Three is the UK’s challenger mobile network. Features include Go Binge (zero-rated streaming), Go Roam (free roaming in 71 destinations) and Wuntu (an app with exclusive offers).

ThreeIn recent years, Three has grown out of nowhere to become a major household name. Being the youngest of the UK’s four major mobile networks, they launched in March 2003. Since then, they’ve been paving the way for the smartphone revolution from launching the UK’s first 3G mobile network to introducing all-you-can-eat data plans.

Some of Three’s unique offerings include Go Binge which gives you unlimited data for selected streaming services and Go Roam which gives you free international roaming in 71 destinations. There’s also the Wuntu application for customer offers and the highly flexible 321 Pay As You Go tariff (3p/minute, 2p/text and 1p/MB for data).

As of December 2016, Three has 9.2 million customers in the UK.

Three Coverage & Network Review: 3G, 4G & 5G Coverage Map 2019

Three offers 99% population coverage on their 3G & 4G network, with Three's 5G coverage due to launch in August 2019.

Unlimited Data on Three Reviewed: All-You-Can-Eat Data & 4G Speeds

Three offers unlimited data on a range of price plans in the UK with inclusive personal hotspot and international roaming.

Three Pay As You Go Review: Add-On Bundles from £10 & 321 Rates

Three offers Pay As You Go bundles from £10/month and traditional Pay As You Go rates of 3p/minute, 2p/text and 1p/MB.

Three Go Roam Review: Free Roaming in 71 Destinations (Feel At Home)

Three offers inclusive international roaming in 71 destinations including most of Europe, the USA, Australia, Brazil, Singapore and more.

Three Go Binge Review: Unltd Data For Netflix, Snapchat & More

Three's Go Binge gives you unlimited data for use on Netflix, TV Player, Snapchat, Soundcloud, Deezer and Apple Music.

Three Broadband Review: 4G/5G Broadband Internet With No Phone Line

Three offers 4G and 5G home broadband from £21/month without the need for a phone line. See how their broadband plans compare to rival ISPs.

Three Pay As You Go Rewards & Wuntu: Free Subscriptions W/ Add-Ons

Three offers Pay As You Go Rewards along with discounts and offers through the Wuntu application.

Three Data Reward PAYG SIM Review: 200MB Free Data Every Month

Three's Data Reward Pay As You Go SIM card gives you 200MB of free data every month. There's no need to top-up to get your free allowance.

Three's Essential Plans VS Advanced Plans: Review & Comparison

Three offers two types of price plan: Essential and Advanced. Find out how the plans compare on features like Feel At Home, Go Binge and Personal Hotspot.

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  • This company it’s just let me down I am old customer and have to acount with them now my contract finish and ask for upgrade and ofer but they just told me you are not different with new customer and they give me ofer which is available for new customer now I just think 2 cancel both contracts and go with new network after 6 years they can Evan cut 4 pound of deal very ubset now

  • Steven J Parkes said:

    Hi Ken,

    I read your recommendations regularly. Generally I find the information very useful. However, I have to take issue with you on your continuing support of the 3 Network. As with many users, I found the offer of an unlimited 4G data bundle attractive. Having bought the bundle I then started using my phone. At first, all went well. I got a 4G signal every day for a week. At 12 Mbps and about 65 to 70 % appearance it is definitely not as good as the performance by EE. Given the promise of unlimited data access, this was acceptable. However, since that first week, the 4G signal has disappeared (currently three weeks).

    Contacting their office was a waste of time. They claimed that their transmitters were working. They then said that they would pass me on to their Technical Department. Having waited about five minutes, the phone call was cut off and nobody bothered to contact me. I then pursed the matter on the Internet and discovered that my problem is quite common with the 3 network.

    One explanation offered is that so many people have joined the network that 3 is unable to deliver on its somewhat inflated claim of unlimited data access. Having had such a poor experience, I no longer intend to use the 3 network. I think a caveat should be issued to users considering using this network.


    Steven J Parkes

    • Hi Steven,

      This is what happened to me. I logged initially good speeds around 8-12Mbits vs 70Mbits+ with EE for the first week then it dropped to virtually nothing after I had used around 10-20Gb data.

  • Hi Ken,
    Recently posted about the Three £10 All in one offer, which we took and brought 3 x Three sim cards to use whilst in the US. After only a few days there is no credit on any of the sim cards and have certainly not used 100 minutes. We entered the code given to us on the receipt at the Three shop and used the phone on and off for a couple of days but as I say not to the extent of 100 minutes. Now in the US with no minutes or texts across three sim cards. Anyone got any ideas ?

    • Hi Ian,
      Thanks for your comment. Have you double checked that an All in One bundle has been added to your account? You can do this by visiting If everything has been set up correctly, you’d see zero credit on your account and a 30-day bundle which should tell you how many minutes/texts/MB are remaining on the bundle.

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