Category: 4G

Giffgaff to launch 4G in March 2014

Giffgaff have announce the timing of its first phase of switch-on for its share of the 4G network. It basically goes like this: There will be several consultations between the MVNO and its customers so that they will be supported appropriately if they choose to make the switchover …

EE confirmed to sell iPad Air and Mini

EE have just sent out a press statement confirming they will be stocking both the new iPad Air and new iPad Mini on their 4G network here in a UK. No details yet on the plans available, only that the Air will be available from November 1st with …

EE announce a raft of new deals

EE have today announced a range of new deals for their 4G network here in the UK. They will give customers a cheaper deal and more access to that all-important data network. They have introduced PAYG 4G pricing and will be the first network to offer this service …

Could EE’s 4G bandwidth fees quadruple?

Ofcom has published a consultation on greatly increasing annual fees for the 900MHz and 1800MHz spectrum bands in the UK to bring them more in line with the additional bands auctioned for 4G coverage. This could see rises in the amounts that networks pay to run their mobile …

BlackBerry Z30 lands at Vodafone

If you are a fan of BlackBerry devices and want to get your hands on their latest flagship, listen up. Vodafone have just put the Z30 on sale here in the UK. The Z30 is the largest phone BlackBerry have made and comes with a 5″ display, 8 …

EE Add 12 more towns to the 4G party

EE are doing rather well for themselves lately. They were Britain’s first 4G operator, they have passed a million 4G customers, and still have the fastest average speed of the 4G networks launched so far. More good news has also come from the EE headquarters in the fact …

Oliver cooking with Bacon in new EE digital campaign

In a new campaign highlighting the benefits of EE’s superfast 4G network Kevin Bacon has been pitted against Jamie Oliver in a bacon sandwich making competition to be shown exclusively on the celebrity chef’s Youtube channel. The video sees Hollywood A-lister Kevin Bacon challenge top UK chef and …

O2 and Vodafone show it’s all about the speed.

If you are lucky enough to live in certain areas you currently have the luxury of three different 4G networks to choose from. All have their own positives and negatives but they all have one thing in common….speed. In a report released today by RootMetrics, both O2 and …

Three confirm iPhone 5s Pricing

Three have finally revealed to us the pricing for the new iPhone 5s. It comes on the day that the handset goes on sale across the country. Three are the last of the networks here to announce their pricing. It’s perhaps because many are interested to see what …

Nexus 7 LTE now available in the UK

International Android fans rejoice! The Nexus 7 LTE is expanding its availability to several more countries starting today. Google Play is now selling the mobile data-enabled Nexus 7 in Australia, Canada, Germany, Spain, France, UK, Japan and Korea. Pricing in the UK is at £299 for the 32GB model …

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 – Review

Tablets are becoming more and more popular these days with new features and different screen sizes allowing for all types of customer. Small tablets are great for travelling and for taking to work, where as the larger ones can almost act as a laptop replacement for lots of …

EE reveal iPhone 5S pricing

EE have just updated their online store and now include prices for the new Apple iPhone 5s. The handset goes on sale Friday 20th September – just next week. As expected, the pricing is high for their latest premium phone which comes complete with fingerprint scanner, new and …

Vodafone CEO resigns

The Vodafone UK CEO Guy Laurence has resigned today. He will leave the post in November to be replaced by Jeroen Hoencamp. Guy leaves to become president and CEO of Rogers Communications, the Canadian media company. Jeroen is currently the enterprise director at Vodafone UK after joining the …

EE announces Swap

The worst thing about phone contracts is having to have the same phone for 2 years whilst there are constantly new ones being released. O2 have their refresh tariffs to allow you to change phones mid-contract and now EE have launched Swap. Swap allows users with eligible handsets …

Vodafone switching on more 4G and giving a bonus

Vodafone have just announced the next set of cities to have 4G switched on. They are Birmingham, Coventry, Leicester, Nottingham and Sheffield. These cities will start getting 4G from 28th September. This is in addition to London, which already started rolling out 4G at the end of August. We’ve …

EE, Superfast 4G hitting targets superfast!

It’s hard to believe that a year ago almost to the day I was travelling to the Science Museum in London for the announcement of Britain’s first 4G Network from EE. September 11 2012 was the date that Everything Everywhere became EE and announced that they would begin …

Vodafone 4G speed test results

Vodafone and O2 switched on their 4G networks yesterday in London so, as I have a Vodafone 4G SIM, I decided to give it a spin on the pretty empty 4G network. Armed with a 4G phone receiving a lovely 4G signal, it was a pretty safe bet …

EE 4G 5GB 30day contract offer back at Currys

EE and Currys have their data Nano SIM (iPad, MiFi, Dongle) deal back on offer. The deal is £10.99 a month, with the first month free and for that you get 5GB of data. It’s a rolling 30 day contract, so you can cancel at any time (giving …

4G Britain – the battle begins…

This morning saw another landmark in the UK’s mobile network history. After the limited launch of 4G in Britain last year from EE there is now some competition in the form of Vodafone and O2, both of whom began the roll out of their super fast mobile data …

Three 4G launching December

Three have now confirmed their 4G network will be available from December this year. As promised, unlimited data is still included if you already have it in your plan, a first for a UK 4G network. There’s no additional premium either, so existing Three customers don’t need to …

And so it begins.. Vodafone throttling 3G customers

It’s safe to say that 4G hasn’t exactly set the world alight here in the UK. Although there’s obvious benefits, the lack of coverage, relatively low data limits and pricing has meant that most have chosen to stay on 3G. Why? Well, 3G is cheaper, and most people …

I just want a signal!!! – Opinion

Most of the major networks have now announced their 4G pricing models.  They vary a little but, with one notable exception, there is a premium for the new technology as well as limits. Data is the new king.  No longer do we want more and more texts bundled …

Vodafone 4G plans now available

Although O2 announced their 4G service first, Vodafone look to be first with the price plan information. We’ve got all the details below and you can sign up to a 4G plan as of today. These are now live on the Vodafone website, over the phone and in …

Xperia Z Ultra First Impressions

The day has arrived….. That magic day when you get your hands on with the object you have been lusting after since it was announced in all the glitz and glamour that go with product announcements. This device which is very firmly in the Phablet range with a …

10 more towns go 4G on EE

EE today announced their financial results, but what they also announced a bit later on was that 10 more towns across the UK have had 4G switched on. This gives them 60% coverage just 9 months since launch. The 10 new towns which are now 4G enabled are: …

Lumia 625 4 EE 4G UK. OK?

I’ve had 8 press releases this morning which play on the word “Prince”. The “Prince of sales” or paying the “Princely sum”. Yes, it’s a sure sign that my ex-girlfriend Kate Middleton has had a baby. Luckily she’s not asking for any maintenance as she’s decided to get …

Cooking like Bacon – EE’s interim results are starting to sizzle.

Today has seen EE (formerly Everything Everywhere who were formerly T-Mobile and Orange) release their interim 6 monthly results which takes them to the end of June 2013. Main story here, they ain’t half bad. With turnover of £3.2bn and pre tax earnings of £734 million, EE seem …

My EE app lands on WP8…. finally!

Well well well, it looks like EE have finally managed to get an app out for anyone using Windows Phone on it’s 4G network. You can now join everyone on iOS and Android in checking your account on the move. There have voiced their concerns over the lack …

Three confirmed to stock Lumia 1020

Yes, UK network Three have confirmed they will be stocking the new Lumia 1020. The handset only got announced seconds ago but we’ve already got a full announcement. It’ll arrive on the network shortly and they have already put together one of their “hands on” videos to show …

A third of Brits don’t care about 4G

A few months back we ran a survey to see what our readers thought about 4G; whether they were interested or whether they would prefer bigger allowances and more reliable signal. The results of this survey can be found here. Yougov have had a similar idea and interviewed …

Three lower One Plan price

In a time when networks are in the news for putting up prices here in the UK, one network is going the other way and offering even better value than they did before. Three have knocked down the price of their “One Plan” 12 month SIM-only to just …

Have you got your double helping?

The 4th of July. Truly a time to celebrate. Why? Double speed on EE 4G of course! 😉 The first UK 4G network is strapping a supercharger to their network and the following 12 cities and towns will see a significant leap in speeds as of today… Derby, …

EE announce shared plans, PAYG broadband and more

UK network EE held an event in London today to outline some important steps in their 4G rollout….. there is rather a lot to take in so grab a drink, sit back and prepare yourself First of all comes the new ‘Double Speed’ brand which is basically the …

Xperia Z Tablet coming to Three

Whilst we have had no official press release, no information on pricing and no video from the team talking about the new Xperia Z Tablet, it has appeared over on their ‘Coming Soon’ section of the UK site thus confirming it will be coming shortly. The Xperia Z …

Nokia Lumia 925 Review

Well the time is finally here. I've got chance to review the brand new Lumia 925. I have been waiting for this phone for a while and I'm very happy to bring you this review. I have already given the hardware a thorough going over in my unboxing and …

Nokia Lumia 925 – Initial Impressions

I think I have found it, the Windows Phone device that will draw me, a diehard Android user for the last 4 years to move over. Bold claim I know but one that I feel can be easily substantiated by the quality of this device. I have for a …

Three add new Ultrafast MiFi

On picking up the latest Three UK price guide today I came across a new device listed which is not even on the website yet and that is a new MiFi using the ‘Ultrafast’ technology. The device is made by Huawei and is called the E5756 and is …

EE ‘double speed’ in action?

A good friend of mine is an EE customer and lives in London. He’s been a good mate for years now so I asked about his new EE 4G contract. Being in London he gets 4G all the time but it seems that the ‘double speed’ rollout is …

EE pass 500,000 4G customers

EE have sent a press release out this morning confirming that they’re 4G network has now passed the 500,000 customers. They are well on their way to hitting 1 million by the end of the year – a goal set by the company themselves. EE also highlight a few other …