, with the back of the phone being made entirely from frosted glass. They certainly look pretty smart. Despite their elegant design, Sony have managed to pack a powerful processor into both phones (Qualcomm Snapdragon 810), so together with our 4G network, you’ll be able to reach new levels of performance for video, photography and gaming with the speed you need 🙂

S0 on to the camera. Ahh yes, the camera. Enjoy a mobile camera experience unlike any other with the very latest 23MP sensor – it delivers auto focus speeds faster than the blink of a human eye. We like good facts like this!

Both phones feature fingerprint sensors, a first for Sony. It’s interesting to note that the Z5 Compact features most of the same key specs as the Z5, the main compromise being size and display.

And to top these impressive new phones off, the new ‘remote play’ feature gives gamers the ability to transfer their PS4 gaming action from their TV screens to their mobile phones,  allowing them to continue where they left off in the game. A-MAZ-ING.

Speaking of which, when you choose to buy a Z5 or a Z5 Compact with us, you’ll get a cool £120 knocked off the price of a PS4*. *Amazing offer Klaxon*

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Downton Cabby

Fancy being ferried around London like Lady Mary or Lord Grantham? Well, now you can…

On Friday 18th September workers, shoppers and tourists alike will witness a blast from the past when the vintage Beaford hits the streets of the capital on Friday, delivering Downton lovers from A to B entirely for free.

Passengers will be welcomed by a chauffeur dressed head-to-toe in authentic 1920’s attire and whisked away to their desired destination in a vehicle that’s actually been occupied by some of the show’s top stars over the years.

For a chance to hail a ride in the vintage cab all you have to do is tweet @ThreeUK using #DowntonCabby, with your request for a lift and details of your central London location.

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#makeitright Fridays – Red Bull Air Race

After a short one-week hiatus, #makeitright Fridays are back! This time we’re giving you the chance to win two tickets to the Red Bull Air Race!

Find out more about #makeitright Fridays here.

All you need to do to win tickets is answer the question on our Twitter profile, @ThreeUK, using the hashtag #makeitright.

A winner will be selected on Monday 10th August at 12pm from all correct answers.

Good luck!

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