Tag: data

I love gold! More data for the same price with giffgaff

No, it’s not quite Willy Wonker, but there’s now a “Golden goodybag” being trialled by giffgaff. It still costs £10, but you get 3GB more data – a full 9GB in total plus unlimited texts and minutes. The existing £10 goodybag will still be available, but you can …

New connected laptops coming to EE

It’s certainly been a while since a network got in touch to tell us about a new laptop they’re ranging. EE are taking the Windows-powered Lenovo Yoga C640 4G laptop. It’s the first in a range of connected laptops available on EE and, if you choose one of …

Special Coolsmartphone SIM-only deal!

OK, so this offer is normally £10 on the iD Mobile website. For that you’ll get a SIM-only deal delivering a massive 10GB of monthly data plus unlimited texts and calls. However, here at Coolsmartphone we’ve had a chat with the nice people at iD Mobile and they’ve …

Massive 200GB microSD card for really not-that-much

£24.99 is already a good price for this massive 200GB microSD card, but if you sign up to the Western Digital Newsletter, you’ll get this for £22.49. The delivery is free and – although we should be storing stuff securely in the cloud, it’s good to have lots …

VOXI Dropping big data discounts

The Vodafone owned-and-operated network, VOXI, is rolling out some juicy deals for new and existing customers. From now until June 25th, deals are on offer which will see 50% more data available. As an example, you’ll be able to get 12GB of monthly data for £10 a month …

How to sabotage your own business with bad data protection

Data breaches can happen to everyone, including small businesses. In fact, attackers often target small businesses because they are the most vulnerable. As companies (and individuals) rely more on technology like cloud computing, the risk of a data breach becomes even more serious. There are more cyberattacks, and …

Pay As You Go now added to NHS and Care Worker unlimited Vodafone deal

Nearly two months ago, Vodafone announced their free data for NHS staff. They then added care workers too as the coronavirus pandemic put additional stress on these essential workers. Now, they’ve also added in Pay As You Go customers in these categories. So, you can now get free …

SMARTY – 100GB Monthly data for £15 per month

Well, this is another article where the title kinda tells you everything you need to know. Right now, SMARTY (an MVNO using Three UK masts) has doubled their data allowance on their £15 package. There’s no big contract (it’s a one-month rolling deal so you can cancel at …

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 …

Three adds a supercharger to Pay As You Go

For £20 Three are today launching a new Pay as you Go Unlimited Data pack. You can chat, text and browse as much as you want for just £20 per month. It’s part of the Three Supercharged New Pay As You Go offer and this Unlimited Data Pack …

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 …

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 …

Use a Google app or product? Brexit could change your GDPR rights

OK, the letters “GDPR” will probably spark confusion here. If you’ve had any involvement in it at work, you’ll probably have a cold sweat right now. However, for everyone else it’s a really good thing. Set out by the EU, it stands for “General Data Protection Regulation” and …

Speedy 5G. “Downloading” will be a distant memory.

Back at college I vividly remember writing an essay about the future of the internet. The conclusion was that everything was going to get faster, and there’d be more content. Up until fairly recently, that conclusion has been fairly accurate. As the years have gone by, we’ve moved …

How much data does your radio app really consume?

Some 9 years ago I performed a test of radio streaming over the internet. I was fed up with the slim choice of very “samey” FM radio station so, with the aid of some cabling (or a smartphone FM transmitter) I fed the audio output of my smartphone …

5G – Not quite ready yet

Back in August I parked up near Wembley Stadium to do some “real world” tests with a 5G phone. I did this because I’d seen testers competing to get the highest speeds possible. Usually this involved someone waiting for a quiet day – like a Sunday morning – …

VOXI goes big on data

The MVNO from Vodafone has today brought back their chunky data deal. For those wanting a big more for their money, this could be just for you … – 8GB for £10 a month (was 6GB for £10) – 20GB for £15 per month (was 15GB for £15) …

5G Planning consultation ends. Will less red tape mean more masts?

We could very soon see more masts and much higher ones too. It comes as the government ends a consultation into 5G planning restrictions, with proposals including the deployment of radio equipment and strengthening existing masts without approval. It also looks at adding more masts nearer to highways …

5G Coming to VOXI too

The “youth” network that also takes the young at heart has announced that they’ll be delivering 5G to customers right now. The operator, which runs and is owned by Vodafone, had announced that contract-free 5G plans are now available. In addition, Vodafone are to deliver 5G to their …

Three customers now pulling an average of 10GB per month

Admit it, looking at a mobile phone package which delivers 2GB per month is going to give you cold sweats. You know, part-way through the month, that you’re going to be worry about visiting sites or checking anything on the internet because your data is bound to run …

Now O2 go unlimited too!

The O2 Press Team have been in touch (which is new, so we must be doing something right) and have let us know that they’ll be joining the unlimited crew too. We’ve seen Three delivering unlimited data for no extra cost, which was then followed by Vodafone, who …

Spotify added to EE Music Data Pass

When we detailed the new EE plans you may have noticed that one streaming service wasn’t included in the “data free” list, and that was Spotify. Well, my friends, this morning I can tell you that EE have added Spotify to their Music Data Pass, so if you …

Vodafone UK launches the 5G GigaCube

Imagine if you found a home broadband provider who could offer you super-fast internet speeds for £30. Sounds good? For that you get 100GB of data to use and there’s no line rental or TV and calls package. No engineer, no waiting. This, then, is what Vodafone have …

The big Vodafone announcement. Limits are history, baby!

With all these 5G launches happening, it’s easy for things to get lost in the fog somewhat. However, what Vodafone announced recently is really rather interesting. Instead of offering yet more packages with present limits, they’ve instead announced packages which let you grab as much data as you …

giffgaff double the data for £20 and £25 goodybag customers

There’s some new goodybags available from giffgaff now, and the network – which runs on the O2 masts – are announcing that the £20 goodybag will now come with double data. Things kick off on July 3rd, so instead of 20GB, you’ll get 40GB on the £20 monthly …

BBC iPlayer and YouTube now added to the EE Video Data Pass

Heard about the Video Data Pass? On EE it basically means that you can watch as much video as you like from selected providers without it impacting your allowances. We covered it and the other Smart Plans in detail back in May but now there’s some even better …

Sky Mobile adds free unlimited data for all customers this weekend

Last year in the UK we experienced an absolutely stunning summer. This year, however, it’s done nothing but rain. Sky Mobile customers can at least drown their sorrows this weekend (June 15th and 16th) because the network is giving away unlimited mobile data. Sky Mobile customers can stream …

VOXI add more data to plans

New and existing VOXI customers have now had more data added to their plans. The network runs on (and is part of the) Vodafone network and they’ve boosted the £10 package from 6GB to 8GB, the £15 package has gone up from 15GB to 20GB and let’s not …

New EE Smart Plans launched. Here’s the deets!

Say hello to the new EE Smart Plans. They’re a new range of packages which are both flexible and personal. You can choose from swappable benefits, including the EE Video Pass, EE Music Pass, access to the BT Sport app and Extended roaming. Don’t know what the EE …

Vodafone Gigafast ads get into trouble

As a techy geek, whenever I hear the word “Giga”, I think of “Gigabit”. Indeed, the word itself actually denotes a billion, and it’s got Vodafone into a spot of bother as they roll out their direct fibre solution – Gigafast. The offering is a FTTP (Fibre to …

Join VOXI – Even if you’re over 30!

OK, sitrep. Vodafone launched a virtual network called VOXI but you had to be younger than 26 to get one of their SIMs. Then, a little while later, you could get a SIM if you were under 30. They then added a stack of freebies and started selling …

Heading abroad this year? Get a local SIM.. again

I think it’s fair to say that, if you can afford it, you’ll have a bit more confidence travelling to the USA for your holiday this year. With a Hard Brexit, Soft Brexit or No Brexit still being discussed, there’s a huge amount of confusion over whether flights …

Gihosoft iPhone data recovery – An Overview

Well, to begin with, Gihosoft iPhone Data recovery is a great option for recovering data from your iPhone or any other iOS device We’re all been there – that sick feeling when you realise that personal pictures and data seems to have gone missing. Whilst some of it …

Unlimited data on the 4G Home Router from Three

Remember the £20 per month deal on Three that we mentioned just recently? Well, if you’re in an area that struggles to get traditional fixed-line broadband, you might want to check out the Three 4G home router. Right now, this deal is on and, I have to say, …

Unlimited Everything for £20 a month – on Three

During the Black Friday sales last November, I managed to bag a cracking SIM only deal from mobile provider Three. The deal is you get unlimited calls, texts, data and tethering for just £20 a month, and now the deal is back for an unspecified amount of time. This …

O2 Outage compensation on the way

So, yesterday someone at Ericsson forgot to renew a certificate. This caused O2, giffgaff, Tesco Mobile, Sky and Lycamobile customers to lose all internet connectivity and there was some severe red faces as the O2 network ended up on the front pages of newspapers and websites for all …

The landline and text messaging. Both officially dying.

A weirdly intriguing set of stats from Ofcom have just landed and it confirms a lot of our suspicions regarding how people live and work with mobile technology. First, let’s have a look at the amount of outgoing calls that people are making from that funny phone-shaped object …

Virgin Mobile roll out a hot data deal for Black Friday

So, Virgin Mobile (operating on EE masts) have gone a bit nuts and are doing a massive 200GB of data each month for a mere £20. That’s £10 less than the normal price and you don’t need to be an existing Virgin Media customer to take it up. …

Three sink over £2bn into 5G

UK network Three, who are already well-known for pushing their data network, have today announced they are investing over £2bn into 5G technology. With all the networks full steam ahead in their 5G plans, Three have a great opportunity to stand out thanks to their large spectrum holding …