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3 UK Reveals Its Best Tariff Yet

UK's smallest mobile phone operator, 3 UK, has unveiled a new mobile tariff, called the One Plan, that could well be the best value for money offer on the market if you're after a SIM only deal with tons of minutes, texts and data allowance.

The One Plan (opens in new tab) falls short of giving unlimited minutes and texts for £25 per month but 2000 any network minutes, 5000 3-to-3 minutes, 5000 texts and 1GB of data for a 12-month rolling contract, this is still stunning value.

By comparison, O2 offers 900 minutes, unlimited texts and 500MB of data for the same amount on its 12-month Simplicity package. In addition, should you want to add a phone to it, 3 UK offers an upgrade route that will require you to switch to a 24 month contract and adds as little as £3 to the bill.

For example the recently released Sony Ericsson X10 Mini Black will cost only £30 per month with The One Plan. Interestingly, the One Plan mirrors the iPhone deals that 3 UK has launched on the 24th of June.

It includes free voicemail and a free PAUG SIM for a friend but doesn't include any Skype-to-Skype calls and messages or Free Windows Live Messenger, which is a shame really.

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.