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Leaked Olixar screen protectors confirm notch design for all three 2018 iPhones
Leaked Olixar screen protectors confirm notch design for all three 2018 iPhones By Max Langridge

We've already seen renders showing what the iPhone X Plus and LCD-clad iPhone could look like, but now an image from case maker Olixar showing screen protectors reveals the physical footprints of all three iPhones due for launch later this year.  iPhone... Read more

Three's 5G ambitions include massive customer capacity and a move into 5G domestic broadband
Three's 5G ambitions include massive customer capacity and a move into 5G domestic broadband By Chris Hall

Three is preparing itself for the move to 5G. That will come as no surprise, as much of the talk in mobile circles over the last few years has been the step forward to 5G. The company also finds itself in a strong position, with plenty of spectrum allocation,... Read more

Get a year's free Netflix when you buy a Samsung phone from Three
Get a year's free Netflix when you buy a Samsung phone from Three By Dan Grabham

Three is currently running a deal where you get a free 12 month Netflix subscription if you buy a new Samsung phone. As well as the new Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus, the offer is available with the Note 8 as well as the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. This offer is... Read more

You can finally get the Moto Z2 Play with Gamepad mod in the UK, exclusive to Three
You can finally get the Moto Z2 Play with Gamepad mod in the UK, exclusive to Three By Rik Henderson

Three has announced that it will be exclusively ranging the Moto Z2 Play with the Gamepad mod to make it into a handheld games console.We reviewed the Moto Z2 Play in July last year. It impressed us how well it runs for a reasonably priced device, but... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S9 pre-registration now open, you can sign up for S9 or S9+ with Three now
Samsung Galaxy S9 pre-registration now open, you can sign up for S9 or S9+ with Three now By Rik Henderson

We still have a couple of weeks to wait until Samsung officially unveils its latest flagship smartphones - the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Samsung Galaxy S9+ - however, you can pre-register your interest in either handset now.UK network Three has posted its... Read more

Three free roaming now covers 71 destinations: Here's where you can use your phone at no extra cost
Three free roaming now covers 71 destinations: Here's where you can use your phone at no extra cost By Rik Henderson

UK mobile operator Three has announced that it has extended its Feel at Home free roaming incentive to include 11 new countries, including much of South America. That takes the total number of destinations covered by its service (also known as Go Roam)... Read more

Three customers can get 'free' Apple Music data on Go Binge plans
Three customers can get 'free' Apple Music data on Go Binge plans By Max Langridge

Three has announced that Apple Music will be joining the services supported by its Go Binge plans from 27 November. The addition means customers signed up to an advanced contract or SIM-only tariff with 4GB of data or more, or a pay monthly broadband... Read more

Three Pixel phones in 2018? Leaked codenames would suggest so
Three Pixel phones in 2018? Leaked codenames would suggest so By Max Langridge

With the Pixel 2 smartphones now released to the world, attention is now on the third-generation to be released in 2018 - unless of course you have or want a Pixel 2 XL and are waiting for the screen issues to resolve themselves. Google Pixel 2 and Pixel... Read more

Three rolls out 'free' data streaming plans for Netflix bingeing
Three rolls out 'free' data streaming plans for Netflix bingeing By Max Langridge

Mobile network Three has announced a new monthly 'Go Binge' plan that will give users free, unlimited streaming of video through services such as Netflix and TV Player. TV Player gives users access to over 100 TV channels to watch TV on the go for free.... Read more

Three enables app-free Wi-Fi calling, as long as you have a compatible phone
Three enables app-free Wi-Fi calling, as long as you have a compatible phone By Max Langridge

Three has begun rolling out a new Wi-Fi calling service to its customers, so long as they have a compatible smartphone. Wi-Fi calling is nothing new to Three, since it has been offering the function through the inTouch app, but the experience through... Read more

Mark Zuckerberg shows off his 'Jarvis' home AI in three cute videos
Mark Zuckerberg shows off his 'Jarvis' home AI in three cute videos By Elyse Betters

One day, your house might be smarter than you. In case you haven't heard, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is designing a J.A.R.V.I.S. for his home, and he's just released adorable concept videos to demonstrate how it would ideally work.Okay, so it's not... Read more

Wileyfox Spark, Spark+ and Spark X are three new British-designed budget smartphones
Wileyfox Spark, Spark+ and Spark X are three new British-designed budget smartphones By Cam Bunton

Wileyfox has just taken the wraps off its latest phones and - just like last year - its smartphone lineup is seeking to shake-up the budget end of the market. Unlike last year however, it opted to release three different versions of a single device family.At... Read more

Three to run network-level ad blocking trials in mid June
Three to run network-level ad blocking trials in mid June By Chris Hall

UPDATE: Three will run a 24-hour ad-blocking trial in mid-June to those customers who opt in to its invite.Three has announced that it plans to roll-out mobile ad-blocking on its network, following successful implementation in Three UK and Three Italy.... Read more

Three switches on VoLTE, dubs it 4G Super Voice
Three switches on VoLTE, dubs it 4G Super Voice By Chris Hall

Three is the first network in the UK to enable VoLTE (voice over LTE), throwing the switch to make it possible to make calls and send messages over the 4G network.Moving voice and messages to 4G means that Three can offer better performance in some low-reception... Read more

Nanoport turns three phones into one big tablet, instantly sharing data
Nanoport turns three phones into one big tablet, instantly sharing data By Luke Edwards

An intelligent magnetic hardware and software combination called Nanoport will be able to connect phones, magnetically, so they can share data or become one giant screen.The Nanoport magnetic connector was shown off as a model at CES last January and... Read more

Three announces VoiP support, make calls and send texts over Wi-Fi
Three announces VoiP support, make calls and send texts over Wi-Fi By Luke Edwards

Three has announced an app, Three inTouch, which allows its customers to make calls and send messages over Wi-Fi.Traditionally calling and text messaging has been restricted to the user's network connection only. For those that are in an area of poor... Read more

Three extends free roaming to five new countries, including France
Three extends free roaming to five new countries, including France By Rik Henderson

Three has extended the number of countries its mobile customers can use their phones without incurring additional roaming charges. Users of Three's Feel At Home incentive can now use the internet, text and call from France, Switzerland, Israel, Finland... Read more

Three no longer offers unlimited tethering and unlimited data now only on top contracts
Three no longer offers unlimited tethering and unlimited data now only on top contracts By Rik Henderson

UK network Three has killed unlimited tethering allowances for new customers, capping the highest tier to 2GB of data used within an existing contract. It will charge for each 1GB extra used.In addition, it now only offers unlimited data on its most pricey... Read more

Three supports Ofcom's fixed pricing ruling so your contract charges won't change
Three supports Ofcom's fixed pricing ruling so your contract charges won't change By Luke Edwards

UK independent communications regulator Ofcom recently announced that UK mobile phone and landline network providers will have to allow customers to cancel their contracts without penalty if their monthly subscription prices are raised. Now Three has... Read more

Three free 4G rollout under way, promises to have all customers converted by March 2014
Three free 4G rollout under way, promises to have all customers converted by March 2014 By Rik Henderson

Three has started to upgrade its customers to 4G free of charge. Starting this week, some customers with compatible handsets will find that they can receive 4G data speeds in London, Birmingham and Manchester.Not all customers will be upgraded this month... Read more

Three now allows you to use your own data plan while roaming the USA, no more ridiculous costs
Three now allows you to use your own data plan while roaming the USA, no more ridiculous costs By Rik Henderson

Three has added the USA to the countries included in its "Feel At Home" incentive. This allows you to use your own inclusive minutes, texts and, crucially, data when abroad in certain countries, dramatically lowering the cost of staying in touch when... Read more

The postcode is dead: What3words mapping service locates anywhere on Earth using just three-words
The postcode is dead: What3words mapping service locates anywhere on Earth using just three-words By Luke Edwards

A new mapping service, called w3w, could spell the end of the postcode while being the perfect partner for voice-activated search.The unique three-word codes are accurate to two metres and are a result of What3Words dividing the world into 57 trillion... Read more

Three ditches data roaming charges in seven countries, including Australia and Hong Kong
Three ditches data roaming charges in seven countries, including Australia and Hong Kong By Luke Edwards

Ever the bastion of delivering data to its users for free, Three has announced it will be ditching roaming charges in seven countries. The new scheme is aptly called Feel At Home.Yup, that means you can go abroad, even as far as Australia, and use your... Read more

Three to roll out 4G for free this December
Three to roll out 4G for free this December By Luke Edwards

We may have two new players entering the 4G market from today, with new networks from Vodafone and O2 launching alongside the already established EE, but Three is aiming to gazump them all by making a hugely bold announcement itself. If you're a Three... Read more

Three goes back to basics on PAYG, 1p per MB of data
Three goes back to basics on PAYG, 1p per MB of data By Rik Henderson

Since pay-as-you-go mobile price plans were introduced the networks have looked for more and more ways to offers incentives to get customer cash. Credit plans can often even look like normal monthly tariffs, with complex top-up schemes and included minutes,... Read more

Three announces Sony Xperia Z Ultra availability, doesn't provide timeline
Three announces Sony Xperia Z Ultra availability, doesn't provide timeline By Jake Smith

Following Sony's press event in London today, UK carrier Three has become the first to announce availability for the large Sony Xperia Z Ultra handset. Three didn't expand on Sony's Q3 launch timeline but is letting us make advanced plans about where... Read more

Three becomes first UK carrier to confirm 6.3-inch Galaxy Mega plans
Three becomes first UK carrier to confirm 6.3-inch Galaxy Mega plans By Jake Smith

All signs have pointed to the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3-inch smartphone landing in the UK in July, but until today, we didn't know of any carriers on board. Now Three has become the first UK carrier to confirm that it will carry the absolutely massive handset. In... Read more

Three CEO: 4G service rollout will wait until Q4, looking at rivals
Three CEO: 4G service rollout will wait until Q4, looking at rivals By Jake Smith

UK carrier Three will be waiting to rollout its 4G service to customers in Q4 2013, the company's CEO Dave Dyson revealed. Taking a relaxed approach, Dyson said his company would wait to see how O2 and Vodafone position themselves on the market before... Read more

Employee jailed for three-year Cillit Bang computer attacks
Employee jailed for three-year Cillit Bang computer attacks By Rik Henderson

A disgruntled employee who attacked his company's computers and servers with corrosive cleaning product Cillit Bang has been jailed for eight months. His sabotage spree, as the Daily Telegraph calls it, occured over a period of three years and caused... Read more

Three to offer 4G LTE at no additional cost to customers
Three to offer 4G LTE at no additional cost to customers By Chris Hall

Three has clarified its plans for 4G, by saying that it will incorporate LTE as a standard feature for its customers.That means that if you have a compatible device, you'll get access to the 4G network from Three on your existing SIM and on your existing... Read more

Get Flickr Pro free for three months
Get Flickr Pro free for three months By Ian Morris

Flickr has always been a great photo-sharing site, it's a great place to store your photos, and it's a useful tool for looking at trends in photography - its Exif search is fabulous. And what it now has, is a free three months for its "Pro" service.What... Read more

Aaron Sorkin talks Steve Jobs biopic, there will be just three scenes
Aaron Sorkin talks Steve Jobs biopic, there will be just three scenes By Stuart Miles

Aaron Sorkin has given some details of how he plans to script the Steve Jobs biopic he is currently working on."I hope I don't get killed by the studio for giving too much away," Sorkin said. "But this entire movie is going to be three scenes, and three... Read more

Three talks-up 'Ultrafast' network, LTE coming 2013
Three talks-up 'Ultrafast' network, LTE coming 2013 By Chris Hall

Three has adopted the term "Ultrafast" to describe the DC-HSDPA network that it has been rolling out in the UK. Deployment was announced in February 2012.The company has also revealed that it will be rolling out LTE in 2013, but hasn't specified whether... Read more

Three to benefit from Ofcom's Everything Everywhere 4G allocation
Three to benefit from Ofcom's Everything Everywhere 4G allocation By Danny Brogan

UK network Three is said to be in the process of buying part of Everything Everywhere’s 4G mobile services spectrum, meaning it too would be able to roll-out 4G to its customers before the end of the year.Ofcom has announced that it has approved Everything... Read more

Three offers unlimited internet abroad for £5 a day
Three offers unlimited internet abroad for £5 a day By Danny Brogan

Holidaymakers who are on Three’s network will be able to tweet, post pictures to Facebook and keep up with all that’s happening in Blighty from their smartphone this summer for just £5 a day.The £5 a day Euro Internet Pass entitles the customer... Read more

Three unveils details of cheaper MiFi device for Wi-Fi on the go
Three unveils details of cheaper MiFi device for Wi-Fi on the go By Danny Brogan

UK operator Three has again joined forces with Huawei to launch a new value MiFi device, enabling you to get Wi-Fi anywhere you can get a Three phone signal.Okay caveat first, despite Three informing Pocket-lint that it will be cheaper than the previous... Read more

Three tariff shake up means an end to rogue data charges
Three tariff shake up means an end to rogue data charges By Paul Lamkin

Three has introduced a range of new mobile phone tariffs, including one that should see an end to those surprisingly high bills when you've used too much data.As well as a load of new all-you-can-eat data deals to sit alongside the successful One Plan,... Read more

Three UK rolling out 4G this summer, but it's not LTE
Three UK rolling out 4G this summer, but it's not LTE By Stuart Miles

Three, the mobile operator, has confirmed that is "in the process of finalising plans" to roll out a 4G network in the UK.However in a move that is likely only to confuse customers even more, the new 4G technology isn't actually 4G at all but a variation... Read more

Three Web Cube offers broadband in a box
Three Web Cube offers broadband in a box By Paul Lamkin

Three takes mobile broadband pretty seriously. It recently announced its Three MiFi with added HSPA+, as well as the ZTE MF10 Dongle Adapter - a device which takes a regular USB Wi-Fi dongle and turns it into a mobile hotspot.But it's your home broadband... Read more

Three: 97 per cent of all traffic is data
Three: 97 per cent of all traffic is data By Paul Lamkin

Mobile carrier Three has revealed that a staggering 97 per cent of all traffic on its network is data - leaving only 3 per cent for calls and texts.With the tablet revolution in full swing, mobile broadband becoming the norm and smartphones more common... Read more

Three extends unlimited data to all contracts
Three extends unlimited data to all contracts By Paul Lamkin

No, no - no, no, no, no - no, no, no, no - no, no, there's no limit. Ahh, Three Unlimited - one of Pocket-lint's favourite Eurodance/Hi-NRG acts from back in the day, or something like that.And a perfect intro for a story about Three extending its unlimited... Read more

Three cuts overseas data rates for New Zealand-bound Rugby World Cup fans
Three cuts overseas data rates for New Zealand-bound Rugby World Cup fans By Rik Henderson

UK mobile phone carrier Three has announced that it is cutting data roaming rates for fans travelling to New Zealand to follow the Rugby World Cup. The tournament starts with The All-Blacks playing Tonga on 9 September (Friday) and the provider will be... Read more

Three MiFi with added HSPA+ now available
Three MiFi with added HSPA+ now available By Paul Lamkin

The next generation of Three MiFi has arrived, with the network now offering the Huawei E586 MiFi online and in-store.The E586 MiFi boasts an initial 50 per cent speed increase on the current speed on offer, with a further boost planned as the network... Read more

Three tackles rural Wi-Fi problem with MiFi
Three tackles rural Wi-Fi problem with MiFi By Paul Lamkin

If you live in the good-old English countryside you're lucky enough to breathe the fresh air everyday, take long walks without risk of being run over by a Boris bike and drink a pint of proper beer that costs less than £4.50.But chances are, you probably... Read more

Google+ circles 20 million users in just three weeks
Google+ circles 20 million users in just three weeks By Paul Lamkin

Facebook took over 3 years to achieve what Google+ has done in just 3 weeks - hit the 20 million users milestone.The figure has been estimated by web analyst ComScore, a number that is double the 10 million figure stated by Google CEO Larry Page just... Read more

EU proposals seek overseas data roaming cap of 80p
EU proposals seek overseas data roaming cap of 80p By Hunter Skipworth

Everyone has made the mistake of download the odd picture message or app whilst abroad and had to suffer the subsequent phone bill. Thanks to EU proposals announced on Wednesday it looks like those expensive data roaming charges could be a thing of the... Read more

Three unshackles The One Plan
Three unshackles The One Plan By Paul Lamkin

Three's appeal to UK mobile surfers may have just stepped up a notch with the announcement that The One Plan is now available on a rolling monthly deal.The One Plan gives you, for 25 of your hard earned pounds, 2,000 minutes, 5,000 Three to Three minutes,... Read more

Three's superspeed 3G dongle - 40 per cent faster
Three's superspeed 3G dongle - 40 per cent faster By Paul Lamkin

Three's mobile broadband is set for a speed boost thanks to the introduction of the new Huawei E367 premium dongle.The dongle offers up to 40 per cent faster browsing and makes Three's mobile data network even more appealing - it's already racked up a... Read more

INQ Cloud Touch touching down 6 April
INQ Cloud Touch touching down 6 April By Paul Lamkin

The so-called Facebook phone, the INQ Cloud Touch, will land in the UK on 6 April and will go on sale via The Carphone Warehouse and Best Buy.Although not an “official” Facebook phone the INQ Cloud Touch is deeply integrated with the social network.... Read more

Three introduces unlimited data on PAYG
Three introduces unlimited data on PAYG By Ben Crompton

Three has announced its all-you-can-eat data package on pay as you go, in a move which should prove popular as the data is not subject to any fair usage policies.Although better now than a few years ago, mobile companies are still guilty of using the... Read more