Three UK launches small business mobile proposition to help with day-to-day tasks


Mobile operator Three UK have announced the launch of Three Means Business, its new mobile aimed at UK’s growing number of entrepreneurs and small businesses.

The offering, in partnership with WeWork, Wix, MOO and FreshBooks, includes one of the cheapest mobile contracts in the market, alongside discounts and free subscriptions to useful services.

Customers, who can be businesses of any size from freelancers through start-ups to established small businesses, are offered one of the cheapest business tariffs in the market and the only one priced in line with the network’s wider consumer offering.

Three is also the first operator to offer unlimited data bundles for businesses, addressing the growing reliance on mobile in the day-to-day running of their ventures. This dependence was confirmed by a recent survey of small business owners by Three, where more than three quarters admitted that being online was all they needed to run their business.

The network also brought on board a number of partners who will provide special offers for Three Means Business customers:

  • Wix – six months’ free subscription to ‘unlimited’ website and logo creator package
  • FreshBooks – six months’ free subscription to accountancy package
  • WeWork – six months’ free digital membership and two credits a month for workspace
  • MOO – 25% off all products, including business cards and other branded stationery

Businesses that join can also enjoy all the same perks Three’s usual customers receive, including free roaming in over 70 destinations, free upgrades with easyJet, as well as the Go Binge offer – the unlimited use of apps including Netflix, Snapchat, Soundcloud and Apple Music.

The announcement comes as part of Three’s plans to grow its customer base via a multi-brand, multi-product offering. It also follows a recent rebrand of Relish, the home wireless broadband provider, to Three Broadband, which has announced plans to expand the service using 5G technology.

Dave Dyson, CEO of Three UK, said: “The existing mobile offering to businesses in the UK doesn’t address the new reality of work. There’s a growing number of budding entrepreneurs and start-ups whose needs have so far not been met by mobile networks. Businesses’ growing reliance on mobile phones as part of their daily running is particularly overlooked, reflected by limited data allowances and tariff options being offered at a mark-up in comparison to their consumer counterparts.

“We’re introducing Three Means Business to give small businesses an affordable mobile offering, but also to give them a leg up with a range of partner offers. We want to help entrepreneurs by covering the admin, so that they can focus on their passions and reasons why they decided to set up their business.”