Category: News

Vodafone launches the cheap and the super-cheap: Smart Prime 7 and Smart First 7

Vodafone today unveiled two new own-brand smartphones, the Smart Prime 7 that retails at £75, and the Smart First 7 that will set you back just £25. These are the pay as you go prices, and you’ll also be able to get the Smart Prime 7 on a pay monthly contract too, with prices… [Click for more]

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Now it’s the turn of EE to offer a bargain SIM-only plan (great for Three users considering options)

As those letters to Three customers on older tariffs continue to land on doormats up and down the country, it’s the turn of EE to offer a deal that could offer an alternative to phoning up and haggling for a discount. (This follows the amazing deal that Vodafone advertised primarily to… [Click for more]

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Three PAYG users asked to pay more for unlimited data by end of March

Three’s 321 PAYG plan was an incredible offering for users, and one of its killer features was unlimited data with a simple £15 add-on. As part of Jackson’s plan to make everything right within Three, the cost of getting all-you-can-eat data increased to £20 last August. And from March 31st 2016,… [Click for more]

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Three’s Super Voice network will soon be accessible on most 4G handsets

Life is never dull with Three. One minute they’re upsetting hundreds of thousands of users with letters warning of huge impending price increases, the next they’re rolling out a game changing update to the Three inTouch app that will make a massive difference to most 4G handsets. The big news last year… [Click for more]

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Honor launches the Honor 5X: a secure metal phone at a budget price

Followers of my blog, as well as people who read my Tweets and posts on forums, will know I now write a lot about affordable phones. By that I mean smartphones that don’t compromise the user experience compared to more expensive models elsewhere. Today, I’m writing about the Honor 5X from the launch event in Munich, Germany. It’s the… [Click for more]

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Enjoy 200MB free data ‘for life’ on Three’s new Data Reward plan

This evening I heard about a rather interesting mobile broadband deal from Three. Following an purchase of the SIM for £10, which comes with 1GB of 4G data pre-loaded, you’ll then enjoy 200MB of data free every month. There’s no need to worry about exceeding your allowance and running up a bill because everything stops… [Click for more]

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[Updated] I had a good run on the Three’s One Plan, but never expected it to end quite like this

I knew the One Plan was dead. I knew I’d be getting ‘the letter’ one day. But despite knowing my days were numbered (arguably, I’ve lasted longer than some given I’ve been out of contract for well over a year), I still didn’t expect this. EDIT 5th February 2016: Read my update… [Click for more]

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EE Recalls ALL Power Bars due to fire risk; offers £20 voucher to compensate

EE is probably regretting ever offering customers a free Power Bars, creating no end of problems and negative publicity since they were first introduced in April. Since then, there have been reports of potential and actual fire-related incidents, that prompted a recall of an entire batch of portable chargers (marked E1-06) in… [Click for more]

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[Updated] On EE? Remember the VoLTE settings that the iPhone 6 got recently? Well, you might just be able to use it right now!

Last week, iPhone users on Three got a significant update that gave access to VoLTE (aka Three’s ‘Super Voice’ network). In that same update came VoLTE support for EE too. So far, EE hasn’t launched its 4G voice service, or even given a launch date. [UPDATED 14th FEBRUARY 2016: All iPhone 6/6s users… [Click for more]

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iPhone 6 users on Three can now get VoLTE access and improved coverage – just in time for Christmas!

Apple is currently rolling out the latest iOS 9.2 update, and it should bring plenty of festive cheer (and improved coverage) for Three users with an iPhone 6, 6 plus, 6s or 6s plus. Along with the new OS update comes a carrier settings update (23.1) which allows Three subscribers to use VoLTE by accessing… [Click for more]

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Huawei Watch UK launch: A stylish smartwatch to add to the collection

Last week I attended the lavish launch of Huawei’s new smartwatch, which has been talked about for so long that you could be excused for thinking it has been on sale for months. The event, held at the Mondrian boutique hotel, in London, brought together the world of fashion and tech journalists… [Click for more]

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