Tag: broadband

Relish – Cheap broadband, no line rental… and it’s all via 4G.

If you’re in London then you’ve already got quite a selection when it comes to home broadband, however you’ll usually find that line rental is an essential. Those headline figures try not the mention the all-important line rental cost, which is tucked away in the corner of the …

Sky Fibre 38Mbps broadband for just £10 a month.

There is a 25GB limit though. UK TV/Phone/Broadband supplier Sky has announced a new broadband package. For those interested, it’ll cost just £10 a month for up to 38Mbps fibre internet. However, it’s really for those who don’t use too much data as it is capped to a limit …

Free PCs with new TalkTalk broadband package

Here are some thrilling clichés: Everyone loves something for free; If it looks too good to be true it probably is. Microsoft and TalkTalk have signed a deal for customers taking out a new subscription to ‘Simply Broadband’ package.  For the princely sum of £217.40 for the year …

Let the birds fly – EE introduce a range of mobile WiFi solutions

Getting 4G is one thing, but turning that ultra-fast 4G speed into a WiFi hotspot is another. Today EE have revealed a number of options for getting yourself a mobile WiFi cloud to hop onto. The first is something called “Buzzard”. It’s a little widget that basically plugs …

EE expand 4G to rural Cumbria

EE have announced today they have expanded 4G coverage into rural Cumbria and over 2000 residents . For just £25 customers will get a promotional deal of 20GB a month Although other deals are also available In testing EE found average speeds of around 24Mbps, which is more …

Mobile coverage spotty on your drive to work? You’re not the only one

Every year Ofcom produce an infrastructure report which details the state of our broadband and mobile infrastructure here in the UK. It’s the first time that the regulator has looked at the mobile coverage provided on UK roads. Motorways appear to have fairly decent coverage, so you can …

MWC – Behind the scenes. Keeping connected

Connectivity out here in Barcelona is always part of our planning when we do these trips. A local SIM came to our rescue this time, but there’s also the option of unlimited roaming data packages from the odd UK network provider. What has surprised me, as someone who …

Three confirm 4G details – You won’t pay a penny more

4G is the hot topic in the UK this year. Bids are being placed for the required spectrum and everyone is looking out for the best deal possible. EE have had a head-start and they’ve launched 4G services already. However, with totally different price-plans which are pricier than …

Beemo 4G USB Modem Review

Back in the early days of the 3G dongle, I bought a USB device from the 3 store.  It came with 1Gb data and a few text messages all for £49 and £15 per month.  To be honest it was terrible.  Connectivity was poor and it the signal …

EE 4G coming to 17 more towns and cites

During our testing of the EE 4G network we found a blob of LTE coverage tucked away in Sutton Coldfield. Now Sutton Coldfield, along with 16 other towns and cities, are to be bathed in 4G coverage by March. The list includes five other areas close to me …

Could Google and Microsoft be looking into UK broadband?

Google and Microsoft have been rumoured to have been showing “extreme interest” into providing mobile broadband/wifi here in the UK. The UK’s airwaves currently have “White space.” White space is segments of the current spectrum between those bands being used for TV, Radio and the mobile phones. Currently …

Ofcom and the 4G roll-out

Just when will the UK make the jump to 4G? Faster download speeds and coverage in rural areas are always on the “want” list but, last we heard the 4G auction had been delayed until later this year. Today Ofcom have confirmed this, saying that it’ll kick off …

T-Mobile Announces Unlimited “Orange” Broadband

The merger of T-Mobile and Orange into Everything Everywhere took another step today with T-Mobile’s announcement of a home broadband service using Orange broadband’s unlimited plans. Orange Unlimited broadband plans are now available from T-Mobile telesales and are being rolled out to T-Mobile shops and the online shop. …

Orange bundle mobile calls into their landline deals

So, you know how it is. You’ve got one of those home phone and broadband packages but, when you call a mobile phone, it’s not included in the deal. Somehow, every month, you go way beyond the “headline figure” that got you hooked into the deal in the …

Three Web Cube Hands On

We just had a Web Cube arrive from the team at Three UK to test out, review and put though its paces.  Data is something we cover a lot on the site from the AYCE Challenge to other data news you might have seen recently. So when I …

Sky Anytime, soon available to all broadband customers

I’ve followed the developments of mobile products at Sky for some time now but, at home, I’m unable to use the Sky “Anytime+” service. This service let’s you watch on-demand programming at a time suitable to yourself, but it’s only available to those taking the Sky Broadband package …