Unbeatable Pay As You Go rates for data.

Pay As You Go SIM

What is PAYG?

If you like having control of where your money goes, then PAYG is for you as you only pay for what you use. Minutes, text and data last as long as you want them to which means you’re not paying extra for unused allowance or more if you’ve gone over. With PAYG, there’s no bills at the end of the month either as you’re in control of when you top up your balance.

Pay As You Go on Three.

Rely on us for unbeatable Pay As You Go rates for data. Make your credit last longer with 3p a minute, 2p a text and 1p per MB of data, no matter how often you top up. #makeitright

See how our prices compare.

We believe Pay As You Go should offer simplicity and value. That's why our PAYG tariffs are 3p a minute, 2p a text and 1p a MB of data so you just pay for what you use.



Rates Three O2 Vodafone EE Virgin  Talk Mobile gifgaff Tesco Asda The Co-operative Lyca Lebara
Mins 3p 5p 30p 30p  35p 10p - connection charge 15p 8p 8p 8p 19p Mobile/ 12p Landline 19p
Texts 2p 5p 14p 12p  12p 4p 5p 4p 4p 4p 19p 19p
MB 1p 5p
£2 a day
(Max of 50MB then charged 10p/MB)
£1 a day 
Max 500MB free per month 
£2 a day
(200MB then £2 per 100MB)

5p per MB

10p per MB 12p 9p


Call/Text and MB rates based on the lowest rates for UK mobiles up to date as per 7th June 2017.

Calls are to standard UK landlines and mobiles – other calls cost more.

Tariffs based on O2 Big Bundles, Virgin Big Talk/Big Data and Texts and Tesco Triple your credit. Vodafone, Asda and giffgaff all based on standard tariff rates.

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There's no catch.

We make it easy to control your spending:

  • Keep track of your spending with My3
  • You can keep your number
  • Great rates that don't change.

Switching to Three is easy.

Make the switch to Pay As You Go on Three in three simple steps

  • 1. Make sure your 3G phone is unlocked
  • 2. Contact your network for your PAC (Port Authorisation Code)
  • 3. Bring your number to Three online or call 333 from your Three phone

PAYG phones.

If you would like a phone to go with your PAYG SIM, we have plenty of PAYG phones to choose from, including iPhone and Samsung.

To start using your PAYG phone, all you need to do is top-up a minimum of £10.

SIM Only.

If, however, you want to look at our SIM contracts, we have a number of SIM Only deals to choose from, such as the 12 month SIM Only plan where you get 4GB data and all-you-can-eat text and call plan for £17 a month.

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Top Up.

How and where to top-up

Whether it's using your My3 account, a store voucher or visit a cashpoint, there are lots of ways to top-up.

Top up.

Save time. Use the Three app.

No queues, no calls.

A network you can rely on. #makeitright