SIM Only on 3
Get inclusive calls, texts and data download on 3 SIM Only, without the added cost of paying off a new phone. Choose from short and long-term plans, and you can keep your current handset.
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SIM Only on 3
What is 3 SIM Only?
3's SIM Only plans take the benefits of pay monthly and put them into a low-commitment, great value package without any phone to pay off. You only take the SIM, and it comes with monthly allowances like you get with a pay monthly deal. As you aren’t paying off a new phone, the deal is much more affordable. You can take a 1 month SIM Only deal, so you keep the commitment down, or you can take something long-term if you want more benefits.
SIM Only 1 month
The 1 month SIM Only plans from 3 are rolling contracts; you pay for the first month and then each month thereafter - the contract keeps rolling over until you cancel it. You're required to give 30 days’ notice if you want to opt out, but the price plan can keep going indefinitely if you want it to do so. 3's 1 month SIM Only plans can last for as long as you want; as long as you give 30 days’ notice, the total length of the plan is entirely up to you.
SIM Only 12 months
Alternatively, if you know that you'll be staying with 3 for at least 12 months, you can sign up for a 12 month SIM Only plan. These generally give you more minutes and messages for your money, in return for committing to a longer contract.You are rewarded for committing long-term to 3, and you can get a better deal than a pay monthly contract because you are not paying off a new phone in tandem.
The One Plan – SIM Only
3's 'The One Plan' 12 month SIM Only deal currently gives you a massive 2000 minutes, 5000 texts and All-you-can-eat web browsing. The One Plan is popular because it has a generous set of allowances, and with All-you-can-eat data, you get the freedom of unlimited web access. You won’t have to watch your web browsing, worrying about whether you are going over your limit.
SIM Only phones
Unlike a Pay Monthly plan, the cost of a handset isn't offset by a long term contract; you can't get a phone 'free' on SIM Only, no matter how long you keep the contract. You can buy a phone from 3 at the full price and sign up for a SIM Only plan though, just as you would if you were buying a phone from 3 on Pay As You Go.
Signing up for a SIM Only plan on PAYG means that you can take advantage of 3 Add-ons; these load inclusive calls and texts onto your phone for one month, and you can access them by visiting your My3 account. The cost of an Add-on is taken from the available credit on your phone.
Should you end up exceeding your monthly limits on a 3 SIM Only plan, then calls, texts and data use will be charged at the same standard 3 rates:
3 to other UK mobile networks (Flat rate): £0.25 per minute
3 to UK landline (Flat rate): £0.25 per minute
3-to-3 UK (Flat rate): £0.10 per minute
Voicemail (Flat rate): Free
UK Text Messages: £0.10 per message
UK Picture Message: £0.25 per message
Internet Browsing: £0.10p per 1MB