HTC Desire 500 lands on Three UK

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HTC Desire 500

HTC Desire 500

Packing a technological punch for just £199 on Pay As You Go, the HTC Desire 500 is now available from Three stores or online. With HTC’s Video Highlights, the Desire 500 automatically creates 30 second mini-movies from your photos and videos, for you to personalise with your own theme and matching music. Plus, the VideoPic setting allows you to take photos and videos at the same time. Budding movie directors can capture their favourite moments and share with friends and family from the palm of their hands.

Key features:

  • All the latest news delivered to your home-screen
  • Multi-shot camera burst mode
  • 30-second mini movies from your events to share
  • Super-fast performance
  • Powered by Android

Coming with a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, switching between Spotify, Instagram, or the latest Android games, such as Avengers Alliance, is simple and quick. The HTC Desire 500 also features an 8 megapixel camera with a multi-shot burst mode that captures up to four shots every second.

This great smartphone also features HTC BlinkFeed, a nifty free service that streams social network updates from your friends and news channels that you’ve selected straight to your home screen so you always have the latest news about things you care about.

The HTC Desire 500 is available on Pay As You Go for £199. It is also available on the One Plan for £24 per month with no upfront cost. Alternatively you can get the phone on the Ultimate Internet 500 plan for £21 per month, and no upfront cost that gives you 500 minutes, 5,000 texts and all-you-can-eat data. Or the Ultimate Internet 100 plan with again no upfront cost for £18 a month for 100 minutes plus 5000 texts and all-you-can-eat data.


Stay connected with the ZTE MF730M dongle from Three

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ZTE MF730M Dongle

ZTE MF730M Dongle

The ZTE MF730M dongle is now available from Three stores and three.co.uk on both monthly and Pay As You Go price plans. Available for a one-off upfront cost of £4.99 on a one-month rolling contract of £15.99/month for 5GB of data, or from £24.99 on Pay As You Go with 1GB of data pre-loaded. The ZTE MF730M dongle is connected to Three’s Advanced 3G network, which already covers over 80 per cent of the UK population. If you don’t have a connected tablet or want to stay online but don’t have a modem built into your laptop, the ZTE MF730M dongle connects to the internet via Three’s mobile network. Simply plug it into your laptop and you are ready to browse the internet, work on the go, stream videos, download music and files or play online games just as you would on your phone.

The handy dongle is just 86mm long and 10.5mm slim, it fits easily inside a pocket, briefcase or bag so simple to access and use while you are travelling. According to the latest YouGov DongleTrack survey, Three is the best rated network for mobile broadband, leading on 11 out of 12 measures of quality including download speeds, network coverage, quality and reliability.

Key features

– Plug it straight into your laptop to get the internet whenever you want

– Connects to Three’s Advanced 3G (DC-HSDPA) mobile network

– Works with PC and Mac

– Windows 8 certified


Three brings Feel At Home to USA

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Feel At Home

Feel At Home

Three is extending its Feel At Home proposition to the USA, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Macau. Feel At Home allows customers to use their UK allowances to use data, text, call home and receive calls from home when abroad in certain countries. Feel At Home now operates in 11 destinations around the world. As part of its quarterly business update Three outlined how popular propositions like Feel At Home and 321 pay-as-you-go helped Three increase its total active customers to 7.8 million – a 9.7% increase since Q3 2012. Three added close to 300,000 net new customers in Q3.

Three also confirmed its 4G rollout plans. From 2nd December, Three started upgrading customers with a 4G-ready device, so they can access the latest high-speed data technology when they are in an area with 4G coverage. This rollout will accelerate in January, with all customers with a compatible device able to access 4G at no extra cost by the end of Q1 2014 when they are in an area with 4G coverage.

Three aims to cover 50 cities with 4G by the end of 2014 and 98% of the population by the end of 2015.


Stay in touch with the new Alcatel tablet and a MiFi starter kit from Three UK

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Alcatel One Touch Tab 7

Alcatel One Touch Tab 7

The affordable Alcatel One Touch Tab 7 is now available from Three stores, UK or online and comes bundled with a MiFi 1GB starter kit so you can use it wherever you go. The tablet uses the latest Android operating system which means you can access more than one million apps available in the Google Play store, in a handy seven inch sized tablet that fits comfortably in one hand. The Alcatel One Touch Tab 7 is currently available at half price for just £64.99, if you buy it bundled with a pocket-sized Huawei E5220 MiFi 1GB starter kit costing £49.99. The MiFi starter kit enables you to create a portable Wi-Fi hotspot without it having to be plugged in to your device or even removed from your bag. So it gives you the freedom to make the most of your tablet when out of the house by enabling you to connect to Three’s network, the number one mobile broadband network in the UK. With a 1GHz processor, The Alcatel One Touch 7 is great for browsing the latest celebrity gossip on the web or for allowing your children to play the latest games, such as Despicable Me: Minion Rush or Minecraft.

Key features:

  • Good all-round Google experience on Android Jellybean operating system
  • Wi-Fi connectivity for browsing the web and social networking in WiFi connected areas
  • Portable design to fit perfectly in your hand
  • Clear 7-inch display for playing games and video chat

Award valid from 25th October 2013 to January 2014.