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BT Announce 5G launch plans

BT, who own EE, have announced their very own 5G service. It’ll of course use the EE masts and you’ll get the same coverage. Launching in the autumn, BT Plus customers will get the option to upgrade first. As with EE, the BT 5G network will be available …

Changing networks – Text to Switch Explained

Today marks the start of a new method of changing networks. For all too long people here in the UK have had to call the infamous “Retentions Team”. They will try lots of things to keep hold of you as a customer. Sometimes this process has a good …

No, really. That IS the new BT logo

I was actually emailed by a number of people after we ran the BT logo story. Some thought it was a joke. No people. It’s very, very real. Costing (apparently) almost £1 million, it’s been ridiculed on social media as you can see above, but – after £50 …

Following years of work, here’s the new BT logo. Err..

They say that less is more, but this is possibly taking things to the extreme. This simple logo is to be the new branding for telecommunications giant BT. Work started back in 2016 on this one, which appears to be not much better than my own logo design …

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 …

BT Price up the Apple iPhone XS and XS Max

Yes, it’s definitely Apple day today here at Coolsmartphone. We’re detailing some of the plans available and the networks offering them. The next cab off the rank is BT Mobile, and BT, of course, sit on the EE network.. which BT owns. I know, a tad confusing. Let’s …

Caller ID now free

Not too long ago, if you wanted the phone number of the caller to be displayed on your home phone, you’d have to pay some mad fee. It was, when you think about it, a little unfair. Mobile networks have been providing the caller’s number since, ever, but …

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, …

EE improve BT Sport offering

With EE and BT joining forces a while ago, customers are now starting to see the benefits of such an agreement. The BT Sport app has been great for EE, and has allowed customers to stream football and other top events to their phone, staying up-to-date with live …

EE and BT – Speed, convergence and customer service

So today Marc Allera from BT announced something pretty special. The major plus point, for us at least, was buried in the words “convergence” and “aggregation”. What this basically means is that you’ll be able to get up to 314Mbps ultrafast broadband by 2022. How? Well, BT will …

Ofcom tells BT to share telegraph poles

Getting broadband into your home can be done one of two ways. First, you can push it through the air. More and more networks are doing this and, as EE showed us fairly recently, it doesn’t matter too much on your location. The second option, of course, is via …

Switch mobile networks without fuss. Coming soon!

Many people have likened their favourite mobile provider to their bank, and they’ll stick with that same provider for some time. Loyalty, though, doesn’t always get you the best deals or the best coverage, so it’s good to try comparison sites and look at the options. Now Ofcom, …

The iPhone X is now ready for pre-order

A little bit of me still whinces when the price tag on a phone is four digits long, and I can’t buy an iPhone X myself because it would be worth more than the car I’m driving. That’s just weird. There’s no getting away from the iPhone X …

More iPhone X contract deals

Looking for the iPhone X prices? Need to know just how much you need to put aside for that early Christmas present to yourself? Well, a contract deal will ease the pain a little, and we’ve already had a look at the Vodafone iPhone X pricing. However, there’s …

EE converting airwaves from 2G to superfast 4G

I found a Nokia 6210i in the drawer at the weekend. I’m yet to find the charger for it, but I think my son will probably stifle laughter as I show him the “Snake” game and the 2G data connectivity we had back then. Anyone remember WAP? Anyone …

SIM only deal – 4G, BT, come see, act quickly.

We love a good deal and, as you know, the best mobile deals tend to be SIM only ones. Today we’ve got one with the company that now owns EE, so this particular offering will be running on that network. You’ll get unlimited minutes, unlimited texts and a …

More EE stores comin’ at ya

Hold tight, because you’re about to see a whole lot more of EE on your high street and even in your local supermarket. EE are expanding their retail footprint and have added a partnership with Sainsbury’s too. This will see 100 new EE stores and 400 additional jobs …