Category: 5G

Sky Mobile adding 5G

Sitting on the O2 network, Sky Mobile have today announced that customers will be getting 5G for no extra cost if you’re on their Sky VIP loyalty programme – this is a free perk for existing users. Sky Mobile is promising to deliver 5G in 50 towns and …

5G – Not quite ready yet

Back in August I parked up near Wembley Stadium to do some “real world” tests with a 5G phone. I did this because I’d seen testers competing to get the highest speeds possible. Usually this involved someone waiting for a quiet day – like a Sunday morning – …

Best phones for sports streaming and browsing on the go

Of late, I’ve noticed (whilst out shopping) a lot of dads doing a sneaky bit of football-watching on their phones. With providers like Sky Sports now delivering streams to subscribers in many different ways, it’s easier than ever to watch – and we’re more likely to thanks to …

Vodafone shrink SIM card packaging

In an “effort to reduce plastic waste”, Vodafone will be supplying your SIM cards in a more eco-friendly way soon. They’ve (literally) cut the size in half, meaning that your SIM will be delivered in a smaller card. The guys at Voda are keen to point out how …

Vodafone – Loadsa new customers

The Vodafone crew have added a lot more customers in the last quarter. In the three months ending September 2019, they saw nearly double the number of mobile contract customers joining compared with the previous quarter. It seems to be a pretty positive time for the network, who …

5G Planning consultation ends. Will less red tape mean more masts?

We could very soon see more masts and much higher ones too. It comes as the government ends a consultation into 5G planning restrictions, with proposals including the deployment of radio equipment and strengthening existing masts without approval. It also looks at adding more masts nearer to highways …

5G Coming to VOXI too

The “youth” network that also takes the young at heart has announced that they’ll be delivering 5G to customers right now. The operator, which runs and is owned by Vodafone, had announced that contract-free 5G plans are now available. In addition, Vodafone are to deliver 5G to their …

5G – More than just a faster connection.

With Google Stadia about to land and bigger, more in-depth games now being downloaded, people are demanding ultra-fast connectivity from their phones. Traditionally the advancement in data speed has been beneficial for watching movies and TV shows on the move. It’s also meant that you can listen to …

Better coverage in the country. The Shared Rural Network.

A figure you may not see in many headlines is the fact that just 66% of the UK landmass has 4G coverage from all four mobile operators. With all this talk about 5G, it’s surprising that we’ve not got a higher 4G coverage. Of course, the operative term …

Watch out, mobile connectivity actually IN the Tube coming soon

The oldest underground system in the world has only very recently had WiFi installed. It means that the majority of mobile users can, via their network provider, hook into a free WiFi connection as they travel under London on the Tube. Trouble is, it only works on the …

Three down. Website and network collapses

On Three? Chances are you’re having problems. Worse still, the Three website is displaying a maintenance message from the 1990’s too. It’s basically bad. Three has around 10 million customers and is on the cusp of big things after bagging a big slice of contiguous 5G frequencies, however …

Unlimited everything with Three. Just £18 per month.

What words can I put alongside this news item, really? Everything you need is right there on the screen :) Basically it’s unlimited everything, SIM only, with Three UK. £18 per month. The SIM is ready for 5G and you can setup a WiFi hotspot without worrying about …

Three customers now pulling an average of 10GB per month

Admit it, looking at a mobile phone package which delivers 2GB per month is going to give you cold sweats. You know, part-way through the month, that you’re going to be worry about visiting sites or checking anything on the internet because your data is bound to run …

Vodafone 5G expands further across Europe

Thanks to the many benefits of being in the EU, you can go abroad right now and benefit from inclusive roaming on your phone. If you’re on Vodafone, you get 5G roaming, and this has just expanded so that 62 towns and cities deliver the super-speedy system. Vodafone …

Three add two new 5G smartphones to their range

With the network poised to grab a huge amount of the 5G pie, there’s two very familiar handsets appearing in their range. The Samsung Galaxy S10 5G and the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G are available to buy right now in Three stores and from the Three website. …

Vodafone to sponsor Porsche Formula E Team

Recently Vodafone took on Lewis Hamilton as UK 5G ambassador, so it’s no surprise to see Vodafone becoming the “Official Communication Partner” of the Porsche Team during the 2019/2020 FIA Formula E Championship. What is Formula E? Well, it’s where all the cleverness of your upcoming electric car …

EE responds with unlimited 5G too

When EE launched their 5G plans we noticed that the example 5G plans were £10 more expensive than the same 4G ones. After a bit of digging, there were bigger disparities, so we had to question – why? It’s something that Three couldn’t understand either, and they announced …

Bigger, taller, faster. 5G mast plans.

Not got much signal? Well, here in the UK your signal could be hampered by a couple of problems. First is the actual geography and second is the planning obstacles. If there’s a “not spot” there’s also considerations on power, backhaul connectivity and the cost of renting the …

Three 5G goes live in London today

It’s a brave new world for UK network, Three. They’ve gone from having the smallest amount of spectrum to the most thanks to their plentiful 5G allowance. It means that they can deliver “true 5G” thanks to 100MHz of contiguous spectrum. This will, according to the network, support …