Looks Like Networks Will Have to Subsidise Our Pricey 5G Phones

There hasn't been a lot of excitement for 5G on the consumer side in the UK yet, but analysts are already predicting that we won't want to pay as much as 5G-enabled phones will cost, and the networks will have to subsidise if they want the handsets to sell. Read More >>

How Good Is Your Mobile Network? Official Results Give Thumbs Up To EE

EE, it seems, is the best all-around mobile network in the UK, winning in most of RootMetric's performance tests. It was only in call handling that it was beaten by both Vodafone and Three. EE was the overall winner, Three came second, Vodafone third and O2 last. Although O2 is likely to be disappointed, the BBC also points out that it has the smallest portion of the UK radio spectrum to work with, and a large customer base. Read More >>

Three’s Binge Tariff: Good For You; Bad For Society (Updated)

Three has lobbed a grenade into the battle between mobile networks today as it has announced that if you take the company’s new “Go Binge” tariff on your phone, you’ll be able to stream Netflix, Deezer, TV Player, Soundcloud and other services without the data usage counting towards your data cap. In industry jargon, it means these services are being “zero rated”. Read More >>

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Ofcom Wants To Let You Dump Your Mobile Provider By Text

Switching mobile networks isn't especially hard right now, but Ofcom wants to make it even easier and even more suitable for those of us who hate speaking to human beings on phones. The proposed system will allow you to dump your current mobile provider by text. Your jilted provider will then text you a code, which you can give to your new bae to pick up an exciting new relationship. Read More >>

EE Has 10 Million 4G Customers

They say that in technology, being first is everything. Given the current state of the UK's highly competitive smartphone user market, we'd have to agree. Read More >>

Get a Free SIM on the Three Network With This “Ditch the Contract” Deal of the Day

Since Ovivo vanished unexpectedly, there'll be a good number of people on the lookout for another mobile deal. Presumably, it'll be entirely made up of those with second phones because they're having an affair, or ringing up bars and asking for "Hugh Janus" and the like. Read More >>

ASA Gives Three a Slap on the Wrist Over “3.9G” Adverts

The Three network has got itself into hot water with the Advertising Standards Agency, after rival network EE claimed the "3.9G" branding of Three's "Ultrafast" DC-HSPDA mobile connection was misleading. Read More >>

Virgin Mobile Spits Out a Cheapo All-You-Can-Eat Data Plan

The unlimited mobile data wars are starting to hot up. First we had Three's "One Plan", then T-mobile's "Full Monty", and now Virgin's stepped into the ring too with a £25-a-month all-you-can-eat "Premiere" tariff. Read More >>

T-Mobile Jacks Up Its Contract Prices and There’s No Escape

Following in the footsteps of its Everything Everywhere partner, we shouldn’t be surprised to find T-Mobile’s jacking up its prices too, and again, you can’t get out of your contract because of it either. Read More >>

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Shocker: People Really Didn’t Like Orange Jacking-Up Its Prices

For the first time in a while, Three hasn’t topped the most complained-about league table – this quarter it’s Orange. According to Ofcom it’s all because people really didn’t appreciate getting their bills hiked-up without the option to quit. Read More >>