Three UK Expands Discovery Stores to London and Swansea

UK network Three has found itself in an interesting position over the last few years, becoming one of the only networks to really embrace SIM-only contracts in a big way, as well as now being the only network to offer unlimited data, including 4G. With lower-cost contract prices and unlimited data, Three has become a network known for a younger generation, and other initiatives such as  Feel at Home have only helped further that. Young people often want to learn new skills for the future and so Three is helping in this regard through their Discovery offering. Three launched the Discovery program not too long ago in Maidenhead, with their first Discovery Store offering people, school visits and small businesses the opportunity to learn about new technology and what they could be used for. Now, they're expanding this to Swansea and Islington, London with the opening of two new Discovery stores.

To celebrate the opening of these new stores, sessions will be held in both the Swansea and Islington stores over the next few weeks. In Swansea, there is a "break into the tech business" session being held today, Wednesday 23rd, from 5PM - 6PM which will feature local entrepreneurs talking about how to use technology to better help their businesses. The following Wednesday, the 30th of March, a "blogging master class" will be held with a "leading Welsh influencer" from the blogging scene at the same time of 5PM - 6PM. Meanwhile, the Islington Discovery store will be holding an event for Mums dubbed "Mum's the word" with blogger, English Mum, in attendance today on March 23rd from 4:30PM. This will be a session for all bloggers to understand how to launch their own blog, drive engagement and make something successful. Finally, on April 7th foodie Instagram sensation Edd Kimber will be hosting a session educating users on how to create buzz and take the perfect foodie photos from 5:30PM.

These sessions are just the start however, as the Three Discovery website has lots of information on how to schedule a visit for a school trip, a small business as well as outlining the ability to just drop in. With Chromecasts, the latest Android tablets and smartphones on hand as well as expert advice, stores like these could become less gimmicky than they immediately seem, after all it's well known that the vast majority of users barely scratch the surface of what their devices are capable of.

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