Instead of overage charges, Three will simply halt your data for the month when you hit your limit. It's launching new “essential” data plans that give you 250MB a month and that’s it, with absolutely no chance of horrendous out-of-allowance data charges, which is pretty great.
Of course you can buy more data at a rate of £2 per 250MB or all-you-can-eat data for £5 for the month, but actually just stopping your data after your allowance is toast is something every network should give you the option to do. Three will send you texts during the month to let you know if you’re getting close to your allowance limit, so it won’t come out of the blue either.
For lots of people they’re not fussed if they can’t get data on their phone in the last couple of days if it means avoiding pricey over-charging, so this is a sensible move. For those that can’t do without data, you can just plonk with all-you-can-eat unlimited data and be done with it. Now, if we could get rid of the horrendous roaming charges, that’d be great. [Three 1, 2]
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