3G archive

  • European Commission approves 3G and 4G data use on flights
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    European Commission approves 3G and 4G data use on flights

    By 15 November 2013

    As soon as the European Aviation Safety Agency announced that there was no opposition to allowing flight passengers to use smartphones, eBook readers, tablets and the like during take-off and landing in European countries, another decision was made that...

  • EE 4G customers now get visual voicemail on iPhone 5
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    EE 4G customers now get visual voicemail on iPhone 5

    By 28 January 2013

    Network EE has announced that iPhone 5 owners who subscribe to a 4GEE plan can now access the visual voicemail feature on their devices. Visual voicemail provides a list of messages left for you to browse through, rather than have to listed through sequentially....

  • Samsung to announce 8-inch Galaxy Note tablet at MWC
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    Samsung to announce 8-inch Galaxy Note tablet at MWC

    By 17 January 2013

    Samsung plans to expand its Galaxy Note line with an 8-inch Galaxy Note tablet, according to sources in the know.  SamMobile has leaked the specs for the 8-inch Samsung GT-N5100, which has reportedly been dubbed the Galaxy Note 8.0. The tablet will...

  • Ofcom to release new spectrum in preperation for 5G, as mobile data usage more than doubles
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    Ofcom to release new spectrum in preperation for 5G, as mobile data usage more than doubles

    By 16 November 2012

    Ofcom has published a report that shows UK citizens have more than doubled their consumption of mobile data. Brits now use more than 20 million Gigabytes of mobile data on smartphones and tablets every month, up from 9 million Gigabytes year-on-year....

  • Everything Everywhere 'big switch-on' means better 3G for Orange and T-Mobile customers
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    Everything Everywhere 'big switch-on' means better 3G for Orange and T-Mobile customers

    By 22 May 2012

    Orange and T-Mobile customers are set to reap the rewards from the final phase of Everything Everywhere’s "big switch-on". Both networks will have a wider access to a 3G connection, be it on a smartphone, tablet or dongle, by alternating between each...

  • iPhone beats Android in Wi-Fi vs 3G/4G debate
    Phones

    iPhone beats Android in Wi-Fi vs 3G/4G debate

    By 3 April 2012

    A comScore report has found that iPhone owners are more likely to use Wi-Fi to connect to the internet than their Android smartphone-sporting chums. Analysing the markets in both the US and UK, the study states that of 71 per cent of iPhone users in the...

  • Samsung connectivity commitment hints at Android compact cameras
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    Samsung connectivity commitment hints at Android compact cameras

    By 15 February 2012

    Over in Vegas at CES last month, Samsung unveiled a raft of new connected compact cameras, including the WB150F, that boast Wi-Fi connectivity making it easy to email photos or share them on social networks such as Facebook and Picasa, or to post videos...

  • Everything Everywhere 3G sharing coming next week
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    Everything Everywhere 3G sharing coming next week

    By 10 October 2011

    Everything Everywhere has announced that the next stage of the "big switch-on" will be starting next week, this time bringing 3G sharing to 27 million Orange and T-Mobile customers. The initiative to combine mobile networks and allow Orange and T-Mobile...

  • BBC details crowd-sourced 3G mobile coverage for UK
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    BBC details crowd-sourced 3G mobile coverage for UK

    By 24 August 2011

    The BBC's 3G coverage report has just been published, with findings that reveal that 3G cover is still not up to the standards many operators would have us believe. Taking part in the crowd-sourced survey were 46,000 volunteers, who downloaded an app...

  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 3G to go on sale early via Vodafone
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    Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 3G to go on sale early via Vodafone

    By 5 August 2011

    Although the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 launched yesterday, it was only the Wi-Fi models that were available. The South Korean consumer electronics firm has always planned on its 3G model being available in the UK, officially, from 23 August. However, Pocket-lint...

  • BBC set to survey UK's Android 3G coverage
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    BBC set to survey UK's Android 3G coverage

    By 18 July 2011

    The BBC is looking to create the ultimate UK mobile coverage map, conducting an independent survey into the country's 3G and 2G services.  The survey is going to use an Android app developed by a network analysis firm called Epitiro. It will create data...

  • Google confirms Chromebook 3G price plans
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    Google confirms Chromebook 3G price plans

    By 13 May 2011

    Google has come clean with the 3G price plans for its forthcoming Chromebook range. Pocket-lint told you on Thursday how Three had secured status as the 3G connectivity partner for the Chromebook launch in the UK, but whilst the carrier has remained tight-lipped...

  • Three: 3G partner for UK Chromebook launch
    Laptops

    Three: 3G partner for UK Chromebook launch

    By 12 May 2011

    Three has confirmed that it has been chosen as the 3G connectivity partner for the Chromebook launch in the UK. Although no price details have been revealed, it's quite a coup for the network - especially if the deal is exclusive for a period (we'll find...

  • Ofcom: 4G to be 3.3x more efficient than UK 3G
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    Ofcom: 4G to be 3.3x more efficient than UK 3G

    By 12 May 2011

    Ofcom has revealed that the UK's 4G network, set to go live in 2013, will "deliver more than 200 per cent of the capacity of existing 3G technologies, using the same amount of spectrum." Dr Stephen Unger, Chief Technology Officer at Ofcom said: "4G mobile...

  • T-Mobile clarifies 500MB data cap position
    Phones

    T-Mobile clarifies 500MB data cap position

    By 11 January 2011

    Following the recent news that T-Mobile has decided to apply a 500MB data limit to its mobile phone contracts, and the subsequent criticism it received, the network has issued a statement clarifying its position. "Yesterday we began notifying our contract...

  • Three chief slams Ofcom 3G plans
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    Three chief slams Ofcom 3G plans

    By 7 January 2011

    We recently told you how communications body Ofcom had had introduced new measures within the 3G spectrum. Its stated aim was to "help mobile phone operators to increase mobile broadband speeds, deliver improved in-building coverage and widen mobile broadband...

  • Ofcom frees 3G for faster mobile browsing
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    Ofcom frees 3G for faster mobile browsing

    By 6 January 2011

    It's not all about Las Vegas and 4G in the tech news world. Closer to home, there has been some interesting developments with the 3G network. The independent telecommunications regulator, Ofcom, has announced that it has "introduced a new measure that...

  • Three sends out human MiFi hotspots to major UK cities
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    Three sends out human MiFi hotspots to major UK cities

    By 19 November 2010

    Having discovered that 31 per cent of Brits will be buying a Wi-Fi enabled device this Christmas, with 60 per cent already owning one, Three is sending its "Human Hotspots" to major cities in the UK over the next few weeks, each armed with one of the...

  • Qualcomm: 2.8 billion 3G devices by 2014
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    Qualcomm: 2.8 billion 3G devices by 2014

    By 8 September 2010

    Qualcomm's Paul Jacobs has opened this year's Innovation Qualcomm (IQ) event in London with the news that the company expects the adoption of 3G to continue without letting up. "The wireless internet is here," said Jacobs, praising handsets like Apple's...

  • Vodafone calls on you to build coverage mashup map
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    Vodafone calls on you to build coverage mashup map

    By 17 June 2010

    Vodafone has called upon the Twitter community in order to build an interactive map of its network coverage. If you're a Vodafone user you can send a quick tweet from wherever you are and help to create a virtual representation of the Vodafone network....

  • Three announces Mi-Fi update
    Phones

    Three announces Mi-Fi update

    By 11 June 2010

    Three Mobile has unleashed its latest Mi-Fi hotspot device, the Huawei E585. Named the "one-touch", Three has stated that it listened to customer feedback from the original device before designing this one. The feedback must have stated that users wanted...

  • 3 offers cheapest iPad plan so far
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    3 offers cheapest iPad plan so far

    By 25 May 2010

    So, you've got your iPad pre-ordered. You did it nice and early, so you know you'll definitely be getting it delivered on Friday. Plus you've had a look at our data plan comparison guide, and you're all set for some serious 3G surfing. You're very well...

  • Vodafone revamps data roaming costs
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    Vodafone revamps data roaming costs

    By 14 May 2010

    Vodafone has revealed set data roaming plans for its customers who want to access data on their phones from abroad. From June 15, customers will pay £1 per MB for the first 5MBs in Europe, and £5 per 5MB after that, and £3 per MB for the first 5MBs...

  • O2 and Vodafone's iPad data plans leaked
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    O2 and Vodafone's iPad data plans leaked

    By 10 May 2010

    Although we're still waiting for official announcements from Vodafone or O2, with Orange having shown its hand on Friday, both company's 3G data plans for iPad are already being revealed to Apple customers on its UK online store. Eager early adopters...

  • Vodafone responds in data charging row
    Phones

    Vodafone responds in data charging row

    By 7 May 2010

    Vodafone has come under attack via its official message-board forums after it was revealed that the mobile phone network is planning to charge users for going over 3G data limits. Currently Vodafone offers mobile packages that include 500MB of 3G data,...