Category: Networks / Carriers

Get 45GB of data for a decent price. Seriously. Or…

No, really. This deal comes up every now and again, and for data devourers it’s a little like mana from heaven. Lemme cut to the chase here – we’re talking about a SIM-only deal that gives you 45GB a month for 12 months on a SIM Only deal …

Primordial Radio join an elite group at Vodafone

Vodafone customers lend me your ears! Recently, we mentioned an independent radio station called Primordial which specialises in  rock and metal music but what makes this group special is their use of mobile phone technology and their ability to broadcast from wherever they want. The online service is …

Are you one of the millions of people paying too much for your phone?

Now Citizens Advice have waded into the age-old problem of contract customers paying far too much. It happens if you’ve chosen a deal which bundles your minutes, texts and data in with the cost of the phone. Whilst paying one bundled monthly fee may seem simple, many don’t …

giffgaff iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max pricing

So, you’ve seen our coverage and you want to know more about where to get the new iPhone handsets. We’ve already looked at offer from EE but now giffgaff have thrown their hat into the ring with pricing on the iPhone XS and the iPhone XS Max. I …

Where’s the place you don’t get a signal ?

Ok everyone. I’m going to ask you a question. Name me one place where you regularly have signal problems. Not a geographic spot, but a place. Yes, it’s a train. Trains are a pain in the backside. On journeys to London it’s fairly usual to hear someone say, …

EE announce iPhone XS Pricing

Just in case you had not heard…we have new iPhones to order today, and EE have sent over some information. Both the XS and XS Max can now be pre-ordered for delivery next Friday in three different colours. Anyone after the XR will have to wait until October, …

giffgaff deliver freebies with P20 purchases

Whenever I write “giffgaff” on my phone it seems to change it to “guffguff”. Personally I think they’re missing a trick there. Anyhow, Network of the Year for three consecutive years (according to uSwitch) has some great deals on if you’re looking to bag the excellent P20 or …

EE switches off more 3G as 4G takes over

The 2100MHz 3G frequency has been in use by all the UK operators for a long time. Now EE are refarming the spectrum so that it’ll power 4G instead. This effectively means that EE will have five “carriers” of the 4G signal – more than any other UK …

So many network operators! How do I choose?

There’s still a sizeable majority of people out there that, by default, tend to choose one of the “big four” UK operators. Sure, there’s reasons for looking just at EE, Vodafone, O2 and Three. You’ll get added benefits like WiFi calling and, because they’re big companies and you’re …

4G Mobile broadband plans arrive from BT

Morning all. Good news ! That rash has cleared up! Ah no, wait. BT have got some news for us. They’ve just announced 4G mobile broadband plans for the first time. Not only that, but they’ve also got their first range of 12 month 4G SIM-only plans. BT, …

Want the Huawei Mate 20 lite? Come on son, grab one

The Mate 20 lite is available right now. You can buy it Carphone Warehouse on a Vodafone contract for just £23 per month with £29.99 up-front. This gets you unlimited calls and texts plus 4GB of data. You can also get in on O2 for £31 per month …

O2 Refresh gets big….refresh

The big news just now comes from UK network O2. They’re making a big update to their Refresh contract offering. In case you did not know, O2 Refresh split your contract into two payments. First an airtime part which is for your talk / text / data, and …

Vodafone – Watch out when you Roam Further

A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to be in the USA. As it was a quick visit, I’d not really organised any local SIM and took my normal Vodafone handset. When the plane touched down I received the usual text message from Vodafone advising on …

International roaming with SMARTY. Tested.

As we mentioned earlier, SMARTY, the simple SIM only network, are backed by Three. Travelling within the EU, as you would expect, is included in your normal usage. You can head to Paris, Barcelona, Madrid, where-ever. Just use your phone as you would back in the UK. Further …

EE confirm Note 9 and Galaxy Watch

EE have just got in touch with news that they will not only be stocking the Note 9, but they will be the exclusive network for the 4G Galaxy Watch too. The big news is the 4G version of the watch, which is exclusive in the UK to …

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 coming to Sky Mobile

Alright, so you watched our live coverage and now you want one. I guess you’re going to have to go to one of the big four major networks, right? Well, no actually. Sky Mobile, who use O2 masts, are going to have both the Note 9 and the …

SMARTY goes roaming.

The simple SIM only network from Three (covered earlier here) has a straightforward offering. There’s three packages – either a 2GB one for £7.50 per month, a 4GB one for £10 or an 8GB for £15. All have unlimited calls and unlimited texts. You just need to find …

Update on Three UK Net Neutrality

Net Neutrality has been a big topic of discussion when it comes to data, and how it can be used one way or another by customers. Here in the UK, Three and Vodafone were spoken to by regulator Ofcom on certain restrictions when it came to roaming, or …