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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

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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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>