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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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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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Three’s ‘Feel at Home’ Roaming Just Added 11 New Countries

Three seems to have been a champion of free data roaming for quite some time. It offered the service long before the EU said networks had to, and has been adding more and more countries to the list of 'Feel at Home' destinations. It's also the only major UK network that would commit to keeping free roaming around after Brexit when we asked about it earlier this year. Read More >>

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EE is the King of British Mobile Speeds, but it’s Got Some Competition from Three

When you're looking at switching networks, there are a lot of things to consider. Price, perks, signal range, speed, and so on. You need to make sure you get the best package for your needs, after all. If you're mostly concerned with downloading fast, fast, fast, OpenSignal's latest report might be of interest. It found that EE dominates that category, but in some regions there's some serious competition from Three. 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 >>

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Three is Threatening to Sue to Ensure BT and Vodafone Can’t Unfairly Dominate the Mobile Spectrum

Three has made no secret about how it feels about Ofcom's handling of 4G and 5G spectrum auctions, and now it's finally going beyond mere words. It's actually planning to sue the regulator if it doesn't change what the network sees as anti-competitive auction rules. Read More >>

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Magazines Come With Screens Now

Stuff-to-do magazine Time Out London has yielded to the modern age, with a limited number of this week's edition coming with a physical display screen embedded into its front page. Read More >>

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Live eSports are Coming to the BBC*

The BBC, the actual BBC that does the telly and radio, is about to start making national stars of eSport players. They're going to be on the real TV. Read More >>

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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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Three’s Binge Tariff: Good For You; Bad For Society (Updated)

Three has lobbed a grenade into the battle between mobile networks today as it has announced that if you take the company’s new “Go Binge” tariff on your phone, you’ll be able to stream Netflix, Deezer, TV Player, Soundcloud and other services without the data usage counting towards your data cap. In industry jargon, it means these services are being “zero rated”. 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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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 >>

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Three Launches Wuntu, A Rewards App For Its Customers

Phone network Three has launched its new rewards app, designed to give customers freebies along the lines of O2's Priority and similar schemes (Orange Wednesdays RIP). Read More >>

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Three Network Accused of £230 Per Year Contract Rip-Off

Ofcom has launched an investigation into the contractual wranglings of the Three network, after an investigation claimed that it overcharges its one and two-year contracts users by up to £230 each year should they choose to exit deals early. Read More >>

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Three Network Wants You to Moan to Ofcom About Spectrum Wins

A group of UK mobile and broadband networks is asking their customers to pressurise Ofcom into making the mobile data spectrum allocations fairer (for them), suggesting that future spectrum caps should be limited to just 30 per cent per operator of available spectrum within each chunk that's sold off. Read More >>