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Three is Killing Off 3G-Only Phones

Three has always been a bit ahead of the curve when it comes to phone signal. Or more specifically it's been very quick to ditch the old networks and focus its efforts on newer things, which is why it started shutting down its support for 2G networks back in 2010. Now, it's announced that it's going to stop selling phones that only support 3G. Read More >>

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EE’s New ‘Hybrid’ Broadband Merges Fibre With EE’s 4G Network, for Extra Speed and Reliability

EE and BT made a big announcement this morning, with a new 'hybrid' router than links up regular fibre-topic broadband with EE's 4G network. What that means is that this router can use both regular and mobile broadband options, to ensure that you're always getting the best and most stable connection. Read More >>

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BT and EE are Aiming to Launch its First Commercial 5G Services Next Year

It may seem like we're quite a long way from enjoying 5G services for ourselves, but if BT gets its way EE's very first first commercial 5G services could start rolling out before the end of next year - a year before government projections had expected the next-gen network to rollout. Read More >>

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O2 Apologises for Allowing Racists to Post Out SIMs

A quite horrifying use of the mobile networks' desperation to get us signed up has been revealed by a family in London, who were sent O2 SIM cards that had been addressed to offensive names at their home addresses. Read More >>

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Sky Mobile Now has Wi-Fi Calling, But Only on One Phone

Sky Mobile has just announced that it's launched Wi-Fi calling, so people can call and text even if the local phone signal is rubbish. It's free, but the downside is the feature is only available to people with one specific handset: the Xperia XZ1. Read More >>

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Vodafone is the Worst Mobile Network for the Seventh Year Running, Says Which?

Last week Ofcom released its latest quarterly report about telecoms complaints, with Vodafone sharing the top 'most complained about mobile network' position with BT. With that in mind it should actually be no surprise that Which?'s annual mobile customer satisfaction survey has declared it the worst-performing mobile network for the seventh year running. Read More >>

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O2 and Arqiva are Teaming Up to Improve London’s Mobile Connectivity

O2 clearly has big plans for the future. Not only did it buy a huge chunk of spectrum during the recent Ofcom auction, It's just teamed up with communications infrastructure company Arqiva to improve the mobile connectivity in a number of London boroughs. The idea being to improve the general connectivity for people, ready for when 5G services start going online. Read More >>

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Sky Mobile is Bringing Data Rollover to Tablet Tariffs, But No iPads Yet

For people who don't have unlimited data plans, which let's be honest is the vast majority of you, it can be frustrating to pay for a set amount of data each month and not end up using it all. Until the networks stop being stingy and start offering unlimited deals again, data rollover perks are the best way to make sure you get the most out of your money. Sky Mobile has bet a lot on offering rollover on its smartphone tariffs, and now it's bringing it to tablet deals. Read More >>

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Why Should You Even Care About 5G?

The tail-end of February was Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, a show dedicated to mobiles, wireless connectivity, and what might change over the future. I was there wandering the show floor, checking out the many, many exhibits to find something cool and interesting. What I noticed was that this year's show had a lot of emphasis on 5G - specifically for enterprise and business users who will seem to get the most benefit from the new connectivity straight away. Read More >>

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Ofcom’s Revealed the Initial Results of its Latest Mobile Spectrum Auction

Ofcom's right in the middle of a new mobile spectrum auction, taking on bids for 40MHz frequency in the 4G-ready 2.3GHz band and 150MHz in the 3.4GHz band - which is being set aside for future 5G services. This morning the regulator announced the first results in the principal stage of the auction, revealing who's bought what so far. Read More >>

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Unsurprisingly EE’s Still Dominating the UK’s 4G Service

OpenSignal spends a lot of time focussing on the UK's mobile signals, specifically how coverage affects regular people using their phones. Speed, availability, that sort of thing. With all that work comes analysis, which inevitably gets published throughout the year. Now is one such point, with the latest report on the state of the UK's 4G and 3G networks. Read More >>

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O2’s Adding Free Roaming in Non-EU Countries on Some New Contracts

Last June rules came into effect that means everyone within the EU couldn't be charged extra for using their allowances in other EU countries, something that has been in jeopardy since Brexit. In fact it was confirmed yesterday that those regulations would not apply to us once we leave the EU, and so far Three was the only network that would commit to continuing to not charge customers obscene amounts of cash. Read More >>

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EE’s Added 4G Coverage to 12,00km2 of Former ‘Notspots’

The BT-owned EE has a commitment to ensure 95 per cent of the UK landmass is covered by 4G by 2020, and seeing as how that deadline is coming up fast it's been doing a lot to fill in the so-called 'notspots' and get the people in them connected. Over the past year its managed to add an extra 12,000 square kilometres to its network, but what's more some of those areas didn't actually have mobile signal to begin with. Read More >>

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EE is Giving Londoners 1GB of Free Data

There are many reasons one may want live inside London, or as far away from its broken housing market as humanly possible. People who live there will tell you all about the amazing things that make the overpriced London lifestyle worth living, and now they have an extra piece of ammo to add to their smug. EE is giving Londoners 1GB of data absolutely free - just as long as they're already an EE customer. Read More >>

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Ofcom’s Kicking off its Next 4G and 5G Spectrum Auction Next Week

Ofcom has just confirmed its next spectrum auction will begin next Tuesday (20th March), selling off slices of the 4G and 5G spectrum to networks wishing to expand their wireless portfolios. Read More >>