In another move to champion themselves as the nation’s best value network, 3 UK have announced Britain’s lowest standard data charges, inclusive of EU roaming.
From tomorrow (30 June), 3 will drive down their cost of browsing the internet using both mobiles and laptop dongles to only £1.25 per MB, the lowest of any UK network.
Calls to the UK and to other EU countries whilst in the European Union will cost 34p per minute, while texts to the UK and other EU countries will cost 11p. Calls cost 15p per minute to receive, and receiving texts is free.
They are also eager to reiterate that this is not a limited time deal and is available to all customers, automatically, whether on contract or prepay.
Admittedly, the European mobile operator regulation requires all networks to comply with lower rates (€0.43 per min. calls and €0.11 texts) from the 1st of July, but 3′s new prices are a shade lower than the newly imposed charges.
This latest move is the latest in a long line from the 3 network to cement themselves as the best value network in the UK, following on from being the first to make VoIP service Skype available on the Nokia N97 and the controversial £0 per month ‘SIM Zero’ tariff.