Category: Networks / Carriers

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 …

Want a new network? To the Moon Mobile has a plan.

No, I’ve not heard of them either, but they’re a new MVNO sitting on the EE network and seem to have a fairly straightforward set of plans. To The Moon Mobile have a rather interesting proposition for you. First up, all their bundles come with unlimited UK calls …

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 …

Google One – Three months free for Virgin Media customers

Whether you’ve got a broadband or a mobile package, the guys at Virgin Media are dishing up access to a Google One for three months for free. This gives you 100GB cloud storage, access to Google experts and extra benefits. After your three months is up, you only …

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 …

Unlimited 5G data deal for £13.25 per month

It’s a cashback deal this one, so you’ll need to login to a special account page and submit your mobile bills, but the offers are indeed very tempting. Online retailer mobiles.co.uk has announced a new range of SIM-only deals, offering big data allowances at low prices. The first …

SMARTY enables WiFi Calling

The Three SIM-only simple-plan network, SMARTY, has now switched on WiFi calling. We tested the network just over a month ago and there’s plenty of deals on right now – such as £12 per month for a massive 50GB of data with unlimited calls and texts. A help …

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 …

Just in time for Christmas – 30 days of unlimited data on Vodafone

Well, this seems easy enough. If you’re a Vodafone customer, just head into the “My Vodafone” app and then into the “VeryMe” loyalty rewards section. From there, you can claim 30 days of completely unlimited data. Vodafone are pitching this as a gift to keep their customers connected …

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 …

Virgin Media SIM-only data deals

OK so today is actually, officially, Black Friday. From now until November 30th Virgin Media are offering unlimited data on SIM-only plans for £23 per month (12 month deal) or just £20 per month if you do a two-year contract. If you want a handset deal, then they’ll …

Fairphone 3+ now available on Vodafone too

Last month we told you all about the Fairphone 3+ arriving on Sky Mobile. Now we can announce that the phone is also available here on Vodafone. The phone is easy to repair, with spare parts readily available from the Fairphone website. It’s all about sustainability, baby. Powered …

Up to £210 cashback on iPhone contracts on Tesco Mobile

Blimey. Another day, another deal! This time it’s from the guys at Topcashback. They’re offering up to £210 cashback on new iPhone contracts, and that includes the latest iPhone 12 range. As an example, you can grab the previous iPhone 11 with 3GB of data, 5000 minutes and 5000 …

OnePlus Nord – Now available from O2… too!

If you’re interested in the rather excellent OnePlus Nord, you’ll no doubt be pleased to hear that O2 have picked up the phone and are offering it on plans starting at £28.70 per month (5GB with £20 upfront on a 36 month deal). There’s other options too of …

Virgin Media Black Friday Deals

Sitting (currently) on EE but soon to switch to Vodafone, Virgin Media have a range of deals available. There’s a lot of home broadband and TV offerings, including their Ultimate Oomph bundle for £77.99 or the Bigger bundle for £44.99. They also have some speedy “broadband only” plans …

SMARTY. £15 p/m for 12 months unlimited data.

This is a monthly contract, so you can switch around at any time, but it’ll deliver unlimited data at £15 per month for 12 months. After that, it’ll go up to the usual £20 I presume. Unlimited calls, unlimited texts, unlimited data and sitting on the Three network, …

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 …

Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro and Mi 10T Lite now selling at Vodafone

This, the new Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro (which we currently have on test – review incoming) and the Xiaomi Mi 10T Lite are phones we’ve already taken a good look at (here and here). Now you can go and buy them at Vodafone. We knew they were on …

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 …

Fairphone 3+ now available on Sky Mobile

Sky Mobile runs on the O2 network and they’ve got the new Fairphone 3+ available. Prices start from £26 per month with no upfront costs. You also get a free Mini portable Bluetooth speaker worth £45. The £26 per month will get you 2GB of data with unlimited …

The 5G Enabled eSIM is Technology of the Future

Back in the day, circa 1979, when the Cellular Era began transforming the way we connected, nobody could have imagined we would one day think up something as innovative as a 5G eSIM. When the first SIM card emerged in 1991 the world was dazzled by the possibilities …

No more locked smartphones!

Those with longer memories may remember this being quite a problem, but now we’re seeing more and more networks selling phones which are unlocked out of the box. Wait. What’s a locked phone anyways? Well, back in the day – and as a way to keep you tied …

SMARTY – On test

Just a few days ago I ran out of data. Stuck in hospital, and with only a relatively slow WiFi connection, I’d basically nailed all my allowance and was a bit “stuck”. Luckily though, a lot of phones now have dual SIM trays, so – even if you …

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, …

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 …

Moving away from regular upgrades

There’s been a noticeable shift in recent years away from regular phone upgrades. Customers are becoming more savvy, and with smartphones no longer taking such big “leaps” in technology, many are looking for ways to prolong the life of their existing phone instead of upgrading. In the post-COVID …

Yet more iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro deals

So we’ve got pricing from Sky Mobile and from Virgin Media, but what about the other offers out there? Well, iD Mobile (which sits on the Three network) seem to have a really good offering, provided you don’t mend a slightly hefty upfront cost. You can get the …

5G Oppo Reno4 handsets available widely in the UK

Well, we’ve already mentioned that Virgin Mobile have the Reno4 Pro on sale, but you can now get your hands on the latest 5G Oppo handsets from EE, O2, Carphone Warehouse, Amazon and Vodafone too SIM-free, you can pick up the Reno4 Z for £329, the Reno4 for …

Sky Mobile announce iPhone pre-order pricing

At 1PM the guys at Sky Mobile (sitting on the O2 network) will be putting their iPhone 12 and 12 Pro pre-orders live. Prices start from £34 a month for the iPhone 12 with 4GB with no upfront costs. Meanwhile the iPhone 12 Pro will be £47 a …

Virgin Media iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro deals go live

Following our iPhone 12 coverage, we now have pricing and pre-order details from Virgin Media. They operate on EE masts currently but will be switching over to the Vodafone infrastructure later in 2021. You can pre-order here and get the brand new iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro. …