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Euro Data Pass ditched, Travel Data Pass appears instead

Using your phone abroad is still something we have to think about ahead of our flight. Operators like Three have their Feel At Home service and other networks have packages and bolt-ons or a certain amount of roaming minutes and data included. EE have today unveiled the Travel …

Queues form – not for Black Friday – for the new OnePlus 3T!

A short while ago we used to smile at the crazy weird people who queued up to get the latest iPhone. Now, we’re seeing some different people queueing up. They’re cool people. They’re not Apple fans and we like them lots. Wait… Have I stirred up the fanboys …

EE Black Friday Teasers

EE announced today their intentions for Black “Friday” which apparently runs from Wednesday to Monday in their eyes! Pay Monthly Mobile Deals EE will offer a range of deals including a £149.99 saving on either the Apple iPhone 6s, Samsung Galaxy S6 or Huawei P9 handsets on pay monthly …

4G in the UK. How fast can you go?

Ah. I should’ve expected this shouldn’t I really? Just yesterday we asked whether any of you had ever received a 4G download speed that could beat 133.11Mbps. Well, guess what? Yep, Dan himself has beat his very own speed test. It’s in Torquay again and it’s on EE. …

133Mbps on 4G. Can you go faster?

Our man Dan has definitely got some “skills” when it comes to finding fast networks. Back in 2014 he managed to get 149.74Mbps from a Vodafone mast outside Victoria station in London on an early Sunday morning. After visiting Wembley recently it’s clear that competitor EE are proud …

EE to turn on 800MHz next week

If you’ve got an iPhone or an EE-supplied LG G5, Galaxy S7, S7 Edge or Sony Xperia handset – listen up. According to jmcomms.com EE will be lighting up the 800MHz slice of their 4G service next week. Whilst it’s not known exactly where the 800MHz coverage will …

Three admit that nearly 134,000 accounts were accessed

Following on from our earlier story, Three have now admitted that yes, their systems were accessed and yes, customer information was obtained. The whole event appears to have spooked quite a number of Three customers, as their site became overloaded last night due to the amount of people …

LIFE Mobile merges into Plusnet Mobile

I’m sure you’ve all heard about Plusnet. They’re a “no nonsense” UK internet provider based in Sheffield. They do broadband, landlines and calls… oh, and they’re owned by BT after an acquisition in 2007. Who else is owned by BT? Well, EE of course. EE in turn own …

Three arrested in Three data breach

The UK mobile network, Three, has seen an increasing level of attempted handset fraud in recent weeks. Now, following an investigation by the National Crime Agency (NCA), three men have been arrested in connection with a data breach. Although credit card and bank details weren’t taken, the company …

Vodafone is number 1

According to P3 (umm?) Vodafone have got the best network for voice in the UK. Not only that but they’ve got the best network in London and the most improved network in the UK too. Vodafone tell me that they’ve worked hard to improve their network and they’ve …

Locate your local mobile mast

Quite some time ago we published a story about the Ofcom Sitefinder database. It’s still one of our most-read articles, even though it was first written back in 2011. The Sitefinder database had a simple purpose. It let you locate any mobile phone mast, anywhere in the UK. …

4G – Still not as widespread as 3G

This morning OpenSignal have published a new “State of LTE” report. You can find their February one here but today the report, which focuses on the speed and availability of 4G networks around the world, gives us a number of highlights. First, the fastest 4G countries in the …

Anywhere you roam, you’ll always take a signal with you

Long-term readers will know that we are particularly annoyed about the continuing patchy signal problem across the UK. We hear networks claiming that they’ve invested many millions to fix it, and they tell us it’s getting better, but even though we have 4G, we still struggle to make …

Apple closely monitoring Time Warner Acquisition

Despite their best efforts, Apple has never managed to take over TV like they have the mobile. Despite trying numerous angles, and Steve Jobs rumoured to have ‘cracked it’, the old school media companies just keep their hands clasped tight. If recent reports are to be believed from the …

Vodafone Wallet with PayPal – Hands on

Paying for things has taken a massive leap forward in recent years. Money seems to be getting used less and less, and instead I’m tapping my bank card on terminals in supermarkets, on vending machines and through toll booths. It’s simple, it’s quick and it’s really easy. Now, …

ZTE Blade V7 coming exclusively to Three

Head to Amazon and you can pick up a ZTE Blade V7 for a pretty small amount of cash. For your money you’ll get a phone with a 5.2″ 1080 x 1920 pixel screen, Android 6.0 and an octa-core 1.3GHz CPU. It also comes with 2GB RAM, 16GB …

A phone and a contract for just £6 per month

Fancy a phone and a 4G contract for just £6 per month? Check this offer out from iD Mobile. They already do SIM only plans from just £4 per month and sure, that’s only 250MB of data, but for another £2 per month you can get a phone …