Tag: mobile

Responsive design. Your smartphone would be in trouble without it

Not many are aware of the simply massive change that has happened on the web in recent years. It’s not too long ago that most sites has a completely separate mobile website. It was a cut-down version of the desktop version, with less functionality. Not only that, but …

iD Mobile launches new chunky data deals

Running on the Three network, iD Mobile have data rollover, data boost, inclusive roaming, fast 4G, bill capping and 30 day plans. Plus, from today, they’ve got a “Summer of Loads” event, which will get you more data for less cash. Running until Tuesday 11th August, they’ve got …

Comparing mobile phone insurance. Get it right!

It’s got to the point where I now have the cheapest mobile deal in the house. My wife, however, is spending nearly £58 per month on her two-year contract. It’s a crazy amount for a Galaxy S9, however there’s a few “additions” to the package she’s got. The …

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 …

Mobile gaming has made online casinos more popular

There was a time, not too far in the distant past, when the world of online gambling was dominated by players accessing games using their chunky PC’s and Macs. The internet wasn’t very quick and apps had to be downloaded and installed locally – taking up valuable space …

Sky Mobile partners with Doro. We go up-close with the Doro 8050

We’ve longed covered the elderly-friendly Doro phones. They come with great features such as a friendly and easy-to-understand interface, a step-by-step setup guide and remote help via the MyDoro app. These phones aren’t just all about bigger text and louder sound, but they’ve also tuned audio frequencies for …

Sky Mobile offers up the Xperia 10 II and Xperia L4

Sitting on the O2 network, Sky Mobile are now ranging the new Sony Xperia 10 II and Sony Xperia L4. Prices start at £18 and £13 per month respectively if you’re OK with 2GB of data. You can bag the Xperia 10 II with 25GB of data for …

Fancy 12GB of data for just £4 per month?

This is one of those redemption deals, so you’ll need to do a bit of claiming in month 3, 5, 7, 9 and 12, however it does deliver a really cheap SIM-only deal. The original £10 per month cost gets hammered down to just £4 on this Three …

OPPO phones arriving on Virgin Media

MVNO Virgin Media, currenrtly operating on EE masts, has announced that they will be ranging OPPO handsets. The manufacturer, covered here will be available in a matter of days on the Virgin Media website. Virgin tell us that a “wide range of OPPO 5G” will be ready for …

Five ways to use your mobile phone for business

As you’ll see here quite often, we concentrate on the camera quality, the battery life, the Bluetooth audio and the screen of a smartphone. All of that is mainly so that you can use it for communicating and socialising. The smartphone is great for that and you can …

O2 and Virgin Media to merge

Well, that was certainly quick. After O2 almost-but-not-quite got sold to Three, Spanish parent company Telefónica have instead signed off on their merger with Virgin Media. I’m using Virgin Media right now for my internet, and you can read all about my switch to cable internet. They provide …

Virgin Media and O2 look to merge?

Virgin Media, which is actually “Virgin” purely in name because they’re actually Liberty Global, could be merging with O2 soon. O2, as you may remember, was the target of a Three attempted purchase some years ago. Whilst the BT purchase of EE was given the green light, Hutchison …

The easy guide to switching networks

I’ve written about this in the past but still get emails about it so, as we’re all on lockdown right now, I thought it’d be a great time to go through the steps of switching networks. Yes, actually switching. It can see like a frightening thing for some, …

Worst ever quarter for smartphone market

Rather unsurprisingly, people are buying less smartphones right now. We’re not exactly “mobile” and so we’re not buying as many mobile phones, despite the fact that they’re still widely available to buy online. IDC and Strategy Analytics are now showing that the smartphone sector has suffered its largest …

How the mobile-first world has been handled by iGaming

As with most web-based industries, the iGaming sector has been massively impacted by the sea change in web browsing behaviour. For a couple of years now, the majority of punters use their mobile phones to gamble. And it’s pretty much the same for bingo and online casinos. Of …

More iPhone SE 2020 Deals

Apparently, today is Friday. All ready for the weekend guys? I’m planning a trip to the kitchen, then I’m gonna head over to the garage and do some sight-seeing in the garden on Sunday. Before all that though, there’s more iPhone SE deals ending up in the mailbox. …

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 …

No more O2 deals with Carphone Warehouse

Although physical stores are closed right now, you can still get a phone or a SIM-only deal online. Networks available with Carphone include Vodafone, Voxi (sitting on Vodafone), Virgin Mobile (on EE masts), their own iD Mobile network (using Three infrastructure), EE and, until yesterday, O2. Carphone Warehouse …

Dell Mobile Connect adds further features

Since the launch of this particular system back in January 2018, over one million people have exchanged 150 million phone calls and text messages using Dell Mobile Connect. Today they’re announcing new features, including the ability to fo file transfer on iOS devices. In addition you can do …

Tesco Mobile launches 5G

Sitting on the O2 network, Tesco Mobile have just announced that they will be launching 5G. Things start with 24 cities across the UK, including Coventry, Glasgow, Leeds and London. The Tesco Mobile SIM-only 5G plans start at just £15 per month and pay monthly contracts begin at …

Did someone try and find you last night?

This morning my wife jabbed me as I lay snoring. “Someone has tried to find my location. Someone knows where I am!” It had happened about 6AM and I just assumed that her Samsung or Google account had been hacked, with someone activating the “Find my phone” feature. …

Mobile World Congress 2020 – CANCELLED.

The yearly Barcelona bash usually sees over 100,000 well-connected mobile minds getting together to launch services and devices, plus it’s a fantastic opportunity for businesses to collaborate, meet and demonstrate their products. We’ve attended each and every year since the Mobile World Congress landed in Spain, and it’s …

MWC2020 – GSMA tries to cancel their own event

With local newspapers stating that the event might be cancelled any day now, rumours are circling that the GSMA (the organiser of Mobile World Congress) is indeed trying to call off the event and is lobbying the Spanish government to declare a health emergency following the Coronavirus outbreak. …

MWC – I have a funny feeling…

We’ve had yet another email this morning and Intel have now pulled out of the big Barcelona bash. The reason, once again, is the threat of the coronavirus. Our list of companies that are changing their commitment to the Mobile World Congress is now growing almost by the …

MWC – Samsung Galaxy Z Flip leakage

Twitter leaker @h0x0d has just given us a new look at the Z Flip and, well, you have to wonder about all these leaks. With a smaller MWC this year, phone manufacturers might be resorting to alternative methods to reveal their new handsets. Today it’s a rather weird …

MWC – Sony step back too

Mobile World Congress, the usually-massive mobile trade show in Barcelona, is getting quieter by the day as various exhibitors either ditch press briefings, reduce their attendance or cancel completely. This is all due to the continuing coronavirus outbreak, with more than 40,000 cases of the virus globally. LG, …

Building a modern, mobile-centric website

Websites, as you have most probably noticed, have changed immensely over the last decade or two. For us here at Coolsmartphone it’s been quite a transition. We had a separate website for mobile phone users, which was a slimmed down and low-tech version. To get the full experience, …

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 …

Using Pay As You Go? Use it or lose it!

Whilst browsing through my tweets I noticed this exchange between Phones Show producer Steve Litchfield and the Vodafone Twitter account. It relates to a Pay As You Go handset / SIM and the fact that it’s been unexpectedly disconnected… The disconnection of an apparently unused line might seem …

New research shows a shift in mobile habits

Research from Clas Ohlson has today revealed the extent of excessive mobile phone usage here in the UK. It reinforces the suspicions that many of us will probably already be aware of, with the findings showing the damage that can be done if you’re using you phone too …

How mobile gaming is taking over

It’s 2020 and today our mobile modern  technology plays a massive part in our day to day lives. However, what many don’t realise is that there’s been a huge amount of attention in this area. Not just the hardware, not just the operating system or the networks, but …

Sky Mobile adding 5G

Sitting on the O2 network, Sky Mobile have today announced that customers will be getting 5G for no extra cost if you’re on their Sky VIP loyalty programme – this is a free perk for existing users. Sky Mobile is promising to deliver 5G in 50 towns and …

Free TV being given out with Virgin Media deal

If you don’t need a new LG Smart TV, you can instead bag yourself a £150 credit on your bill. That is, of course, if you take the appropriate TV, broadband and phone bundle with Virgin Media. Either option is available if you bag the Bigger bundle + …

Tesco Mobile Flash deals

I had a meal on Christmas day and didn’t feel hungry again until late last night. That’s normal, right? Crickey, I’ve never eaten so much. FULL! If you’re looking to burn some calories up, get down to your local Tesco – they’ve got some offers on in their …

Let the sales commence! Sky Mobile kicks things off

After spending a stack of money in the Black Friday sales and then a stack more money in the run-up to Christmas, what better than another round of sales? Traditionally these would kick off on Boxing Day, but the internet has enabled things to start earlier and run …

Unlocked handsets could soon be the ONLY type you can buy

Regulator Ofcom is looking into a ban on the sale of phones which are locked to particular networks. Networks that currently don’t lock their phones include Sky Mobile, Three UK, iD Mobile, BT Mobile and giffgaff; but other networks do. The origins of this came from the fact that handsets …

Black Friday. Cheap iPhone 7 at Tesco Mobile. Ideal gift

We get a lot of emails on Black Friday and, to be honest it’s sometimes hard fishing through to see just what’s worth looking at. Now, Tesco Mobile started things off by emailing us their offers and we spotted their iPhone 7 offer, which gives you the iPhone …

Deal time – £10 for 10GB with Virgin Mobile

Black Friday isn’t until next week, but it looks like the boys from Virgin Media are already starting. The network runs (currently) on EE masts but will be switching across to Vodafone ones soon enough. They’ve got an offer on SIM only plans which looks pretty hot. Sure, …

Honor 9X now available in the UK

This phone is another one from the Huawei stable that has been announced already in China. Like the Huawei Nova 5T that we covered last week, this nips under the radar – just before the outright ban that Donald Tump imposed on Huawei and it’s subsidiaries. This ban …