Three unlimited data plans arrive, killing excess charges
Sounds good doesn't it?
Three joins Orange, GiffGaff and T-Mobile in offering unlimited data contracts, with the new unlimited plans starting at £18 per month, offering between 100 and 1,000 minutes of calls.
If you hit the 250MB limit on the Essential Internet tariff, you won't be able to connect to the internet any more, instead, you'll receive a text message inviting you to top up.
There has been huge criticism toward phone networks over data charges and have chided networks for not being too vocal about the limits on their tariffs, and indeed, the extra charges that accompany breaches of those limits.
Ernest Doku, of price comparison site uSwitch.com, thinks that the shift from minutes to data reflects a change in the way we use our phones. "Out-of-bundle charges are the main reason why consumers are reluctant to unleash the full potential of their smart phones and get online," he says.
"Many don't make the most of their full data allowance due to the fear of exceeding it and overspending. Three's new tariff will take away this data usage fear. Many users would rather incur out-of-bundle charges on data in those situations where they need to get online quickly."
The new tariffs are available tomorrow, leaving you with the question - would you rather get cut-off to save you from a nasty bill, or would your rather things stay as they are, allowing you to get online in an emergency?