Category: Network News

Virgin Mobile drops EE as network provider in favour of Vodafone; offering 5G and unlimited data options

Virgin Mobile users will be switched from EE’s network to that of Vodafone from the end of next year, as part of a five-year deal with Vodafone. Virgin has always used the same mobile network to provide its virtual network operation, since its launch in 1999 on one2one’s network, through… [Click for more]

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Vodafone opens London digital hub and boasts 5G could boost economy by £30bn (plus 4G coming soon on the Tube!)

Vodafone has opened its brand new Speechmark digital hub in London with space for 1,000 employees, while also talking up its future 5G (and 4G) rollout plans and the benefits they will bring. As London Mayor Sadiq Khan opened the newly built office, that houses a consumer, digital and technology… [Click for more]

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O2 switches on its 5G network in London and five other locations; 20 locations by end of 2019

O2 has today switched on its 5G network in London, Leeds, Slough, Belfast, Cardiff and Edinburgh, with more cities being covered before the end of the year. O2 recently launched 5G handsets in store and online, as well as joining the Unlimited Data club. Press Release 17 October 2019: O2… [Click for more]

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EE joins the unlimited data club, leaving only O2 left to catch up (now updated!)

Three has offered unlimited data for years, but it wasn’t until Vodafone joined in when launching 5G that EE finally conceded and introduced unlimited data for itself. This leaves O2 as the only main network to join the ever growing club where truly unlimited data, along with unlimited tethering (in… [Click for more]

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EE expands superfast delivery and setup service to Birmingham and Manchester, with ten more cities to come

EE is extending its free superfast smartphone delivery and set-up service beyond London, with Birmingham and Manchester available from today – and more to come. Ten more cities; Glasgow, Leeds, Nottingham, Liverpool, Bristol, Sheffield, Cardiff and Cambridge will be operational by the end of 2019. The service offers a same day… [Click for more]

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Three switches on 5G network, starting with a wirefree unlimited home broadband service

Three has today switched on its 5G network, which starts not with a range of handsets but rather a 5G router that offers an alternative to fixed-line broadband. With a simple £35 per month charge, and truly unlimited data, Three’s offering does away with the need for a landline that… [Click for more]

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Three’s 5G network will be available to all; unlimited data plans continue unchanged

As widely expected, Three is continuing its unlimited data offerings with the imminent launch of its own 5G network. Today, Three confirmed that every single existing customer will be able to use 5G (subject to getting a 5G handset or other 5G device, such as a router) immediately. No plan… [Click for more]

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All the detail on Vodafone’s new mobile and home broadband pricing from July 10th

Last week, Vodafone switched on its 5G network and during the presentation the company announced a range of totally unlimited data plans, which become available from tomorrow. There are also some other changes, which are explained below. Vodafone has now given all the information on the new unlimited data plans,… [Click for more]

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Lewis Hamilton activates Vodafone’s UK 5G network with unlimited data offering, while Wasps rugby players perform world’s first haptic tackle over 5G

Vodafone’s 5G network is officially live, and today’s launch event showed off the world’s first haptic rugby tackle to demonstrate one of the capabilities of a faster, low-latency, 5G network. Lewis Hamilton who officially switched the network on was also announced as Vodafone’s first UK 5G ambassador. It means the… [Click for more]

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EE 5G: My thoughts on the UK’s first 5G network and whether you should take the plunge

I’ve been fortunate enough to try out EE’s new 5G service since it launched at the end of May, and it’s now time to post my thoughts. Many of you are likely wondering whether 5G is worthy of all the hype and publicity it has been receiving. It’s understandable and… [Click for more]

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Vodafone partners with Amazon to allow Alexa to make and receive calls from your mobile number

Vodafone today announced a partnership with Amazon that allows Vodafone customers to make and receive hands-free calls via Amazon Echo devices, using an existing mobile plan. Subscribers on suitable Red pay monthly plans simply link a mobile phone number to their Alexa account, which is done by setting up Vodafone… [Click for more]

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