The boot’s bursting with pressies, you’re negotiating the M25 with the enthusiasm of Rudolph on Boxing Day, and the kids are bickering in the back. Yep, it’s more like torture than festive fun. But before you decide to pack in your pilgrimage to Preston, take a breath, swig an alcohol-free mulled wine, and listen up. […]

The boot’s bursting with pressies, you’re negotiating the M25 with the enthusiasm of Rudolph on Boxing Day, and the kids are bickering in the back. Yep, it’s more like torture than festive fun. But before you decide to pack in your pilgrimage to Preston, take a breath, swig an alcohol-free mulled wine, and listen up.

Just like a perfectly cooked turkey, preparation is key to a relaxing road trip. Oil? Topped up. Antifreeze? Sorted. Petrol? Full. But what about the true essentials? The all-important in-car entertainment.
Belting out ‘All I want for Christmas’ on a longer-than-ever trip up the M1, just won’t cut the Cranberry Sauce. Nope, you need all-singing, all-dancing, all-out entertainment for the troops. It’s the mobile tech that could just save your sanity. And it all starts here.

Children should be seen and not heard

OK, that’s a bit harsh. But when you need your wits about you and even your sat nav is sending you round the bend, it’s great to know that chants of: “Are we nearly there yet” can be stalled. At least until that Victory Royale is clinched.

With 4G Mobile Wi-Fi, your kids – and everyone else for that matter – can connect their phone or tablet to stream, watch, and play to their heart’s content. Think the best Christmas movies and music playlists, nonstop unboxing on YouTube, next-level gaming, last-minute shopping, box-set bingeing, and everything you ever want to do online. All on the backseat. And because you can connect up to 10 devices at a time, no-one needs to miss out. Although it could get a little noisy. That’s why we offer iPhone 11 as a bundle with Beats by Dre Solo3 noise cancelling headphones to help the passengers zone out, while you stay focused.

You’ve got the power

No-one wants to run out of juice on a long drive. Whether you’ve got little ones streaming endless Peppa, or big kids battling it out in Clash Royale, that dimming screen and ‘low power’ alert will send you into a full-on spin. Don’t worry. With the latest mobile chargers, you can get your phone from 0 to hero in no time. Panic. Over. We love the Mophie Wireless Charger, and we’re giving one away on Wednesday 4 December, so be sure to check the Hub on that day.

Unlimited data life-saver

Like cats and Christmas trees, long journeys, and small amounts of data just don’t mix. If you’ve got kids with phones, you’ll be continually dreading that “I’ve run out of data” roar as you navigate the North Circular. There was a time, when bashing through data like you’d bash through a tin of Quality Street came with a caveat. But not with our truly Unlimited data plans. You never need to worry about how much fun you’re having, ever again. And you won’t get surprise charges on the phone bill.

If you’re not already on Three, you can pop our Unlimited SIM into your phone as quick as you can say “pigs in blankets” to get connected. Our Pay Monthly SIM plan is half price for the first 6 months, so you get Unlimited minutes, texts, and data for just £10 a month, and £20 thereafter. A small price to pay for endless entertainment on the go. And you can use your phone as a Personal Hotspot with this SIM plan, to connect other devices to it. You could even let your sister connect her iPad. Go on, it’s Christmas.

Pssst… In case you didn’t know, we recently won an award for the Best Network for Data 2019 – we were 2017 and 2018 winners too. So that’s Unlimited data on an award-winning network – what’s not to love?

Home and away

If you’re jetting off to sunnier climes to escape Aunt Sue, or visiting Uncle John abroad, you can still make the most of our mobile perks this Christmas.

With Go Roam you can use your phone abroad at no extra cost. So, you can call and text gran, stream the Queen, and share turkey pics without worrying about roaming charges. And if you wanna travel like a VIP, Go Roam will also throw in exclusive travel upgrades when you fly with easyJet. Why not check in your hand luggage to go Hands Free for free? And then fill your mitts with mince pies and Gingerbread Lattes. It’s Christmaaaaaaaaaas.