Category: 4G

EE announce new 30 day 4G plans

EE have just announced new 30 day rolling SIM-only contracts here in the UK. The new plans will allow access to the 4G network without the long commitment. Customers can then try 4G to see how it works for them and sign up to a longer deal with …

EE reset data for last weeks issues

EE have apologised for the network issues that had lots of customers voicing their opinions on social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter (not from their phones of course as data was the big issue). Data would be very hit and miss for a wide group of …

at800 to test 4G at 800 MHz in York

Everything needs to test in the real world and I don’t mean by squirting something into a monkeys face. I mean by flipping a big switch and seeing how many people complain. The airwaves in York are about to get busy. So who are are at800? They are …

How much data is enough?

4G will be available on almost all networks by the end of this year and handsets such as the iPhone and Galaxy S4 are there to provide superfast connections. The big question though is how much data is enough? EE have been criticised for not offering an unlimited plan but do at …

EE adds 12 more towns to 4G

EE has this morning announced 12 more towns have been added to it’s superfast 4G network which now covers more than 50% of the UK population. EE are planning to reach 70% of the UK population by the end of this year with 98& by the end of …

EE Film lands on Windows Phone 8

If you are an EE customer here in the UK use either the Lumia 820 or 920 you are in luck as the EE Film app has been released for download over the Marketplace. Not only are you able to watch film trailers or rent films on the …

EE Results are out – 318,000 customers on 4G

The details for the first quarter of this year show that demand for the 4G network seems to be in line with company expectations. The 4G section has been in operation for five months now and, with 318,000 customers using the shiny new masts, they’re looking to hit …

EE launches the Huawei E5776 – UK’s first next-generation 4G Device

Today EE have announced the launch of the UK’s first first next-generation 4G device, the Huawei E5776 mobile Wi-Fi hotspot. It’s a pretty regular Wi-Fi hotspot that allows up to ten wi-fi enabled devices to access the internet on the EE network. The difference, of course, is that …

Londoners, keep an eye on your Gok, the 4G 800MHz test is coming

Following pretty successful tests across the Black Country, the company responsible for checking that the 800MHz 4G doesn’t bleed into digital TV is now testing in London. This test is far bigger than the first and will squirt a 4G signal at 800MHz across 170,000 homes in Greenwich, …

Live at EE event in London

We have been invited to The Royal Institution – Science in London where EE have an announcement to make around their 4G network here in the UK. There has been little information leak out about what this event is for and the only bit of information on the press invite …

Blackberry Q10 coming soon to Vodafone

It has been confirmed that Vodafone will soon be carrying the new Blackberry Q10. The new handset has the full QWERTY keyboard that Blackberry are famous for and runs the new Blackberry 10 OS. The device comes with a 720×720 3.1″ AMOLED screen, 16GB internal storage, an 8MP …

50 4G enabled cabs now available in the UK

If you live in London you might have seen some of the Vodafone cabs around and about with chargers built in so you can charge your phone on the go? Well now EE have jumped on the cab bandwagon and have installed 4G MiFi into 50 black cabs …

Preorder the Galaxy S4 at Three today

Three have just opened up preorders for the new Samsung Galaxy S4 on their network and is free from £35 a month with The One Plan costing just £37 a month Best of all Three will be adding LTE to their network later this year with no price …

Try superfast 4GEE for free

Sometimes thing seem to good to be true and no doubt I’ve missed something here but if you’ve been wanting to try out the supposedly “superfast” 4G now might be your chance. Basically EE are offering a free 4G MiFi for a month to try out. DON’T JUST …

Three to launch 4G in Q4

It seems that Three will be launching their 4G service here in the UK during Q4, after rivals O2 and Vodafone join EE in the 4G race. Speaking today as the company announced yearly profits, CEO David Dyson has said “We’re in no rush to launch LTE.  First we’ll see …

Three announce yearly earnings

UK network Three who are well known for their data offerings have announced their yearly results today Full year earnings were up 237% from 2011 to £101m and the company added over 900,000 customers taking them over the 9 million mark for the first time Total revenue also …

HTC One – Review

HTC have suffered somewhat this last year. Samsung, with a massive marketing budget and good quality handsets, have bashed the company over the head. It was clear that the next HTC flagship had to be something special. Something to help bring the company back into the forefront of …

BlackBerry Q10 pricing and release date (ish)

Yes, the moment hardcore keyboard BlackBerry users have been waiting for inches ever closer. After rumours that the company had temporarily refocused on bringing BB10 to its 7 inch PlayBook, some sort of delay has seemed inevitable. Thankfully this won’t happen as Clove has posted that the release …

EE are bringing 4G to rural Cumbria

EE have today announced they are rolling out there fast 4G network to rural Cumbria, woohoo. Parts of the northern fells have barely any voice signal never mind a fast data connection so this is going to be good news for those data starved northerners. Rory Stewart, MP …

Did Three bag a bargain?

The 4G auction is all over as we know and the winning bids are starting to appear online, however some news has come out which points to the fact Three might have bagged themselves a real bargain when it comes to the 1,800Mhz spectrum they plan to use …

Networks rule out unlimited 4G plans

We have said before that data use is on the rise every year. Now the average smartphone user on EE’s 4G network uses around 1.4GB in a month thanks to all the high speed services such as Netflix or YouTube. Three have already announced they are not charging …

Hook up your internal network to 4G speeds

So, you don’t have a reliable fixed-line internet connection and you decide instead to get yourself a 3G dongle. That’ll do you for one laptop or PC. If you want more computers connected you can perhaps use a MiFi, but for an ethernet connection you might want to …

Stats show no need for unlimited data on EE?

When EE launched there was a lot of stick in their direction as the company decided not to offer unlimited data on their new 4G network, especially when T-Mobile and Three offer it on certain plans. However we are now 4 months on and CEO of EE, Olaf …

Thoughts – Round one of LTE auction now over

There’s still no guarantee when LTE will be available on all networks, but the UK is one step closer to getting ubiquitous “4G” data. The first round of the auction has now closed  and we now know what the allocation is.   Spectrum: For those who haven’t been …

4G Auction Winners announced by Ofcom

Ofcom today have announced the winners of the licenses to run the 4G networks here in the UK. There are 5 winners in total and the auction raised some £2.3bn with Vodaphone paying the largest amount of £790.7 million. The winners are: Everything Everywhere Ltd Hutchison 3G UK …

HTC One heading to Vodafone

Vodafone are the latest network to announce availability of the new HTC One device and even have a date of 15th March if you you are me and itching to get your hands on one! We are expecting to hear pricing over the next few days We’re live …

Three confirmed to range HTC One

Three have just emailed us to confirm they will be stocking the brand new HTC One on their network here in the UK.  No real information as of yet but we expect to hear much more over the next few days Also remember the HTC One is an …

EE posts loss of £249m

The UK’s first 4G network, EE, today announced a loss of £249m before tax for 2012, more than double the £113m loss for 2011. Although not specifically stated in the announcement, at least part of that loss will be from the ongoing rollout of their new 4G network. …

The EE Juggernaut rolls on, another 27 towns added by June

EE have been the subject of much less than positive press regarding their 4G offering.  From complaints around data allowances to speeds that are less than that being obtained on other DC-HSPA networks, the flak just keeps on coming. One area where EE cannot be faulted however is …

3G spectrum refarming for LTE?

It was all so easy for the network operators this year. Everyone bar EE bids for spectrum and then they can roll out LTE. However, OFCOM has released a consultation paper that prospectively will allow the other operators to re-use their existing 900MHz, 1800MHz and 2100Mhz spectrum and …

EE 4G goes live in 9 more towns

EE have rolled out their premium 4G service to 9 more towns. If you are in Amersham, Bolton, Chelmsford, Hemel Hempstead, Southend-on-Sea, Stockport, Sunderland, Sutton Coldfield or Wolverhampton, you should now be able to access to EE’s 4G network. Apparently this means 45% of the UK population now …

EE post Z10 hands on

EE have been quick off the mark getting a video uploaded to their YouTube channel regarding the recent BB10 launch, showing the new BlackBerry Z10 in all its glory. It also means that EE will have the new device on their 4G network sometime in the near future. …

Samsung announce the Galaxy Express

It feels like not a day goes by when Samsung isn’t coming up with something to add to their Galaxy line of smartphones. They are pretty cool though. The latest addition is this new Galaxy Express, an international version of the AT&T handset already available in the states. Although not …

EE switch on visual voicemail for some customers

Do you have an iPhone 5 on the rather expensive 4GEE? Well, if you do, you can now benefit from the Visual Voicemail service. This might not seem like much but it has been a long awaited service for some and EE now have flicked the switch to …

DC-HSDPA – Just how much better is it?

This year we’re seeing a huge roll-out of the fastest version of 3G yet on many networks. Started by Three, who have already rolled this new standard out to 50% of the population and will get to 80% by the end of March, the other networks are now …

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 …