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Merry Christmas me… and you.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…. Isn’t it? I mean there are Christmas songs, Christmas jumpers, presents, amazing food, snow (if we’re lucky), presents, Christmas films, presents. Did we mention presents?!

We’ve all been there;

You; ‘I’ve just been Christmas shopping.’

Your friend; ‘Great, how did it go?’

You; ‘Weeell, I ended up getting this for me. And this for me. And this for me. And a pair of socks for my dad. Merry Christmas me!’

Cue intense feelings of guilt that are only slightly dissipated when you gaze lovingly upon your new possessions.

You want with all your heart to treat your loved ones, but it’s so hard not to get distracted by the shiny things you want. We don’t blame you.

Wouldn’t it be great if treating yourself could be guilt-free? If buying for yourself meant you were also bringing joy to your loved ones? That’s just what we’re letting you do this Christmas.

You can say Merry Christmas me…and you, with loads of amazing offers from Three.

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Win VIP tickets to the MOBO Awards 2014.

The MOBO Awards are set to make a triumphant return to London on October 22nd 2014 at none other than the SSE Arena, Wembley. And what’s more, we’re lucky enough to be one of this year’s sponsors along with the mighty HTC. Excited much?

If you’re desperate to get your hands on a VIP ticket to see the likes of Nicole Scherzinger,  Jessie J and Professor Green performing at the glittering event, keep reading.

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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 :-)

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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.

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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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