Seem to be following in the footsteps of Vodafone, can only be a good thing though.Source
Mobile operator Three UK appears to have followed Vodafone’s lead today by announcing that they will provide unlimited data (mobile broadband) upgrades to disadvantaged school children in England, which they hope will enable them to continue their studies during the latest COVID-19 lockdown.
The new programme is similar to Vodafone’s own schools.connected scheme, which is currently providing free Data SIMs, packed with a 30GB (GigaByte) allowance (valid for 90 days), to help 350,000 primary and secondary school children to stay connected with their education this winter. The key difference being that Three UK aims to provide “unlimited data“.
Under Three’s new partnership with the Department of Education (DfE), where a child is identified as not having internet access at home, their school can request free, additional data through the DFE’s “Get Help with Technology” programme. The unlimited data will then be applied until the end of the school year in July 2021.