BlackBerry® Torch 9800 on Three
The BlackBerry Torch 9800 is the first RIM smartphone which combines a touchscreen with a QWERTY slider – flexible for flicking between internet browsing and bashing out lengthy emails or documents. The Torch comes with the new BlackBerry 6.0 software which provides a cleaner and richer user experience for faster browsing and easier access to applications like social networking.
Three is the UK’s biggest 3G network and gives customers freedom to use the internet on smartphones like BlackBerry - with extras like free Twitter and Windows Live Messenger. Customers also get access to the BlackBerry services contract customers currently enjoy including BlackBerry Messenger, Email App World.
Sylvia Chind, Head of Branded Devices at Three said, “When paired with Three’s high speed network, the BlackBerry Torch really comes into its own, allowing users to access their favourite web pages and social networking sites with ease.”
The BlackBerry Torch 9800 is available in black with Three on contract for £35 a month on The One Plan - 2000 any network minutes, 5000 Three-to-Three minutes, 5000 texts and 1GB data - and a £249 handset charge.
BlackBerry® Pay As You Go (PAYG)
Today marks the launch of Three’s new BlackBerry Pay As You Go (PAYG) offering, starting with BlackBerry Curve 9300 3G. This will provide Three’s customers with more choice while still offering all the great BlackBerry services that contract users currently enjoy; including BlackBerry Email, Messenger and App World.
Sylvia Chind, Head of Devices at Three said, “With the growth of our 3G network across the UK, we want to give more people access to our smartphones and services, so opening the BlackBerry range up to PAYG customers was an easy decision for us. Providing new BlackBerry owners with more flexibility than before, PAYG customers can enjoy Three’s award winning* network.”
The BlackBerry Curve will be available on Three’s recently announced All in One plan which gives you great value from £10 - 3,000 texts, 100 minutes and 500MB data: £219.99 including £20 top-up in 3 stores and £209.99 including £10 top-up on-line. Pay As You Go subscription to BlackBerry services then costs £5 and lasts for 30 days.
Other BlackBerry® devices will be available on Pay As You Go in Q4.
Notes to editors.
* Recent mobile broadband awards for Three include:
- Broadband Expert Mobile Broadband Awards: Best Overall Mobile Broadband Provider 2010
- Broadband Expert Mobile Broadband Awards: Best Coverage 2010
- Top10.com Broadband Awards: Best Value Mobile Broadband 2010
BlackBerry Torch key handset features:
- Capacitive Touch and QWERTY Slider
- Battery: talk-time 340 minutes / standby time: 14 days
- 5.0 MP camera with auto focus and LED flash
- 3.2 inch display
- Up to 29 hours music playback
- Memory: 4GB internal memory
For more information on Three’s PAYG tariffs visit: http://www.three.co.uk/Pay_As_You_Go
Three is a communications company focused on bringing the benefits of the internet to mobile. We offer attractive pricing, all-you-can eat data packages, market-leading devices and a network built for data. Combined, this gives our customers the widest choice of ways to stay connected to the mobile internet.
Our high speed, DC-HSDPA network already covers 80% of the UK population and we will be adding LTE 4G services to the network later this year. HSPA+ technology, covers 98% of the UK population. We will add 4G to our network from December 2013, with 50 cities covered by the end of 2014 and 98% of the population covered by 4G by the end of 2015.
Today, we have over 13,400 sites in our network and plan to add another 5,000 by 2015 to bring improved mobile internet capacity to more people in more places than ever.
Three UK is a member of the HWL group of companies, with investments in mobile operations in Australia, Austria, Denmark, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Macau, Sri Lanka, Sweden and Vietnam.
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For more information on our new Pay-As-You-Go tariff, please visit: http://www.three.co.uk/Store/Pay_As_You_Go_Price_Plans