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Three has allowed its new mobile broadband customers to bypass News International's paywall on the Times and Sunday Times websites.

The arrangement will see contract and pay-as-you-go customers gain free access to the online version of the papers for a three-month period.

After that time, folk on contracts can get them both if they pay £2 a month on direct debit - cheaper than the £2 a week News International charges - but PAYG-ers will continue to get free access to the sites if they continue to top up their Three accounts every 30 days.

The deal includes free access to the Times' iPad app.

The offer expires on 31 March 2011, so Times fans will have to switch to Three before then. ®

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