networks
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 >>

networks
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 >>

mobile phones
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 >>

networks
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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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 >>

networks
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 >>

london
O2 Just Paid A Hundred Million Quid To Keep The Millennium Dome’s Name

It seems like forever ago that the big white canopy in Greenwich was called the Millennium Dome, and in some senses 2001 was indeed another time. It was before the iPhone, before Facebook, and before anyone really believed a reality TV star had a shot at becoming president. Read More >>

mobile
EE Pisses Over Sky Mobile Parade With O2 Coverage Jibes [Updated]

Following the official announcement of the super-flexible Sky Mobile, EE has stuck the boot into O2’s mobile network, which Sky will piggyback off. Read More >>

smartphones
O2’s Offering a Chance to Get the OnePlus 3T Early

The OnePlus 3T has landed, and the company’s chosen O2 as its exclusive UK carrier. Read More >>

mobile
Which? 4G Report Ranks UK Regions by Speed and Availability

A new report from Which? And OpenSignal has confirmed that it’s far easier to access 4G in the capital than it is elsewhere in the UK, but the connection speeds in London are significantly slower. Read More >>

phones
O2 Has Exclusive Rights to the OnePlus 3 in the UK

If you want to get your hands on one of OnePlus's cheap not-quite-Android smartphones, you have to buy it directly from the company's online storefront. Or do you? O2 has just announced that it will be the first UK network to start offering the device to customers. Read More >>

gadgets
O2 Wants to Sell You Smart Home Devices on a Contract

Gadgets can be pretty pricey if you want the latest and best stuff, but fortunately we have contracts for smartphones and tablets that help spread out the cost. Now O2 wants to do the same thing with smart home tech. Read More >>

networks
Roaming Charges Compared: Do Vodafone, Three, O2, EE or Others Offer the Best Holiday Deals?

It may not feel like it right now, especially if you're reading this while sat behind a desk, having just polished off your rain-soaked Sainsbury's baguette, but holiday season (the ‘hotdogs or legs?’ kind, not the jelly-belly one) is upon us. As such, those of you with any cash left over after you’ve done the big shop and repaired your boiler and paid your little ones their damned pocket money are gearing up for a blissful week somewhere that isn’t the UK. Literally anywhere. Read More >>

mobile
Three Comes Top and Bottom of the Pile For 4G Connectivity

A new report from Which? And OpenSignal shows that, no matter how much Kevin Bacon is thrust at our faces, the UK’s still pretty rubbish with this 4G stuff, with too many consumers being forced onto 3G connections far too frequently. That said, I shouldn’t really be picking on Bacon. That’s because EE provides the best 4G coverage of all the major UK operators, with customers able to access the high-speed network 60.6% of the time. Sorry Bacon. Read More >>

networks
Competition Police Say Three/O2 Merger is Damaging for the UK

The UK's Competition and Markets Authority -- a sort of professional nose-poker-inner -- has grassed up Three and O2 to the European Commission, saying that it would like the merger between the two mobile giants of the UK subject to strict terms or canceled altogether. Read More >>