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Black Friday – Chromecast down to just £18

OK, here we go. Ready for the insanity? Black Friday, as you’ll all know, marks that horrific day, just 10 years ago, when the Coolsmartphone server went off-line for a day. People went mental, they put their phones down and went into stores, trying to find phones and …

Three 4G MiFi unboxing

Recently we brought you the news Three UK have launched a new 4G dongle and a 4G Mifi device. These will allow customers access to mobile internet at speeds up to 50Mbps download and upload around 20Mbps on the new 4G network. We now have one if these …

Mobile broadband – It still needs work

The advent of superfast 4G connectivity comes as a double-edged sword. For the customer this is the ideal solution for that traditional “last mile” issue. For the provider, you have to provide a service which is priced to discourage it being used as an always-on fixed-line broadband replacement. …

Three launch 4G dongle

Three have today announced a 4G dongle for their UK network which is their first to support the LTE technology. £19.99 a month will get you a generous 15GB allowance with an up front cost of £34.99. Nor only that but PAYG is covered too, with pricing starting …

New Advanced 3G Dongle on Three UK

When it comes to data access in the UK, many customers flock to Three due to their great pricing and high data allowances. Oh – plus the fact they have a very fast DC-HSPA network offering 3G speeds of up to 42Mbps. This new dongle, made by ZTE, …

Ovivo ramps up data allowances again

Remember Ovivo Mobile? They’re a virtual mobile network running on top of the Vodafone masts and have an interesting proposition. You pay £15 for one of their SIM cards and then, on some of their plans, you pay nothing else per month. Nothing. We did a feature on …

Beemo 4G USB Modem Review

Back in the early days of the 3G dongle, I bought a USB device from the 3 store.  It came with 1Gb data and a few text messages all for £49 and £15 per month.  To be honest it was terrible.  Connectivity was poor and it the signal …

Hands on with the Three DC-HSDPA dongle

Internet on the move is more important now than it has ever been with many people needing to access their online content for both personal reasons and for work.  How many people do you see on a busy train with laptops out and dongles plugged in the side …

Huawei E355 3G/WiFi dongle review

I’ve recently been looking out for a reliable solution for in-car WiFi which would share the mobile broadband connection between a few devices that I tend to carry around while out and about. The base requirement was simple yet somewhat difficult to achieve – it had to be …

Three announce DC-HSDPA Dongle

Three have today announced their latest dongle, the Huawei E3256.  This new dongle has access to the new super fast DC-HSDPA network which supports speeds of up to 42Mb/s. Three already support HSPA+ which allows up to 21Mb/s speeds and hope to have 50% of their network running on the new …

Internet use on Three doubles in one year

We love our stats here at CoolSmartPhone, and one big milestone has just been reached by UK network Three. In this last year average internet use by customers has more than doubled from 450MB per month last year to a whopping 1.1GB per month this year. Customers with new …

Transformer Prime GPS Dongles arrive

We knew that registrations were open for the Asus Transformer Prime GPS dongle were open. Well, they’re now arriving to customers. Martin Frow has mailed us and said… Just thought I’d let you know the free Asus Transformer Prime GPS dongles are now shipping. Mine turned up today. …

Using your mobile abroad – Another way ?

When you go on holiday or working abroad you’ve got a couple of options for keeping in touch. You can either take your own mobile and keep every conversation really short, or you can buy a SIM card for a local network from eBay, unlock your phone, stick …

Mobile Broadband Wi-Fi Hub now available from Three

Just a few weeks ago we caught sight of this WiFi hub. Available on Three you simply stick your existing USB wireless dongle in and it’ll turn magically into a WiFi hotspot. It costs £39.99 and allows five devices to be connected with Three speeds of up to …

Three launch new Premium Dongle

Three have announced a new Premium Dongle which will be heading to stores on April 7th. It offers “up to” 40% faster browsing and features HSPA+ connectivity. This new Huawei E367 also has a rotating head for better connection and will stand vertically for better signal coverage and …