Tag: mvno

Asda Mobile follow Virgin Mobile in switching to Vodafone

Last year Virgin Mobile announced a switch from EE to Vodafone masts. The virtual network will be moving customers over later next year, and they’re not the only virtual network to do it. Asda Mobile has announced that they will also be moving away from EE masts, and …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

More goodybag action from giffgaff

The boys at giffgaff (operating on O2 masts) have had a bit of a refresh with their £6, £8, £20 and £25 “Always On” goodybags. Whether you’re a customer / members or not, you can now get unlimited texts and calls on all goodybags plus double data on …

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) …

Virgin Mobile says goodbye to EE, switches to Vodafone masts

There’s a number of “virtual” operators to choose from when you’re looking to get a new mobile or a SIM. You really shouldn’t shy away from them either, because they’re as good as the “big four” for the most part. Under the hood though, they’ll use the masts …

The Huawei Mate 30 – Missing more than just Google Apps

Huawei is a massively successful company. We’ve been to see them in China. We visited the university that teaches staff, the accommodation where workers stay and play. We saw their facilities and their innovative products. Yesterday though, something massive was missing from their Mate 30 and Mate 30 …

Virgin Mobile service restored after sizeable outage

Yesterday many customers of the MVNO, which runs on EE masts, found themselves unable to use the network fully. Problems seemed to be pretty wide-ranging, and included making calls, sending text messages and using mobile data. The network took to social media late last night too blame a …

giffgaff wins recommended Which? Provider yet again

It’s the 7th year running for the network, which is only 10 years old, and they’ve won the “the Best Mobile Network” award. A lot of “virtual” network operators have claimed the top spots, with Utility Warehouse and Plusnet Mobile coming second and third respectively. They’re closely followed …

Get yourself some Amazon vouchers for recommending SMARTY

Sitting on the Three network, SMARTY is a new SIM-only network which offers three simple plans. They have on-line help if you get stuck, but everything is easy and straightforward – just order a SIM, whack it in your phone and pay on a per-month basis.. They have …

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 …

So many network operators! How do I choose?

There’s still a sizeable majority of people out there that, by default, tend to choose one of the “big four” UK operators. Sure, there’s reasons for looking just at EE, Vodafone, O2 and Three. You’ll get added benefits like WiFi calling and, because they’re big companies and you’re …

giffgaff boost their goodybag data allowances

giffgaff, which sits on the O2 network, have long been the go-to fuss-free solution if you just want a monthly plan with no ties. However, of late other virtual networks have been muscling in, with the likes of Lebara offering 4GB for £8 per month (on the Voda …

A new network coming soon – Zevvle

A network promising to bring simplicity and enhanced support. That’s what on the cards from startup Zevvle. They tell me that they’ll remove unnecessary fees and misguided features. It’ll be using the EE network, so you know that coverage will be good, and they intend to launch later …

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 …

Virgin Media offering a simply massive SIM only deal

OK, you’ve got until next Wednesday to take advantage of this one. It’s with Virgin Media – a virtual network operator using the EE 4G network, so you’re going to get a nice strong signal with excellent coverage. Right now, whether you’ve got the Virgin TV & Broadband …

Quick – £6 SIM-only Plusnet plan with 1.5GB of data

Want the EE coverage and reach for a SIM-only deal? Want to pay just £6 every month for 1.5GB of data? Well, if you’re quick Plusnet have a deal which does just that. The PR peeps, who offered me a cookie to pimp this plan, tell me that …

New UK network, SMARTY, hopes not to be pants.

Two UK networks have both announced new offerings today. Three and Vodafone. First, it’s Three…. well, actually it’s a new network called “SMARTY” – and yes, that’s all in capitals. They piggyback off the Three 4G network and they tell us that they are going to be the …

Get yourself £20 off your shopping if you’re on Tesco Mobile

If you are a current or prospective customer of Tesco Mobile, listen up. They seem to be pushing hard (and, by that, I mean that they’re emailing me a lot) to promote their network and are now dishing up extra Clubcard points on selected mobile phones. If you …

Get the LG G6 with giffgaff a week before release

Look at me. I’ve got me an LG G6. Aren’t I all big and clever? I get phones first. I’m so amazing. Wait though… it’s not like that at all. In fact, I get phones on loan for a few days or a couple of weeks, then I …

Tesco Mobile to deliver money-saving perks to families

A refreshed Family Perks scheme has been launched on Tesco Mobile here in the UK today. It means that, if you get your family together on one bill, you can choose perks for each member. Those perks include free minutes, data or Tesco Clubcard points. Using the O2 …

LIFE Mobile merges into Plusnet Mobile

I’m sure you’ve all heard about Plusnet. They’re a “no nonsense” UK internet provider based in Sheffield. They do broadband, landlines and calls… oh, and they’re owned by BT after an acquisition in 2007. Who else is owned by BT? Well, EE of course. EE in turn own …

giffgaff serve up summer deals on the latest smartphones

Head over to the Apple website and a 64GB iPhone 6s will set you back £619. The 128GB one will cost you £699. However, right now giffgaff have dropped the price of this and lots of other handsets. So, head over to their site and you can get …

Tesco puts a Rocket in your pocket

Want 4G data on Pay As You Go? Tesco Mobile is going to deliver with their new “Rocket Packs”. They’ve been announced just weeks after the virtual mobile network announced a money-saving scheme which reduces mobile bills if you watch some ads. Now they’re offering 4G data on …

Tesco launch Mobile Xtras

Well, this is awkward. We’ve been given some information about a new offering from Tesco Mobile but their PR team aren’t getting in touch. We’re not totally sure if we’re breaking an embargo or what-not, but here goes anyway. So, word on the street is that Tesco Mobile …

Tesco Mobile offering free roaming in lots of European countries

If you’re planning to use your mobile phone across Europe then, until now, Three has been your best bet. Their “Feel At Home” offering let’s you use your phone as you would in the UK, but across European destinations such as France, the Republic of Ireland, Sweden, Spain, …

giffgaff flies high with new ad campaign

Back in the late 90’s I was using a clunky big Nokia phone and colour screens were just a pipe dream. There was a TV show on back then called “TFI Friday”, hosted by Chris Evans. He bought and sold a radio station, became a multi-millionaire, shacked up …

Goodbye Sainsbury’s Mobile

Have you got a mobile running on the Sainsbury’s Mobile network? Well, sadly it won’t be working much longer. The supermarket has given a 90-day notice that all services will be discontinued and you’ll see the network completely snuffed out on January 15th. The reasons, it seems, revolve …

FreedomPop UK – An overview. £0 per month is back again.

Over the years we’ve seen a number of MVNO’s here in the UK attempting to give you something for nothing but, each and every time, they’ve failed. First we tried Ovivo, then we tried Samba Mobile but both went pop fairly quickly and customers were left without service. …

Pricing for the Galaxy S6 edge + on giffgaff announced

Fancy the new super-sized Samsung Galaxy S6 edge + on giffgaff? They’ll be selling it from September 4th contract free and completely unlocked. You can then stick one of the giffgaff monthly SIM cards in, and there’s a range of plans to choose from with 3G and 4G ‘goodybags’. …

Free SIM from The Peoples Operator, plus £10.50 bonus credit

Bit of a UK only deal now. The Peoples Operator is an MVNO that we originally covered a while ago as part of our Charity Networks article. They have now launched a rather cool sounding promotion which is designed to get you using their network. It’s pretty hard …

Samsung S6 edge+ pricing on Tesco Mobile

Fancy grabbing the latest Samsung kit via an MVNO? Tesco Mobile, the 50/50 venture between the grocer and O2, will be selling the all-new S6 edge+ from £43.50 a month with no up-front cost. The shiny new phone will be available online and from Tesco Phone Shops from …

Already SIM-only? Keep looking, you could get an even better deal

Let’s assume that there’s a healthy section of you on giffgaff. Let’s also assume that you might be going to an area where the signal perhaps isn’t so great. Perhaps you’ve looked at Three and thought that getting 1GB of data for £14 isn’t enough on a Pay …

Voda deny MVNO exit claim

Earlier today TalkTalk accused Vodafone of quitting all MVNO activity. In documents relating to the BT/EE merger, TalkTalk had info to suggest that Voda had served notice on Sainsburys and Carphone Warehouse following the discontinuation of service for TalkTalk. We now understand that Vodafone is in the process …

Tesco Mobile proper sticks the boot into Three

Yesterday we detailed the move by Three to tweak their terms and conditions and allow mid-contract price hikes. Now Tesco Mobile, an MVNO running on O2, have given us their take on all this. Other networks have “amended” their terms and conditions to allow increases in line with …