Tag: network

A third of Brits are “data illiterate”

Are you data illiterate? Well, a new report shows that not properly using your data allowance can cost up to £300 every year. It’s no doubt because we generally like to over-estimate how much data we think we’ll need. That way, we’ll have too much rather than not …

Three launch new #PhonesAreGood campaign

Three have done it yet again with a fantastic new advertising campaign talking about why phones have actually improved our lives. The video shows how mobile devices could have helped moments in history by sharing or using modern features that we nowall take for granted. The video takes …

EE switch on their first live 5G site

Moving from 3G to 4G now seems like a distant memory. Indeed, on the very, very odd occasion that I do drop to 3G I suddenly think… My God! 3G is terrible. How did we cope with this?! But wait, forget about 3G. We’re using 4G and already …

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 …

Virgin boost 4G data speeds

Virgin Mobile are doing some great offers right now, especially if you are in need of a SIM-only contract. The company run their network off EE signal, which gives them access to a huge 4G footprint already built, and still improving all the time. Until now customers have …

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, …

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 …

Want the Huawei Mate 20 lite? Come on son, grab one

The Mate 20 lite is available right now. You can buy it Carphone Warehouse on a Vodafone contract for just £23 per month with £29.99 up-front. This gets you unlimited calls and texts plus 4GB of data. You can also get in on O2 for £31 per month …

EE launch Upgrade Anytime plans

The big news today comes from the largest 4G network in the UK, EE. And it is quite a big announcement for anyone who loves getting the latest device as soon as possible. Before now, certain phones were available on Annual Upgrade options which means after 12 months …

O2 Refresh gets big….refresh

The big news just now comes from UK network O2. They’re making a big update to their Refresh contract offering. In case you did not know, O2 Refresh split your contract into two payments. First an airtime part which is for your talk / text / data, and …

Vodafone – Watch out when you Roam Further

A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to be in the USA. As it was a quick visit, I’d not really organised any local SIM and took my normal Vodafone handset. When the plane touched down I received the usual text message from Vodafone advising on …

International roaming with SMARTY. Tested.

As we mentioned earlier, SMARTY, the simple SIM only network, are backed by Three. Travelling within the EU, as you would expect, is included in your normal usage. You can head to Paris, Barcelona, Madrid, where-ever. Just use your phone as you would back in the UK. Further …

Three confirm Note 9 pricing

UK network Three, who are known for their data plans, have just confirmed pricing for the newly-announced Galaxy Note 9. All plans mentioned feature an up-front price of £79, so getting one won’t break the bank. Unlimited calls, texts and 4GB will cost £48 a month. Unlimited calls, …

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 …

VOXI adds triple data

The network for the under 30’s has added, for a limited time, triple data. This comes on top of their endless social data, plus endless calls, texts and picture messages plus endless roaming in Europe. There’s no contracts – you just choose how much data you need for …

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 …

Signal boosting – an update

Just the other day I mentioned my quest to get a mobile repeater. The reason, as you will have seen from a few of my most recent posts, is because the signal in the area I’m now currently based is a poor and I really need a mobile …

Vodafone WiFi Calling – Not on all plans, yet. A response.

This morning I wrote a story about WiFi Calling. It’s something which is now becoming fairly familiar with users of compatible handsets and means that you can make and receive calls whilst on the Underground in London, in the local Tesco or in the office when there’s no …