When it comes to mobile network discussions, most talk these days is about 5G. But there’s still plenty of life left in 4G, and today Three has announced further enhancements to its 4G network. At a time when the average monthly data usage on Three’s network has exceeded […]
It appears EE is on the verge of launching a range of zero-rated data offers for pay-monthly customers, including unlimited video streaming even when roaming. By texting ‘My Offers’ to 150, I was presented with a list of bundles to choose from. Some of these offers have existed […]
Vodafone is following in the footsteps of EE and Three with the launch of a portable, mains-powered, mobile broadband solution. It comes with a range of data plans from 60GB through to 300GB, and prices starting at £35 and rising to £80 per month – on a 30 […]
Portable hotspots, like the TP-Link M7450 Mobile Wi-Fi, have become a very useful way to get multiple devices online when travelling, and a good alternative to draining the battery on your smartphone with tethering enabled. For one thing, most phone plans don’t come with the same amount of […]
VOXI, Vodafone’s exclusive network for under 30s, is offering triple data for users who sign up to a 24-month contract. The promotion runs until 16th September 2018. This is in addition to the unlimited ‘social data’ usage that gives zero-rated access to Snapchat, Instagram, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Viber […]
After using the Huawei P20 Pro for almost a month, I’m hereby ready to post my review that’s had the added benefit of restoring faith in an industry that was beginning to look like it was lacking innovation, with nothing but evolutionary updates and tweaks. The P20 Pro is strongly […]
With the Mate 10 Pro going on sale this week, here’s my in-depth review. Read on to find out why I believe this phone is the best flagship phone on sale right now.
This morning I discovered a new plan from Three, offering 100GB (well, 102GB according to the price list) of data per month with an introductory price of £25/month on a 12-month contact, or £29/month on a 1-month rolling contract. Yes, you can already tell what I’m thinking given […]
Until this week, most people outside of the tech bubble that most of us exist in probably thought Nokia’s only achievement this year was rebooting the Nokia 3310. At Mobile World Congress at the start of the year, there was little talk of the three Android smartphones the […]
There’s a real sense of competitiveness in the mobile industry right now, with key players EE and Vodafone working hard to upgrade their networks to add speed and capacity. 4G might still feel relatively new, but there are already many signs of problems affecting every network in many […]
Three launches free “Go Binge” streaming on new Advanced plans, but will this spell the end of truly unlimited data?
I had to think long and hard about how to report this news, as clearly Three is thrilled to be offering free video streaming to users on its new Advanced Plans – starting at 4GB and above. On the face of it, that’s great. Pay for a small […]
Today I saw a new smartphone from a company I never even realised made smartphones. The Life Boost 4G mobile from STK, with 5.5-inch display and dual-camera, will go on sale later in the year for around £200.
The battle between Vodafone and EE is hotting up, with each network rapidly working to enhance their respective networks to offer faster speeds and greater capacity. At this point in time, Three and O2, each with very limited capacity and a desperate need to refarm 3G spectrum to stand […]
Without a doubt, data roaming will be easier in Europe from June this year, but venture beyond the EU (that we’re trying to leave anyway) and things can be rather complicated. And by complicated, I mean expensive. Let’s face it, in most cases data roaming totally sucks. Even on tariffs that already include roaming […]
I’ve written lots about mobile networks over the years, especially 4G, but my knowledge of the inner workings can’t hold a candle to some. So that’s why I thought it worth asking an expert. Peter Clarke is a resident poster on the Digital Spy mobile forums, giving highly technical and […]
EXCLUSIVE: Rejoice as EE gives customers an early Christmas present. 800MHz 4G goes live November 23 2016
With Christmas looming, it seemed somewhat unlikely that we’d see EE switch on its long awaited 800MHz 4G service until next year now. Or at least that’s what I’ve been telling people for a while. So colour me surprised when I discovered that 800 will be activated this year […]
In addition to launching new SIM-only plans next month, EE is also revising its mobile broadband 4G plans from 1st November 2016. This applies to Wi-Fi plans (plans sold with or without a dongle or portable hotspot), tablet plans, and EE’s home broadband plans that come with a […]
Having now obtained the prices for the new EE plans launching next week, it’s now possible to look and see whether you should sign up now, or wait. Previously I reported that EE was changing the game with three new tiers, offering up to 40GB [EDIT: It’s actually restricted […]
Whether we’re leaving the EU one day or not, it isn’t slowing the industry from stepping up the competition when it comes to European roaming. This time, it’s the turn of EE to shake things up – big time. Three kicked things off with its 3G-only, heavily throttled, Feel at Home […]
Three has unveiled brand-new Essentials plans. The cynic in me wonders if this is a sign of things to come (namely that one day the current ‘Advanced’ plans may be phased out, or made a lot more expensive), but the optimist hopes it’s just a way to offer […]