The Three cellular network has cut prices on its SIM-only offerings. If you already own a smartphone and don’t feel like upgrading, you can sign up for one of these brilliant SIM-only plans to unlock lightning-fast 5G data downloads, unlimited minutes, and unlimited text messages. And for a limited time, Three is offering its 8GB SIM-only plan for £ 5 a month.
The latest offer means that you will receive monthly bills at half price for the first six months of your contract. So all you have to spend is £ 5 a month to unlock unlimited text messages, unlimited calls and 8GB of 5G data. In addition, Three also offers Go Roam Around The World, which allows you to use your minutes, texts and mobile data as usual in 71 countries around the world.
Compared to rivals EE and O2 who have announced they will reintroduce roaming charges every day you are in Europe – which is now allowed after the UK leaves the European Union – Three’s roaming policy seems like it even more generous than before.
Three says its 5G network is roughly 10x faster than its 4G speeds. In our speed tests with 5G handsets, we achieved speeds between 200 Mbit / s and 500 Mbit / s, depending on the location. For comparison, the average broadband speed at home in the UK is around 70 Mbps as recorded earlier this year. This makes it easier for you to download movies and Netflix shows on your phone than using your home Wi-Fi connection. This is especially useful if you have buffering issues during an important video call.
Under the terms of the contract, Three allows its customers to use their 5G powered phone to broadcast Wi-Fi to other devices. This comes in handy when trying to work in a train car, cafe, or garden.
Of course, to take advantage of those super-charged cellular speeds, you need to make sure your phone is 5G compatible. When it comes to Android, 5G handsets have been around for a while, so it’s possible that your device is ready to go and you haven’t even noticed it. Apple introduced 5G for iPhone last year, so you need to make sure you have one of the latest models, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max.
After the six month promotional period, the SIM-Nur will revert back to £ 10 per month, although this is still a pretty solid deal. If you’d prefer to keep paying £ 5 a month for the duration of your contract, Three has a plan at that price … but you have to be content with 1GB of mobile data.