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BT investing £6bn in faster broadband

Following on from a reported 15% rise in annual profits to £3.03bn, BT has announced plans to invest £6bn in faster broadband and mobile services over the next three years. The company plans to offer their “ultrafast” broadband to 12 million premises by 2020. With speeds of 300 …

Samsung Galaxy S4 – Which networks are taking it?

Time for a quick round-up on which networks will be picking up the Samsung Galaxy S4. Now, if I’m a betting man, I’d put £10 on all of the networks picking it up, but here’s how things stand currently.. T-Mobile T-Mobile have stated that they will carry the …

Editorial – Microsoft hands power back to the networks?

I’m worried, and I’ll tell you why. Back in 2002 Microsoft emailed me after reading some of the stuff I’d put on the web. The first Microsoft Smartphones were hitting the market and I’d added some critical but constructive posted about it. They respected this, and they wanted …

Have you switched to an MVNO ?

OK, so after finding out that most of you still wear a watch we wanted to ask you another question. MVNO’s, or “Mobile virtual network operators”, piggy-back off one of the “major” networks and have been gained popularity over the last few years. Most people will be aware …

Three Updates ‘The One Plan’, Blows Data Users Away!!

UK network Three have updated their amazing price package called 'The One Plan' today and this has to be the ultimate deal for heavy users and those of us who love to use data and not want to worry about fair use policies. The word 'Unlimited' has bee...

Three announce Android 2.2 for Samsung Galaxy S

Three have anounced their Samsung Galaxy S FroYo update. They've apologised for issues earlier in the week and state that the new Android 2.2 update can now be downloaded via the Samung "Kies" application. The update also includes the ability to se...

Confirmed – No Desire Z on Orange

A few weeks back we spotted that the HTC Desire Z had appeared on the Orange website. We were told shortly after that the phone wasn't actually coming to Orange and it was merely a support page for those using the handset on the Orange network. Top ...

The mobile landscape – More smartphones, more data

The annual International Communications Market report from Ofcom is out today. It reveals that, amongst the countries surveyed, the UK has seen the highest rise in smartphone ownership since 2009 with a 70% jump. Over a quarter of people in the UK (26...

Get Free Roaming Data On Vodafone!

Customers on Vodafone UK who are on £40 or over price plans will get an added bonus now of getting 25MB a day free data roaming in certain EU countries as from 1st December.  Before now on these plans Vodafone gave you 5MB so this extra dat...

iPad launches on Three

A short announcement from Three has confirmed that they will also be offering "purchase options" for iPad users. They state that these will include.. “..more affordable prices when purchased with a data service plan, for iPad with Wi-Fi + 3G m...

Three Turning Off Orange 2G Roaming?

It looks like network Three is so confident in it's own 3G network now that it has hit 97% they are starting to switch off roaming onto the 2G network supplied by Orange.  There is no confirmation if this has anything to do with the Everything Ev...

Samsung Omnia 7 Amazing Business Deal

If you are a mobile phone user looking for a Business contract and the new Omnia 7 has got you interested then check out this amazing deal on offer with T-Mobile. If you sign up to 24 months at £35 a month on a 'Business Unlimited' plan you …

Orange and T-Mobile Roaming pictured

If you've requested it then you may start seeing network names like this showing up on your phone. From what we can see it seems that you get "Orange T-Mobile" when you cross over from Orange to T-Mobile and "T-Mobile Orange" when you're a T-Mobile cu...

Everything Everywhere cross-network roaming live today

So today, according to the Everything Everywhere announcement Orange and T-Mobile customers should be able to browse across both networks after registering on the links below. It's currently "voice only" but you'll get data roaming soon too. “Fr...

Three announce Add-ons for Pay As You Go customers

On Wednesday we covered the HTC Event. Although WiFi was available, the weight of several hundred journalists pretty much killed it. Luckily I had a laptop with a Three Pay As You Go SIM card in. However, Three have now boosted their Top-ups now inclu...

A little trip down memory lane

Don't ask me why, but today I've stumbled across a few historical items about mobile networks and their development here in the UK. There were a number of successes and failures along the way, with this BBC news item looking at Mercury Communications....

Samsung Galaxy Tab coming to Three

Three have just announced that they too will be carrying the Galaxy Tab. The Android Tablet will be hitting the 3G network soon, with 1GB of data available for £7.50 or 5GB for £15. There's also three voice packages to choose from, including SIM...

Orange and T-Mobile – Sign up to join the new network

The Orange and T-Mobile networks will merge on October 5th but, due to the amount of handsets, you'll at first have to sign-up to be part of the new shared network. This, we presume, is because some phones may have been heavily tested for T-Mobile but...

Orange go HD (Voice)

Orange have just enabled their new crystal-clear HD Voice service. It's the first network to do it and available at no extra cost to their customers. The system, which reduces background noise and adds a clearer voice quality, is only available on cer...

T-Mobile responds to 2.1 problems with the Pulse

T-Mobile have just added an update for T-Mobile Pulse owners. It's .. not good news unfortunately and they're stating that some customers have experienced problems with the Android 2.1 update. They've pulled the update and expect to have a fixed versi...