Three mobile has for a long time been well known in the UK for offering good deals, especially for customers looking for some seriously big data bundles. In the early days, the network was blighted by poor reception in many areas but these days Three mobile doesn’t have any such issues and its prices can be stellar.
So take a look at our comparison tool to see what you can get for your money with Three. And below that we’ve also handpicked the best the network has to offer on flagship handsets such as the iPhone XR and Samsung Galaxy S10.
And if you’re perfectly happy with your current handset but are at the end of your contract, then we heartily recommend that you consider the 100GB Three SIM only deal for £20 per month
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Best Samsung Galaxy S10 deals on Three
Samsung’s newest release, this phone is rocking a completely flat, notch-less screen with a pin hole camera, giving it a unique style. Whether it’s the triple cameras on the back, fast processor or reverse charging, there is a lot to love here.
Samsung Galaxy S10 | £79 upfront | All-you-can-eat data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £63pm
We know, we know. Sometimes only unlimited data will do. Well you’re going to have to go for Three then, aren’t you. The monthly payments for unlimited Netflix binging and Spotify streaming away from Wi-Fi are on the high side, but at least there’s not too much to spend upfront. Total cost over 24 months is £1,589
Best Samsung Galaxy S10e deals on Three
Samsung’s brand new budget flagship, the S10e features high-end specs for an affordable price. If you want the best Samsung has but don’t want to have to pay through the roof to get it, this is the way to go. With all of the same features as the S10 with a few cutbacks, this is a high-end phone with mid-range pricing.
Samsung Galaxy S10e | £73 upfront | Unlimited data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £59pm
There’s a small part in all of us that wants to stream, download and scroll all day and to those who want to embrace that side of themselves, we say go for an unlimited data contract. Coming in at £79 upfront and £59 a month you really don’t even have to pay too much to get it either. Total cost over 24 months is £1,489
Best iPhone XR deals on Three Mobile
The iPhone XR hits a sweet spot between high tech and reasonable pricing. It looks a lot like its more powerful brethren – both in appearance and on the spec sheet – and boasts a glorious 6.1-inch Liquid Retina display and A12 Bionic chipset without a £1,000 price tag.
iPhone XR | £49 upfront | All-you-can-eat data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £58pm
When it comes to all-you-can-eat data, it’s always going to be Three that wins but we assumed it would be unbearably expensive with the XR. Although the cost has slowly crept up it still hasn’t become too expensive yet. The upfront spend is pretty cheap too. So if it’s all the data you need, it’s all the data you’ll get with Three. Total cost over 24 months is £1,441
Best Samsung Galaxy S9 deals on Three Mobile
OK, so the Samsung Galaxy S9 doesn’t make massive strides on the S8, but that doesn’t mean it’s not still one of the premier Android phones on the market. The cameras in particular are awe inspiring and tangible improvements have been made to the biometrics and position of the fingerprint scanner.
Samsung Galaxy S9 | £49 upfront | All-you-can-eat data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £47pm
Three may not have the pricing fire power of the other networks, but it does have a handy trick up its sleeve to persuade you to grab your new S9 contract with the numerical network. This tariff gives you absolutely unlimited data – the kind of volume other networks just can’t reach.Total cost over 24 months is £1,1177
The best iPhone XS and X deals on Three Mobile
Oh gosh, Apple went and did it. After years upon years of incremental upgrades, it finally made something special to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the iPhone. For the iPhone X it has dropped the bezel altogether, while the 5.8-inch Super Retina HD is scarily good – and then it tweaked things a year later for the XS. Marvellous!
iPhone XS | £99 upfront | All-you-can-eat data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £65pm
You know how the expression goes ‘big data phone contracts cost the world but they make your life so much better’. Okay, so no one has ever said that but it is true. You do have to fork up a big ol’ £65 a month and £99 upfront, but once you do you’ll have unlimited data on one of the best phones in the world, sounds fun right? Total cost over 24 months is £1,659
iPhone X 64GB | £49 upfront | All-you-can-eat data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £61pm
If you want unlimited data on the iPhone X then Three was always going to be your go-to network. We can’t imagine you’d even be considering this if you wanted something cheap – all that streaming, surfing and downloading comes at a cost. It might be high but it is the price you’ll have to pay for unshackled data use. Total cost over 24 months is £1,513
iPhone X 256GB | £99 upfront | 1GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £52pm
This appears to be the most affordable way to get the bumper 256GB iPhone X. For around £50 per month you get the monumental handset with 1GB of data. But with this amount of space for your music and videos, we can’t imagine you’d need that much data anyway as streaming becomes less of a necessity. Total cost over 24 months is £1,347
Best Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and Note 8 deals on Three Mobile
Samsung has now well and truly put the flaming memory of the Note 7 behind it. If the Note 8 was exceptional (6.3-inch infinity display and 6GB RAM), then the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is even bigger and better (6.4-inch infinity display and 8GB RAM). If you want the best big screen Android phones on the market, then look no further.
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 | £79 upfront | All-you-can-eat data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £55pm
If you honestly, positively, absolutely need unlimited date each month, then Three is your only option when it comes to Galaxy Note 9 deals. The jump in price is quite significant, mind – so do make sure that it’s essential to have limitless Netflix, Spotify and downloading access. Total cost over 24 months is £1,399
Best iPhone 8 deals on Three
Thanks to the spectacle that was the iPhone X launch, the reception for the iPhone 8 was a little bit flat. Perhaps unfairly – it improves on the iPhone 7 with wireless charging and an improved camera. Plus, it’s quite a bit cheaper. So if you’re looking for the best iPhone but balk at the iPhone X expense, try the 8 on for size instead.
iPhone 8 64GB | £109.99 upfront | All-you-can-eat data | Unlimited calls and texts | £45pm
Sadly Three just knocked the price of unlimited data back up by £100. The good news, it is still pretty affordable considering the lack of any data caps. If you’re looking for unlimited netflix binges, this is the way to go. Total cost over 24 months is £1,189.99
Best Samsung Galaxy S8 deals on Three Mobile
There’s no doubt that the Samsung Galaxy S8 is a fantastic phone. The lightning fast chip-set and abandonment of a large bezel around the screen makes it the premier Android experience. And now that the S9 is here, it’s no longer even that expensive.
Samsung Galaxy S8 | £49 upfront | All-you-can-eat data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £37pm
Unlimited data really isn’t that expensive on the S8. For just £37 a month and a small upfront cost of £49 you can get the device with absolutely no caps on your data, you can go absolutely wild with how much data you consume, perfect for those who use their phones constantly. Total cost over 24 months is £937
Best iPhone SE deals on Three Mobile
The iPhone SE looks and feels exactly the same as the iPhone 5S. But instead of sporting two-year-old hardware it’s been updated, with a faster CPU and graphics, and the 12MP iSight camera straight out of the iPhone 6S. It’s a modern iPhone in the shape of an old iPhone, for people who like the old iPhones but want more up-to-date hardware.
iPhone SE 32GB | £19 upfront | Unlimited calls and texts | 1GB data | £17pm
You’ll pay less than £20 upfront for this iPhone SE deal direct from the Three network, and from there you’re laughing with a £17 monthly fee, 2GB of data and unlimited calls and texts. You’ll end up spending just less than £450 over the two year contract AND have the warm cosy feeling of buying directly from the network. Total cost over 24 months is £427
iPhone SE 32GB | £19.99 upfront | Unlimited minutes | Unlimited texts | Unlimited data | £37pm
Three was forking up the SE with unlimited data for an incredibly cheap price up until recently but unfortunately you currently have to pay a bit more. But for £37 a month you can get unlimited use of the internet, a big price for a worthy cause. The total cost of this deal over 24 months is £907.99
Best Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL deals on Three Mobile
The Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL are relatively new devices on the flagship scene but they have very quickly become two of our favourites. Powerful processors, loud speakers, but most importantly they have what is arguably the best cameras you can get on a phone right now.
Google Pixel 3 XL | £39.99 upfront | Unlimited data, minutes and texts | £49pm
Want unlimited data? Well Three is the way to go and this looks like it is the best Google Pixel 3 XL unlimited data contract floating around right now. It is quite expensive but that is the price you pay to have no caps on your data usage. Total cost over 24 months is £1,215.99
Google Pixel 3 | £29 upfront | All-you-can-eat data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £49pm
Three knows that it’s the only major network currently offering unlimited data deals. Which only makes us more impressed by the AYCE deal that it has conjured up on the Pixel 3. You do have to pay quite a bit a month but at least the upfront is still low! Total cost over 24 months is £1,205