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Three 5G Sim Only - Unlimited Data, Minutes and Texts for £16pm (£72 cashback - effective £10pm - 12mo) £192 @ fonehouse

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A very nice offering for unlimited 5G data here on a 12-month contract. Cashback is required to get the effective cost down to £10 per month, but the process is relatively straightforward and provided you set yourself some reminders, you should be good.

Unlimited data, minutes, and texts for £16 per month on a 12-month contract. The £72 cashback drops the effective cost down to £10 a month

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  • Unlimited Data (5G)
  • Unlimited Minutes
  • Unlimited Texts
  • 12 Month Three New Contract

Claiming Cashback

It’s super simple to claim your cashback. There aren’t too many steps, you just need to understand when to claim. All that’s required to submit a cashback claim is your network bill and your Fonehouse account. The first email you receive from us will be a validation link to this account. Click this as soon as you receive it and set a password for your new Fonehouse account. When you want to claim cashback, just login into your account and click the button titled ‘Claim Cashback’ in the bottom left corner.

You’ll see a cashback form appear on screen. This asks for your order number, name. email address, date of birth, network, telephone number and bill date. You’ll also need to include a PDF download of your relevant bill, make sure you keep reading to find out which dates these are. All you need to do is enter the details given when you placed the order and submit your claim. You’ll get an email shortly confirming your claim has been submitted successfully and our finance team will get to processing it within 14 working days.

If you have any issues when trying to claim, you will need to contact customer services who will be able to help rectify the problems. Send an email to support@fonehouse.co.uk with your PDF bill attached and all the details needed on the claim form. It’s important you do this last step in case it’s a simple fix with changing some details that you’re entering.

12 Month Redemption Cashback Claim Dates

Depending on which contract you have taken out, your claim dates may differ slightly. One thing that doesn’t change at all is how the cashback is claimed. Please read the above section for information on how to claim. You will only have a SIM-only 12-month contract, we don’t currently offer this length for handset plans. The shorter the contract, the higher the price is. We like to ensure that our deals are as affordable as possible to keep our customers happy.

Redemption cashback has to be claimed in 5 equal installments. For anyone on a 12-month contract, you will need to submit your PDF network bill in billing months 3, 5, 7, 9 and 12. You must submit a claim within 60 days of receiving the bill or you risk missing out on the claim. We do suggest putting a reminder in your phone so that you’re able to keep up with these savings. If you claim outside of this 60 day period then you risk not having payment of cashback.

Once you have successfully submitted your claim, you will receive an email letting you know it will be processed. The Fonehouse finance team will process the submitted claim within 14 working days and pay the installment within 21 working days if accepted.


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Reasons for rejection

Any claim will be rejected if it’s submitted outside of the 60 day period. There is no chance for this to be contested. We suggest that customers submit their bills as soon as they receive them from the network in order to avoid this issue. It also gives you a lot more time to solve any other potential issues that arise.

We only pay cashback to customers who are up to date with their network bills. If you are behind on bills, we cannot pay you until it is resolved. Customers who have been disconnected from their network will have orders and cashback cancelled. You will need to have a new, completed order with cashback if you want to continue.

We set our cashback specific to the deals we have on our website. When these deals are changed by the customer or the network, the cashback is affected. We highly suggest not changing your tariff if you want to receive the cashback extra as we will be forced to withdraw any cashback offers if this happens. If you are unsure of any changes to your contract, please contact Fonehouse directly.

When you’re submitting your cashback form, you’ll be asked for a few details. If these do not match what we hold on your order, the cashback claim will be rejected. It’s super easy to avoid this issue as you can update your details with Fonehouse directly. If you need to change anything, simply get in contact with us and we can help.

Cashback can also be rejected if the wrong bill is submitted. As long as you follow the above cashback claim dates, the bill will be correct. Just double-check that the bill date you enter on the form matches the date shown on the network bill.

Customer Service

Prices may rise annually - full details here

Mobile contract providers tend to increase your monthly tariff by inflation - and exactly which measure depends on the network:

Three: a Fixed Annual Price Change, 4.5% this year.
O2: RPI plus 3.9%.
EE, Vodafone: Consumer Price Index plus 3.9%.

The date of the adjustment also varies by provider:

Three: April
O2: Announced in Feb, effective from April
EE: Announced in Jan, effective from March
Vodafone: Announced in Jan, effective from April

What is Sim only?


SIM only is just that, where you only pay for the minutes, texts, and data you use on your sim-card.

You will have to supply your own device i.e phone/tablet to insert the sim-card into, hence why it's called 'sim only'
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Libertas21/01/2022 19:32

Spot on.Also, I'm guessing that the more signups they 'create', the …Spot on.Also, I'm guessing that the more signups they 'create', the stronger fonehouse's bargaining position with the provider.Serious question for those using the 3 network for hot-spotting.I am frequently within the M25:Is their data service/speeds/reception really as bad as comment's on htukd's seem to impl?


Yes, they are as bad but very crucially their customer service is diabolical which completely kills any such deals for me.
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    I've always wondered about the purpose behind these cash back deals? As in, from the perspective of the seller.

    I've always just assumed that the way they make their money is by taking advantage of the people that forget to put claims in?
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    That is probably from the perspective of the seller like Fonehouse, hoping you will forget to claim. From the network's perspective, the hope is that you will continue after the initial period at full price. It amazes me to see so much margin. From £16, Fonehouse gives away £6. Must be keeping something, say £2. So possibly £8 for Three for unlimited data. I suppose once you put up the masts, you try to recover as much as you can.
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    Thank you, litery yesterday I was looking for this deal. thanks so Much.
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    missionary21/01/2022 15:14

    That is probably from the perspective of the seller like Fonehouse, hoping …That is probably from the perspective of the seller like Fonehouse, hoping you will forget to claim. From the network's perspective, the hope is that you will continue after the initial period at full price. It amazes me to see so much margin. From £16, Fonehouse gives away £6. Must be keeping something, say £2. So possibly £8 for Three for unlimited data. I suppose once you put up the masts, you try to recover as much as you can.


    The one I’ve have firehouse it says automatic cashback? Does that mean I don’t have to worry?
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    SharkB21/01/2022 15:27

    The one I’ve have firehouse it says automatic cashback? Does that mean I d …The one I’ve have firehouse it says automatic cashback? Does that mean I don’t have to worry?


    Yep, automatic redemption gets paid to you without any additional steps needed
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    had contract from fonehouse , with cashback, easy claim, never probl
    Edited by: "sebocardiff" 21st Jan
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    I've been with 3 for about 15 years, i wonder if they will price match... i'm on a sim only with unlimited everything for £20 a month
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    missionary21/01/2022 15:14

    That is probably from the perspective of the seller like Fonehouse, hoping …That is probably from the perspective of the seller like Fonehouse, hoping you will forget to claim. From the network's perspective, the hope is that you will continue after the initial period at full price. It amazes me to see so much margin. From £16, Fonehouse gives away £6. Must be keeping something, say £2. So possibly £8 for Three for unlimited data. I suppose once you put up the masts, you try to recover as much as you can.



    Spot on.

    Also,

    I'm guessing that the more signups they 'create', the stronger fonehouse's bargaining position with the provider.

    Serious question for those using the 3 network for hot-spotting.

    I am frequently within the M25:

    Is their data service/speeds/reception really as bad as comment's on htukd's seem to impl?
    Edited by: "Libertas" 21st Jan
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    Libertas21/01/2022 19:32

    Spot on.Also, I'm guessing that the more signups they 'create', the …Spot on.Also, I'm guessing that the more signups they 'create', the stronger fonehouse's bargaining position with the provider.Serious question for those using the 3 network for hot-spotting.I am frequently within the M25:Is their data service/speeds/reception really as bad as comment's on htukd's seem to impl?


    Yes, they are as bad but very crucially their customer service is diabolical which completely kills any such deals for me.
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    If you are in a good 5g area use this as your broadband too I tether around 1tb a month, works fine with Xbox etc (ping 50-70ms and 40mb download) that's just 4g, not got a 5g phone yet lol
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    DevK21/01/2022 15:05

    I've always wondered about the purpose behind these cash back deals? As …I've always wondered about the purpose behind these cash back deals? As in, from the perspective of the seller. I've always just assumed that the way they make their money is by taking advantage of the people that forget to put claims in?


    Yes.
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    DevK21/01/2022 15:05

    I've always wondered about the purpose behind these cash back deals? As …I've always wondered about the purpose behind these cash back deals? As in, from the perspective of the seller. I've always just assumed that the way they make their money is by taking advantage of the people that forget to put claims in?



    missionary21/01/2022 15:14

    That is probably from the perspective of the seller like Fonehouse, hoping …That is probably from the perspective of the seller like Fonehouse, hoping you will forget to claim. From the network's perspective, the hope is that you will continue after the initial period at full price. It amazes me to see so much margin. From £16, Fonehouse gives away £6. Must be keeping something, say £2. So possibly £8 for Three for unlimited data. I suppose once you put up the masts, you try to recover as much as you can.


    I once read that cashback deals are pitched so that if you manage to make all claims the retailer makes nothing. If you think about it, if the average success rate is 75%, sell a million of these & that is £18 million, all with no major capital tied up in stock (phones) which is very attractive to lorry hijackers!
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    Mark21/01/2022 15:43

    Yep, automatic redemption gets paid to you without any additional steps …Yep, automatic redemption gets paid to you without any additional steps needed


    Unless the retailer folds (sorry I know I always point this out, but better folk have the full picture - it is unlikely with the big players, but it has happened before).

    If you can't afford to live if the automatic cashback does not appear, think twice. If it were the same with redemption cashback, think long & hard, probably don't do it!

    If cashback is a luxuries fund, we'll worth it, go for it (but research the retailer 1st).
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    Can you use 4G if 5G not available in your area?
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    jnm2121/01/2022 22:45

    Unless the retailer folds (sorry I know I always point this out, but …Unless the retailer folds (sorry I know I always point this out, but better folk have the full picture - it is unlikely with the big players, but it has happened before).If you can't afford to live if the automatic cashback does not appear, think twice. If it were the same with redemption cashback, think long & hard, probably don't do it!If cashback is a luxuries fund, we'll worth it, go for it (but research the retailer 1st).


    Good point thank you fir bringing it up, may I ask which one folded?
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    Fugazy21/01/2022 19:25

    I've been with 3 for about 15 years, i wonder if they will price match... …I've been with 3 for about 15 years, i wonder if they will price match... i'm on a sim only with unlimited everything for £20 a month


    They won't price match the cashback element, however they will match £16 per month.
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    Fantastic deal, I've had this directly from 3 for £16. It's gone up to £16.22 which is a bit puzzling lol. I was able to get rid of my broadband too. Signing up for this!
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    Ah.. I've got exactly one month left on my contract 😣 I'm not sure if I should sign up.
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    PottyBagLady22/01/2022 01:08

    It's gone up to £16.22 which is a bit puzzling lol.

    that is due to the annual price adjustment. I have £8/mo for 12GB but now paying £8.11. I could actually renew but i can't be bothered to take this offer. too much hassle. I wonder if you can do all claim in one go after the final bill?
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    This has just reminded me that I signed up for a similar offer for an unlimited data sim from Three via Fonehouse back in June. I'm currently paying around £18 per month but there was a cash back deal with Fonehouse - which I have totally forgotten about! I think I was supposed to e-mail Three bills and send them in to Fonehouse periodically.

    D'oh! Does anyone know if I can still do this and make a saving, or am I too late?

    Thanks!
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    DevK21/01/2022 15:05

    I've always wondered about the purpose behind these cash back deals? As …I've always wondered about the purpose behind these cash back deals? As in, from the perspective of the seller. I've always just assumed that the way they make their money is by taking advantage of the people that forget to put claims in?


    missionary21/01/2022 15:14

    That is probably from the perspective of the seller like Fonehouse, hoping …That is probably from the perspective of the seller like Fonehouse, hoping you will forget to claim. From the network's perspective, the hope is that you will continue after the initial period at full price. It amazes me to see so much margin. From £16, Fonehouse gives away £6. Must be keeping something, say £2. So possibly £8 for Three for unlimited data. I suppose once you put up the masts, you try to recover as much as you can.


    jnm2121/01/2022 22:39

    I once read that cashback deals are pitched so that if you manage to make …I once read that cashback deals are pitched so that if you manage to make all claims the retailer makes nothing. If you think about it, if the average success rate is 75%, sell a million of these & that is £18 million, all with no major capital tied up in stock (phones) which is very attractive to lorry hijackers!



    I’ve taken this offer last year & yes out of 5 manual claims I’ve only put in/managed to get 2 claims so 2/5 claims I got money cashback.

    Reason? Laziness, couldn’t be bothered, forgot to put claim in or late putting claim in etc…. So yeah these cashback offers hope/rely you on being inefficient/not on point so they keep most money/profits for themselves.
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    deleted54461322/01/2022 10:11

    This has just reminded me that I signed up for a similar offer for an …This has just reminded me that I signed up for a similar offer for an unlimited data sim from Three via Fonehouse back in June. I'm currently paying around £18 per month but there was a cash back deal with Fonehouse - which I have totally forgotten about! I think I was supposed to e-mail Three bills and send them in to Fonehouse periodically.D'oh! Does anyone know if I can still do this and make a saving, or am I too late?Thanks!


    I think you get 60 days to claim. So check your dates, it might be late for one of the claims but you can still claim other/future ones since the claims are spread over the contract period
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    jnm2122/01/2022 02:49

    There have been a couple. Have a read of this …There have been a couple. Have a read of this https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phones_4u


    Wow seems a sudden and abrupt ending fir phones 4u… I wonder what happened to their sales?
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    I have 1 month left on my Vodafone contract. If I move my number with using this campaign, will it affect my credit score? Should I wait for end of contract?
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    Anyone think we will see unlimited data cheaper this year?

    Paid £6 p/m last year
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    dickybow22/01/2022 11:19

    Anyone think we will see unlimited data cheaper this year?


    BT explaining their inflation busting price rises with statement 'comes following a dramatic increase in data usage over the past few years' so that opened the gate that the rest will follow. Ha so we better believe that BT didn't see that coming, how on earth did their analysts failed to forecast this?

    Three were best for worldwide roaming but scrapped ALL roaming so am out, gonna stick to a provider still offering free (read: included) roaming in Europe.
    Edited by: "plap" 22nd Jan
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    SharkB21/01/2022 15:27

    The one I’ve have firehouse it says automatic cashback? Does that mean I d …The one I’ve have firehouse it says automatic cashback? Does that mean I don’t have to worry?


    WHere does it say AUtomatic cashback? I am keen to know this, please. IFso, is it he full £72 auto cashback?

    Ignore. Called them and was told Automatic cashback is only £25 payable after 90 days ! Quite a difference.
    Edited by: "Onlydongles" 22nd Jan
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    ANyone expereinced whether Three plays nice with Quidco or Topcahback please? Their cashback is about £50 ..

    What is the timeframe for payments?

    Thanks
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    jnm2121/01/2022 22:39

    I once read that cashback deals are pitched so that if you manage to make …I once read that cashback deals are pitched so that if you manage to make all claims the retailer makes nothing. If you think about it, if the average success rate is 75%, sell a million of these & that is £18 million, all with no major capital tied up in stock (phones) which is very attractive to lorry hijackers!


    Lorry hijackers? Really? The IMEIs will get blocked and they're pretty much useless (in Europe anyway).
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    Great deal.
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    I live in west London and got this deal a while back had to return it as could barely get 3G never mind 5G
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    Vinny-Eir22/01/2022 14:49

    I live in west London and got this deal a while back had to return it as …I live in west London and got this deal a while back had to return it as could barely get 3G never mind 5G


    Oh, i'm near Heathrow & have a great signal
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    Why_so_serious22/01/2022 12:42

    Lorry hijackers? Really? The IMEIs will get blocked and they're pretty …Lorry hijackers? Really? The IMEIs will get blocked and they're pretty much useless (in Europe anyway).


    Not a topic to discuss here (highly illegal), but they can be changed.
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    SharkB22/01/2022 10:32

    Wow seems a sudden and abrupt ending fir phones 4u… I wonder what happened …Wow seems a sudden and abrupt ending fir phones 4u… I wonder what happened to their sales?


    Assume the commission went to the administrator/liquidator - those owed cashback could apply, but likely to get pennies in the pound (whether that be 3 or 40, I have no idea).

    Everyone must be aware that with any cashback (any type, TCB/Quidco/redemption/automatic), no matter what happens with it, you are liable, under the separate & legally enforceable airtime contract, to pay the full line rental to the network.

    Sign up to a £50 for 24m contract with the promise of £600 cashback (effective of £25 monthly), if the £600 does not happen, you have no right not to pay the £50/mth. You can pursue the retailer for the £600.
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    Fugazy22/01/2022 17:21

    Oh, i'm near Heathrow & have a great signal


    Chiswick here , I best ask them to send back the SIM card and i will pack up here and relocate to Heathrow :)😜
    Edited by: "Vinny-Eir" 22nd Jan
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    plap22/01/2022 11:27

    BT explaining their inflation busting price rises with statement 'comes …BT explaining their inflation busting price rises with statement 'comes following a dramatic increase in data usage over the past few years' so that opened the gate that the rest will follow.


    THANK YOU so much for the reminder - I forgot to expect massive price cuts now that with Covid/WFH/etc. data usage on mobile has plummeted!
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    I wonder whether these could be used as a 5G home broadband service with a CPE Pro 2. Curious if 3 mobile throttle the 5G or whether it would work at all?
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    foxestigers22/01/2022 22:00

    I wonder whether these could be used as a 5G home broadband service with a …I wonder whether these could be used as a 5G home broadband service with a CPE Pro 2. Curious if 3 mobile throttle the 5G or whether it would work at all?


    That is exactly what these data SIMs are for, but don't rely on 5G coverage
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