Three Essential Plan details.

1GB data.
All-you-can-eat minutes.
All-you-can-eat texts.

24 month contract.

  • Personal Hotspot Allowance
  • Feel At Home Around the World

Your plan explained.

Feel At Home.

Using your phone abroad at no extra cost with Feel At Home Around the World is not included on our Essential Plans but you can still enjoy Feel At Home in Europe, covering 48 European destinations. If you travel to our Feel at Home Around the World destinations on an Essential Plan, our roaming charges for that destination apply – see Roaming

If you’ve chosen an Essential plan that includes a monthly data allowance of 12 GB or greater, a fair use policy applies in our Feel At Home in Europe destinations with use over 12GB subject to a surcharge of up to 0.73p per MB (0.78p per MB from 1 July 2017).

Personal Hotspot.

With Personal Hotspot, you can use your phone’s data allowance to connect up your other devices. Pretty handy for when you’re nowhere near a Wi-Fi connection. On our Essential Plans, you can’t use your inclusive data allowance to create a personal hotspot.


If your plan includes an All-you-can-eat allowance, there are no hidden “fair use policies” for this within the UK – we just ask that you use these for your personal use only and not for any illegal, commercial or improper purposes. If you’re using your All-you-can-eat allowance in any Feel At Home destination, this is subject to our Fair Use policy. If you go over this, you’ll be charged a data surcharge of up to 0.78p/MB.

Calls to the call centre

Calls to Customer Services teams will be deducted from your inclusive minutes allowance. If you have used all your voice allowance, these calls will be charged at 35p a minute.

Control your spend.

Set your own limits for voice and data to avoid getting that shocking big bill. You can also benefit from text alerts when you get close to your allowance limits.

When your minutes allowance runs out.

Calls to standard UK landlines (starting 01, 02, 03), UK mobiles (any network), Three contact centre and your Three voicemail: 35p per minute

Additional and extra charges.

UK Picture Messages:
UK to International calls from:
46p per minute
UK to international texts from:
International to UK calls from:
35p per minute

Calls to standard UK landlines (starting 01, 02, 03), UK mobiles (any network), Three contact centre and your Three voicemail: 35p per minute unless you’re in a Feel at Home in Europe destination and calling back to the UK, in which case this costs 3p per minute.

Calls to 0800 and 0808 and 0500 are free.

Calls to personal numbers (070), directory services and 09 (premium rate) are not included on your inclusive allowance. Calls to Service Numbers starting 084, 087, 09 or 118 are split into an Access Charge of 45p per minute (set by us) and a Service Charge, set by the company you're calling (they'll tell you this).

The price displayed includes a £5 monthly discount for paying by a recurring method, such as direct debit. Each May, your Monthly Charge will increase by an amount up to the January RPI rate (published each February), unless you're on a SIM plan.

For pricing information please go to the Three Price Checker or the Three Price Guide. Voicemail is to Three's standard voicemail number. Terms apply, see