Category: 4G

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 …

4G Mobile broadband plans arrive from BT

Morning all. Good news ! That rash has cleared up! Ah no, wait. BT have got some news for us. They’ve just announced 4G mobile broadband plans for the first time. Not only that, but they’ve also got their first range of 12 month 4G SIM-only plans. BT, …

EE launch Upgrade Anytime plans

The big news today comes from the largest 4G network in the UK, EE. And it is quite a big announcement for anyone who loves getting the latest device as soon as possible. Before now, certain phones were available on Annual Upgrade options which means after 12 months …

Google Pixel 3 finally leaks

There has been leak after leak recently about the Pixel 3XL, in fact a whole unboxing has been recorded and camera samples out online. But what we were not as sure about is the smaller version just called the Pixel 3, until now. Specs are said to include …

O2 Refresh gets big….refresh

The big news just now comes from UK network O2. They’re making a big update to their Refresh contract offering. In case you did not know, O2 Refresh split your contract into two payments. First an airtime part which is for your talk / text / data, and …

EE announce super fast delivery and setup service

EE have today announced a new delivery service available on certain flagship devices. Super fast delivery will enable customers to get their new device the same day, with a timeslot and location best suited to you. Staying in all day for a delivery can be not only frustrating, …

Nokia 7 Plus wins EISA award

Nokia are a brand that are loved all around the world, and whilst the Windows Phone era was a bit of a flop, the HMD era using Android has been much better. We just had the news through that the impressive Nokia 7 Plus has won an award …

EE named as the Best Network in the UK

EE have been announced by RootMetrics as the ‘Best Network’ for 2018, making this an impressive five years in a row. The company has been busy upgrading their network with new technology, allowing them to keep ahead of rivals with super impressive speeds plus capacity where needed. Main …

Three UK report H1 2018 results

Three have announced their H1 2018 results and there is some key information to be taken out from them, even if you do not want to read all of the press release below. The customer base has increased to 10.1m customers thanks to some great offers and partnerships. …

OnePlus 3 & 3T to get Android P

OnePlus have a motto of ‘Never Settle’ and this also includes when it comes to offering the best software experiance possible to customers. Whilst a lot of manufacturers leave older devices behind when it comes to software updates, OnePlus is not one of them, especially after the news …

VOXI adds triple data

The network for the under 30’s has added, for a limited time, triple data. This comes on top of their endless social data, plus endless calls, texts and picture messages plus endless roaming in Europe. There’s no contracts – you just choose how much data you need for …

Three offers tips for preventing mobile scams

With mobile phone scams on the increase every year, scammers are finding new and inventive ways to trick people out of money or information. UK network Three are trying all they can to help customers stay clear of any masty surprises and have out together some tips. Three …

I feel the need, the need for speed!

It was a throwaway remark. A passing comment on Twitter. Last night I did a quick speed test and got 365Mbps down. Insane. However, I got a few questions about how it was achieved, so here goes. The speed was the result of me combining my Vodafone 4G …

EE improve BT Sport offering

With EE and BT joining forces a while ago, customers are now starting to see the benefits of such an agreement. The BT Sport app has been great for EE, and has allowed customers to stream football and other top events to their phone, staying up-to-date with live …

Mobile Phone Signal Booster. It’s arrived.

We’ve now taken delivery of our mobile phone booster. It’s a big day but also a strange one. As I type, we’re sitting in a barn in a field. There’s nothing but cows and sheep all around me yet we’ve got 1Gbps fibre connectivity. The fibre optic cables …

EE announce PAYG Flex Plans

EE have today announced a new range of PAYG plans which take the stress out of topping up, whilst still being free of any contract. This means that customers get the best of both worlds. Flex Plans start at £10 a month and then go to £15, £25 …

Three to help with digital skills

UK network Three have just announced an idea to help train customers on the digital world. It’ll help them keep connected and up to date. “Discovery” by Three gives people a chance to learn about social media, online shopping, backups and much more. Plus with 21% of the …

OnePlus 6 Red – Hands on

The OnePlus 6 has been a huge success for the company. Many new customers have joined the OnePlus movement, ditching more well-known phones in the process. We were lucky enough to be at the launch event in London, but also to have a device before launch to cover …

EE confirm gold Galaxy S9 now on sale

EE have today confirmed the Samsung Galaxy flagship, the S9 and S9+, is now available in Gold on their network. This is an exclusive deal, so anyone wanting to pick up the gold version will have to go to EE. However, with the largest 4G network, VoLTE and …

Vodafone launching N9 and N9 lite

You’ll often find some interesting things when searching the network “Coming Soon” pages. This time it is Vodafone who have something. The company have two new branded smartphones showing as coming soon… The Vodafone N9 would appear to be mid-range device featuring a 5.5 inch HD+ quality screen …

EE announce new data gifting service

EE have today announced a data gifting service that no only lets you share your data with other lines, but you also now have more control on its use. Data Gifting allows the account holder to pass over data allowance in blocks of 500MB to other lines on …

Reading gets Vodafone 4G upgrade

Covering the train lines is no easy task for mobile networks anywhere in the world. Vodafone are well known for investing heavily in their coverage here in the U.K., especially when it comes to airports and train stations to give the best connection possible. Reading train station is …

OnePlus 6 Unboxing

Here in London, The OnePlus 6 has just been announced. We have been lucky enough to have our hands on this latest flagship for over a week, so we’ve got an unboxing and overview ahead. The unboxing is of a press package we received in the post so …

OnePlus 6 Announced

Today in London OnePlus announced their latest flagship device. It was, as expected, the OnePlus 6. There has been a lot of talk about the next move from OnePlus. Their 5T was well received by both press and consumers around the world, and with OnePlus being a company …

Watch the OnePlus event right here!

OnePlus recently put tickets on sale for their announcement of the highly awaited OnePlus 6 flagship in London. Tickets went fast though, and all 1000 sold out within hours. This left many people disappointed at missing out. However all is not lost, OnePlus are live-streaming the event and …

Three add more Puggerfly love

Three recently added the cute and cuddly Puggerfly to their range of creative animals, and once again he’s been a big success for them. This advertising campaign promotes the fact Snapchat has been added to their GoBinge service, so customers on Three can Snapchat all they like without …

Three add Snapchat to GoBinge

In the latest update to GoBinge it looks like Three has added the popular service Snapchat to the range of apps that are “data free” This means anyone using the service with GoBinge can Snapchat all they like without it using data from your data. The company have …

Grab a 100GB SIM for £20 on Virgin

With smartphone use at an all time high, having enough data to last a full month is something many of us look out for. You’ll definitely want to get the best deal possible. Virgin Mobile have a deal on until 23rd April giving you 100GB of data on …

Vodafone changing Global Roaming in May

Vodafone have always had some great roaming offers, and they often get quite public about being the best network for roaming. They’re are not just just great on their pricing abroad, they offer the most locations for 4G roaming from any UK network, and when I tried in …

O2 refresh plans and add better roaming

O2 have announced a new range of pay monthly plans for customers, with allowances ranging from 1GB up to 50GB. These plans are flexible and allow customers to switch between plans when needed, giving them better value for money. Better news for some though is the fact they …

Three UK hit 10 million customer mark

UK network Three have today published their results for 2017, and have also included some updates in customer numbers, coverage and data use against the rest of the market. Customer numbers rose 10% giving the company a total of just over 10 million, with 6.8 million being on …