Category: 5G

Don’t stop shopping! The New Year Sales are ready!

As we stumble towards a very different Christmas Day, the crazed online-shopping might be slowing – but it won’t be for long. Already there’s emails flooding into our inbox about the January and Boxing Day sales, with EE among the first. They’ve unveiled some early-bird January sales offers, …

Don’t moan about 4G or 5G, you guys don’t know you’re born!

I do have to kick myself at times. Sitting in this hospital, I’ve got a gloriously fast 5G connection on Vodafone and unlimited data to enjoy. The speeds massively outclass the WiFi in here and it’s all just so straightforward and worry-free. Back in the late ’90s, phones …

EE now connecting 94% of all roads

There’s EE 4G now available on more than 322,000 miles of roads in Great Britain. It’s thanks to 160 new EE 4G sites built this year and a general expansion in the coverage. EE have also extended coverage of UK national parks, with more than two thirds of …

5G Mast in Bath rejected after hundreds of residents voice concerns

An existing Three and EE 5G mast in Charlcombe Lane, Bath, looks like it might not be upgraded to 5G after 343 residents complained about the development. Their concerns appear to surround the apparent belief that 5G is somehow dangerous. This despite the fact that it uses frequencies …

That Vodafone unlimited Christmas data is full speed too

If you choose an unlimited plan with Vodafone there’s three different types. All will deliver unlimited data, but the maximum speeds differ. As an example, “Unlimited Lite” delivers speeds of up to 2 Mbps, whereas “Unlimited” gives you up to 10 Mbps and “Unlimited Max” provides the fastest …

Vodafone to launch augmented and mixed reality glasses

These have, up until now, only been available in Japan and Korea. The Nreal Light glasses will be able to deliver new experiences through the Vodafone 5G network. Appearing first on the Vodafone German and Spain networks early in 2021, it’ll be arriving in the UK later on. …

Three to provide a Business Boost

Running a small to medium-sized business? Struggling in the current climate? Well, although not everything can be fixed, Three are at least offering a Business Boost offer. The network is delivering 10 SIM-only plans for just £20. Each plan within the “Business Boost” plan delivers unlimited calls and …

Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G CPU – First smartphones announced

Just mere minutes after the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 CPU announcement and we’ve already got handset manufacturers signing up to using it. Xiaomi claim to have the “World Debut” with the new ultra-speedy mobile chip powering their upcoming Mi 11. A recent tweet has confirmed the details.. Are …

Three 5G now available in 154 locations

  There’s now over 800 Three sites beaming out 5G to 154 different locations in the UK, and Three have a distinct advantage with this new technology – a 100MHz block of contiguous 5G spectrum. The result, so far, appears to be the fastest median speeds on the …

Oppo pre-Black Friday deals

With Black Friday actually a little way off, a lot of companies are contacting us about their early deals. Oppo are on that list and have discounts on a range of smartphones. First up, the Oppo A5 2020 is now down to just £104, which is down from …

Sky Mobile – 50% off 30GB plans for Black Friday

Head to Sky Mobile right now and you can bag yourself a half-price deal right now on their 30GB monthly plans. Going live from 8:30 today, there’s also 50% off select Sky TV Packages when you take Sky Signature(£25 a month) on an 18-month contract and they’ve also …

Samsung A42 5G. Now available on Vodafone

Unveiled just recently, the new Samsung A42 might be named after a road in the East Midlands, but it’s also a relatively cheap 5G handset. Packing a 6.6″ HD+ sAMOLED “Infinity-U” 1080×2400 (20:9, 399 ppi) display, it also has an in-screen fingerprint sensor, 4GB RAM, 128GB of on-board …

Unlimited voice and data for job seekers. Only £10.

Available on the Vodafone VOXI brand, a new “For now” plan delivers unlimited 5G-ready data, minutes and texts for six months for a mere £10 a month. It’s available until January 31st 2021 and is ideal for job seekers during these testing times. To be eligible, you’ll need …

5G …. from a plane!

You may have accidentally left your phone on during a flight and, if you’re a geek like me, you may have spotted that sometimes – for a brief moment – you get a mobile signal. Even 7 miles up, your phone can lock onto the odd network mast …

giffgaff iPhone 12 pricing and offers

We’ve gone through quite a few iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro deals already, but now giffgaff have got in touch too. They will be offering the whole iPhone 12 lineup, including iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPhone 12, and iPhone 12 mini. You can already …

The 5G-packing iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro Range announced.

Two years after UK 5G sites started to go live, Apple have finally announced their 5G iPhones. They’re all called the iPhone 12, but there’s a few different models to look at. You can watch the lengthy launch, but we’ve got all the important bits here. It’s safe …

Another real-world 5G test

My son and I headed to Wembley a year ago and, while I was in the area, I decided to check out the new 5G connection that had popped up on my phone. Getting 5G back then was a hit-and-miss affair, and it was really only to be …

NHS Workers continue to get unlimited data with EE

As someone who’s in hospital for a few months, I can certainly attest to the hard work and dedication of the NHS staff. It isn’t just a job. I’ve seen doctors, nurses, HCA’s and everybody in-between caring, sharing, helping and listening. They work harder and longer than anyone …

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE now available on Vodafone and VOXI

Get either the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G or Samsung Galaxy S20 FE from VOXI or Vodafone before October 28th and you can grab either a three-month Gamepass Ultimate pass and MOGA XP5-X+ Game Controller or a Samsung Galaxy Fit2. You can pick up the Samsung Galaxy S20 …

Looking for a new broadband provider? Try Three.

If you, like me, live in an area where even fibre broadband (aka FTTC) isn’t that fast – there are alternatives. I ended up going with Virgin Media Business and, in the process, binned the rental of my landline. However, with 5G on the horizon and the traditional …

The new normal has been forced upon us, but it’s here to stay.

With a second coronavirus spike now sliding into view, the idea of “going back to the office” is fading into the background. Remote working is rapidly becoming the “new normal” and the idea of cramming ourselves onto public transport in order to spend time in an expensive office …

VOXI adds unlimited video plans

I’m actually pretty impressed with the Vodafone-supported VOXI network. They offer flexible plans, phone contracts and you can get 12GB of data for just £10 per month right now. Oh, and not only that but they also make your social media usage completely data-free. Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter, Instagram …

Find your local mobile mast – 2020 Update

With 5G masts being thrown up at a rapid rate and concerns over signal or safety, there’s always been a keen interest in where local mobile masts actually are. Back in 2011 we started looking into this, and back then the mobile networks were reporting where all their …

EE delivers The Full Works for iPhones

EE have launched, or perhaps had to launch, a new plan for iPhone customers today. There’s rumours on the street that Apple weren’t too happy about customers having Britbox and Amazon so a new plan has now been created. Either way “The Full Works Plan” for iPhone gets …

Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 5G. Pre-order with EE

So you may be aware that the Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 5G has now been made official and it looks amazing. I remember my thoughts when the first Fold was announced.I have to say I was a bit, “meh”. The reason being that the exterior display was too …

Xiaomi Mi10 5G and Redmi Note 9 now available at 3 stores

The Mi 10 5G  and Redmi Note 9 have been available now for a little while from Xiaomi’s Mi Store, however, if you are not one to buy them from an online store and prefer to get them on your local high street you can do that very …

When your allowance doesn’t quite keep up

My Vodafone SIM-only plan has been absolutely perfect for my needs over the last few years. I don’t make many calls or send SMS texts, so when I originally took the deal, 500 minutes of calls was fine. I was never going to make 8 hours of calls …

Samsung drop a big pile of 5G everywhere

The Samsung “A-Range” phones have impressed us quite a bit lately. Have a look at our Samsung A70 thoughts as an example. Now Samsung have dropped a load of 5G models. The new Galaxy A51 5G, Galaxy A71 5G and Galaxy A41 have added that 5G connectivity with …

Motorola G 5G Plus comes to giffgaff

With giffgaff working on 5G (they operate on O2 masts), they’ve today announced that the Motorola G 5G Plus will be available shortly on their network. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 765-powered smartphone runs Android 10 and has a 6.7″ 1080 x 2520 pixel screen (21:9 ratio at 409 ppi) …

It’s all about the summer sales. Virgin Media drop prices

Looking at getting the iPhone 11 and Samsung S20? Want the EE coverage? Have a nose at Virgin Media. They’ve kicked off some of their deals, which include savings of up to £108 on all iPhone & AirPod bundles, including: o iPhone 7 & Airpods, from £19, Save …

Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G. Now in red exclusively with Voda

Want the Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G but you want it in red? Easy fix, my friend, just get some red paint and… Nah, maybe not. Perhaps the best way is to go to Vodafone. They’ve got the phone exclusively available in Aura Red and, if you get it …

5G Means no limits

Technology has always played a big role when it comes to the developments in the online games industry. The online gaming sector has come a long way since it appeared in the 1990s. Back then, online casino games can only be played on computers. Then rose the mobile …

The real Huawei. Behind the scenes of their massive Chinese HQ.

The UK have been bullied and pushed into removing Huawei kit from mobile and data networks. Some call it a deeply political decision, with an American trade deal up for grabs and a massively successful Chinese company holding the number two spot in smartphone sales. The big U-turn …