Three Mobile – Pay As You Go, who says you need a contract?

Can you remember getting your first mobile phone? I must have been about 15yrs old and pleaded with my Mam to let me have one, finally winning her over as I would often travel away with my cadet force so being able to contact home would be easier with a mobile phone.

After starting work once I left school I opted for a contract phone which whilst it gave me more freedom in the number of texts I could send and calls I could make. With a contract however comes the bill at the end of every month, which once you have learnt to budget is fine but when you are a teenager who has pretty much spent their wages before they have hit the bank it can be tough. On more than one occasion I had to rely on my Mam to help me pay my bill.

As soon as the contract ended I switched back to pay as you go and over the years I have seen just how much mobile phone companies have realised that PAYG customers also need a degree of the privileges that come with having a contract.

Three Mobile recently contacted me regarding their PAYG offers and offered me the chance to select a phone from their site and see which pay as you go SIM offer that would fit me best.

Which mobile phone?

With a range of phones available on PAYG to choose from and starting at just £29.99 there is easily a phone for every budget and technical need. Being an android girl at heart I opted for my favourite mobile phone brand, Samsung, selecting the Samsung Galaxy Fame.

Three Mobile - Samsung Galaxy Fame

Three Mobile Pay As You Go SIM Price PlansThree Mobile - PAYG SIM options

With three pay as you go SIM offers available to choose from you can see at a glance which one will suit your needs best. Personally I quite like the option of selecting an all-in-one package where data, minutes and texts are all included. Looking at the three tariffs I could probably get away with the All in One 10, however with only 500MB of data I might feel a little restricted with my social media interaction so for me it has to be the All in One 15 price plan.

So whilst you might need to pay out for an up to date phone the ability to switch price plans and the low cost you will pay each month (should you choose an All in One price plan) does actually pay off in the long run. I challenge you to take a look at your mobile contract and see whether you are paying for over the odds for your price plan.

Disclosure: I received a Samsung Galaxy Fame and £15 SIM card FOC for the purpose of review.



  1. mark sorrell
    March 22, 2014 / 3:32 pm

    i prefer pay as you go, your not tied into anything

  2. March 22, 2014 / 6:26 pm

    We are currently looking for a PAYG package for our middle son… this was really helpful to read.

  3. Susie Wilkinson
    March 31, 2014 / 6:28 pm

    I have a contract with 3 and love their ‘all-you-can-eat’ data, their payg price looks competitive too.

  4. Paul Wilson
    April 15, 2014 / 12:03 am

    I’ve saved quite a bit since I went onto PAYG.

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