Category: Mobile News

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 …

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 …

Lockdown #2 – Get the in-store Three experience online

We’re all locked down again and that means we can’t pop along to our local network store to get advice on a new phone. It also means that those random people can’t walk in and say, “The phone just broke, I want a new one. I definitely didn’t …

Honor Kicks of the pre “Black Friday” sales

It’s that time of year again where we start to see pre-“Black Friday” deals pop up. This year Honor is going big and they are starting things early. They are dropping prices on a load of their kit, from phones to wearables. It’s not just all their old …

The mobile phones of the 1970’s

The year is 1976 and, on BBC Kids TV show “Blue Peter”, they’re about to show something amazing. A phone with no cable that you could even take outside. There are absolutely no trailing cables of any kind; it’s not connected to anything at all because it’s got …

4G Coverage. Coming to the Moon!

NASA have selected Nokia to setup an actual mobile phone network on the Moon. Key points involve reducing power, size and cost whilst delivering reliable lunar surface communications with high data rates. As part of a potential future sustainable human presence on the Moon, a super-compact, low-power, space-hardened, …

Driving? Don’t touch that phone!

The UK government are to firm up the law on mobile phones in cars. Next year the loopholes which allowed drivers take photos or film will be changed and it’ll be illegal for anyone to pick up and use their mobile phone while driving. You’ll still be able …

Call internationally from just £5 per month with Three

Last year I was in Malta. Whilst in the sunshine I called home, safe in the knowledge that I was in an EU country and I was calling another EU country. The cost was included in my plan and there were no big bill shocks. However, when you …

Aznu – Refurbished phones, done differently

A new name in the refurbished handset market has just appeared – Aznu (“As New”, Geddit?). Available exclusively from Argos, they will have a premium range of Samsung S devices for a budget-friendly price. Aznu will guarantee that phones are free from scratches, scuffs, dents or marks. Not …

US Customs seize OnePlus Buds thinking that they’re Airpods

In New York, Border Officers at JFK airport have announced that they’ve seized a stack of counterfeit Apple Airpods. However, despite the rather tiny images of the seizure, it appears that they have instead seized a stack of OnePlus Buds instead. At least, that’s what we can make …

ARM sold to Nvidia

Based right here in the UK and licensing their innovations to companies like Huawei, Apple, Samsung and Qualcomm; ARM has now been sold to Nvidia. The deal values ARM at £31.2bn and Nvidia have promised to maintain the ARM brand, employ more staff and keep the business based …

Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC launched

Here it is the newest Poco Phone from Xioami, but unlike its slightly older predecessor, this one is not all about pushing to get the bets processor into the cheapest phone possible. This time around we have got a phone that has been built to a price but …

Xiaomi and Poco have something to tell you

A new device is on its way from Xiaomi and Poco and they are keen to tell you all about it but you will have to wait until Monday 7th at 1PM to find out any more. The team will be holding an event to launch their new …

IFA 2020- Huawei Keynote Livestream starts at 1PM. Watch here

So IFA 2020 is starting to kick things off and, although coronavirus means we are not on the ground, we are still going be there “virtually”. The first big-name event is going to be from Huawei who are holding their keynote at 1PM. You can watch right here. …

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 …

Welcome to a new retail world

The entire retail landscape has, without doubt, been irrevocably changed. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced even the most IT illiterate into using their phone more than ever. During the height of the lockdown, I was definitely a regular customer at Screwfix. If you need anything for yoru DIY, …

Masts on fire as insane 5G coronavirus conspiracies continue

We spoke about the wild rumours connecting 5G to coronavirus cases over a month ago and, well, we got some “interesting” emails after that (mainly threats). Over the weekend, in the midst of a global pandemic and a lockdown here in the UK, some people have taken it …

No more O2 deals with Carphone Warehouse

Although physical stores are closed right now, you can still get a phone or a SIM-only deal online. Networks available with Carphone include Vodafone, Voxi (sitting on Vodafone), Virgin Mobile (on EE masts), their own iD Mobile network (using Three infrastructure), EE and, until yesterday, O2. Carphone Warehouse …

We might see the Surface Duo sooner than expected

In October last year Microsoft released to the world its dual-screen, Android-powered phone, the Surface Duo. It was stated that this device would be officially unveiled during this October’s Surface event and hit the market during the 2020 shopping season. Well, we are hearing rumblings that we might …

MWC – I have a funny feeling…

We’ve had yet another email this morning and Intel have now pulled out of the big Barcelona bash. The reason, once again, is the threat of the coronavirus. Our list of companies that are changing their commitment to the Mobile World Congress is now growing almost by the …

Huawei to use TomTom maps

Following the embargo placed on Huawei, the Chinese phone company can no longer trade with US companies. It’s effectively received a closed door from Google and all its associated services. To be honest most of the Google services can be replaced – in fact most phone manufacturers have …

Asus announce new ROG Phone 2 Ultimate and Strix editions!

Asus have been quietly working on their gaming phone concept for a few years and have released two version of the ROG Phone to date. These have come in the form of the ROG Phone and then more recently the ROG Phone 2 These were pitched as being …

Doogee introduce the S68 Rugged Pro

Doogee have a history of making some really hardcore phones for those who lead a more active lifestyle and they ha e just released a new phone that is going to appeal to those after a alightly.orw affordable alternative. This is the new S68 Pro to give it …

Microsoft’s anti-trust case was the reason it lost the OS race.

According to Bill Gates that is…. The Microsoft founder today stated he believed Microsoft’s antitrust issues in the early 2000s was the reason for Windows Mobile not being the OS that people use today. When asked about the impact of the Justice Department’s antitrust case. He came out …

Mobile Phones: Is free really free?

The economy is tough all over the world and everyone is looking to save money. Whether you are buying food, filling your car up with fuel or grabbing clothes everyone is looking for bargains, discounts, and deals. The same is true for your mobile phone, with handset manufacturers …

Google Play to start auto-playing videos.

Following the white redesign of the Google Play Store another, and what I deem more annoying update, is due pretty soon. Yes, the Play Store will start playing promo videos in the app listings automatically. According to Google the videos in the app listings will “help more users …

Mobile phone delivery scams on the increase.

So you’re sitting at home and there’s a knock on the door. A brand new top-of-the-range phone has been delivered to your house. The package has your name on it, but you don’t remember ordering it. Then there is another knock at the door and a courier asks …

Honor 20 Pro – First Impressions

Now, normally this is where I would be talking about the unboxing of a new phone and would introduce you to video where I do just that. However, in the case of this phone, I’ll be doing something more. The reason is quite simple. It has been done …

EE named as best mobile provider 2019

Rootmetrics, a US based company founded back in 2008, has one sole purpose – to provide mobile network performance information. Today they have published the results for 2019 testing of the UK networks. By using a batch of store-purchased Samsung Galaxy S9  smartphones, the testing itself was conducted …

Huawei provides words of reassurance for device users

Even if you aren’t a follower of all things interesting, technological and mobile, there’ll little chance that you aren’t noticing the ongoing spat between China and the U.S, with Huawei phones using Android being a casualty. Huawei has been going from strength to strength over the past few …

Honor juggle their marketing messages

There has always been a perceived notion amongst the older generation that young people use their phones too much. On the flip-side, the younger generation seem to think that the older generation don’t use them enough due to lack of understanding. This, as with most perceived notions, is …

StorySign from Huawei gets a new Story added

Last year we talked about an app that had been developed by Huawei and the British Deaf Association called StorySign. This is an app that helps young children to read stories via the use of sign language which is provided to them via an Avatar called Star which …

More Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Leaks Emerge.

Yet more leaked images have emerged of the highly anticipated Samsung Galaxy Note 10, and these latest renders have come from Steve Hemmerstoffer and 91Mobiles. Looking like a change in direction for Samsung’s Galaxy Note lineup, the upcoming flagship ditches the horizontal camera setup found on previous devices …