The best 3 mobile deals in May 2017

Find the perfect deal on a 3 mobile phone contract

Three mobile has for a long time been well known in the UK for offering good deals, especially for customers looking for some seriously big data bundles. In the early days, the network was blighted by poor reception in many areas but these days Three mobile doesn't have any such issues. 

The network once had prices so low you could get a better deal on this network for pretty much any phone. These days it's more of a mixed bag - it's not always the cheapest but it's often very competitive. And the trump card is that Three mobile is the only network to offer deals with unlimited data allowances.

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iPhone 7 deals of the month

The best iPhone 7 deals on 3 mobile:

The new iPhone 7 is yet another smash hit mobile phone from Apple thanks to further design enhancements. It's now waterproof, has a better screen and stereo speakers. The long-rumoured dropping of the headphone jack has become a reality, but there's an adapter in the box for your old cans, or there's a pair of lightning cable-friendly headphones in the box too. Memory capacity has been given a boost now, with the smallest models now starting at a much more generous 32GB.

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 iPhone 7 32GB | Free upfront | Unlimited calls and texts | 8GB data | £35 per month
Three deals on the iPhone 7 are much cheaper than they were last month, and 8GB seems to be the magic number on this network. It's cheaper to get 8GB than it is to get 1GB at the moment. There's no upfront fee which is ideal and then it's £35 per month for the 8GB plan on Three with unlimited calls and texts. A good deal! Total cost over 24 months is £840

View this deal: at Buymobiles.net 

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iPhone 7 32GB | Free upfront | Unlimited calls and texts | 30GB data | £36 per month
This is a superb iPhone 7 deal! Get the iPhone 7 for free upfront, and then pay £36 per month for 30GB data and unlimited everything else! An extremely strong deal if you need a lot of data - and maybe even worth paying for if you don't "need" the data but would like a safety net. Total cost over 24 months is £864

View this deal: at Mobile Phones Direct 

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iPhone 7 32GB | £99 upfront | Unlimited data, calls and texts | £48 per month
If you want to get an iPhone 7 with unlimited data then this is the best deal out there at the moment. As you'd expect, the monthly fee is relatively high at £48 but that's actually very good value when you look at how much the other networks are charging for much less data. That being said, with 30GB available for just £36 per month, the above deal is the one we'd go for! Total cost over 24 months is £1251

View this deal: at Buymobiles.net 

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The best iPhone 7 Plus deals on 3 mobile:

Apple's larger iPhone 7 Plus is a premium upgrade over the regular iPhone 7. In addition to being waterproof, rocking stereo speakers and having an improved screen this year, the iPhone 7 Plus has a dual-lens camera with an incredibly clear zoom function for professional looking pictures.

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iPhone 7 Plus 32GB | £99 upfront| Unlimited calls and texts | 8GB data | £37 per month
Three will give you a tasty amount of bytes for streaming video on the larger phablet screen, and while the phone will set you back a fairly large amount after that it's a reasonable rate per month for a lot of data and unlimited everything else. It's a touch more expensive upfront this month, but still a tasty deal. Total cost over 24 months is £987

View this deal: at buymobiles.net 

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iPhone 7 Plus 32GB | FREE upfront| Unlimited minutes and texts | 30GB data | £42 per month
This is definitely one of the best iPhone 7 Plus deals for near-unlimited data right now, and it's now even cheaper than last month. There's an unfeasible amount of data on offer to help you get the most out of the larger phablet screen and that handset is a big, fat freebie. Total cost over 24 months is £1008

View this deal: at Mobile Phones Direct

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Best Samsung Galaxy S8 deals on 3 mobile:

Samsung Galaxy S8 | FREE upfront | 2GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £40pm
This is the cheapest Samsung Galaxy S8 deal on Three. If you like this network but want to spend as little as possible, this is the one to go for - and you get 2GB instead of 1Gb a month. £40 per month isn't the cheapest tariff around, but at least there's a free handset in it for you. Total cost over 24 months is £960

View this deal: at Affordablemobiles.net 

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Samsung Galaxy S8 | £99 upfront | 30GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £40pm
This is undoubtedly the best Galaxy S8 deal available on the Three network at the moment. The £99 upfront fee is worth paying when you consider than this deal cost an extra £5 a month just one week ago - and for 4GB instead of 30GB. Still not cheap but definitely better value than the other Three deals. Total cost over 24 months is £1059.99

View this deal: at Affordablemobiles.net
 

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Samsung Galaxy S8 | £99 upfront | Unlimited data | 200 minutes | Unlimited texts | £51.03pm
If you simply can't do without unlimited data, then Three is the network for you. The price is high (more than £50 a month after splashing almost one hundred at the outset) but you can stream to your heart's content. There's only 200 minutes, but with this much data you can find other ways to call. Total cost over 24 months is £1323.72

View this deal: at Unshackled 

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Best Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus deals on 3 mobile:

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus | £95.99 upfront | 8GB data | Unlimited calls and texts | £43pm
If you don't need huge amounts of data, this 8GB deal is very competitive across all networks. We'd be tempted to go for the larger 16GB Vodafone deal mentioned earlier - it's cheaper than this if you use the cashback offer. Total cost over 24 months is £1127.99.

View this Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus deal at Affordable Mobiles 

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Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus £99.99 upfront | 30GB data | Unlimited calls and texts | £45pm Three is offering the cheapest 30GB deal of any network so far and this deal is over £550 cheaper than the most affordable unlimited data deal. 30GB is a serious amount of data a month and the savings speak for themselves. Total cost over 24 months is £1179.99.

View this Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus deal at Affordable Mobiles 

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Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus | Three | £79 upfront | Unlimited data | Unlimited calls and texts | £69pm
There's no getting around it. The cost for true unlimited data access per month is incredibly high. Three still won't give you the handset for free upfront either! We'd ask you to seriously consider if you need unlimited data as there are lots of deals for up to around 30GB that are considerably cheaper (see above). Total cost over 24 months is £1735.

View this Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus deal at Three 

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The best iPhone SE deals on 3 mobile:

The iPhone SE looks and feels exactly the same as the iPhone 5S. But instead of sporting two-year-old hardware it's been updated, with a faster CPU and graphics, and the 12MP iSight camera straight out of the iPhone 6S. It's a modern iPhone in the shape of an old iPhone, for people who like the old iPhones but want more up-to-date hardware.

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iPhone SE 16GB | FREE upfront | Unlimited calls and texts | 8GB data | £26pm
Three also has some top iPhone SE deals this month, kicking off with this offering which is asking for just £26 per month over two years in return for a free 16GB iPhone SE. There's unlimited calls and texts, and a whopping 8GB of data to keep you going every month. The total cost of this deal over 24 months is £624

Get this iPhone SE deal: direct at buymobiles.net 

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iPhone SE 16GB | £19 upfront | Unlimited calls and texts | 2GB data | £22pm
Fancy spending less each month and saving over the two years of your contract? Then this is the iPhone SE deal for you. You'll need to part with a penny shy of £19 upfront, but from there you're laughing with a £22 monthly fee, 2GB of data and unlimited calls and texts. Total cost over 24 months is £547

Get this iPhone SE deal: direct at Three 

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iPhone SE 16GB | £99 upfront | 600 minutes | Unlimited texts | 30GB data | £29.91pm
Three has always long been the network synonymous with big data, and it's no different on iPhone SE deals. This offer doesn't quite stretch to unlimited data, 30GB is absolutely stacks - you'll have to try quite hard to use more than that every month. You only get 600 minutes of call time, but with this much data you can always use apps like WhatsApp to call instead. The total cost of this deal over 24 months is £816.84

Get this iPhone SE deal: from Unshackled 

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The best Samsung Galaxy S7 deals on 3 mobile:

Now succeeded by a newer model, Samsung's Galaxy S7 is still a superb phone. And now it's a generation older, there's an even better chance of getting it at a bargain basement price. 

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Samsung Galaxy S7 | FREE upfront | Unlimited calls | Unlimited texts | 4GB data | £25pm
Three is never the cheapest places to find the best deals for phones these days, but at least it's started offering some better tariffs on the Galaxy S7 after months of high prices. Here you can get the new phone absolutely free with not too high an outlay each month - compared to the iPhone 7 it's a lot cheaper (but check out the bottom deal first!). Total cost over 24 months is £600

View this deal: at Buy Mobiles 

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Samsung Galaxy S7 | FREE upfront | Unlimited calls and texts | 30GB data | £29pm
This big data offer from Three is a bit special. It may not be unlimited, but 30GB is the next best thing and should be plenty per month even if you stream and download a lot away from wi-fi. As if the £29 monthly tariff wasn't convincing enough, a free handset may just seal the deal. Total cost over 24 months is £696

View this deal: at Buy Mobiles