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#HTC10OnThree.

HTC recently launched their latest flagship phone – the HTC 10 featuring completely customisable home screen like no other and Boom Sound speakers! In celebration of this, you’ll be pleased to hear that we’re running a competition over on Twitter (@ThreeUK) to give HTC fans the chance to win one. Plus other exciting prizes.

Our competition will launch on Thursday 26th May at 10am on our @ThreeUK Twitter feed and the competition will close at 12pm, Friday 27th May. All you need to do to enter is follow these three simple steps;

1. Get snapping. Take a picture of yourself in front of anything that contains the number 10. Simples.
2. Get social. Upload your creations to Twitter and tag us on @ThreeUK, making sure you include #HTC10onThree
3. Get wishing. Sit tight and wait. Winners will be randomly chosen and will be announced on our Twitter feed on Friday at 4:30pm.

One lucky winner will receive a brand new HTC 10, PLUS a Harman Audio Wireless Speaker (worth £500!). We’ll also pick three runners up to win their very own pair of Bluetooth wireless headphones.

Good luck!

1. These terms and conditions are the rules which apply to this competition. By submitting an entry, entrants will be deemed to have agreed to be bound by the following terms and conditions.
2. This competition is run by Hutchison 3G UK Limited, trading as Three, Star House, 20 Grenfell Road, Maidenhead, SL6 1EH (“Three”).
3. Start Date: 10:00am Thursday 26th May 2016.
4. Closing Date: 12:00pm on Friday 27th May 2016.
5. Announcement Date: Thursday 26th May 2016.
6. To enter the competition entrants must, before the Closing Date, tweet Three (using the Twitter handle @ThreeUK) a photograph of themselves which includes:
a. an image of them;
b. the number 10; and
c. hashtag #HTC10Three.
Failure to include the items at a, b, and c above, and @ThreeUK will result in failure to enter the competition.
7. Photographs entered into the competition must be owned by the entrant and must not:
a. include images of other people who have not given their permission to the entrant to feature in their entry; or
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.
8. 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.
9. Each entrant can enter an unlimited number of unique images. However, only one entry may be shortlisted from any individual entrant.
10. This promotion is open to residents of the UK, except for Three employees, their families or anyone else associated with this competition. Entrants must be aged 18 or over.
11. The main prize on offer is one HTC 10 (device only) and one Harman Audio Wireless Speaker (subject to availability). There are 3 runner up prizes, which each comprise a pair of Harman Audio Wireless headphones.
12. The main prize and runner up prizes are not transferable. No cash alternatives will be offered. Three reserves the right at any time, in the case of each prize, to substitute an alternative prize of similar or greater value.
13. The prizes may be subject to additional terms and conditions. The winners each agree that the cost of, and the responsibility for, complying with such additional terms and conditions will be borne solely by the relevant winner. All third party terms and conditions and subscription services relating to prize are beyond Three’s control.
14. The main winner of the competition together with 3 runner-up entries will be announced on Three’s Twitter page on the Announcement Date. The decision of Three is final and no correspondence or discussion will be entered into.
15. Three will contact the winner personally via Twitter as soon as practicable after the Announcement Date using the Twitter handle used by each winner for his/her entry. Reasonable efforts will be made to contact each winner. If a winner cannot be contacted, or is unable to comply with these terms and conditions, Three reserves the right to offer the prize to another eligible entrant. Failure to respond and/or provide an address, or failure to meet the eligibility requirements may result in forfeiture of the relevant prize.
16. No responsibility can be accepted for entries that are lost or delayed in transmission, or which are not received for any reason.
17. By entering into this competition, all entrants give Three (and its affiliates and agents) permission to make their entries available on its website and any other media, and in connection with any of its publicity. Each entrant agrees to grant Three a non-exclusive, worldwide, irrevocable licence to use, display, publish, transmit, copy, edit, alter, store, re-format and sub-licence their competition entry for this purpose and waives all moral rights.
18. Three reserves the right to amend these terms and conditions at any time. If we do this, we will publish the amended terms and conditions on the competition page.
19. Three reserves the right to end this promotion at any time, and without notice.

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#AneedANightOut.

Last week we told you about will.i.am’s exclusive free concert at the Royal Albert Hall to celebrate the launch of dial. Good news, you still have until 9th May to head in to one of our stores to register for the ballot for tickets. But if you want to make your night EPIC, and by epic we mean a night in a top London hotel, dinner at a top London restaurant and free tickets to the concert then here’s how.

Tune in to our Twitter account at 11am on Tuesday for the start of our competition to win a pair of VIP tickets to the Royal Albert Hall on May 11th. You’ll be able to watch will.i.am’s gig from the comfort of a box and we’ll keep you refreshed throughout the gig.

All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is send a picture of yourself holding a sign saying #AneedANightOut. Make sure you include the hashtag in your tweet. One winner and 5 runners up will be selected at random after 4.30pm on Monday 9th of May.

Runners up will receive a pair of standing tickets to the concert.

Goooooood luck and get snapping!

Terms and Conditions below:

  1. The prize draw (“Prize Draw”) is organised by Hutchison 3G UK Limited trading as Three, Registered Office: Star House, 20 Grenfell Road, Maidenhead, Berks, SL6 1EH (“Three” or “We”).
  2. The Prize Draw opens on Tuesday 4th May 2016 at 11:00 BST and closes on Monday 9th May 2016 at 16:30 BST.
  3. To be eligible to enter the Prize Draw (“Eligible Entrants”), entrants must be:
    1. A UK resident; and
    2. Be 18 years old or over. Winners may be required to submit valid identification before receiving the Main Prize and/or a Runner-up Prize.
  4. This Prize Draw is not open to employees of Three, its agents, contractors, consultants, or anyone professionally connected with the Prize Draw. Further, we reserve the right to disqualify any entries which we deem, at our sole discretion, to contravene the spirit of the Prize Draw and any prize awarded will be withdrawn.
  5. To qualify for entry, entrants must, before the closing date, Tweet a selfie holding a sign saying #AneedANightOut, include @ThreeUK and the #AneedANightOut (“Qualifying Entries”). Entries which fail to include @ThreeUK will be excluding from the Prize Draw.
  6. The Main Prize consists of:
    1. A pair of box tickets for the winner and his/her chosen guest to i.am’s concert entitled “AneedA Night Out” at the Royal Albert on Wednesday 11 May 2016 at either 17:00 or 21:00 (timing of concert to be notified by Three) (the “Concert”).
    2. Pre-performance dinner up to the value of £200 (VAT inclusive) for food and £100 (VAT inclusive) for drinks at Nobu 19 Old Park Ln, London W1K 1LB (subject to availability – Three reserves the right to substitute to a restaurant in London deemed equivalent by Three).
    3. One night stay for two people (one room only) at The Royal Garden Hotel, London W8 4PT (subject to availability – Three reserves the right to substitute to a hotel in London deemed equivalent by Three,
  7. In addition to the Main Prize, Three will provide five (5) runner-up prizes each comprising a pair of standing tickets to the Concert (the “Runner-up Prizes”).
  8. It is the responsibility of the winners to arrange their own travel and, in the case of the winners of a Runner-up Prize, accommodation.
  9. There will one winner of the Main Prize only. The winner of the Main Prize will be selected at random from the entries made by Eligible Entrants under independent supervision on Friday 6th May 2016. Once the winner of the Main Prize has been selected, five winners of the Runner-up Prizes will be selected at random from the remaining entries made by Eligible Entrants under independent supervision on Friday 6th May 2016.  The winner of the Main Prize and the five winners of the Runner-up Prizes will be notified via Twitter on Monday 9th May 2016 by a representative of Three.
  10. Reasonable efforts will be made to contact the winner of the Main Prize and the five winners of the Runner-up Prizes. If the winner of the Main Prize and/or a winner of one of the four Runner-up Prizes cannot be successfully contacted, does not claim the prize within a reasonable time, 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.
  11. The Main Prize and the Runner-up Prizes (or any aspects of them) are not transferable. No cash alternatives will be offered.  The Main Prize and the Runner-up Prizes may be subject to additional terms and conditions.  The winner of the Main Prize and the four winners of the Runner-up Prizes each agree that the cost of, and the responsibility for, complying with such additional terms and conditions will be borne solely by the relevant winner.  All third party terms and conditions and subscription services relating to the Main Prize and Runner-up Prizes are beyond our control.  In each case, we reserve 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 Prize Draw (including altering the Main Prize and/or Runner-up Prizes). No communications will be entered into by us regarding this.
  12. This Prize Draw is free to enter and no purchase is necessary.
  13. Eligible Entrants agree to provide reasonable cooperation to allow Three to use the name and/or likeness of the winner for advertising and publicity purposes in connection with this Prize Draw including but not limited to publication of the names of the winners and their entries (including their photograph) on Three’s websites and marketing materials. In addition, by submitting an entry and in consideration of Three granting a right to enter the Prize Draw, entrants agree to grant Three a perpetual, royalty-free, non-exclusive, sub-licensable right and licence to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute and exercise all copyright and publicity rights with respect to any materials contained in the entry (including but not limited to text, images or video materials) (the “Materials”) worldwide and/or to incorporate the Materials in other works in any media now known or later developed for the full term of any rights that may exist in the Materials. By submitting Materials to the competition, an entrant:
    1. warrants that the Materials are its own original work and that it has the right to make them available for all the purposes specified above; that it does not infringe any law; that it is not obscene or libellous; and that it does not violate the rights of any third party; and
    2. agrees to waive any moral rights in the Materials for the purposes of its submission to, and publication by, the Promoter and the purposes specified above.
  14. Information that entrants supply when entering the Prize Draw will be used only in accordance with Three’s Web Privacy Policy (www.three.co.uk) and these terms. Our use of such information will also be subject to our Privacy Notice contained in Section 13 of the Terms and Conditions governing the use of Three Services.  See www.three.co.uk.
  15. We cannot accept responsibility for entries lost or delayed in transmission.
  16. 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 Prize Draw or the Main Prize or the Runner-up Prizes (or any aspects of them), and Three excludes liability, to the fullest extent permitted by law, for any loss or damage caused to the winner of the Main Prize, his/her companion, or any of the winners of the Runner-up Prizes arising out of the Main Prize and the Runner-up Prize respectively.
  17. Entry into the Prize Draw signifies acceptance of these terms and conditions. We also reserve the right to amend these terms and conditions at any time. These terms are governed by English law.
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Pre-order dial today.

Today is THE day. dial, the next generation wearable from will.i.am’s company iam+ is finally available for pre-order exclusively with Three. Learn more about dial and how you can get your hands on tickets to will.i.am’s concert at the Royal Albert Hall to celebrate the launch of this very exciting product 🙂

dial, featuring AneedA; its intuitive and intelligent voice-based personal assistant, works without the need for an accompanying phone. It carries its own Three SIM card. Meaning you can call, email, tweet and communicate straight from your wrist. No need to take your phone to the gym, or on a night out, your dial will be all you need.

AneedA is a sassy personal assistant who can give as good as she gets. But more than that, she allows you to perform everyday tasks with simple spoken commands, be that helping you to write and send a text or email, recommending the best restaurants nearby, letting you know the latest headlines or even booking you a flight.  She is definitely handy to have around 😉

Featuring Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and GPS, a 1.63” AMOLED screen and a 2 Megapixel front-facing “selfie camera”, dial is a force to be reckoned with, especially when you consider the 32GB of on board storage.

But there’s even more to dial. Much more. Namely a unique ad-free music service, i.am+ music. All dial customers get full access to over 20 million tracks via a huge music catalogue. That’s not all though, access to that music is free in every sense of the word because you’ll be able to listen and download tracks to your hearts content without it being deducted from your data allowance.

To celebrate the launch of dial and its amazing music service will.i.am has announced that he’ll host two exclusive free concerts at the Royal Albert Hall on May 11th.  The event, aptly named ‘AneedA Night Out’, promises to be a once in a lifetime concert.  Thousands of tickets for the concert will be available via ballot that anyone can enter via Three stores around the country. Simply enter a Three store and scan a QR code for your chance to attend the gig. Once you’ve got your code, you’ll be given a url where you can enter your details and you’ll be entered in to the ballot for tickets. Names will be drawn on 6th May. If you’re lucky enough to be chosen, next stop will.i.am at the Albert Hall!

And for the opportunity to win a VIP package to the concert, stay tuned to the Three Twitter account next week.

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10 OUT OF HTC 10

 

HTC have been busy refining every element of their latest flagship phone so we’re really excited to present to you the beautiful HTC 10 which you can pre-order on the UK’s most reliable network from today here.

The HTC 10 features the world’s first dual OIS-enabled cameras, both front and back, as well as UltraPixel™ technology which lets you take stunning selfies even in low light conditions. With its hi-res 4K video and audio recording capabilities, its unprecedented two-day battery life and expandable memory of up to 2TB the HTC 10 will never let you down when you need it most.

It’s not only the cameras and battery life that are impressive, the HTC 10 also comes with BoomSound™ Hi-Fi edition speakers & headphones, which boast an outstanding 24bit Hi-Res audio. Meaning you can experience amazing smartphone audio with your music, movies or games

With Android™ 6 Marshmallow and a super powerful Snapdragon 820 processor you can create, curate and share your life faster than ever. You can access your phone in a flash with instant fingerprint sensors that unlock your phone in an incredible 0.2 seconds.

The HTC 10 also gives you the power to change and customise your phone just the way you like. With HTC Themes you can change your phone’s interface to match any photo or selfie. HTC Sense™ Home intuitively changes the apps on your home screen to reflect where you are – business apps at work and entertainment and gaming apps at home. And with the new Freestyle Layout, you can go grid free and organise your home screen in exactly the way you want without limits.

Pre-order the beautiful HTC 10 with Three now.

 

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Learn and explore in Three’s new Swansea Discovery Space.

Even more exciting, our friends over at The Ospreys have been lending us a helping hand in celebrating today’s launch in style. This morning, customers were able to meet members of the team and ask the stars how they use mobile technology to train and stay connected with one another and why this is important to them.

Our Discovery spaces are dedicated to helping people explore mobile technology and get the best from their devices, whether it be social media, photography or troubleshooting clinics. A wide range of free, fun and interactive sessions will be available for all customers including schools, community groups and local businesses to enjoy.

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Trade-in your old phone.

Last year we introduced trade-in, which allowed customers to trade-in their old phones for cash when they sent them in to us. But we’d always planned to get to a stage where customers would be able to use that money instantly in store towards their heart’s desire; that shiny new phone.

Today we’re pleased to be able to announce that you’ll now be able to do just that and get the value of your old phone there and then in the form of a giftcard that you can spend instantly in store. Just bring your old phone in and we’ll value it on the spot. If you’re happy with the price offered and you’re upgrading to a minimum 12 month contract or taking out a new minimum 12 month contact, you’re good to go. The gift card can be used for upfront fees, tablets, Pay As You Go phones, top-up credit and accessories.

To find out more about our fab new trade-in service, take a peek here.

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Calling all students

We want to support students who are making mobile better.

As part of our campaign to #makeitright, we want to support students who are trying to make mobile better.

We will be selecting five students that we feel #makeitright and will be rewarding them each with £1,000

worth of devices.

What are we looking for?

Any project that looks at how we can improve mobile phones. From the devices themselves (e.g. battery power, phone glare to phone pimping) to the way we use them (e.g. new apps, better alarm clocks, selfie stick 2.0).

Are you a student who has a project related to making mobile better?

Fill out an application form here http://po.st/MIRstudents

Please note: all entrants must be over 18 and be studying or a recent graduate and be based in the UK.

We will get back to you if your application is successful.

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HTC One M9 Available now.

HTC fans, rejoice! The HTC One M9 is here and available to buy today on Three. The M9 offers some nice brand-spanking-new features including Sense 7, which recognises where you are and displays the apps you use most in that location – no more Candy Crush at work!

With its 5” Full HD screen and two front-facing speakers, now with Dolby Audio surround sound, your phone has never looked or sounded so good. An impressive 20MP back camera means you’ll be capturing #holidayspam that will have your friends drooling with envy. Selfies more your thing? The M9 has you covered with its 4 UltraPixel selfie camera at the front.

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