Category: Networks / Carriers

Three team up with easyJet for stress-free travelling

Three UK have announced a partnership with easyJet to to give customers a well deserved and time saving upgrade to their travels. No one likes the stress of waiting in line to check in for a flight, only to have to wait ages the other end for your …

The Internet of Things arrives with Vodafone

We’ve seen quite a few devices from Vodafone lately which aren’t phones. Whilst some of these gadgets are definitely aimed at businesses (automotive tracking, smart cameras and the like), we’ve felt a definite push for gadgets that you could use at home too. Three years ago we took …

Vodafone crank it up – 1 Gigabit Broadband being delivered to homes

I’m kinda lucky at home. I’ve got 300Mbps broadband from Virgin Media, but although it’s marketed as “fibre broadband” it – and many other “superfast fibre” connections – actually aren’t delivered via fibre all the way. Instead, the last bit, from the local street cabinet to your house, …

Signal boosting – an update

Just the other day I mentioned my quest to get a mobile repeater. The reason, as you will have seen from a few of my most recent posts, is because the signal in the area I’m now currently based is a poor and I really need a mobile …

Vodafone WiFi Calling – Not on all plans, yet. A response.

This morning I wrote a story about WiFi Calling. It’s something which is now becoming fairly familiar with users of compatible handsets and means that you can make and receive calls whilst on the Underground in London, in the local Tesco or in the office when there’s no …

EE announce new MiFi devices

The largest 4G network in the UK, EE, have just announced two new mobile WiFi devices along with some new plans. Meet the 4GEE WiFi and 4GEE WiFi Mini. They are now smaller and lighter than previous versions. The 4GEE WiFi is CAT 12 enabled up to 600Mbps) …

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 …

O2 to sell unlocked devices

Back in 2014, UK network Three made the bold move of selling all their devices unlocked giving customers freedom to Sim swap O2 have just announced they are to offer the same from this month, with all phones to be unlocked by the end of the month that …

giffgaff boost their goodybag data allowances

giffgaff, which sits on the O2 network, have long been the go-to fuss-free solution if you just want a monthly plan with no ties. However, of late other virtual networks have been muscling in, with the likes of Lebara offering 4GB for £8 per month (on the Voda …

The World Cup – Mobile use on the rise, home broadband use down

Mobile phones, as I’m sure you all know, can be very distracting. Whether you’re watching TV, sat at the bus stop, waiting for a sandwich, ordering coffee or at the park, a quick glance at the screen seems difficult to resist. So what stops us fiddling with our …

Three UK steps up 5G preparation

Three have enhanced their deal with SSE Telecoms to connect their network to local BT exchanges. This will boost network performance and connectivity to customers. The move is a big step towards the 5G launch in the UK, but will also have huge benefits for existing 4G customers …

Tesco Mobile to dish out free Samsung tech gifts

Operating on the O2 network, Tesco Mobile is offering up the Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+, S9, S9+ and Samsung Note 8. If you buy one of those devices then the network will offer up a free tech gift worth up to £279. There’s something to suit everyone including …

EE launch new broadband deals

EE have today announced a new range of home broadband plans which deliver super fast fibre connection with unlimited use. Not only as well as extra data on your smartphone as an added bonus. Fibre Max 1 offers speeds up to 150Mbps with upload speeds of 28Mbps, and …

Vodafone kicking off 5G trials already

Seven cities will become 5G test areas for Vodafone. Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Glasgow, Liverpool, London and Manchester will then see deployments beginning in October. Vodafone will be pushing “Gigabit UK”, where customers can enjoy ultra-fast connection speeds of one gigabit per second via 5G. Across those cities, engineers …

EE launches smart number technology

This one is definitely aimed at those using an iPhone or iPad. It’s a clever technology, and EE is the first to roll-out in the UK. EE smart number lets you make and receive calls and texts using the same number across multiple devices. It won’t cost you …

A meeting with Three UK. The #Roadto5G

With 5G being a big point of discussion, I was kindly invited to London and given the chance to listen to the plans that Three had coming up. Joining select members of the media, I got to meet CEO Dave Dyson, and from Head of Network Strategy, Phil …

EE to trial 5G in London

It only felt like yesterday we welcomed in 4G technology to the UK, however that’s now old news as we now start the 5G era. EE have today announced that their trial 5G network will launch in October. Some 10 sites in London will go live and means …

Vodafone improve Bundle offers

Vodafone have today updated their popular ‘Bundle’ deals for customers who are on PAYG and do not want a contract. The network still offers unlimited texts on all offers but have improved either with more minutes or data. These improvements are highlighted in red above, and still include …