Tag: cell

Exploring the evolution of mobile phones

It’s fair to say that I’m now of a “certain age” and I can quite easily amaze people by detailing a long-forgotten time “before mobile phones”. At school in the 80’s and 90’s, you simply wouldn’t see a phone, and it was only at college that clever new …

Find your local mast. The 2017 version.

This topic seems to pop up time and time again. Our original story from back in 2011 has received a HUGE amount of interest and is still one of our most visited pages. Sadly the Ofcom Sitefinder was taken offline after mobile operators stopped voluntarily updating it. We …

One in three get no signal or a rubbish reception at home

For me it’s not too surprising. While networks concentrate on pushing out 4G networks, they do so from existing masts, so the actual coverage doesn’t really change a great deal. Sure, you could argue that the different frequencies used by some networks for their 4G signals has improved …

We’re jamming, I hope you like jamming too

The internet can be a scary place at times. So scary, in fact, that we could do with some hastily cobbled together requirement for random cookie warnings on every site and a ham-fisted ISP-level website blocking system. Nah, that’d never work. When all else fails, we can at …

HTC, Sprint and Microsoft join forces – The HTC 8XT

HTC look to have taken some parts from their excellent Android-powered HTC One here. Meet the 8XT. It’s powered by Windows Phone 8 but has dual front-facing stereo speakers, Beats Audio and BoomSound technology like the HTC One. Available from “later this summer” it’ll go for just $99.99 …

Are us Brits obsessed with mobile devices?

Well a recent survey commissioned by Storage Options seems to suggest that yes we are obsessed. The results certainly do make for some interesting reading. Such as: · 57% use mobile devices in bed and 40% use them on the toilet · 45% say they can ‘never switch off’ …

O2 Network falters (Update 5)

On O2? Got a network problem? You’re not the only one. Mo Bhayat emailed us this afternoon to tell us that he’d lost his connection on his O2 phone. We checked the O2 Status Page but got …err… this… ..looks like there’s a bit of an issue. Mo …

Do you say “no” to upgrades?

Something strange seems to have happened in our house recently. My wife has the HTC Desire S. She loves it, and she’s broken it more times than I can remember (insurance is a must). A few months ago she came to the end of her contract, but she’s …

O2 and Voda to share network infrastructure

Telefónica UK (O2) and Vodafone UK are to begin “pooling” their two networks – both 900MHz – to create “one national grid running each operator’s independent spectrum.” They’re doing this partially to ensure that 4G coverage can be rolled out as quickly as possible, but also to improve …

The Full Monty Plan – Now giving full speed ?

Morning! So, remember the “Full Monty” story ? We added an item showing feedback from the T-Mobile Support guys which showed a cap of 1Mb/s. Shortly after we received a correction from T-Mobile to say that this wasn’t quite right, but we continued to get people telling us …

O2 BoostBox Review & Setup

UK network O2 have a new product in testing and that is a Femtocell.  If you do not know what one of these is then consider it a portable mast you plug into your home WiFi network to give you fill 3G signal all around your house even …