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Martin Freeman Sells Soul to Vodafone

Martin Freeman, who will either be Tim From The Office, Watson, or a Hollywood celebrity to you, is the star of Vodafone's new UK TV advert, and the first celeb it's used to sell minutes and texts for years, if you don't count that CG Yoda. Read More >>

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How Long Have You Been With Your Mobile Network?

Carphone Warehouse says the average 18-30-year-old has been in a monogamous mobile phone contract with the same network for just over four years, as the pain of swapping and potentially not having a fun thing to look at for a few hours or days is too much to risk. What's your mobile relationship best? Read More >>

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Three’s Offering Mobile Broadband to Help You Ditch Your Landline

If you live in an area with strong signal, chances are your 4G is faster than a standard non-fibre broadband connection. The problem is that it's been almost impossible to use the speedy wireless to ditch your ISP without having to pay a fortune. Three is hoping to put an end to that, with the launch of its new HomeFi 4G broadband service. Read More >>

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O2’s Not Going to Overcharge You When You Go on a European Holiday

O2 has announced that its customers won't be getting shafted if they attempt to use their mobile phones in Europe this summer. So if you pop over to the continent to stock up on cheap wine and cheese, there's one less thing to have to worry about. Read More >>

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US Network Launches Fake 5G Network in Desperate Attempt to Seem Innovative

Have you heard? US phone network AT&T is going to “pave the way for the next generation of faster speeds” with something called 5G Evolution. No, it’s not actually a new 5G network, the much hyped successor to 4G that’s supposed to change the way we connect to the internet. It’s just a re-branded 4G offering, and AT&T’s sad attempt at seeming innovative. Read More >>

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O2 Joins Wi-Fi and 4G Calling Party

O2 is finally ready to let people make calls through 4G and Wi-Fi connections, as it launches its own take on the coverage-expanding trick that the rest of the UK's mobile networks use. Read More >>

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Internet Filters Probably Don’t Protect the Kids

Relying on the internet filter to nanny your children isn't the best way of protecting them from the worst the internet has to offer, as a group of academics have found there's only a "dubious" benefit to having the technology policing your connections. Read More >>

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BT Ordered to Cut Prices for Landline-Only Customers

Communications watchdog Ofcom has a slightly unusual Pancake Day present for everyone who only uses BT to provide their homes with a landline -- £5 off the price of a monthly connection. Happy Pancake Day, everyone! Read More >>

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O2 Hints at Ad-Blocking, or at Least Ad-Calming Measures

Another UK mobile network has raised the prospect of introducing an element of advertising blocking to its product, with O2's boss saying that his company has the technology to do such a thing so... maybe one day it will. Depending on how many decades back Google threatens to send it as a result. Read More >>

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Samsung is Trialling 5G in the UK This Year

The UK's first 5G trials, with a focus on fixed wireless access, are set to begin during the second half of this year, thanks to a partnership between Samsung and telecommunications company Arqiva. Read More >>

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EE Suggests Renting a Drone to Provide You With Your Rural Mobile Data

EE has announced its rubbish 2017 festival stunt earlier than usual this year, in the form of the Helikite -- a drone/balloon hybrid capable of delivering local voice and data services. Read More >>

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Brits Won’t Benefit From EU Roaming Caps Post-Brexit

Great news, everyone! The days of being too terrified to even use your phone as a clock when on holiday lest it cost you money are coming back, with the bureaucrats behind the EU's new total block on network roaming fees saying it WON'T automatically apply to travelling UK residents once the Brexit scenario is in place in 2019 or thereabouts. Read More >>

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Three Finally Adds Wifi Calling for UK Users

Good news for Three customers who live in mobile black-spots: The company has today announced that wifi calling is available on its network for the first time. Read More >>

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Teacher Abandons School 4G Network Block Idea

A headteacher at a school in North Yorkshire did a bit of reading up and thought she'd found a great way of ending social media bullying and the endless distraction of mobile phones on school time -- blocking the 4G network. Read More >>

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EE Slapped With £2.7m Fine For Overcharging Customers [Updated]

Mobile network EE has been given a telling off by the telecoms regular Ofcom - and landed with a fine of £2.7m for overcharging tens of thousands of customers. Read More >>