Three Essential Plan details.

500MB data.
300 minutes.
All-you-can-eat texts.

24 month contract.

  • Personal Hotspot Allowance
  • Feel At Home

Your plan explained.

Personal Hotspot.

On our Essential Plans, you can’t use your inclusive data allowance to create a personal hotspot (this is where you share your phone’s internet with other devices such as tablets and laptops). If you want to do this, you can buy an Add-Personal Hotspot Add-on when needed of 1GB, 3GB or 6GB.

Feel At Home.

Using your phone abroad at no extra cost with Feel At Home is not included on our Essential Plans. If you travel to our Feel at Home destinations on an Essential Plan, our roaming charges for that destination apply – see


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.

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:
3.3p 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