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Three launches new, simple PAYG tariff

Three has launched a new Pay as You Go (PAYG) tariff that takes advantage of a simplified charging system, charging customers only for what they use.

Customers can now use their top-up credit for what services they need with Three’s new PAYG, instead of having to choose which area to achieve the best value.

The new Three PAYG tariff offers calls at 3p per minute, 2p texts and 1p per 1MB of internet data. Customers top up credit will only be spent on the services they use, and with Three claiming their data prices per MB are “significantly better value than competitors’ standard rates”, it certainly seems like an attractive option for PAYG customers.

“The number of complex PAYG tariffs, Add-ons and options available is mindboggling,” said Thomas Malleschitz, Marketing Director at Three. “Consumers are forced into choosing where they want best value – whether that’s calls, texts or internet.”

The credit isn’t used on a 30-day rolling add-on benefit system, instead the simplified PAYG tariff allows customers to spend their credit as and when they need it.

“Our new rates strip things right back to basics with a simple, clear and transparent rate for calls, texts and internet use that offers clear value across the board. It’s important to us that our PAYG customers can use our Ultrafast network to chat, text and enjoy the internet without making a trade-off on value. This is Pay as You Go in its purest form.”

Existing Three PAYG customers won’t lose out on this new tariff either, as Three’s new rates will also apply to them.

They won’t have to change their tariff to do so, so any remaining credit can just be used as they wish according to the new call, text and MB prices.

“We’re not just saving this for our new customers.”

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