Tag: coverage

Hey Google, you missed a trick

Those Google Streetview cars have definitely given us all a valuable new tool. TV shows and news broadcasts always tend to use the Streetview images to get a quick visual and they supplement the existing top-down maps very well indeed. Sure, there was a fair amount of controversy …

Nokia Event Live! – London 14th

We are here at the Nokia event in London ready to see the next Lumia flagship phone and have all our questions answered such as what will it look like, what will it do and when can we get one! Below is a liveblog from inside the event …

Mobile World Congress – Get ready, we’re going large

In just over one week the first member of the CoolSmartPhone team will be arriving in sunny Barcelona to prepare for the chaos that is Mobile World Congress.  This year will be the biggest one so far for us here for a few reasons. First of all there …

The EE Juggernaut rolls on, another 27 towns added by June

EE have been the subject of much less than positive press regarding their 4G offering.  From complaints around data allowances to speeds that are less than that being obtained on other DC-HSPA networks, the flak just keeps on coming. One area where EE cannot be faulted however is …

EE 4G goes live in 9 more towns

EE have rolled out their premium 4G service to 9 more towns. If you are in Amersham, Bolton, Chelmsford, Hemel Hempstead, Southend-on-Sea, Stockport, Sunderland, Sutton Coldfield or Wolverhampton, you should now be able to access to EE’s 4G network. Apparently this means 45% of the UK population now …

Vodafone Sure Signal network booster – Review

Do you have a bad mobile signal in the one place you want to use it most? It’s a more common problem than you may think. Whilst networks do their utmost to provide the best service they can, it’s hard for them to legislate for people with basement …

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 …

EE 4G Patchy even in current coverage areas

We’ve covered EE and their 4G service quite heavily over the last few weeks. From a country lane to London, we have tested the speeds of the new LTE network and checked the coverage too. Even EE will admit that, at the moment, 4G coverage is only available …

London 2012 – Can you report using just a smartphone?

Just a few days ago I set myself a challenge. Using only a smartphone, would it be possible to run a website, updating posts, answering emails and responding to tweets? Is it then possible to go mobile, reporting on the biggest event happening right now in London? Snapping …

The Smartphone Olympics – Day 3

The third day of our Olympics coverage and I’m on a train to Manchester. This is the big test for me. A 10 minute Tube journey followed by a 2 hour train ride up to Manchester. I’m heading to Old Trafford and I’m not doing the usual “tourist …

Feature – Covering the Olympics with just a smartphone

For the next few days we’re covering the London 2012 Olympic Games from a Samsung Galaxy Note. There’ll be no laptop and no dedicated press centre, I’m doing it’ll all (including this very post) on the phone. I stepped off the train at Euston to be met by …

Coolsmartphone Feature – The Olympic Challenge

I know, by visiting Coolsmartphone you thought you’d found a refuge from all this Olympics stuff didn’t you? Well, no. Sorry. We’re going to be on it like a car bonnet. Right now I’m on a train to London to cover the games in our own unique way. …

The Olympic torch live – thanks to the mobile networks

So, this summer is going to be rather big here in the UK. The Queen is having a bit of a bash shortly and, in a couple of months, we’ll be hosting the ruddy Olympics. Before each Olympic torch is sold on eBay it actually gets held aloft …

Samsung – The Next Galaxy – LIVE

We’re here live. Watch live photos as they’re uploaded on the right side of the site, and read about everything below! It’s VERY busy and there’s HUNDREDS of press people here. Live feed below, then our live blog below that !!! Samsung – The Next Galaxy

The Next Galaxy – Total coverage, tonight.

So, we covered everything at Mobile World Congress. Samsung, however, didn’t launch the Galaxy SIII and instead heavily promoted the Galaxy Note 10.1. We’ve had lots of leaks, details, pictures and gossip. Tonight we’ll get to know more about the new handset and we’ll be LIVE tonight. Doors …

MWC – Have you missed something?

Missing some Mobile World Congress information? Want to know all about the CBOSS girls but can’t find the story? Are you looking for our first unboxing of the Xperia S? Maybe the HTC One Series pictures? Don’t worry, we’ve got all our coverage right here and down the …

MWC – HTC Event LIVE

Watch it right here. We’re just sitting down and things are a little hectic but we should have the full stream online in minutes. Update – We had several thousand people watching the stream. Many thanks for your support. The original live footage we shot can be seen …

Where not to make a call

Remember the BBC Coverage survey? The stats were obtained after several thousand phones ran an app to check on signal strength. After all the results came in we got an interactive map to show what the coverage is like throughout the UK. But hey, wouldn’t it be good …

O2 to launch calls over WiFi too

O2 are trialling a new VoIP service that will let customers use text and voice services over standard WiFi networks. Named “O2 Connect” it’s currently in testing but will shortly be available on iOS and Android smartphones. We assume that this will be similar to the Orange Signal …