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    • trinidadone
    • By trinidadone 23rd Dec 17, 12:25 PM
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    my 3 12 month contract ends soon, what happens next?
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    • 23rd Dec 17, 12:25 PM
    my 3 12 month contract ends soon, what happens next? 23rd Dec 17 at 12:25 PM
    Hello all, I have almost completed a 12 month sim only contract with three. after the fixed term contract, what happens next??

    increase in price?

    30 day rolling contract?

    need to agree to another fixed term contract?
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    • mobilejunkie
    • By mobilejunkie 23rd Dec 17, 12:38 PM
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    • 23rd Dec 17, 12:38 PM
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    • 23rd Dec 17, 12:38 PM
    Do nothing and it carries on as is unless you see if they can offer a so-called "upgrade" - chich simply means moving to a brand new contract. If you don't "upgrade" can give 30 days' notice to terminate OR request and use a PAC to transfer to another provider at any point. You haven't completed the contract; merely reached the end of the minimum term.
    Last edited by mobilejunkie; 23-12-2017 at 12:54 PM.
    • trinidadone
    • By trinidadone 23rd Dec 17, 1:48 PM
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    • 23rd Dec 17, 1:48 PM
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    • 23rd Dec 17, 1:48 PM
    Do nothing and it carries on as is unless you see if they can offer a so-called "upgrade" - chich simply means moving to a brand new contract. If you don't "upgrade" can give 30 days' notice to terminate OR request and use a PAC to transfer to another provider at any point. You haven't completed the contract; merely reached the end of the minimum term.
    Originally posted by mobilejunkie
    ok, sounds good. i know with previous min terms, the price has rocketed per month, so good to learn the monthly price will remain the same.

    tell me more about contract and min term??
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    • mobilejunkie
    • By mobilejunkie 23rd Dec 17, 2:57 PM
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    • 23rd Dec 17, 2:57 PM
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    • 23rd Dec 17, 2:57 PM
    What's to tell? You agreed to keep the contract for 12 months (the - er - minimum term). It will then continue indefinitely until and unless you do one of the above.
    • Kim_13
    • By Kim_13 23rd Dec 17, 3:31 PM
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    • 23rd Dec 17, 3:31 PM
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    • 23rd Dec 17, 3:31 PM
    The contract will become a 30 day rolling agreement as from the date your minimum term ends.

    Check out bill monitor to see if there is something cheaper that meets your needs, otherwise there's no harm in letting the it run since it isn't a contract that sees you paying for a phone you already own.

    https://www.billmonitor.com

    If Three do try to offer you a handset deal, check out whether the sim only + buying the phone elsewhere (if you need it) is cheaper.
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    • eDicky
    • By eDicky 23rd Dec 17, 3:44 PM
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    • 23rd Dec 17, 3:44 PM
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    • 23rd Dec 17, 3:44 PM
    There's no reason why the price should 'rocket', or remain exactly the same, after the minimum term of your contract.

    It will continue as a thirty day rolling contact, or you can terminate it by means of cancellation, or obtaining and using a PAC (Porting Authorisation Code) to transfer your number to another network within thirty days. You can check for suitable alternatives.

    Often you will be offered a suitable deal by your current network, comparable to your preferred alternative, when you call to cancel or ask for your PAC - so don't be shy...
    • d123
    • By d123 23rd Dec 17, 4:14 PM
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    • 23rd Dec 17, 4:14 PM
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    • 23rd Dec 17, 4:14 PM
    Hello all, I have almost completed a 12 month sim only contract with three. after the fixed term contract, what happens next??
    Originally posted by trinidadone
    I’m pretty sure Three have never offered fixed term contracts. Do you mean you’ve reached the end of the contract minimum term?
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    • Frozen_up_north
    • By Frozen_up_north 24th Dec 17, 9:41 AM
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    • 24th Dec 17, 9:41 AM
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    • 24th Dec 17, 9:41 AM
    I’ve run beyond the 12 month minimum term on (SIM only) Three contracts several times. It just runs at the same monthly charge until you or Three give notice.

    Three tend not to increase SIM only contract prices by annual inflation figures (unlike many), so if you are on a good deal leave it alone until a better deal comes along, or Three give you notice...
    • trinidadone
    • By trinidadone 24th Dec 17, 10:46 AM
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    • 24th Dec 17, 10:46 AM
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    • 24th Dec 17, 10:46 AM
    I’ve run beyond the 12 month minimum term on (SIM only) Three contracts several times. It just runs at the same monthly charge until you or Three give notice.

    Three tend not to increase SIM only contract prices by annual inflation figures (unlike many), so if you are on a good deal leave it alone until a better deal comes along, or Three give you notice...
    Originally posted by Frozen_up_north
    Thank you, so Three can also give me notice then?
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    • maggot drowner
    • By maggot drowner 24th Dec 17, 10:54 AM
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    Just noticed that Virgin Mobile are offering a £9 a month SIM only deal thst includes 5GB of data .

    Doubt that you would find a better value deal than that at the moment.
    • trinidadone
    • By trinidadone 24th Dec 17, 10:58 AM
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    Just noticed that Virgin Mobile are offering a £9 a month SIM only deal thst includes 5GB of data .

    Doubt that you would find a better value deal than that at the moment.
    Originally posted by maggot drowner
    I am looking at the small package from SMARTY:

    SMARTY seems to be a new contender to the block, offering new sim only plans that claims to be " simple and honest" running on a 1 month commitment term, it offers:


    1) small package - 2GB data £7.50

    2) Medium package - 4GB data £10.00

    3) Large package - 8gb data £15.00

    all packages include unlimited uk calls and text to standard uk numbers and give you a discount on unused data.

    Any one used this company before???

    https://smarty.co.uk/#plans
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    • Frozen_up_north
    • By Frozen_up_north 24th Dec 17, 11:59 AM
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    Thank you, so Three can also give me notice then?
    Originally posted by trinidadone
    As can any network. Three customers on their famous “One Plan” were given around 60 days written notice when the plan was discontinued.
    • trinidadone
    • By trinidadone 24th Dec 17, 12:37 PM
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    As can any network. Three customers on their famous “One Plan” were given around 60 days written notice when the plan was discontinued.
    Originally posted by Frozen_up_north
    wow, thank you so much for this information. i honestly had no idea mobile providers could, or even want to end plans with their customers. thank you, its good to know.
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    • tommygirl3
    • By tommygirl3 12th Jan 18, 12:26 PM
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    I recently left Three after the last 7 years with them (total 12 years). Previously ported my numbers from One2One (remember them?) to O2 to Three to Vodafone then back to Three.


    Have been generally happy with Three, I really liked their 'free' roaming. However all networks offers free European roaming, I wanted to find the best deal.


    The Three 1 month rolling contract before I moved:
    £8/mth 200mins, unlimited texts & 500mb data


    Moved to iD 1 month rolling contract via MSE link:
    £5/mth 250 mins, 500 texts & 2.25mb data with one month rollover


    Alright, it's chump change, but £36/yr savings is pretty decent. Especially as I'm a low user with access to WiFi @ home and work, use about 20mins calls and no texts (that's what Whatsapp is for right?).


    Leaving Three was painful, I had previously wanted to leave and never passed the half an hour persuasion and I was able to get a cheaper SIM only deal on a one month rolling contract. But 2018 is my year to get thrifty! I called to cancel before Xmas and had to ensure over half an hour of the guy interrupting me and telling me none of the other providers are better than Three. Lied to say that no other providers provide free calls to 0800 numbers or free Europe roaming. When I tried to correct him and said I'm moving to iD, so same same. He actually shouted 'You're wrong, maam, you're wrong! You should check your facts'. Anyway, MSE armed me with enough info to not be defeated this time. I eventually was put through to the disconnection team, she was delightful and after 10mins eventually gave me a PAC.


    I was offered £7/mth unlimited minutes, unlimited texts & 4gb data to stay with Three. But I turned it down, as I'll never use that much.


    PORTING was fairly quick and my old Three number was out of service for 2.5hrs (between Three switching off my service and it porting over to iD).


    All good so far. iD mobile works just the same as Three for reception and data speed. Their South Africa call centre is... well... a call centre. Reading off a script from the computer. But they did expedite my number port request. I ordered the iD SIM on 9 Jan afternoon, called them 10 Jan to give them the Three PAC (realized the PAC expires on 11 Jan). 11 Jan my number was ported over at 3pm.
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