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Black Friday – LG G2 just £150 on Voda

OK, I’ll be quick with this one as Aran is going to update you on all the Vodafone Black Friday / weekend deals in a moment, but you can bag yourself the rather nice LG G2 (which we lovingly reviewed here) for a mere £150. That’s not

New Vodafone SIM only plans quietly slip out

If you’re looking for a SIM only deal, have a word with the dudes in your local Vodafone store. They’ve got some new offerings, which we’ve just had mailed to us, and they won’t be available online until next week. There’s new lower pricing and additional data

BT in talks to buy O2

If you’ve watched football on TV recently you’ll no doubt be aware that BT aren’t afraid of splashing their cash. They’ve already upset Sky TV by grabbing a big chunk of Premiership matches and viewers t’boot. So, if you’re gunning for the “quad play” market (broadband, TV,

Browse and travel at high speed with EE

There are some of us who get to travel through the channel tunnel on a jaunt, whether it be a full-on holiday or just a day trip. Others have to pass through on a business trip, but whatever your reason for needing to be inside the tunnel,

HTC Desire Eye – Three Live Special

The HTC Desire Eye is a new phone that will be of interest to many of us. It’s not just because of that 13 megapixel front facing camera with dual-LED flash, but because it is a stunning piece of hardware put together at a very affordable price.

TalkTalk switch from Voda to O2

You may remember our look into the world of virtual network operators, which can offer a great alternative to the main networks. MVNO’s, as they are known, use one of the original “big four” for connectivity but the pricing, plans, services and branding are all very different.

EE releases new version of their in-car WiFi solution

In May EE announced a new in-car WiFi solution called Buzzard. Plop it into your cigarette lighter and it’ll beam out a WiFi hotspot for the kids to connect their tablets / phones / iPods to in the back of the car on a long journey. Now

Fancy a Blue HTC One M8?

Today UK independent phone retailer Carphone Warehouse announced that it would be exclusively stocking the flagship handset, the HTC One (M8), in blue for the first time in the UK. This striking coloured version of the phone will be available exclusively from the Carphone Warehouse, for those

Real-world testing – EE LTE-Advanced in London

EE recently announced the launch of their upgraded LTE-Advanced network here in London. This runs at a maximum of 300Mbps with real-world max speeds of 150Mbps promised and a realistic 90Mbps during the day. Vodafone also launched their service in London with the same speed expected. But

New 999 mobile location system could help save lives

Have you ever been unfortunate enough to have to dial 999 from your mobile? 60,000 people per day or 22 million a year call the emergency services from a mobile telephone (is it me or is that number absolutely vast?) and it is pretty much nailed on

EE launch EETV in stores now

Gone are the days when your mobile network only delivered calls and texts. The introduction of 3G and 4G and technology added more ways to interact and now EE have pushed things further with a TV gadget to deliver your favourite shows. Their recently-announced TV service is

Networks far from convinced by Government not-spot solution

The UK Government are pushing harder for networks to fill holes in their coverage. As costs to plug gaps in remote or sparsely populated areas are usually high, they’re not always on the priority list, so Culture Secretary Sajid Javid has made it his mission to rectify

Vodafone add NOW TV to their added extras

If you’re buying a new handset or upgrading to one on Vodafone then you’ll already be familiar with the free content you can get with Spotify, Sky Sports Mobile TV or Netflix. From today, customers signing up to Red 4G (new and upgrading) can choose to add

Could network roaming be coming to the UK?

Network Roaming is one of those break through events that we have been expecting for along time, but a lot of us were starting to suspect that it would never happen. The ability to roam across networks would allow users who find themselves without service to switch

WiFi on the London Underground, now in 150 stations

Remember when people said that WiFi on Tube stations was too costly and difficult to install? That the age and complexity of the transportation system would be a nightmare to overcome? Now we have 150 stations in the network with WiFi switched on and, whilst it’s a

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