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    • wombat2002
    • By wombat2002 17th May 18, 9:48 AM
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    Good deals i phone 7 unlimited data
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    • 17th May 18, 9:48 AM
    Good deals i phone 7 unlimited data 17th May 18 at 9:48 AM
    A friend of mine is looking to upgrade to and I phone 7 she wants unlimited data and this will cost 58 a month with THREE can anyone tell me if it's possible to find a better deal than this,yes it is a lot of data but it seems a lot of money to pay per month for a phone bill,her usage for this month was 65gb so she does need unlimited I had seen a good deal with o2 for 30gb but sadly that's not enough.
    Does anyone think it would be possible to get any joy from the retentions dept at THREE?
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    • its_all_over
    • By its_all_over 17th May 18, 5:07 PM
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    • 17th May 18, 5:07 PM
    A friend of mine is looking to upgrade to and I phone 7 she wants unlimited data and this will cost 58 a month with THREE can anyone tell me if it's possible to find a better deal than this,yes it is a lot of data but it seems a lot of money to pay per month for a phone bill,her usage for this month was 65gb so she does need unlimited I had seen a good deal with o2 for 30gb but sadly that's not enough.
    Does anyone think it would be possible to get any joy from the retentions dept at THREE?
    Originally posted by wombat2002
    I've seen people on HUKD recently posting about getting unlimited data for between 10 and 15 a month on retention deals from Three.

    You could buy the iPhone 7 sim free for a lot less than 1000. Couldn't you buy the phone outright and try and get a decent sim only deal from Three?
    • wombat2002
    • By wombat2002 17th May 18, 6:15 PM
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    Thanks for that,I shall mention the retention deals,I know what you're saying about buying the phone,but I don't think she has that much money to outlay
    • its_all_over
    • By its_all_over 17th May 18, 6:18 PM
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    Thanks for that,I shall mention the retention deals,I know what you're saying about buying the phone,but I don't think she has that much money to outlay
    Originally posted by wombat2002
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    Last edited by its_all_over; 17-05-2018 at 6:21 PM.
    • wombat2002
    • By wombat2002 17th May 18, 6:54 PM
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    Thanks for your help
    • Frozen_up_north
    • By Frozen_up_north 17th May 18, 7:42 PM
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    I know what you're saying about buying the phone,but I don't think she has that much money to outlay
    Originally posted by wombat2002
    And she is thinking about spending 58/month over 2 years on a phone!

    I use a lot of data, but nowhere near the amount the OPs friend appears to use... Three do have an "unlimited data" tariff, and a 100 GB one, but they only include 30 GB tethered, if that matters. These SIM only deals are quite costly at 34/31 per month... sounds like an expensive way to watch cats on YouTube.

    Incidentally, Three include unlimited use of the TV Player and Netflix on many of their plans via "Go Binge".
    • its_all_over
    • By its_all_over 17th May 18, 7:57 PM
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    Three do have an "unlimited data" tariff, and a 100 GB one, but they only include 30 GB tethered, if that matters. These SIM only deals are quite costly at 34/31 per month...
    Originally posted by Frozen_up_north
    It can be gotten much cheaper than that, there have been a few threads on different forums, here's an example thread where the person got a retention deal from Three with unlimited data for 12 a month.

    I think I remember another thread where the person managed to get it for 10 a month.

    https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/3-retention-deal-all-you-can-eat-data-and-text-600-minutes-12pm-144-2939913#thread-comments
    • Frozen_up_north
    • By Frozen_up_north 17th May 18, 8:06 PM
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    It can be gotten much cheaper than that, there have been a few threads on different forums, here's an example thread where the person got a retention deal from Three with unlimited data for 12 a month.
    <SNIP>
    Originally posted by its_all_over
    Good luck haggling, Three have just increased many SIM only tariffs and also hiked the cost of out of bundle calls by a significant amount (I guess someone has to pay for free EU roaming)...

    I have two SIM only contracts with them and haven't had any luck with haggling, although they tend to not increase the monthly cost by RPI, unlike many other providers.
    • wombat2002
    • By wombat2002 17th May 18, 10:16 PM
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    Yes I don't think she will manage to get it any cheaper,thinking about it, she won't want to bother buying a phone and going sim only,I suppose that's the price you pay for using 65gb + per month,I only use 1gb
    • wombat2002
    • By wombat2002 17th May 18, 10:20 PM
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    I know what you're saying but some people don't want to or can't pay a lump some up front
    • atlantis187
    • By atlantis187 17th May 18, 10:48 PM
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    I currently get the following with 3 on a sim only on a monthly rolling contract now:

    9 a month

    unlimited minutes
    unlimited data
    unlimited txts
    30GB tethering

    they also gave me 25 credit to my account

    been with 3 for around 4 years now.
    • its_all_over
    • By its_all_over 18th May 18, 10:57 AM
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    Good luck haggling, Three have just increased many SIM only tariffs and also hiked the cost of out of bundle calls by a significant amount (I guess someone has to pay for free EU roaming)...

    I have two SIM only contracts with them and haven't had any luck with haggling, although they tend to not increase the monthly cost by RPI, unlike many other providers.
    Originally posted by Frozen_up_north
    That thread I linked to is actually a live thread that people are posting to this week, it's not an old thread. Perhaps you should read all the threads about getting special deals on three which are being discussed on HUKD. it isn't haggling for an upgrade that gets the good deals, it's using live chat and asking for better value for money priceplan changes, from reading the threads price plan changes via live chat are offered and processed by a different department than upgrades.

    Here's one from the thread who got an offer on the 14 of May, that's only 4 days ago.



    And a post on the 15 May where someone else does the same

    xx1232 h, 56 m ago
    You tell them you don't want to upgrade or cancel, you want to discuss changing priceplan for better value for money.it also means you aren't locked into another minimum term when they offer you a deal as it's simply a priceplan change.Read less
    Thanks for this advice, after trying unsuccessfully twice, I said exactly this to them via live chat on the app and it worked a treat....

    I did have AYCE data, calls & txt with 30gb hotspot for 19 (which was decent but I hardly used the mins and didn't use the hotspot at all)

    Agreed on - 600mins, AYCE data & texts with 8gb hotspot for 8pm

    Absolutely delighted with that
    Last edited by its_all_over; 18-05-2018 at 11:00 AM.
    • J B
    • By J B 18th May 18, 9:51 PM
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    .....,but I don't think she has that much money to outlay
    Originally posted by wombat2002
    And she is thinking about spending 58/month over 2 years on a phone!
    Originally posted by Frozen_up_north

    My thoughts too!
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