Tag: orange

Find your local mobile mast – 2020 Edition

Many years ago, mobile networks gave the location of their masts to Ofcom. That was back in 2011 though, and after a bit they ditched it. Mobile companies didn’t have to map the location of masts, but we managed to get the data to view a few years …

The Orange SPV GUI

Yesterday I found a haul of classic smartphones including the SPV E100, E200 and M2000. Not only that, but I dug out the SPV C500 and C600 too. That C600 was, at the time, quite something – it came with an OMAP850 CPU running at 195Mhz and had …

Smartphones. The old days.

I finally raided my “special cupboard” and look. Look at what greeted me. Anyone remember these? I know some of you might recognise your favourites, but I’m going to start with the oldest one, on the left. It’s the Orange SPV, also known as the HTC Canary. This …

The Orange SPV – An update

A little update on the Orange SPV story we ran a short while ago. The SPV was from a different era – a phone with a numeric keypad, no touch screen and something called “Microsoft Smartphone” as an OS. John Brown got in touch with us because he’d …

In the beginning there was… The Orange SPV

Way back in 2002 this whole site was kick-started by one phone. It ran an operating system created by Microsoft and the handset was the result of a partnership with UK network, Orange. The network itself has since left the UK, but HTC – a relative unknown at …

Orange launch a Holiday Europe plan for the UEFA championships

As a UK resident, it was certainly a flash from the past to receive an email from Orange. They are, of course, still going strong elsewhere in Europe and, if you’re heading across Europe for the EURO 2016 tournament. The Orange Holiday plan is available here (this is …

And so it begins. BT EE purchase waved through

Yes, unsurprising, and without any backhanders whatsoever, the, Competition and Markets Authority has rubber-stamped the £12.5bn takeover of EE by BT. The group will now grab EE and create a huge quad-play provider offering home phone, home broadband, TV and mobile solutions. Expect to see more adverts, more packaged …

Orange list the HTC One A9

Yes, you’re right. This is a phone that hadn’t even been announced yet. HTC are trying to do a big build-up to their October 20th launch event. However, Orange France have just gone ahead and listed the thing on their website anyways. Details are there, plus pricing and …

Life without a signal. Actually, not that bad.

I’ve been somewhere magical this weekend. A place with absolutely no signal. I’ve been with a group of mates and between us we had all the networks covered. One had an EE phone and amongst us we also had an O2, Vodafone and Three device. Not one phone …

MWC – Orange Ub-y brings people to you. Virtually.

I’ve seen some weird tech items before, but these things totally freaked me out today. Meet the Orange Ub-y (short for “ubiquity”), which roams around the Orange stand here in Barcelona. There’s actually two as I write this, and the girls controlling the devices are chatting to each …

MWC – Orange launches the Klif in Africa and the Middle East.

Today Orange have announced the launch of the Klif handset in Africa and the Middle East along side an all inclusive mobile bundle and content portal. Starting at €35, the Orange Kilf deal includes the phone with a bundled data, voice and text message package. As an example Orange …

Goodbye Orange, T-Mobile.

Today looks to mark the end of T-Mobile and Orange here in the UK, or at least the beginning of the end. We’ve had our suspicions since last March when EE stopped Orange and T-Mobile sales on-line. Now, in an interview with Mobile News, EE chief commercial officer …

Orange Wednesdays – It’s all over

A lot of people chose EE and, previously, Orange, because of the Orange Wednesdays offer. It gave you two seats in your local cinema for the price of one and, if you got enough codes, you could take the entire family for half the price. EE continued the …

Samsung Galaxy S4 deal on EE – Check before you buy

After a recent visit to the health food shop (Greggs), I passed this advert for the Samsung Galaxy S4 on EE 4G. Straight from the word go, it looks like a great offer. The “No Brainer” deal offers up the Samsung Galaxy S4 for just £18.99 per month. …

Deal agreed to protect customers from mobile “bill shock”

EE, Three, Vodafone and Virgin Media have today agreed to a new cap, proposed by the Government, on mobile bills. We’ve already seen some new measures getting announced, such as the option of ending a contract early if bills are increased mid-contract, but now it’ll be extended. A …

EE iPad Air pricing announced

We’ve already seen both Three and Vodafone announce their pricing. Now it’s time for the network with all the 4G masts – EE. They’ve announced that the new iPad Air with WiFi + Cellular will be available from today and you can get it for £36 per month …

Orange announce two new own branded smartphones

Orange have today announced two new own branded handsets for the European market. The Orange Yumo and the Orange Hiro are being launched ” in response to customer demand for sophisticated smartphones at a more accessible price” although there are no plans to launch them here in the UK. …

I just want a signal!!! – Opinion

Most of the major networks have now announced their 4G pricing models.  They vary a little but, with one notable exception, there is a premium for the new technology as well as limits. Data is the new king.  No longer do we want more and more texts bundled …

Cooking like Bacon – EE’s interim results are starting to sizzle.

Today has seen EE (formerly Everything Everywhere who were formerly T-Mobile and Orange) release their interim 6 monthly results which takes them to the end of June 2013. Main story here, they ain’t half bad. With turnover of £3.2bn and pre tax earnings of £734 million, EE seem …

The end of a special relationship.

If you’ve followed my mutterings on Twitter then you’ll know that I recently made a big change in my life. We’ve actually been together since 1995, so I tried my best to work things out. However, recently I decided that it would probably be best if we went …

Had a big phone bill? It’s nothing compared to this, but..

You may have seen stories about the recent Orange customer who received a rather substantial bill. His Business Sense 1500 plan covered 10 phones and had bills of around £300 per month. Alan and Carolyn Mazkouri, from Swansea, have been with Orange for 15 years. However, one day …

Facebook phone, HTC First announced

HTC and Facebook have today announced a joint device called the HTC First and is all based around the best Facebook experience with high quality HTC hardware we have come to expect. The HTC FIrst offers Android JellyBean 4.1, a dual-core processor, 1GB RAM, 4.2 inch 720p screen, 5 megapixel camera and …

Samsung Galaxy S4 – Which networks are taking it?

Time for a quick round-up on which networks will be picking up the Samsung Galaxy S4. Now, if I’m a betting man, I’d put £10 on all of the networks picking it up, but here’s how things stand currently.. T-Mobile T-Mobile have stated that they will carry the …

Another price increase from Orange

Last week news of tariff increases for pay monthly customers came from both Orange and T-Mobile. Well, it seems that Orange are at it again as letters have been sent to customers that elect to cover their prized handsets with Orange Care informing them of another price hike …

Loyalty, Not on Your Nelly – Editorial

Today I received my price increases letter from Orange.  It informed me that my tariff will be increasing by 3.3% in the near future.  I have been a customer of Orange for over 5 years and one of my contracts is due an upgrade. Bearing this in mind …

MWC – Up close, the Orange Nivo

Billed as an “affordable” and “capable”, this is the more entry-level handset made by Gigabyte for Orange. Powered by Android 4.1 it has a dual-core 1GHz CPU and microSD. There’s a 4″ 480×800 pixel screen and a 5 megapixel camera at the back with 720p HD video capture. …

MWC – Up close, the Orange San Remo

This, the second Orange device we’re looking at today, is the San Remo. This is probably the best looking of the bunch and is made by Alcatel. This one packs a 4.7″ 540×960 pixel display and is powered by Android 4.1 on a dual-core 1GHz CPU with 4GB …

MWC – Up close, the Orange Lumo

We took a look at the three Orange handsets that were announced a few days back at MWC. Two of them, the Orange Lumo and the Orange Nivo, are made by Gigabyte, whilst the Orange Remo is made by Alcatel. First, let’s take a look at the Orange …

MWC – New Orange-branded handsets, hands on

Just a short while back we mentioned the three new Orange-branded phones that were about to hit the streets. With EE, Orange and T-Mobile getting into a new family unit now, we’re unsure whether these will appear in the UK but they will be offered out across other …

Discount available at Orange Accessories

This fell out of my local newspaper, so I thought I’d share the love. If you’d like to get anything from the Orange accessories store there’s a £5 voucher here. Just whack in “5offaccess” and you’ll see your total bill reduce by a fiver. There’s also 30& off …

Orange and T-Mobile contract prices to increase

It has been announced that both Orange and T-Mobile are to increase the price of current pay-monthly customers bills by the rate of the Retail Price index which stands at 3.3%. This price increase will take effect from 10th April 2013 for Orange customers and 9th May for …

MWC – Stylistic S01 Hands on

Last year we chatted with Fujitsu and they showed us some of their waterproof tablets and Andrdoid phones. This year, it’s a slightly different approach for Europe. They’ve launched the Stylistic S01 with Orange. It’s a phone aimed at the “more mature” end of the market and it’s …

Orange announce three new own-brand phones

The Orange Lumo (above), Nivo and San Remo are coming to “select markets” in the first half of this year. The Lumo is a 4G phone, although it’s not clear whether this or any of these phones will be heading to the UK. All of these new handsets …

Fujitsu and Orange launch the Stylistic S01 for Senior Citizens

Last year we went to see James Maynard, Fujitsu’s new product marketing Director. At Mobile World Congress last year they showed off some of their new kit to us as they prepared to push into Europe. They were the “new” boys on the block in the way – …

EE offering a contract swap for Orange and T-Mobile customers

The boys at EE are keen to get you in board. Currently Kevin Bacon is offering out a vagazzle to anyone who’s interested and, meanwhile, EE are pushing their “Swap to EE” offer to those currently on Orange and T-Mobile. You’ll have to be using an iPhone 4S, …