Tag: three

Better coverage in the country. The Shared Rural Network.

A figure you may not see in many headlines is the fact that just 66% of the UK landmass has 4G coverage from all four mobile operators. With all this talk about 5G, it’s surprising that we’ve not got a higher 4G coverage. Of course, the operative term …

Three down. Website and network collapses

On Three? Chances are you’re having problems. Worse still, the Three website is displaying a maintenance message from the 1990’s too. It’s basically bad. Three has around 10 million customers and is on the cusp of big things after bagging a big slice of contiguous 5G frequencies, however …

Unlimited everything with Three. Just £18 per month.

What words can I put alongside this news item, really? Everything you need is right there on the screen :) Basically it’s unlimited everything, SIM only, with Three UK. £18 per month. The SIM is ready for 5G and you can setup a WiFi hotspot without worrying about …

Three customers now pulling an average of 10GB per month

Admit it, looking at a mobile phone package which delivers 2GB per month is going to give you cold sweats. You know, part-way through the month, that you’re going to be worry about visiting sites or checking anything on the internet because your data is bound to run …

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 …

The new iPhone 11 Series – Where to buy. Pricing updates…

An update from the various networks regarding the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and the iPhone 11 Pro Max plus anything else they may be offering in the wake of the Apple announcement yesterday. Don’t forget to get the low-down in our earlier article. BT – Operating on the …

The iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro. More phones you will buy.

Let’s give you the low-down on what Apple have just announced. The iPhone 11 range is here. There’s a standard iPhone 11 and a new iPhone 11 Pro plus a 11 Pro Max. The latter models have “Pro cameras, Pro display and Pro Performance” and a “WOAH” price-tag. …

Smarty – 25% Off their Unlimited data plan

This is a “virtual” network operating on Three masts. In truth, they’re a company which is owned by Three and their registered address is the same as Three. Basically, you’re going to get the same Three coverage but, with this network, you can now get yourself a bit …

Three 5G goes live in London today

It’s a brave new world for UK network, Three. They’ve gone from having the smallest amount of spectrum to the most thanks to their plentiful 5G allowance. It means that they can deliver “true 5G” thanks to 100MHz of contiguous spectrum. This will, according to the network, support …

EE named as best mobile provider 2019

Rootmetrics, a US based company founded back in 2008, has one sole purpose – to provide mobile network performance information. Today they have published the results for 2019 testing of the UK networks. By using a batch of store-purchased Samsung Galaxy S9  smartphones, the testing itself was conducted …

Three to deliver 5G to all with no extra cost

Three is the latest network to unveil its plans for 5G services and there’s a lot for consumers to get excited about. The big headline is the fact that you’ll be able to enjoy the upcoming 5G network (provided you’ve got a compatible phone) for no additional cost. …

Three 5G. Twice as fast as others.

As we’ve mentioned before, Three have a rather big ace up their sleeve when it comes to 5G. During the spectrum auction they managed to obtain one contiguous 100MHz block to deliver what’s termed as “full 5G”. Not only that, but they also have a total of 140MHz …

Changing networks – Text to Switch Explained

Today marks the start of a new method of changing networks. For all too long people here in the UK have had to call the infamous “Retentions Team”. They will try lots of things to keep hold of you as a customer. Sometimes this process has a good …

Three 5G testing under way. Cloud network in place.

Wait though, because it’s not all about 5G. Three are also boosting their 4G, with 3G spectrum now being refarmed for 4G. They’re upgrading the 4G antenna masts on thousands of sites, with Croydon recently seeing new antennas and a reallocation of 10MHz of 3G spectrum (leaving 5Mhz …

Honor 20 Incoming. Great specs, great price.

A 6.26″ all-view screen with a 2340 x 1080 pixel resolution at 412PPI. A 48 megapixel rear camera and a 16 megapixel wide-angle shooter. A 2 megapixel depth-assist camera, a 2 megaxpixel macro camera and a 32 megapixel selfie shooter. AI camera capabilities, Virtual 9.1 Surround Sound, NFC, …

Three announces 5G launch date, complete with loads of spectrum.

It’s the “Need for speed” according to Three, and they’ve announced that their 5G network will arrive in August. By then there’ll be just London, but things look to be spinning up very quickly, with 25 towns and cities going live by the end of this year. Using …

Huawei goes 5G. Welcome in, the Mate 20 X

A mobile phone company called Huawei announced a phone late last night. You might not have heard about them because they’re hardly ever in the news :) Thing is, this is a 5G phone, and it’s a first for the company. The Huawei Mate 20 X 5G is …

Network operators to provide end-of-contract alerts

It’s something we don’t like you guys doing. Paying too much for a phone or a mobile contract is just wrong. So, if you sign up for a contract, ensure that you move at the end of the deal, because continuing to pay is just bonkers. The reason? …

Live from the OnePlus 7 Pro Launch Event

Hello people! The Coolsmartphone Team are now officially live from the big (and it is properly big) OnePlus launch here in London. Today you’re going to see, hear and read all about the OnePlus 7 Pro. This is a phone you’re about to see on Three and we’ve …

Three to range OnePlus handsets

Next week will see the launch of the new OnePlus 7 Pro. It’s already slipped out and you’ll be able to play with the thing yourself at a range of pop-up events. However, today we’re hearing that Three UK will be picking up the “OnePlus premium smartphones” very …