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About Three Pay As You Go

The mobile industry sucks, and for too long it’s gone unchallenged. At Three, we’re changing all that.


From being charged expensive roaming fees, to having to pay extra for 4G, we’re taking a stand to #makeitright.

Last updated Feb. 1, 2023
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    Shopping Three Pay As You Go

    Get outstanding deals on data, minutes and texts, from one of the UK’s leading networks. If you already own a handset, you’ll want to get connected to a network so that you can take advantage of data, minutes and texts. What better way to do that than with Three’s pay as you go deals? 

    The benefit of pay as you go is that you don’t get locked into a monthly payment, so you have ultimate freedom with how much you pay and use your phone. Some months you may use your phone more than you do others, so you can choose to pay more when you need it and less when you don’t. On top of that, the Three network comes with a whole host of extra features, such as data roaming in 70 countries worldwide and enjoying social media without using any data.

    Three Pay As You Go top-up and activation

    Getting started and topping up your Three Pay As You Go SIM is beyond easy. You can get your Free SIM online or at a Three store. Naturally, we recommended ordering your Three SIM online, as this means you can get cashback from Quidco.

    Once you’ve received your Free SIM, you don’t even need to register. Slot the SIM into your phone and you’ll receive a text from Three letting you know that it’s been activated. To start using data, texts and minutes, you can top-up online. When your data has started to run low, just top again online or through the Three app — it takes just a few minutes.

    Three Pay As You Go phones

    Being able to use great-quality data on the go is all well and good, but you’ll need a good phone to really see the benefit. Three has a vast array of phones that you can buy outright and start using immediately. Whether you’re an iPhone-or-nothing person or an Android-’till-I-die type, you’ll find a superb phone that will suit you and your budget.

    If you’re after the shiniest new devices on the market, shop the latest Apple and Android handsets. If you’re sticking to a budget, you’ll find Huawei and Nokia phones for under £100. Each phone usually comes with a minimum £10 free credit, so you can start using data, minutes and texts immediately.

    Three Pay As You Go features

    Here some of the added benefits of choosing a Three Pay As You Go plan: 

    Use your phone abroad at no extra cost.

    Go Roam lets you use your data allowance, as well as call and text the UK, in over 70 destinations worldwide, leaving you free to get on with enjoying your holiday.

    Get bingeing, on the go.

    With Go Binge, we’ve teamed with the likes of Snapchat, Netflix, Apple Music and more, to let you Snap and Binge to your heart’s content, without using up any of your precious data.

    Free easyJet plus bag drop.

    As a pay monthly customer, you can drop your cabin bags at the dedicated easyJet Plus Bag Drop for free. You get a special tote bag to take onto the plane, free of charge.

    Discounts, freebies and more, every week.

    Wuntu, our partner app, gets you everything from free coffee and pizza to holiday discounts, to awesome competitions, every single week, no matter what plan you’re on.

    Pick the plan that’s right for you.

    With Essential plans, you're in control of what you use at all times. Set blocks to make sure you don't go over your limits, and change your plan any time you need to.

    Get Three Pay As You Go cashback

    Many choose pay as you go plans as it’s often cheaper in the long run than pay-monthly packages. But it’s not the only way you can make your phone use cheaper. When you buy you Three Pay As You Go handset through Quidco, you can get cashback, ultimately making the whole experience cheaper.

    It’s real easy to do. Head to the top of this page, find a cashback link and click ‘Get cashback.’ This will direct you to the Three Pay As Go site. There, just shop as you would normally. Browse handsets and put one (or more if you’re feeling dangerous) in your shopping cart. Once you’ve made a valid purchase and it’s been delivered, we’ll get to work tracking and processing your cashback before sending it back to you.