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EE crank up the speed even further. 4G+ live in London now

Remember that “4G on steroids” that Vodafone announced a couple of weeks back? Well now it’s the turn of EE, who are deploying the 4G+, aka LTE-A in London (Vodafone are calling it 4.5G). It’s now live at 150 sites across the capital and, if you’ve got

Amazon to offer up contract phones too

Head over to Amazon.co.uk right now and you’ll be able to get your next smartphone on a Pay Monthly plan. They’re working with O2 on this and there’s more than just the Amazon Fire Phone on offer, although you can buy that if you wish (£0 upfront

EE Osprey – Review

EE recently announced a range of new mobile connected devices including a new tablet called Eagle, an in-car WiFi option called Buzzard and this new MiFi – the Osprey. Whilst in London for a few days I was given the opportunity to try out one of these and see

Nokia. Thank you for the memories.

Bear with me here, because I’m in a rather strange mood after listening to a pirate radio DJ shouting “Oh my days” several times this morning and “Oi Oi” quite a lot. I think it’s gone to my head. Nokia, as you’ll know already, is dead. We

Free data on EE every month

OK now, don’t get too excited, it’s not a great deal of data but still, this is worth investigating if you’re thinking of getting a tablet as a gift. It’s only 100MB, but if you have a tablet or phone that mostly lives near a WiFi hotspot

EE confirm that they’ll be carrying the new iPads

Shortly after the all-new iPads. Both the super-slim new iPad Air 2 (which is just 6.1mm) and the new iPad Mini 3 will be arriving on EE. Both devices will be the WiFi and cellular versions and will be arriving on the superfast 4G network. No prices

EE now also do a cheap 4G tablet as well

Yesterday we heard that Vodafone were offering a cheap 4G tablet for pay as you go customers, today not to be outdone EE have announced that they’ll be selling the slightly cheaper and slightly smaller Alcatel One Touch Pop S. Which can be yours for £99.99 and

Superfast 4G? Double speed? Confused? Prepare for more

Vodafone have today announced something called 4.5G. If it’s anything like the 3G improvement we saw with HSDPA (which was dubbed 3.5G), then this sounds promising already, even if the technological explanation is a tad confusing. Their new “4G on Steroids” is known as “Carrier Aggregation” or

The new Vodafone SmartTab 4G……huddling with the Hudl?

Hot on the heels of the latest 8″ tablet launch from Tesco, the Hudl 2 (initial impressions from James here), comes a brand new 4G own brand tablet from Vodafone. The Vodafone SmartTab 4G is a device that is its name suggests comes 4G ready.  It has an

HTC RE priced up – To be available at EE too

If you’ve seen our coverage of the new digital camera from HTC you’ll probably want to know just how much it’ll cost. We were hoping for it to be around the £99.99 mark, but it looks to be a tad more expensive than that. The orange model

HTC Desire EYE exclusive in the UK to Three

HTC are just announcing all the details of their new products over in New York, the HTC Desire EYE is one interesting device with dual 13 megapixel cameras. We have now heard that in the UK this will be exclusive to Three. It will be launched in

Ofcom fine Three over complaints

We are big fans of Three here at Coolsmartphone, a lot of the staff are on the network due to cheap deals and large data allowances. It seemed that they had turned a page on the customer service front, having the least complaints per 1000 customers in

EE Launch their own TV system

A set-top box still isn’t unusual, even with the large amount of clever TVs on the market. Sky, YouView, Virgin and others already have their own solutions already, but now it’s the turn of EE, who have just announced their own. This particular one is pretty clever

The future’s bright – the future’s .. O2?

Parties, foreign travel and stacks of free phones. That’s what you get if you work in the mobile industry. It’s just non-stop craziness for us here at Coolsmartphone Towers too, and when we’re not on a first class flight to New York, we’re sipping champagne with Beyoncé

Need more data on EE SIM only? Good luck!

EE recently updated their SIM only contracts giving more data for a limited time, the highest being 10GB a month which is still way short of the 20GB and 50GB options with a 2 year contract. Whilst adding more data is good for everyone, we have just

More 4G! MORE!

Yes, it’s the regular 4G update from who else, but EE. Today is October 1st, so with the dark nights hitting us, it’s time to get some speedy t’internet on our phones so that we have something to do on the cold bus ride home. Coverage now

iPhone 6 rebates now available

When Phones 4U went into administration, the administrators PwC announced that customers who had pre-ordered the iPhone 6 and 6 plus would be reimbursed for any money they had paid. It emerged this morning that an email was sent round to all customers (with all 136 email

Phones 4u – The final toll

A list of stores being closed is now available. Staff will already be aware, but if you’re hoping that a local store is to re-open as a Vodafone, EE or Carphone Warehouse, check this list. All of these ex-Phones 4u stores will now be closed until they

Phones 4u confirms 1,700 job losses. More to come.

Sadly, as predicted, 1,700 jobs are to go from Phones 4u stores. The remaining 362 outlets will close and 628 staff at the HQ have already been made redundant. Carphone Warehouse, EE and Vodafone have carved up the remaining stores and retained their staff. The administrators confirmed