Tag: network

O2 Outage compensation on the way

So, yesterday someone at Ericsson forgot to renew a certificate. This caused O2, giffgaff, Tesco Mobile, Sky and Lycamobile customers to lose all internet connectivity and there was some severe red faces as the O2 network ended up on the front pages of newspapers and websites for all …

(LIVE) No O2 for you too? Network problems continue to rumble on.

If you’re using an O2 mobile today then, well, you probably won’t be able to read this … not unless you’re on WiFi. Since 5.30 this morning there’s been major problems with connectivity, which O2 are blaming on a third party software issue. Up to 32 million UK …

Vodafone – Black Friday offers

The cool thing about running this site is that I get to see all the deals before they go live. This time it’s Vodafone and these deals are only on until November 26th, so you’ve got to hit them this weekend really. Again, the Samsung Galaxy S9 has …

EE to enable sixteen 5G sites next year

Blimey. We’ve got to keep up with this one. It only seems a few minutes since EE announced that nine 5G sites, but in 2019 they’re hoping to have coverage in the busiest parts of 16 cities. London, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Manchester, Cardiff and Belfast will be in “phase …

Arrival – Live Xiaomi launch stream. Watch here.

Good afternoon everyone. We’re back in London today, bringing you everything you need to know about this relatively unknown brand. I say unknown because they are just that, at least right now, at least here in the UK. However, the same story could be told about HTC, about …

Fancy a free Nintendo Switch?

Yes, it’s that time of year again. Halloween is done. Bonfire Night is done. Now it’s a full-on face-full of funky festive frivolity. EE have unveiled their early bird Christmas offers and, if you get one of the Huawei or Nokia handsets on a 10GB plan or above, …

EE switches on nine 5G sites

Lots of 5G news today and, following the announcement that Three are to invest £5bn into 5G, EE are announcing that parts of East London will have 5G coverage. Of course, you don’t have a 5G-enabled phone. Neither do we, but EE can use these sites as a …

Three sink over £2bn into 5G

UK network Three, who are already well-known for pushing their data network, have today announced they are investing over £2bn into 5G technology. With all the networks full steam ahead in their 5G plans, Three have a great opportunity to stand out thanks to their large spectrum holding …

Three UK confirm their new aggregated 4G, delivering 4G+

Well, we hate to say it, but if you’re following us on Twitter and you read our earlier story, you’ll already know all this. We covered in detail some two weeks ago and right now we’re all basically doing this in the Coolsmartphone office. Today Three have confirmed …

Vodafone first to carry 5G over a commercial network

After the trials in April, Vodafone have become to the first network to switch on “full 5G” in the UK with live traffic going over a site in Salford. OK, so you can’t use your smartphone on super-fast 5G just yet, but instead this mast is helping provide …

OnePlus expected to launch 5G device in 2019

The co-founder of OnePlus has announced the company will be one of the first to launch a 5G smartphone. Consumers attending a recent Qualcomm conference were given the news by Carl Pei, who stated.. As OnePlus is at the forefront of technology and innovation, we hope to continue …

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 …