Get a SIM card from Three to save money on your hols.
Last updated: 4 February 2016
Christmas is over. Resolutions have been made (and broken). And the weather’s pretty gloomy. So you need a pick-me-up. Why not beat those winter blues by booking your summer holiday? You’ll be among the 40% of Brits who book their summer escape in January, so join them counting down the days until your getaway.
There’s no need to blow the budget though; if you plan ahead and get savvy, you can bag yourself a bargain. And if you’re with Three, saving money isn’t just for that frugal post-Christmas period. With us you can avoid unnecessary costs when you’re actually on your hols too. ‘But how?’, we hear you ask.
Get travel savvy with your smartphone.
It’s hard being away from friends and family – even if you’re only jetting off for a few days. A poll conducted by Three found that 20% of holiday makers said they can’t bear to be without their mobile phones while away, and that they regularly check social media and messages when they can log on to free Wi-Fi.
But 10% of travellers have been stung with roaming charges; and one in five Brits will simply switch data roaming off when they’re away, to avoid it.
But why would you want to be thrifty with your device when you’re abroad? What better time is there to get online and share, than when you’re seeing and experiencing new stuff? Who wants to be searching for a Wi-Fi hotspot when there are so things to explore?
Introducing Feel At Home.
This is exactly why Three launched Feel At Home two years ago. We wanted to give our customers the freedom to use their phones while they’re abroad without worrying about bill shock.
It’s available in 18 destinations and you can use your phone to call and text back to the UK, and use your data allowance at no extra cost.
Our customers have saved an average of £360* in roaming charges since Feel At Home was launched, and you could be cutting this hidden holiday cost too.
Not with Three? Tied in to a contract with another network?
If you’re not with Three and you want to avoid roaming charges, why not join us on SIM-only.
A free Three Pay As You Go SIM card will give you the UK’s best Pay As You Go rates, all-you-can eat data, and the chance to enjoy Feel At Home when you’re on your hols when you buy an Add-on. Or, if you’re often abroad in a Feel At Home destination, you could make the most of our half price contract SIM offer and get your Three SIM from as little as £4/mth.
What if you’re not in a Feel At Home country?
Don’t worry, we’ve got loads of advice to help you avoid roaming charges when you’re away. As long as you’re clued up and
follow a few simple steps, you can make sure there are no nasty bill shocks when you get home.
* Savings statistic is based on the amount of data, voice and texts used in Feel At Home countries since its launch in August 2013 and how much the use of these services would have cost in total, adjusted for roaming rates. More than 3 million customers have used Feel At Home since it launched.