Category: 4G

Virgin Media cranks up the speeds and boosts bundles

Want even faster broadband at home? Well, for £62 per month you can get half a Gig down and 35Mbps up with their Business fibre service. Not only that, but Virgin Mobile – operating on the EE network – are now combining broadband and mobile deals, plus they’re …

Vodafone add 4G to phone boxes across Cornwall

The boys from Vodafone have recently tried some new and interesting ways to expand their coverage. First we saw their mini 4G masts and then they went ahead and put a mast inside a manhole. Now they’re adding 4G to phone boxes, and let’s be honest – I …

Unboxing the Huawei P30 Pro

Normally when we get a phone to review, one of the first things that we do is an unboxing. However, with the P30 Pro we decided to mix things up a bit. Dan was able to use the phone for a short period of time before he departed …

MWC – Doogee S90 shown off

Just before I left MWC I was able to see one last phone and this was one that I was particularly interested in. It is from a company called Doogee, which is a Chinese brand that has been specialising in making ruggedised phones. They have been doing this for a while …

MWC – Cosmo Communicator and Gemini Updates

Last year we had the pleasure of being introduced a new device to the market in the form of the Gemini, which I was able to put through its paces in an extensive test for a few weeks. I was very impressed by it but unfortunately, with it …

MWC – EE confirmed to range LG V50

In a busy day for the mobile industry, EE have just confirmed the LG V50 that was just announced in Barcelona will be coming to their 5G network. In the USA you’ll be seeing it on Sprint. With a 6.4″ display, the V50 will be a great phone …

Three UK start S10 pre-orders

In case you missed it yesterday, Samsung announced a range of new products including the Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10 and the larger S10+ As we normally get with big smartphone announcements, networks soon send out pricing information and confirmation they will be selling it. Three will be stocking …

Samsung announce Tab S5e

Samsung have today announced the brand new Tab S5e which will go on sale in selected markets from March. Featuring a largr 10.5 inch AMOLED display, the thinner bezels and no home button give it an impressive 81.8% screen to body ratio, great for multimedia on the move. …

SIM-only network, SMARTY, goes unlimited.

SMARTY is actually owned by the same people who own Three (Hutchison 3G) and you get the Three UK network coverage and data speeds on a SIM-only plan. We’ve covered them before and tested out their international roaming too. Now, though, they’ve got something new. A fixed-price, 30 …

Vodafone expanding coverage with manholes

If you’re looking to grow your mobile coverage you’d traditionally think of large mobile masts, right? We have a love / hate relationship with these things, and our mast finder article has been inundated with people trying to find out where their most local mast is. Sadly, there’s …

Three sink over £2bn into 5G

UK network Three, who are already well-known for pushing their data network, have today announced they are investing over £2bn into 5G technology. With all the networks full steam ahead in their 5G plans, Three have a great opportunity to stand out thanks to their large spectrum holding …

Three UK confirm their new aggregated 4G, delivering 4G+

Well, we hate to say it, but if you’re following us on Twitter and you read our earlier story, you’ll already know all this. We covered in detail some two weeks ago and right now we’re all basically doing this in the Coolsmartphone office. Today Three have confirmed …

OnePlus 6T now official. Everything you need to know.

OnePlus have just announced their flagship device to the world, and as we thought it’s the OnePlus 6T. It only felt like a few weeks ago we were live at the London event and bringing you our full review of the OnePlus 6, so it was exciting to …

So, err.. EE put a cinema in the sky

No, I’ve no idea why either. Well.. actually I do. I lie. It’s to promote their 4G network, the fact that it works in more remote spots and the return of 4GEE Cinema. Yes, students from Goodwood Flying School were hoisted into the air, given popcorn (which, of …

Virgin boost 4G data speeds

Virgin Mobile are doing some great offers right now, especially if you are in need of a SIM-only contract. The company run their network off EE signal, which gives them access to a huge 4G footprint already built, and still improving all the time. Until now customers have …

Three quietly launch 4G roaming

Roaming plays a big part of your decision-making when choosing a network. Being connected is more vital now than it has ever been. Many customers on Three have been asking when they will get access to 4G roaming that other networks have offered for a while now. Whilst …

Primordial Radio join an elite group at Vodafone

Vodafone customers lend me your ears! Recently, we mentioned an independent radio station called Primordial which specialises in  rock and metal music but what makes this group special is their use of mobile phone technology and their ability to broadcast from wherever they want. The online service is …

Google Pixel 3 family renders leak

With a lot of focus recently on the new iPhone devices, Android fans are eagerly awaiting the announcement of their Pixel 3 range of devices which are due October 9th. As if these phones have not leaked enough with full hands on and unboxing’s already online, we now …

EE announce iPhone XS Pricing

Just in case you had not heard…we have new iPhones to order today, and EE have sent over some information. Both the XS and XS Max can now be pre-ordered for delivery next Friday in three different colours. Anyone after the XR will have to wait until October, …

EE switches off more 3G as 4G takes over

The 2100MHz 3G frequency has been in use by all the UK operators for a long time. Now EE are refarming the spectrum so that it’ll power 4G instead. This effectively means that EE will have five “carriers” of the 4G signal – more than any other UK …