3 enters data card arena

After months of speculation, mobile media company 3 has unveiled a data card offering what the company says is the best 3G coverage in the UK.

After months of speculation, mobile media company 3 has unveiled a data card offering what the company says is the best 3G coverage in the UK.

3 also announced a co-marketing agreement with Skype, which will see 3 customers able to access Skype internet services through 3’s data card.
With over 88% population coverage for 3G services, the data card is available immediately. 3 says it offers faster wireless connectivity via a laptop in more places in the UK than any other network.

The 3 data card enables access to a range of internet services on the move, including internet browsing, online purchasing, secure access to banking and email, access to client-based email, chat, instant messaging, VoIP services and corporate VPN connectivity.
One of the bundles available is a special starter pack provided by Skype called the 3G Quad. It includes Skype software, a Skype headset and a Skype starter voucher.

Alistair Shrimpton, Skype UK market manager, says: “Skype is delighted to be working with the UK’s leading 3G network to bring Skype to data cards. 3 offers us access to the largest group of 3G subscribers in the UK and the most comprehensive 3G coverage, which means access to Skype on the move has never been easier.”

Initially launched on contract price plans, 3’s data card is available at a range of price points, including £20 basic cost plus £119.99 data card cost; £30 and £79.99; £45 and £39.99. The 3 data card will be available direct at www.three.co.uk, ThreeStores and through third party retailers.

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