Social Networking Sites Free On New 3 Contract Plans

Social Networking Sites Free On New 3 Contract Plans

Free access to social networking sites has been used as a carrot to attract mobile users before, but 3’s latest deal is pretty comprehensive: free access to Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, FourSquare and MySpace for contract mobile customers.

As is invariably the case, the devil is in the detail: you need to be on a contract plan, and if you’re an existing 3 customer you need to have renewed that contract after July 1 this year. Whether getting free social networking is worth two years of not being able to switch carriers depends on your usage patterns.

If you’re an iPhone user, it would certainly make sense to wait until new iPhone 4 plans are announced. Telstra’s Tribe offering gives similar free access to Twitter, MySpace and Facebook for Next G customers, though you have to use the specific Tribe site.

3

Comments

  • Its been quite rocky with these kind of deals, the last one i saw with vodafone said until the end of the year, which at the time was about a week. I just decided to get a decent enough mobile data plan, Twitter and FB hardly use any data on my phone.

    Also, An HTC Kaiser?!

    Oh how I love my Kaiser. I don’t use it as my primary phone anymore, but I leave it on my desk at home. It was a long time till I found a phone that matched the features it has, and it started my love for HTC 😀

  • Luke Santillo: Call up three and ask to be placed on the new cap. All the new caps include the new Social Networking sites for free – but this will only apply for your next billing cycle.

Show more comments

Log in to comment on this story!