Nowadays, we’ve all become accustomed to upgrading our phone to the next best thing as soon as our contract has ended, even if our phones are in perfectly good condition.
Helpfully, we’ve decided to answer all the key questions people have about our SIM only plans so that you can decide if one of our SIM only deals is the right option for you.
A SIM only plan is just that: a contract that’s just for your SIM card. Instead of getting a new phone as part of your plan, you’ll get a new SIM card with all the data, minutes and texts that you need. All you need to do is pop the SIM into your phone and you’re ready to go!
If you already have a phone you love, but your current contract is up, then a SIM Only deal is perfect. It means you don’t need to get a new phone but can get a better deal on your minutes, texts and data. SIM only deals tend to be cheaper in the long run compared to regular contracts because you’re not paying for the cost of a new phone.
SIM only deals are much more flexible and give you the freedom to switch phones at any time since you aren't locked into a two-year contract. It also means that you don’t need to wait for your contract to end to upgrade to the latest phone model.
What's more, SIM only deals are actually more environmentally friendly. By sticking with your current phone, you are essentially reducing your electronic waste.
A SIM only deal is the perfect option for:
If this sounds like you, then a SIM only deal could be your best choice.
All of our SIM Only plans include unlimited minutes and texts. We also offer truly unlimited data plans, giving you all the data you could ever need. Plus, with Go Roam, you can unlock your UK allowance in 71 destinations around the world. What’s not to love?
Our combined 3G and 4G network covers 99% of the UK outdoor population, meaning you can use your Three SIM from almost anywhere. And we’re currently dedicating more spectrum to our 5G network than any other UK mobile operator. All of our SIMs are 5G ready at no extra cost. So, if you’re in a 5G zone you can enjoy our super-fast 5G internet with no speed limits or data caps.
That really depends on you and your data needs. We offer eight allowances on our Pay Monthly plans, allowing you to find the perfect fit. Right now, we can offer monthly allowances of 1GB, 4GB, 8GB, 12GB, 30GB, 100GB, 250GB and Unlimited data.
If you only do a little bit of browsing or use maps outside of your house, 1GB to 12GB should be more than enough. However, if you regularly stream your favourite shows or music on your morning commute, it might be worth getting a 30GB or 100GB data plan.
Our 250GB and Unlimited data SIM only deals are made for frequent streamers, social media enthusiasts, serial downloaders and diehard mobile gamers. Our larger data allowances are also useful if you’re looking to use your smartphone as a hotspot for your laptop or tablet, which makes it perfect for those working whilst on the move.
Again, this will depend on which plan you go with and how much data you think you’ll need.
At Three, we offer 1-month, 12-month and 24-month SIM Only Pay Monthly plans to suit you, starting from £4 a month with 6 months half price. With one of our best deals, you can get a 24-month SIM with unlimited texts, minutes and data for just £12 a month with the first 6 months half price.
With our Pay As You Go SIM Only Deals, you can request a free SIM from Three which you can top up as you use, or you can purchase a SIM with a data pack included on Amazon. With data packs, you can choose your monthly data and get unlimited minutes and texts included. They’re valid for 1 month and start from £10.
So, if you’re looking for more flexibility, less commitment and cheaper mobile deals, our SIM Only deals might just be the best choice for you.