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Three's £20 unlimited data SIM only deal: how to get it at the lower price

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It's still possible to get Three's unlimited data SIM only plan for just £20 a month. We show you how, and look at the plan's other benefits. SIM Sherpa is your trusty guide. Last updated: May 23rd 2019.

What's the deal?

Three unlimited data SIM only

Unlimited everything for £20 a month  (4.5/5)

Three SIM card

It's unlimited data. And it's priced at £20 (if you're willing to commit to a 24-month contract). There is no cheaper unlimited everything SIM on the market.

Plus you get Three's usual benefits of 99% 4G population coverage, inclusive roaming and perks like free easyJet upgrades and their daily rewards app, Wuntu.

Useful link: Read full benefits below

Unlimited
minutes
+
Unlimited
texts
+
Unlimited
4G data
=
£20 a month
on a 24-month contract
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Or it's £2 more if don't want to commit to such a long deal:

Unlimited
minutes
+
Unlimited
texts
+
Unlimited
4G data
=
£22 a month
on a 12-month contract
(opens in new tab)

What's good about it?

It's genuinely unlimited data - and that's pretty rare

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On a 24-month contractSee full offer

at Three.co.uk
(opens in new window)

If you've ever put your phone down because you're worried about going over you data usage limits, Three's unlimited data SIM puts an end to that. You're free to use as much as you like in the UK at no extra cost.

And you're not limited by any sneaky traffic management or throttling rules when you use it in this country either. Others sometimes promise no data caps but then slow you down to stop you using too much.

You can also use it for tethering (personal hotspot), which is where you connect tablets or laptops to your phone so they can access internet anywhere you have mobile signal. That's unlimited in the UK too.

The only restrictions come when you're using your SIM abroad. There, you won't be able to use tethering, a monthly cap of up to 19GB applies (depending where you are) and Three reserve the right to slow down your connection while roaming.

Useful link: Three's terms and conditions

Three's network offers good 4G coverage and speeds

Three's network map

Make sure you'll be able to use unlimited dataCheck Three's coverage

at Three.co.uk
(opens in new window)

It's true that Three aren't the UK's largest network but they now put their 4G coverage as reaching 99% of the population in the places where they live. There's still work to do in rural locations.

We'd always recommend checking any network's coverage before you sign up. Use Three's official network map here to do so. Be sure to look not just at home but anywhere you'll be using your phone.

Over 4G, we'd expect Three customers to get download speeds of around 20 Mbps on average, which currently puts them in joint second with Vodafone behind EE.

This is a healthy score that is similar to what many will be getting home over non-fibre broadband. It'll support smooth video and audio streaming and let you browse the general internet

Useful link: Check Three signal in your area

The £20 price smashes Three's competition out of the park

EE SIM only offer banner

25GB for £23 on EESee this deal

at EE.co.uk
(opens in new window)

It's Three's best price we see for unlimited data nowadays

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The offer was Three's Black Friday deal tooSee new offers

at Three.co.uk
(opens in new window)

We monitor Three and other mobile networks' offers constantly. The £20 price was available three times in 2018/19 on the 12-month SIM, most recently until 16th May.

The 12-month price has now gone up to £22 a month. This is still a low price historically. Three have previously charged £32, £29 and £27 for the plan in the last years.

Three's 24-month SIMs have only just launched. So there's no historical pricing available.

We haven't seen 12-month unlimited data on Three priced below £20 a month for many years.

Useful link: See Three's SIM only deals page

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