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Three help to reconnect the disconnected

UK network Three has launched a new scheme called ‘Reconnected’ which aims to get smartphones into the hands of everyone, especially those out there who do not have one and want to improve their daily lives. The scheme targets disadvantaged people, with free donated phones provided to the …

More SIM only deals – 30GB on Three for not that much

Yesterday we offered up some Vodafone deals for you big data users, but over on Three UK there’s yet more SIM only and contract plans for data hogs. Plus, when you use cashback sites like Quidco, things get even better. As an example, £22 per month gets you …

Three launch native WiFi Calling

Three have today launched native WiFi Calling on selected devices here in the UK, and this is just another step in the direction to #makeitright Before now, Three have relied on a separate downloadable application called Three inTouch to get customers a better signal using WiFi routing. Whilst this …

OnePlus 3T now available in the UK and Europe 

OnePlus today opened up orders of the updated OnePlus 3 – the OnePlus 3T. It’s now available unlocked in the UK and across Europe. Priced at £399 for 64GB and £439 for new larger storage option at 128GB, it’s also available in the new “Gunmetal” colour. No news on the …

IFA Berlin 2016 – Samsung Gear S3 Event

Samsung. Samsung Gear: the range of wearables which enhance your digital lifestyle. An event in Berlin with an animated round watchface with the “Talk About 3” slogan under it. Whatever could they be about to announce? The glowstick pass bracelet is cool, the venue is spectacular and the …

Three Feel At Home – Speeds abroad on test

This has been a hotly debated topic. It’s understandable because, when you’re in the UK using Three on a brisk 4G connection, you get certain expectations about download speeds. It’s these expectations that you might take with you when you go abroad and, with the Three Feel At …

OnePlus 3 coming to O2?

OK, I’ve had a pretty cryptic email from an anonymous source. It says that the OnePlus 3 is going to be ranged by O2 and will be in stores soon. Anndd…. that’s about it.. Sorry, that’s all we know so far. We’ve got no real evidence just yet, …

Huawei Y3 available going cheap on Three

Well, I’ve trawled the internet and I’ve not found a “proper” picture of this phone, so we’ve just got this computer generated one. Suffice to say that it’s pretty low-end but it’s cheap. Three are now selling the Huawei Y3 for just £9 per month with no upfront …

Pre-ordered your Samsung Galaxy S7? Not got it today as promised?

The two Samsung Galaxy handsets are officially available on March 11th, but every UK network we spoke to said that, if you pre-order, you get yours three days early. That’s today, so expect to see lots of smug people parading round with one. Three, like the other networks, …

Xiaomi announce the Redmi Note 3

Today Xiaomi have announced the Redmi Note 3, a 5.5″ screened affordable handset which packs some serious specs for the price. The Redmi Note 3 is the third iteration of the popular and affordable Redmi Note series of devices. Coming hot on the heels of the Redmi Note …

Three hit the boost button – 4G speeds increased by 50%

We here at Coolsmartphone towers love UK mobile operator Three. They were the first operator to roll out a 3G network here in the UK, plus they rolled out unlimited data and 4G for no extra cost etc. I think nearly all our writers have a least one Three …

Three saves customers £1.3 billion

If you’ve been abroad lately you’ll probably have that text message arrive when you land… Calls will cost a crazy amount here, texts will be just about bearable, but please don’t even think about using data unless you want to re-mortgage your house. Sure, some networks are doing …

HTC announce the Desire 626 for the UK

Well, no big launch event for this particular handset. It’s billed as a mid-range smartphone and features a Snapdragon 1.2GHz quad-core CPU with a 13 megapixel rear camera and a 5 megapixel front one. It’s the successor to the HTC Desire 620, which was basically an upgraded HTC Desire …

Alcatel OneTouch PIXI 3 (4) now available on O2

It’s been just a couple of weeks since we told you about the cheap and cheerful PIXI 3. This is the PIXI 3 (4) version, which basically means you’re getting a 4″ 480×800 pixel screen at 233 PPI. The phone is also available with a slightly smaller 3.5″ …

LG G4 up on 3UK too.

OK, OK, following our post mentioning the Vodafone pre-orders, you guys got in touch to point out that it’s on the Three website too. Prices start at £37 per month with the phone free and 4G is available for no extra cost. Three also has an exclusive on …

A £20 smartphone. The Pixi 3 from Alcatel OneTouch

If you’re scared by words such as “petite” and “entry level” then you need to stop reading now. This is aimed squarely at those feature-phone customers who just want a cheap and cheerful handset that’ll make calls and perhaps do the odd bit of browsing on the rather …

Three UK Network evening

I am here in London finding out the future plans for the Three network thanks to an invite from their team. The network has invited along a range of social media fans and some press to announce what they have in store for us going forward. As well …

Hutchison Whampoa rumoured to be closing O2 deal tomorrow

Remember back in January when we revealed that Hutchison Whampoa were in talks to buy O2? It’s now looking like the deal has been sealed, and further details will be revealed in the morning. Three owners, Hutchison Whampoa, are set to announce the deal in just a few …

Nokia Lumia 735 review

Nokia would like as many people as possible to get a Windows Phone in their hands and enjoy the experience. In fact Microsoft would also like that as it helps build out their platform even further, which is why the two companies working together under the Microsoft brand going …

iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 coming to Three too

If you fancy picking up one of the new iPad devices on a contract then we’ve already mentioned that EE will be offering them. Now Three have added their name to the list too. Again, no prices or exact dates, but Three are keen to point out that …