Three is Ireland’s largest high speed network and is the fastest-growing mobile operator in the country. Launched in 2005, we shook up a stale and uncompetitive market with our great value price plans and services and today, the Irish mobile market is a very different place, thanks to Three. We have a track record of firsts for consumers – we brought Skype to mobile first, even introduced a Skypephone; we were first to launch mobile broadband, first to introduce innovative price plans like FlexiFix and of course, we brought you “All You Can Eat Data” before any other operator. Three’s challenger brand credentials are what make us the fastest growing network in Ireland. So far, we have invested over 800 million euros in building our network and we continue to invest as our customer base grows.
The broadband leader.
In December 2008, Three won the Government contract to roll-out broadband services to the remaining 10% of the country without adequate broadband. Now, thanks to Three many consumers and businesses in rural Ireland are connected to broadband and all the benefits this brings.
We’re a big Irish sports supporter.
In August 2010, we became the proud (and biggest!) supporter of the Irish national football team. We are very proud of the Boys in Green and their success since we became sponsor. We have an agreement with the FAI to support all the national teams until 2016. Three also works with the grassroots of football and football fans can earn their local club money by switching to Three. We also support a range of other sports and teams countrywide including Limerick’s UL Bohs, Waterford GAA (hurling and football) and Waterford FC.
Find us on the High Street.
We have 28 of our own stores across the country and many more independently-owned Three Stores run by local mobile specialists. We are also on sale in all major outlets nationwide.
Our parent company.
Three is owned by Hutchison Whampoa, a fortune 500 company and one of the largest businesses listed on the HK stock exchange. Operations include some of the world’s biggest port and retail businesses, to telecommunications, property, energy and infrastructure. Hutchison Whampoa previously owned and ran the Orange network globally before moving into 3G services worldwide under the Three brand operating in UK, Ireland, Austria, Denmark, Hong Kong, Italy, Macau and Sweden. Hutchison Whampoa is controlled by Li Ka-shing, one of the world’s most successful businessmen.