Tag: GSM

Wait, what? 5G caused the coronavirus?

On Monday Ofcom published the results of 5G testing which proved that radiation levels in the UK were at “tiny fractions” of safe limits. However, this testing comes against a backdrop of conspiracy theories, critical stories on click-driven newspaper websites and totally unsubstantiated claims on Facebook. The latter is …

Find your local mobile mast – 2020 Edition

Many years ago, mobile networks gave the location of their masts to Ofcom. That was back in 2011 though, and after a bit they ditched it. Mobile companies didn’t have to map the location of masts, but we managed to get the data to view a few years …

Lewis Hamilton gets a little carried away with 5G

So, we know what this is, right? Last year Vodafone recruited Lewis Hamilton to promote their 5G network (because Lewis is fast and – durr… so is 5G, right?) Anyhow, now they’ve got him testing out virtual reality games and it’s pretty cool to see the results if …

BT want to get into your lamp post

When 5G really starts rolling, you’re going to see a growth in smaller masts which cover high-usage areas. Because of this, and the need to also remove the not-spots of existing 4G coverage, BT want operators to have access to council-owned “street furniture”, such as lamp posts and …

Vodafone beams footballer across England using 5G

The CTO at Vodafone UK, Scott Petty, wanted to show us what 5G can really do last week. The new tech will definitely make everything faster, but how will it benefit our lives otherwise? Well, with the aid of England and Manchester City Women’s Football Captain Steph Houghton, …

Find your local mast. The 2017 version.

21/02/2020 – The best solution to finding your local mast is now located within this recently updated article. A lot has changed over the years, and this is now the best place to go. This topic seems to pop up time and time again. Our original story from …

EE look to the skies for emergency coverage

We all tend to have a bit of a whinge regarding coverage. Indeed, I’ve mentioned that even outside network stores in cities you can struggle to get a decent signal. However, when disaster strikes then getting a connection to the outside world is even more important. In recent …

Coolsmartphoner Travelling: Singapore

Here at Coolsmartphone we love our mobile devices, and when travelling want to keep using them. What’s the point of having a wonderfully powerful smartphone if you can’t use it to post pictures of your meals from distant lands? Apart for social media bragging while travelling, smartphones can …

BT and EE. When 2 become 1.

In just a few short weeks we’ve seen the remaining Orange and T-Mobile branding confined to the dustbin and BT have been chatting to EE about a potential buy-out. Tonight it looks like the deal has been sealed, with Reuters and the Financial Times reporting that it’ll be …

We’re jamming, I hope you like jamming too

The internet can be a scary place at times. So scary, in fact, that we could do with some hastily cobbled together requirement for random cookie warnings on every site and a ham-fisted ISP-level website blocking system. Nah, that’d never work. When all else fails, we can at …

Samsung Reveal new Android flip format handset

A little while ago we showed a new Android powered Samsung flip phone that was destined for the Chinese market. Well, Samsung have quite strongly upped the ante with the launch of a brand new quad core flip phone powered by Android – again destined for the Chinese …

GSM 32GB Samsung Galaxy Cancelled?

For those awaiting the 32GB version of the latest Nexus phone, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, we’ve got some bad news. It seems, according to the online retailer Expansys, that the 32GB GSM model has been shelved. We’ve just been notified this morning that Samsung have dropped the Galaxy …