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MPs Have Some Ideas on How to Improve Rural 4G Coverage

The big mobile networks have been working towards 5G for a while now, but some people have been sitting back and asking "well what about expanding 4G services?". It's a reasonable point, and 5G is hardly worth getting excited about when the village you live in only gets half a bar of 2G signal. There is work being done about expanding 4G coverage, primarily from BT and EE, but some MPs think more can be done and have written some reports about what they think. Read More >>

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EE Continues to Dominate in OpenSignal’s Latest Report

OpenSignal is always analysing the state of the UK's mobile signal, and trying to work out which of the four big networks is offering the best service, based on the state of their infrastructure. The latest report has just been released, and it's no surprise that EE is still hovering in the top spot. It's good to have all that BT money, after all. Read More >>

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O2’s Newest Perk Gives You 40 Per Cent Off Cinema Tickets, if You Sign Up for Right Contract

Going to the cinema is an expensive trip these days, especially if you live in the South and don't have easy access to Vue's absurdly cheap ticket prices. There are plenty of perks out there that can reduce the cost for you, but they generally rely on having to go in pairs or make you jump through a bunch of hoops. Well O2 is offering a new perk called 'Popcorn Pass' for people on certain contracts, and it'll give you 40 per cent off tickets at participating cinemas. Read More >>

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EE’s Turned on its 5G Trial in the Canary Wharf Area

Back in June EE announced it would be launching its own 5G trials in the London area. Initially the network said this would be the UK's first proper 5G trial, even though there was a chance O2's own 5G testbed would kick off first. Well now EE really has beaten O2 to the punch, because it's kicked off its first 5G trial in the Canary Wharf area. Read More >>

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Mobile Networks May be Forced to Switch Customers to Cheap Tariffs When Contracts End

Communications regulator Ofcom has had the sort of once-a-generation amazing idea that really ought to have been had a decade ago – that of forcing mobile networks to revert their customers to a default tariff once their initial expensive, two-year, phone-paying-for window is over. Read More >>

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Vodafone is Launching Commercial 5G Services Sometime Next Year

At the moment there are a few 'next big things' coming in the tech industry. One of them is 5G, which the industry has been slowly prepping for over the past several years. While the new network infrastructure will have a lot of benefits for businesses and the enterprise sector, there are plenty of commercial benefits as well, like fast speeds and low latency. The bad news has always been that we'd have to wait until 2020 for the commercial services to launch properly, but like EE Vodafone has announced that it wants to launch next year. Read More >>

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Path, the Doomed Social Network With One Great Idea, is Finally Shutting Down

For a brief moment, back in the early 2010s, Path flourished. The more personal, more private social network was once reportedly valued at $500 million (£380m), but after years of irrelevance, it’s shutting down next month. Path unequivocally failed, but I can’t help but wonder what would happen if we gave its original mission just one more try. Read More >>

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Here Are The Best iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max UK Contract Deals

The day is here: the day that iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max can be pre-ordered. If you're lucky and act fast, you'll be able to get your hands on Apple's latest handset next Friday, 21st September, when it officially releases. Read More >>

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Today They Say Roaming Fees Won’t Return After Any Sort of Brexit

Either the good Brexit or the bad Brexit won't lead to the mobile phone companies going back on EU-led laws to restrict massive fees for connecting to local networks while abroad, says the man in the government currently in charge of guessing what's going to happen when Brexit O'clock inexorably ticks around. Read More >>

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EE is Converting 3G Airwaves to 4G For Better Connections

Today, mobile network EE has announced that it will be converting its 3G airwaves into a 4G signal that will allow for higher mobile internet speeds and better reliability for its users. Read More >>

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Three Has Shaken up its SIM-Only Plans, and That Means There are Discounts

Everyone likes saving money, and nobody likes complicated systems when they're just trying to get themselves a phone contract. Today Three has made some changes to its SIM only mobiles deals, including rebranding the 'Essential Plans' as 'Advanced Plans'. While that might sound bad, it doesn't mean the cheaper plans have gone anywhere. In fact the network has reduced the cost of its pricier plans instead. Read More >>

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EE’s Newest Flexibility Perk Lets You ‘Upgrade Anytime’

Phone contracts that come with a phone last a full two years, meaning you're typically stuck with the same handset until renewal time. Recently networks have been offering perks that let you upgrade after shorter periods of time, and EE is the newest. It has launched a new 'Upgrade Anytime' system that lets you upgrade your phone whenever you like. Read More >>

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O2 Now Lets You Design Your Own Custom Tariff

Today, O2 has launched a brand new service: O2 custom plans. Rather than having set pay monthly packages with a fixed monthly price and fixed amount of data, the idea is to let customers tailor their plan exactly to their tastes. You can choose the handset you want, how much you'd like to pay up front, how many months you want the contract to last for, and how much data you'd like to be included in it. Read More >>

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EE’s Going to Start Delivering Your Phone the Day You Order it, and Have Someone Set it Up For You

Same day delivery is fast becoming a thing, to the point where it probably won't be long before free next-day delivery option isn't going to be anywhere near good enough for some types of people. The latest company to jump on the same-day delivery bandwagon is EE, meaning you'll get your shiny new phone as quickly as two hours after you order it. Read More >>

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EE Fixed a Bug That Could Have Let Hackers Gift an Unlimited Amount of Data

Back in June EE announced that it was going to let customers start gifting their unused monthly data to family members, giving it a new lease on life and preventing it from going to waste. But it seems that system had a pretty critical bug that would have let customers add an unlimited amount of data to an account without having to pay for it. As ever, the first we got to hear of it was after it's been fixed. Read More >>