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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’.

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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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Three offers Wi-Fi on the London Underground.

For Three customers who regularly use the London Underground it’s time to celebrate; no more staring into space whilst waiting for a train, no more being unable to tweet your other half to let them know that you’ll be late home because the tubes are delayed again.

We’re pleased to announce that in the coming weeks we will be joining the ‘Wi-Fi on the underground’ party. Woop!

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Personal Hotspot on our new SIM Only Plans.

We’ve noticed that some of you are concerned about All You Can Eat data and tethering on our new SIM Only price plans. But there’s no need to worry, All You Can Eat data isn’t going anywhere. We’re still offering SIM Only plans with AYCE data, as we always have. What we’ve done is made some changes to the Personal Hotspot allowance on those plans.

Using your phone as a Personal Hotspot (also known as tethering) is when you link it up to other devices in order to connect them to the internet.

All our SIM Only plans now allow you to use your phone as a Personal Hotspot, which wasn’t previously the case. You can use as much of your data allowance as you like for this activity, but if you’ve got AYCE data you can use up to 4GB for it.

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