Tag: media

Virgin Mobile add Huawei handsets to their range

Something is in the air people. Yes. I can feel it. When Vodafone called to try and keep me as a customer (here’s how that’s going by the way), they offered me a Huawei handset. I asked them how the Huawei handsets were doing against the likes of …

Brexit, Trump and disinformation. Democracy is being controlled.

Whether you’re voting for a new US President or you’re deciding to be part of the EU, in 2016 something new happened. Social media giants allowed a “Wild West” to be created in the digital world. Unregulated and targeted adverts to be pushed hard into the psyche of …

I feel the need, the need for speed!

It was a throwaway remark. A passing comment on Twitter. Last night I did a quick speed test and got 365Mbps down. Insane. However, I got a few questions about how it was achieved, so here goes. The speed was the result of me combining my Vodafone 4G …

Fancy 24GB per month for just £15?

OK. It’s yet another day in the Coolsmartphone office and we’re all in 32 degree heat. Everything is melting, but we’re still on the lookout for hot deals. Today it’s another Virgin Media deal. This network uses the EE masts and you get full-fat 4G, plus you don’t …

TV and radio struggles with the smartphone generation

How do you get your news? For the majority of people reading this, we very much doubt that it’ll be via a newspaper alone. Now people are getting their news updates instantly via smartphone, and the 16 to 34-year-old audience range is proving the most difficult for traditional …

Ways parents can protect their children on Instagram

We’ve covered the various dangers of social media. Sure, it can be fun, but it can also be addictive and sometimes a little dangerous. No amount of web filtering or content matching is going to stop people approaching you online or chucking abuse your way. Instagram is one …

Grab a 100GB SIM for £20 on Virgin

With smartphone use at an all time high, having enough data to last a full month is something many of us look out for. You’ll definitely want to get the best deal possible. Virgin Mobile have a deal on until 23rd April giving you 100GB of data on …

Massive Virgin Media SIM-only deal

Oi Oi, and indeed, saveloy. Hope your Thursday is going well. Right, time for a deal. It’s with Virgin again and they use the EE masts, so you’re going to be OK coverage-wise. This one is a 12-month SIM-only deal and but you’re getting a whacking-great 24GB for …

EU tech benefits that Britain has ditched

Last year, after a lot of waiting and a lot of discussion, we finally got proper roaming across the bulk of Europe. It doesn’t cost you any extra, and many Brits are only just realising what a good thing it actually is. Fly to Germany, Spain, Cyprus and …

Wake up. We’ve all been played.

Like it hate it, the Daily Mail website is one of the largest in the planet. Take a look at Wikipedia and you suddenly realise just how large it is. It’s massive. Absolutely massive. There’s separate home pages for the UK, USA, India and Australia. It’s therefore geared …

Mobile devices – Mobile gaming centres

If you are an avid gamer, having a smartphone that is a gaming powerhouse is definitely an advantage. Everyone knows that smartphones are not just for communicating or taking photos and videos anymore.  It can also be an excellent gaming platform. Mobile games are engaging and engrossing, and …

We’re on that Facebook thing

Social media. We’re all over it. InstaTwit, SnapTube, FaceGram and YouBook. We’re on it and we’re, like, proper experts and that. If Facebook is your thing, just head to .. www.facebook.com/coolsmartphonedotcom   …and we’re there. You can find us easily by just searching for @coolsmartphonedotcom on Facebook too. …

Truly unlimited everything with Virgin Media

It looks like Virgin Media are keen to get noticed. The caveat to this particular offer, though, is that you’re already a Virgin Media broadband or TV customer. If you are, listen up. First, the facts. Virgin Media use the EE masts, so coverage is very good indeed. …

Goodbye then. It’s all over.

We’ve surfed this wave for years. We’ve gone from the very early days, covering Windows-powered SPV phones, Smartphone 2002 handsets and Pocket PC’s. Now we’re plugged into the modern, fast and ultra-clever smartphones of today. But I’m worried.. We now live in a world where a colossal 9 …

Virgin Media – New offers, still really cheap

Situation report then. Virgin Media are doing a mad amount of data for £18 right now. You knew that because you follow us on Twitter and love our right good writing and that. However, they’re now chopping down the prices of other SIM only deals too. Today, February …

How does 40GB of monthly data for £18 sound then?

So, padding this one out is going to be tricky. It’s from Virgin Media and it doesn’t matter if you’ve got their TV or broadband – the price is the same. It’s a SIM-only deal on a 12-month contract but they’ve doubled up the data. £18 every month …

Hello, you fool, I love you

Well, well, well! Welcome 2018! Just after Christmas I got knocked sideways by this Australian Flu thing and I’ve only just got rid of it. Put it this way, you really don’t want it. It’s bloody horrible. I’ve spent so much time in bed, and not in a …

Virgin Media customers experiencing DNS and routing issues

Virgin Media are having problems with their data / broadband network for some home internet customers today. No, it’s not the long-running on-demand and catch-up issues this time. Oh no. It appears that their DNS servers have gone a bit Pete Tong and sites like eBay, Netflix and …

Vodafone to stop advertising on hate speech and fake news outlets

We’re currently trying to get a list of the outlets involved in this press announcement. Whether it’ll involve tabloid websites is unclear at the moment, however the network has stated that new global rules are now in operation to stop Vodafone adverts appearing “within outlets focused on creating …