Three Change Older Data Plans to Stop Surprise Out of Bundle Data Charges

The Three network in the UK is making changes to a few of its older data plans. The new plans will fall in to the Ultimate Internet Plans or Essential Internet Plans categories and have been designed to put a stop to out of bundle data charges.

The One Plan is still the same and hasn’t changed as are the pre-pay plans. All other contracts plans will now fall under the two categories listed above.

The Ultimate Internet will come with all-you-can-eat data plans which also include 5000 texts and the options of 100, 300, 500 or 1000 minutes cross network.

The Essential Internet will come with 5000 texts also and will offer 100, 300 or 500 minutes although data will be restricted to 250MB per billing cycle. The key here though is that Three will be sending out text messages when the data limit is almost used up to let you know you are about to hit your limit. When you hit the 250MB limit you’ll then have the internet stopped and a text message sent letting you know that. Within that text will be instructions that tell you how you can carry on using data with the option of another 250MB for £2 (lasts 30 days) or the option of paying a one off £5 for all-you-can-eat data.

Although you might argue that 250MB might not get you far with a modern smartphone, at least Three is being pro-active with this one and not giving any surprise bills at the end of the month. The idea with this is to let you know all along where you stand and then give you the option to add on a bit more data.

The plans are launching tomorrow on the Three website.

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