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Three bolsters BlackBerry® offering

08 October 2010

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- BlackBerry Torch 9800 now available on Three

- Three launches new BlackBerry Pay As You Go (PAYG) offer

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:

  • HSDPA
  • 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

Contact information.

Elisabeth Middlemass
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Elisabeth Middlemass
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020 7009 3116
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elisabeth@3-monkeys.co.uk
Three Consumer PR Team
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Three Consumer PR Team
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020 7234 9150
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three@cowpr.com

About Three

Three is a communications company. We are focused on challenging the industry to make mobile better for everyone.

We want to give customers a quality mobile experience and address the industry issues that frustrate them. 

We were the first UK network to introduce all-you-can-eat data and offer 4G at no extra cost. We let customers roam abroad with their domestic bundle for no extra charge and do not charge for calling 0800 numbers.

We continue to look at ways of improving the experience we offer our customers.

Three carries over 45% of the UK’s mobile data. Our 3G network covers 98% of the UK population.

We launched 4G in 2014 and plan to have 50 cities and 200 towns covered by 4G by December 2014. By the end of 2015 98% of the population will be able to access 4G through a combination of new sites and deploying new spectrum.

Three 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.

Three employs over 4,400 people across its offices in Maidenhead, Glasgow and Reading and its 345 retail stores.

For more information visit www.three.co.uk.