3 launches ‘free’ contract


3 has launched a free contract providing customers with free Skype to Skype calls and instant messaging.

Calls are charged at 20p per minute, text messages at 10p per message and data at 30p per MB with the SIM ZERO rolling contract.

3 head of pay monthly Andy Nuttall said: “Where once the £35 a month contract was common place, prices are now falling. 3 launched the first £9 contract and other networks have followed suit. Some networks have gone as low as £5, but are handcuffing customers to a three year commitment.
“We want to challenge the market and change mobile forever, that’s why we are offering a UK first – a contract that costs nothing but gives you free calls forever with Skype.

“For customers who are fearful of commitment, SIM ZERO has minimal ties.  Customers can try us out and if they don’t love being with us, they can leave with just one month’s notice.”
The INQ1 and Skypephone S2 are available on the contract priced at £69.99.