X-Series from 3 – flat-fee broadband internet and services – pricing announced

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Two weeks back, 3 announced the X-Series, answering most questions about its flat-fee mobile broadband and data-hungry services except one – the pricing. Well, now it’s out in the open.

There are two packages, both of which are on top of your 3 phone package – X-Series Silver at £5 per month and X-Series Gold at £10 per month. If you opt for X-Series Silver, you get unlimited Skype calls with other Skype PC users and to any other Skype 3 mobile customer. There is also unlimited instant messages, to or from Windows Live Messenger or Yahoo! Messenger, to another X-Series handset or a PC, along with unlimited internet access. The X-Series Gold package adds in access to your home TV with Slingbox and your home PC with Orb for £10 per month.

There are a couple of other things worth noting. If you’re new to 3, you’ll be signing for a minimum six months and if you buy a Slingbox with X-Series Gold, there is a 12 month minimum contract. That’s because you get your Slingbox reduced – just £99. And of course, there is ‘fair use’.

It’s available from today, but with just the Nokia N73 right now, followed by the Sony Ericsson W950i in January..

X-Series website

Dave Walker