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Three quietly introduced a "The One Plan" 12 month SIM only contract

While today’s news about UK mobile network Three will be dominated by the story that it will be offering 4G connectivity for free to its customers, there’s another titbit from the company that has attracted our attention.

The company is now offering its “The One Plan” SIM only contract on a one year contract for £20 per month, that’s a total cost of ownership of £240, a saving of £60 over the duration of the contract compared to their monthly plan. The plan, we've been told, was launched late last year.

But it is a rather disappointing offering though since you only get 2GB of data rather than an all-you-can-eat unlimited data allowance. Furthermore, tethering is likely to be excluded from the bundle.

This means that Virgin Media’s SIM Only package is still the one that stands out at £20 per month on a rolling 30-day contract with unlimited texts, unlimited data and 2500 minutes plus phone insurance included.

If you still want to stick with Three, check out the deal from BuyMobilePhones which offers an entry level smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy Ace on The One Plan on a two year contract for £25 per month with a £115 automatic cash back. This essentially brings down the cost of the package to £20.21 over the duration of the contract.

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