3 Pay As You Go SIM bundles

Get a simple, flat rate tariff on all 3 Pay-As-You-Go SIMs. When you first order your pay as you go SIM or phone you’ll need to purchase an add on at the same time. Add ons are bundles of minutes, texts and data that last 30 days. They are a great way to get the most out of your phone and come with data amounts that have been carefully calculated to match real life requirements.

Easy and Cost Effective Three Pay As You Go Bundles

What is a 3 Pay as You Go bundle?

Pay As You Go phone plans are cost effective and flexible, but when you use them very regularly they can cost a lot more than a similar monthly contract. PAYG Bundles help bridge that gap with an allowance of texts, minutes and data that you can use for a month.

Why choose 3 Pay As You Go SIMs?

With a Pay As You Go SIM Card from 3 you can enjoy the ultimate flexibility with your mobile phone. These sim deals mean you can keep your existing phone and simply switch in the right sim card for your phone. On a Three Pay As You Go plan it’s easy to top up your phone and keep a track of your usage so you don’t end up spending more than you want on a mobile.

All 3 SIMs come with an add-on bundle so it is ready to go as soon as you insert it into your SIM free phone. With Pay As You go you are only charged for what you use, and you aren’t paying for the cost of a mobile handset. It is a great choice for light users or people with requirements that change often.

You can customise most PAYG plans with “bundles” or “add-ons”. This supplements your plan with a set amount of data, texts and calls, and you can deactivate or change them every month. With Bolt-ons a PayAsYouGo plan can be a long term option, and certainly not the poorer brother of other types of mobile contract.

New Three Supercharged PAYGO!

In March 2020 Three updated their Pay As You Go offering with new data bundles, Go Roam and 5G as standard. This was quite an upgrade over the old 3-2-1 packages which were already well thought of.

Three PAYG SIMs come with data pack bundles that give exactly what they sound like – an allowance of data that you can use over the month. You don’t have to commit to a data bundle every month and you don’t have to always buy the same one. You can scale up and down or even take a break completely to suit your needs. Even though it sounds counterintuitive to buy a monthly bundle for a Pay As you go SIM or phone it is much cheaper than buying the same data allowance on a Pay As You Go basis.

Go Roam on 3 Pay As You Go

Go Roam is a key feature for Three users that sets the standard for mobile roaming on any network so it is great to see it available on PAYGO. Now all Three users can use their phone abroad just like at home without running up a huge bill. 71 countries are covered including all of Europe and most key global holiday destinations including Australia, America and New Zealand.

No Credit Checks!

Don’t want to risk unnecessary searches on your credit history? Don’t worry, Three don’t perform any credit checks for Pay As You Go SIMs or phones.

What’s that £90 SIM deal about? Why would I buy that?

It does look a bit scary doesn’t it! Don’t worry, there is a perfectly good reason for the price. It gives you unlimited data for 90 days. That is enough for a long holiday or an entire term in education. Coupled with Go Roam it can be great if you are travelling regularly and don’t want to be bothered with extra admin. Please note that unlimited data plans do still have some sensible usage limits when roaming.

Looking for a Pay As you go phone?

You can also get a brand new phone on Pay As you go. We have a whole section of the site dedicated to Three Pay As You go phonesThree offer their entire range of handsets on PAYG, from affordable handsets to the latest iPhones and dual screen Androids.

Cheapest Pay As You Go Phones on Three

You can of course get a new phone on Pay As You go as well. Three make almost their entire range of phones available via Pay As You go. 

How do I top up?

It is easy to top up your Three Pay As You Go SIM – from your phone, laptop or over the phone.

  • Online using your My3 account
  • On your phone using the My 3 app
  • Online using a simple web form
  • At high street cash machines, including Barclays, HSBC, Nationwide, The Coventry, Yorkshire and Clydesdale bank.
  • Over the phone by dialing 444
  • Using a voucher purchased from any 3 store or participating Payzone store.

Don’t forget

If you plan to use credit to buy a monthly Add-on make sure you are connected to Wi-fi. If you are using PAYG data you may be left without enough credit to purchase the bundle.

Can I top up someone elses Three PAYG phone?

Yes! If a friend or family member needs some credit you can top it up here: Three anonymous top-up.

What if I want to move to a Pay Monthly contract?

Great news, you can! Three make it really easy to move from a Pay As You plan to a monthy arrangement. Simply fill in a quick form to transfer your old PAYG number and remaining credit. 

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