Three deal: Students get unlimited data in this stonkingly good deal

Three is offering students a massive discount on its unlimited data plans; its 10-month unlimited data package (accompanied by unlimited calls and texts) is now just GBP199, down from GBP350. That marks savings of over GBP150 - more than a month's food shop for most students. The unlimited data, 5G-ready Student Saver plan will see students through the entirety of the academic year (which usually lasts from early September to late June in the UK), ringing in at just GBP19/mth.

This is a fantastic deal for pinched students, for whom internet access and communication are of paramount importance. Indeed, in student digs where WiFi can be shaky, or fall victim to black spots or the demands of multiple internet users, it's essential to be able to use your smartphone data allowance when the situation demands it. The unlimited parcel provided by Three will come as welcome reassurance to youngsters looking to maintain internet access without it costing the world.

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The Student Saver SIM boasts 99% coverage across the UK (great for unis in far-flung parts of the country), and lasts for a hefty 10 months. The fact the total discounted sum is paid upfront could be a godsend to some students, from whom budgeting skills and financial foresight may be a work in progress. Once students end the academic year after 10 months of library-bound toil, they'll be free to invest in whichever SIM they'd like; chances are that with many students travelling post-Covid, they'll be after a temporary international SIM card anyway.

In situations like this, being free from the confines of a 12-month or 24-month plan can be quite a handy thing indeed. If you're lucky enough to be travelling abroad during term time, Three's Go Roam scheme lets you use your data allowance (up to 12GB) in over 70 destinations worldwide at no extra cost. Shoppers will also get access to the Three+ platform - simply download the Three+ app to unlock exclusive discounts and offers on a range of well-loved brands.

Because if there's anyone who appreciates the value of a good deal, it's the student population.

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As for Three itself, we've praised the mobile network for its value for money and its rapidly improving 5G speeds and coverage.

While there's room for improvement on 4G performance and customer service, this is a very compelling package (unlimited data, stress-free upfront payment, access to a rewards program) at a heavily knocked down price.