Category: Networks / Carriers

Three to range the Xiaomi Mi8 and RedMi 6A from tomorrow

We’re live here in London and we can confirm that, just in the last few seconds, Three UK will be stocking the Xiaomi Mi8 from tomorrow. You’ll also be able to pre-order the Redmi 6A, and they’ll be giving you a free Band 3 with either purchase. This …

Three sink over £2bn into 5G

UK network Three, who are already well-known for pushing their data network, have today announced they are investing over £2bn into 5G technology. With all the networks full steam ahead in their 5G plans, Three have a great opportunity to stand out thanks to their large spectrum holding …

Three UK confirm their new aggregated 4G, delivering 4G+

Well, we hate to say it, but if you’re following us on Twitter and you read our earlier story, you’ll already know all this. We covered in detail some two weeks ago and right now we’re all basically doing this in the Coolsmartphone office. Today Three have confirmed …

Xiaomi coming to Three UK on 9th November

It felt like a while ago we heard the news of Xiaomi teaming up with Hutchison Whampoa group, who are the company behind Three UK. Xiaomi are a massive smartphone manufacturer in China, with many of their high-end devices getting imported via various online retailers. They’re about to …

Vodafone first to carry 5G over a commercial network

After the trials in April, Vodafone have become to the first network to switch on “full 5G” in the UK with live traffic going over a site in Salford. OK, so you can’t use your smartphone on super-fast 5G just yet, but instead this mast is helping provide …

OnePlus expected to launch 5G device in 2019

The co-founder of OnePlus has announced the company will be one of the first to launch a 5G smartphone. Consumers attending a recent Qualcomm conference were given the news by Carl Pei, who stated.. As OnePlus is at the forefront of technology and innovation, we hope to continue …

A third of Brits are “data illiterate”

Are you data illiterate? Well, a new report shows that not properly using your data allowance can cost up to £300 every year. It’s no doubt because we generally like to over-estimate how much data we think we’ll need. That way, we’ll have too much rather than not …

Virgin Mobile are dishing up 100GB monthly for just £20

Operating across the 4G EE network, Virgin Mobile have some rather good SIM-only deals right now. One in particular has stuck out on our screens – a massive 100GB of monthly data plus 5,000 minutes and unlimited texts. This is down to £20 from the previous £30 per …

Three launch new #PhonesAreGood campaign

Three have done it yet again with a fantastic new advertising campaign talking about why phones have actually improved our lives. The video shows how mobile devices could have helped moments in history by sharing or using modern features that we nowall take for granted. The video takes …

Three UK quickly rolling out 4G+

If you are a customer on Three here in the UK, you may have recently spotted a new signal logo in your status bar showing 4G+ Many people have tweeted the network asking what this means, and it’s good news. Anybody else getting @ThreeUK #4G+ ?? My speed …

Razer Phone 2 launched. Coming to Three UK soon!

Gaming company Razer have today announced their new handset to the world. You can get more info about it on their product page here and you can buy the thing direct from November 7th for £779.99. However, Three have added a page where you can register your interest …

Sky Mobile want to tempt you with their Pixel 3 offers

Both of Google’s new flagship phones will be coming to Sky Mobile (operating on O2 masts). The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are now available for pre-order right here on their site. The prices start at £35 per month for the Pixel 3 and £40 per month for the Pixel 3 XL. This is proper cheap, but you do …

Vodafone to carry the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL

The Pixel 3 has a 5.5″ (FHD+ flexible OLED at 443 ppi) 18:9 display and measures 145.6 x 68.2 mm. The Pixel 3 XL has a 6.3″ (QHD+ OLED at 523ppi) 18.5:9 screen and measures 158 x 76.7mm. Both run Android 9 Pie, both have 12.2 dual-megapixel cameras …

EE to take the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL

Following the official launch EE have confirmed that you’ll be able to get both of the shiny new Google handsets on their network. As you can see on this screenshot, prices start at £58 per month with just £10 upfront. That’ll get you unlimited minutes, unlimited texts and …

Google Pixel 3 and Google Pixel 3 XL heading to Three

  Fresh from the Google launch, we can tell you that Three UK have confirmed that they’ll be ranging the Google Pixel 3 and the Google Pixel 3 XL. We have prices too – the Google Pixel 3 will be available on a 24 month contract with an …

Virgin Mobile add Huawei handsets to their range

Something is in the air people. Yes. I can feel it. When Vodafone called to try and keep me as a customer (here’s how that’s going by the way), they offered me a Huawei handset. I asked them how the Huawei handsets were doing against the likes of …

We’re in the EU but “Bill Shock” continues..

As Britain limps in disarray towards a badly-handled Brexit, we still have a few more months being part of the EU. It means that we can fly to France, Spain, Germany, Cyprus, Greece or Sweden and make calls, text or browse just like we were back in the …

EE switch on their first live 5G site

Moving from 3G to 4G now seems like a distant memory. Indeed, on the very, very odd occasion that I do drop to 3G I suddenly think… My God! 3G is terrible. How did we cope with this?! But wait, forget about 3G. We’re using 4G and already …

Three UK – Bye bye tethering caps

No real fanfare here, but it looks like our friends at Three have removed the usage caps on tethering. From now, the “Personal Hotspot” usage limits on 4G mobile plans will be ditched, so no need to worry about hooking your laptop onto your phone in future. The …