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Vodafone Passes Are a Dystopian Glimpse of a World Without Net Neutrality

The past few years there have been huge, huge arguments about the concept of net neutrality. The general idea that all internet data is the same and no company or website should be able to get preferential treatment - and they certainly shouldn't pay internet providers money in exchange for that preferential treatment. 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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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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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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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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Vodafone Scraps Roaming Charges In 40 Places

Good news if you're on Vodafone: they're getting rid of roaming charges in 40 places worldwide, which means 80% of customers' holidays will now be included in their data plans. Read More >>

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Vodafone Proposes Drone Air Traffic Control Network

Vodafone has been meeting European airspace regulators, but it's not about spectrum and masts. It thinks that its network might be ideally placed to be used as the drone and UAV air traffic control method of the future. Read More >>

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Vodafone Takes Shine Off Data Rollover Launch With ‘Industry First’ Claim

UPDATE 15/12: Vodafone has been in touch, saying its rollover on data is a first on PAYG bundles. Read More >>

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Vodafone Fined £4.6m for Being Rubbish at Talking on the Telephone

UK telecoms regulator Ofcom has hit Vodafone with a massive fine of £4.6m for having abysmal levels of customer service and also charging customers for items they never received, leaving the network shamefully offering its apologies to the nation. Read More >>

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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 >>

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Vodafone Considering Moving HQ Outside UK (Along With Thousands of Jobs) Following Brexit

Vodafone has warned that it is considering moving its current HQ out of London, dependant on the decisions made following the UK's vote to leave the European Union. Read More >>

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Vodafone Adds All-you-can-read App Readly to Subscribers

The UK bit of mobile phone network Vodafone has done a deal with magazine aggregator app Readly, and is now offering the service to all of its contract and pay monthly customers -- with a one-month free trial on offer to help convince people that reloading Reddit is not the only thing to do on a phone. Read More >>

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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 >>

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Vodafone May Have Misled Customers Into Paying For Services They Couldn’t Use

Vodafone’s not had a great couple of weeks, with recent reports from Ofcom and Which? identifying it as the UK’s most complained about mobile operator and criticising it for patchy 4G coverage. The company’s jumped out of the frying pan, into the fire... and now straight to the molten depths of Mount Doom. Read More >>

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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 >>