Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Do you mean 
Our staff are currently offline, but you can use the community 24/7
Remember to accept a reply to your question as the answer!
  • Three_Bob
  • 09-08-2016
  • 6597
  • 10

Buy Apps with your Three Account

by on ‎09-08-2016 11:00 AM - last edited on ‎21-01-2020 01:16 PM by 3 Community Manager (6,597 Views)

Buy Apps with Three account.jpg


With Three, you can use your prepay credit or add a charge to your bill to buy apps, music, games and more from the Google Play Store on Android.


Here’s how to get set up on Android:

Open the Google Play Store on your Android phone, and choose an app that you’d like to buy that has a cost.


Click the Buy button and Accept to accept the access permissions.


Under the name of the app, you will see a drop-down button which you can tap to see the options Payment Methods and Redeem.


Tap Payment Methods and choose Use 3 Billing. The account will be verified to link up your phone number to the Google Play account.


And that’s it! Now you can use your credit in any of the following Google sections: Apps, Games, Movies, Music, Books and Newstand.


Android Troubleshooting

If you're having issues with the above, try clearing your app data and cache from the Google Play app. Here's how to do it:


1. Go to your device settings menu

2. Go to Applications/Applications Manager

3. Tap on All Applications

4. Go to Google Play Store app

5. Tap on Clear Data and Clear Cache


There are a few rules:

  • Customers can spend up to €50 per transaction, €100 per day or €150 per month.
  • You must have an Irish address registered to your Google and Microsoft accounts. 
  • If you need a refund, you must request this within 15 minutes through the Stores. Three are unable to provide any refunds for these purchases, as this is a third-party service.



At Three we are updating our systems to make your 3Community experience even better. From Friday the 24th of January, the community will become read-only in preparation for launching a new and improved 3Community later this year

All our useful tips and information can still be viewed in the posts and blogs. Once the new 3Community is ready to go, you will be the first to know. If you are a current member and need help during this time, you can still drop us a private message or alternatively contact us on Facebook or Twitter

Thank you for all your contributions to 3Community and we are excited to welcome you to your new 3Community soon