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Vodafone Smart V8 Unboxing

Newsflash. I have a problem. Once upon a time we’d get budget, network-branded phones delivered to the Coolsmartphone HQ and they would be.. for want of a better word.. crap. Now they’re not. They’re really not, and when I see someone walking around with a “big name” budget …

Vodafone E8 now available – Just £49 too!

OK, let me set out my stall first. This, the Smart E8, isn’t going to be faster than the likes of the new Samsung Galaxy S8 or the HTC U11. Likewise, it’s not going to have as much on-board memory or storage. But… but.. it’s not over £600. …

Vodafone reveal continued increase in data usage

A trading update? That’s normally quite a dry document and not one we’d feature here on Coolsmartphone, but the latest one from Vodafone has a number of pretty interesting points. Amongst mentions of “Q1 organic service revenue” and “acceleration in AMAP”, it also shows that data traffic has …

Making the air ..a bit.. more fair

There’s long been discussion about the share each network has of the mobile spectrum. Three UK, among others, have also started a campaign to stop one or two networks from being able to grab the larger slices. Today Ofcom have revealed that they will indeed put a cap …

Fresh ‘n Rebel Lace Earbuds – Review

  I’ll admit that I’d not heard of Fresh ‘n Rebel until I reviewed their speaker recently but, after testing these headphones, they seem to be a good manufacturer. These are £20 from the Vodafone store but you can get them elsewhere too. The headphones come with three …

Vodafone Smart V8 and Smart Tab N8 available now

The own-branded Vodafone kit we’ve tested lately actually scores rather well with us and now they’ve announced a couple more devices – the Vodafone Smart V8 and the Vodafone Smart Tab N8. You can get both from the Vodafone website. The V8 has already won design awards and …

Three UK are the only network to hold roaming prices post-Brexit

Can our hung parliament and chaotic government really “take back control” from the EU? Who knows, but it does raise an interesting question. What will happen with our newly-acquired EU roaming deal? After Brexit, if we ever get it sorted out, will Brits see a return to the …

Vodafone Smart N8 now available

Vodafone have today launched their latest own-vranded smartphone, the Smart N8. In a time where you don’t need to spend a fortune to get a great feature-packed device, Vodafone have been producing some of the best for a while now. This is the latest in the range and, …

Vodafone to stop advertising on hate speech and fake news outlets

We’re currently trying to get a list of the outlets involved in this press announcement. Whether it’ll involve tabloid websites is unclear at the moment, however the network has stated that new global rules are now in operation to stop Vodafone adverts appearing “within outlets focused on creating …

Face off – Huawei P10 Plus and the P10

Yesterday we took a look at the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus and yes, those are the “hot” phones at the moment. You’ll no doubt see the S8 advertised no TV, on billboards and pretty much everywhere else. However, I have a certain love for the Huawei …

Nokia 3310 – Buy now on Vodafone

The Nokia 3310, even with its slightly newer skin, might seem a bit “old tech” for some. However, it could be just the thing for your summer holiday. For just £39 (when purchased with £10 “Big Value Bundle”), you won’t mind losing it on the beach or out …

Switching networks could soon get easier

From what I can pick up amongst friends and relatives, there seems to be a growing freedom to switch networks. Some, though, still renew year after year with the same provider and grab a newly upgraded phone. Some still perceive the cancellation process – that phone call the …

Samsung Galaxy S8 – Get one on Vodafone or giffgaff too

Right, you want one of these shiny new Galaxy S8 handsets, yes? The Samsung Galaxy S8 is available on giffgaff, as is the S8+. Price-wise you’re looking at £689 for the SIM-free S8 or £779 for the S8+. Looking at the monthly prices, the network is offering the …

Nokia 3310 coming to Vodafone soon

Say what you will about the Nokia 3310, it achieved one major goal in focusing interest back to the Nokia brand. Those memories of solid, durable, reliable Nokia handsets came flooding back and we all remembered a simpler time, when we didn’t feel the need to check our …

Huawei P10 goes live on Vodafone

Morning all, hope you are well. So, it’s all about the Samsung Galaxy S8 at the moment isn’t it? Well no, let’s not forget that the Huawei P10 is now available too.  Vodafone have just made it live with and they still have their “Data Extravaganza” on, so …

Where to get your Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+

The Samsung Galaxy S8 has been leaking all over the internet in the last few weeks but, finally, we now know all about it. There’s two handsets – the £689 S8 with a 5.8″ screen and the £779 S8+ with a 6.2″ display. Both of them have the …

Vodafone Huawei P10 pre-orders now live too

OK, you know the deal by now. It looks like Huawei has hit the ground running with the P10 as it’s also available to pre-order with Vodafone. Again, we can’t see any of those funky lush colours mentioned at the launch event but, if you head to Vodafone …

MWC – Remember when we used to hunt for WiFi?

After returning from the Barcelona madness, I’ve finally got chance to reflect a little on the experience. It’s somewhere I don’t get to see a great deal, and instead it’s the inside of taxis or the rather excellent Metro system which runs through the city that I see …

Vodafone are helping calves to be born safely

Weird headline, granted, but these tail-mounted sensors are connected to the Vodafone network and will help to bring a healthy calf into the world. No, the cow isn’t going to be making any strange phone calls, this is a sensor and it is triggered by labour contractions. When …