Tag: mobile

Vodafone and Sky Mobile to take the Huawei Mate 20 Pro

If you want to see more about the new Huawei Mate 20 Pro, look no further than our video hands-on.. It’ll be on sale on October 26th, but you can pre-order it already. First of all, Sky Mobile (who use O2 masts) have announced prices, which start at …

Sky Mobile want to tempt you with their Pixel 3 offers

Both of Google’s new flagship phones will be coming to Sky Mobile (operating on O2 masts). The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are now available for pre-order right here on their site. The prices start at £35 per month for the Pixel 3 and £40 per month for the Pixel 3 XL. This is proper cheap, but you do …

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 …

Tesco dishing out free gifts with Samsung smartphones

Yes, it’s getting dark early, it’s getting cold and people keep talking about Christmas. Tesco Mobile are doing a bit of a deal to keep you warm though, and – if you buy a Galaxy S8, S8+, S9, S9+ or Note 9 with them – you can grab …

Are you one of the millions of people paying too much for your phone?

Now Citizens Advice have waded into the age-old problem of contract customers paying far too much. It happens if you’ve chosen a deal which bundles your minutes, texts and data in with the cost of the phone. Whilst paying one bundled monthly fee may seem simple, many don’t …

Virgin Mobile SIM-only 100GB offer

Quick one. Virgin Mobile, who use the EE masts, have put their 100GB SIM-only offer back online. It’s now down to just £20 per month, so if you’ve got a phone already and you want a stack load of data this is excellent. You get 5000 minutes and …

iPhone XS and XS Max on Virgin Mobile – Pricing

Virgin Mobile sit on the EE network, so you’re going to be getting a lot of the benefits as a normal EE customer would. Great network, great speeds, great coverage. Now, you can get those new iPhones on the network too. There’s pre-order pages for both devices and …

Breaking – I’ve killed another phone

I was already having a bad enough few months. Remember my busted Galaxy S7 ? I smashed the back on that. Then there was the Honor 9 which, although it still works fine to this day, has a small crack across the camera lens and means that all …

4G Mobile broadband plans arrive from BT

Morning all. Good news ! That rash has cleared up! Ah no, wait. BT have got some news for us. They’ve just announced 4G mobile broadband plans for the first time. Not only that, but they’ve also got their first range of 12 month 4G SIM-only plans. BT, …

Mobile phones. We’re becoming addicts without morals.

Earlier in the year I posted this feature about how we’re effectively living our lives through and behind a mobile screen now. It’s something that I saw on holiday too and, if I still had the photos (and hadn’t smashed my phone to bits), I’d show you some …

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 coming to Sky Mobile

Alright, so you watched our live coverage and now you want one. I guess you’re going to have to go to one of the big four major networks, right? Well, no actually. Sky Mobile, who use O2 masts, are going to have both the Note 9 and the …

It’s so funny, how we don’t talk any more

I remember when mobile phones first started being a “thing”. I was at college and got this, the Nokia 5.1. It was also known as the Nokia 2110. Strangely the 5.1 name has now re-appeared on the Nokia site, albeit under a completely new design.. and no pull-out …

OK I’ve got a fiver a month. What can I get?

Hello you beautiful Coolsmartphone reader you. Now, I know that spending £40-£60 per month for a phone and a contract seems like “situation normal” now, but what if you’ve got yourself a second-hand or reconditioned phone and you just want a low-cost monthly plan? Well, over at HotUKDeals …

Mobile Phone Signal Booster. It’s arrived.

We’ve now taken delivery of our mobile phone booster. It’s a big day but also a strange one. As I type, we’re sitting in a barn in a field. There’s nothing but cows and sheep all around me yet we’ve got 1Gbps fibre connectivity. The fibre optic cables …

How long can Android remain free?

As you may have read here on Coolsmartphone recently, Google Android was given a huge fine by the EU after exploiting their control over the Android OS. They were, it seems, reducing the appearance of rivals. However, with another huge fine being pushed through the door, people are …

A HUGE 45GB for £18 per month. BOOM!

Fancy a big fat stack of data per month? Fancy using EE masts and getting the full 4G beans? Fancy only spending £18 per month for all that? Buy before the end of July and you’ll get 5000 minutes, unlimited texts and all that data on this SIM-only …

I choose to go naked, but there’s consequences

Take a look at these two phones. Do you know who they belong to ? Yes, they belong to me. Apart from the cracks and the smashed rear panels, you’ll probably also notice that I don’t have a cover on either of the phones either. This, I’ll admit, …

Tesco Mobile to dish out free Samsung tech gifts

Operating on the O2 network, Tesco Mobile is offering up the Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+, S9, S9+ and Samsung Note 8. If you buy one of those devices then the network will offer up a free tech gift worth up to £279. There’s something to suit everyone including …

Buy a phone, run a speed test, give to charity!

Wanna donate some cash easily? Well, there’s a couple of ways we’ve found of doing it. First, the Tesco Mobile guys are donating a crisp £5 for every single pink phone which is sold until June 26th. The money goes direct to Cancer Research UK and ties in …

Solid reasons to use mobile banking

My wife was chatting to me recently about one of our first holidays abroad. I’d started to do some IT contracting and she had got her first full-time job. We treated ourselves and off we went, on the first holiday together. Trouble was, a few days into the …