Category: General

Virgin Media and O2 look to merge?

Virgin Media, which is actually “Virgin” purely in name because they’re actually Liberty Global, could be merging with O2 soon. O2, as you may remember, was the target of a Three attempted purchase some years ago. Whilst the BT purchase of EE was given the green light, Hutchison …

The easy guide to switching networks

I’ve written about this in the past but still get emails about it so, as we’re all on lockdown right now, I thought it’d be a great time to go through the steps of switching networks. Yes, actually switching. It can see like a frightening thing for some, …

Get our EXCLUSIVE discount on chargers, cases, cables and more!

My son recently got through his twelfth iPhone cable. It has, if nothing else, taught me to buy quality cables and not those ultra-cheap eBay ones that only cost £2 but last about 2 minutes. If you’re looking for reliable products that support your lifestyle, try getting your …

Worst ever quarter for smartphone market

Rather unsurprisingly, people are buying less smartphones right now. We’re not exactly “mobile” and so we’re not buying as many mobile phones, despite the fact that they’re still widely available to buy online. IDC and Strategy Analytics are now showing that the smartphone sector has suffered its largest …

Sony Xperia L4 available on giffgaff

We mentioned the all-new Sony Xperia L4 just a few short days ago. This entry-level smartphone gets all the Sony goodness with a tiny £169 price-tag if you buy direct from the Sony website. She’s got a 21:9 6.2″ 720 x 1680 pixel screen, Mediatek 2GHz CPU, 3GB …

Free unlimited data for Vodafone customers

If you’re a Vodafone customer, head into the “My Vodafone” app on your phone and, within the “VeryMe” section, you’ll be able to claim 30 days of unlimited data right now. This is all part of the Vodafone “#KeepingtheUKConnected” mission during the coronavirus lockdown. The data should be …

How apps are bringing dating into the 21st Century

Source: Pexels When it comes to matters of love, people didn’t use to think of technology as the first place to turn to for help; but a number of apps have not only appeared in recent years to do just that, they have prospered. Gone are the days …

Free Samsung Galaxy Watch Active with selected giffgaff phones

If you go and buy yourself a Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G or S20 Ultra 5G from giffgaff between now and May 26th, you can also claim a free Galaxy Watch Active. Once you’ve bought the phone you simply need to head to the Samsung website and redeem your …

Motorola G8 Power now available on Vodafone

Back in February we took a look at the all-new Motorola G8 Power. Now you can go and get yourself one a Vodafone. You can get the phone plus 6GB of monthly data for just £30 per month with a £9 upfront cost or grab one of Vodafone’s …

What makes TikTok such a big social media phenomenon?

Whilst we’re all locked inside there’ll be many of you who have no doubt seen a TikTok video. It could be within the app or via a Facebook post, a Twitter update or sent over WhatsApp. What, though, is TikTok and why are a growing section of society …

Why Cloud Gaming Services are the future of the Gaming Industry

The gaming industry has seen a huge surge over the last 10 years as more and more of us log on to play some of our favourite games. But as technology changes and the industry shifts to mobile and online gaming, could cloud-based gaming services be the future …

COVID-19 – Donate via giffgaff goodybank

We’ve all heard about the flexible giffgaff goodbags, but now there’s something new – the giffgaff goodybank. It’s a new way to help communities in Britain and members of the giffgaff community during the coronavirus outbreak. You can help by directly contributing towards a local Community Fund or …

iPhone SE (2020) Pricing released by Sky Mobile

Having recently voted by as Network of the Year, Sky Mobile have today announced pricing iPhone SE. It’s available to pre-order from 1pm today. Oh, and interestingly, they’re also still selling the iPhone 8 if you want the exact same phone but with a slower CPU. Prices on that …

Idiots continue to damage critical masts

This doesn’t stop does it? Sadly the internet, as we’ve mentioned before, perpetuates lies which – even when they are fact checked and dismissed – continue to be believed by many. The continual dopamine-driven hits make us live in a virtual echo-chamber and we can easily mute or …

Site / server update

We’ve now been online for over 18 years and, it’s fair to say, we’ve seen quite a few things during that time. In the last few months we’ve seen our traffic increase dramatically – properly off-the-chart and like nothing we’ve ever seen before. This has led us to …

Tribit XBoom becomes the Tribit StormBox

Before the world fell apart we did our top gadget awards and the “Best Bluetooth Speaker” gong went to the Tribit XBoom. We reviewed it here and it was quite pricey at the time. Don’t let that put you off though, because it’s still an utterly brilliant bit …

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 …

Vodafone offering 30 days of unlimited data to NHS staff

NHS staff are having to suffer quite a bit at the moment. There’s concern over a lack of protective equipment, COVID-19 testing, and their own already-long hours and stress. This has led Vodafone to launch an unlimited data initiative for NHS staff. Their existing 30 day unlimited data …

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 …