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O2 Says its Data Network is Working Again and it May Bung Users Some Free Data as an Apology

O2 has said that its UK 4G network is up and running again after yesterday's universal collapse, so our little glimpse into the horrifying blackouts of the future and the crash of all mobile services is over. No one died, did they? We can find where to go without Google Maps, can't we? 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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O2 is Bringing Michael Bublé to Augmented Reality

There's a long-standing meme on the internet that claims Michael Bublé spends 10 months of the year hibernating, only to emerge around the Christmas period to do his thing. Bublé has actually popped up early this year, just like the Christmas chocolate in my local Tesco. He's partnered with O2 in a move that will bring him into the world of augmented reality. 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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Here’s All Of The UK Networks That Will Be Selling The iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR

Announced yesterday, the successor to the iPhone X is just around the corner. The iPhone XS, and its bigger brother, the iPhone XS Max, will be available from next Friday, 21st September. Pre-orders start for the handsets tomorrow, 14th September. The cheaper new iPhone, the iPhone XR, will be available on 26th October, with pre-orders starting on the 19th. But some UK networks are letting customers pre-register their interest right now. 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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O2’s Family Plan Comes With Helpful Features Like Parental Controls and Up to 50% Off for 20 People

O2 wants to make everything easier for families, launching a new Family Plan that will bring everyone onto a single account and monthly bill. That makes organising everything nice and easy, while giving everyone access to a bunch of perks, features, and discounts. Read More >>

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O2’s Changing its Postal Policy to Avoid Any More Racist SIM Cards

Last month O2 apologised after it turned out some mystery racists tricked the company into sending free SIM cards to a British-Iraqi family in Wembley addressed to 'Mr  Getout Ofengland' and 'Mr  Mr Isis Terroriste'. The network blamed automated systems and a third party responsible for sending out the SIMs at the time, and as a result has announced it's changing policy. Read More >>

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O2’s Going to Start Giving Customers Free Netflix Subscriptions, for a Limited Time

Networks want your business, and to try and entice you into signing one of their contracts they will offer all sorts of perks and freebies. Sometimes it's extra data, faster speeds, early access ticket booking, and others it's offering free subscriptions to various streaming services. Vodafone has been partnering with third party services for a while, and now so is O2. To get you to sign up it's offering new and upgrading customers free subscriptions to Netflix, but they won't be around forever. Read More >>

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O2 Dismisses the Notion of Pre-2020 5G as ‘5G Lite’

Earlier this month BT and EE, which are more or less the same thing these days, announced that they had plans to launch commercial 5G services in the UK sometime before the end of next year. It was pretty surprising, since nobody expected the UK to get 5G before 2020, and now O2 has dismissed the whole notion. According to the rival network anything launched before 2020 won't be the full-fat 5G everyone expects. 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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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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The O2 Arena is being Turned Into a 5G Test Bed

Networks are big on sponsoring real locations, and they do love turning those locations into testing ground for new mobile signal. EE's done it with Wembley quite a lot, and now O2 is doing something similar at the O2 Arena and turning it into a test bed for 5G. Read More >>

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Prince’s Trousers and Shoes Aired in Public Today

Today sees the opening of an exhibition called My Name is Prince in London's O2 Arena, a chance to celebrate the life and career of -- and poke around the clothes of -- the American musical polymath. Read More >>

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iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus: All The UK Network Deals Announced So Far

Unveiled earlier this week, the iPhone and iPhone 8 Plus will be available to buy from 22nd September. You can already preorder them from a number of retailers though — and if you're thinking of trading in your now-archaic iPhone 7, here are the deals that UK networks have announced so far. Read More >>