3 says that it's offering the 12 month contract option in direct response to text-loving customers looking for an alternative to the raft of 18 month deals which are fast becoming the standard option.
3 is currently offering two 12 month 'unlimited text' plans:
The £25 monthly texter plan gives you 500 minutes and unlimited texts, and free phones include the Nokia 6500 Slide, Sony Ericsson K660i and the Nokia 6120.
The £35 monthly texter plan gives you 750 minutes and unlimited texts, and free phones include the Sony Ericsson W910i, Nokia E65 and Sony Ericsson K660i.
The plans are available until 31 May 2008 and customers will also receive free Windows Live! Messenger and free Yahoo! Messenger.