Mobile networks archive

  • T-Mobile USA promises LTE-Advanced roll-out by end of 2013
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    T-Mobile USA promises LTE-Advanced roll-out by end of 2013

    By 27 June 2013

    T-Mobile USA has become the first carrier in the US to mention firm plans to roll out an LTE-Advanced netwok, which has the potential of doubling the speeds over current LTE technology. Speaking to Fierce Wireless in an interview, Dave Mayo, T-Mobile's...

  • Orange debuts its first 4G 'Lumo' handset with 4.5-inch display, due later this year
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    Orange debuts its first 4G 'Lumo' handset with 4.5-inch display, due later this year

    By 22 February 2013

    Orange has announced that it is expanding its wireless device offering in select markets with three new smartphones, one of which boasts 4G. Complete with plenty of carrier branding, the San Remo, Nivo and Lumo handsets due before mid-year, Orange says....

  • AT&T and BSkyB ink roaming deal to offer 16,000 Wi-Fi spots to UK visitors
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    AT&T and BSkyB ink roaming deal to offer 16,000 Wi-Fi spots to UK visitors

    By 19 February 2013

    AT&T and BSkyB-owned The Cloud have announced a new agreement to offer Wi-Fi to US-based AT&T customers travelling in the UK.  As part of the agreement, AT&T will offer customers1GB a month of Wi-Fi access for free when visiting the UK. The Cloud will...

  • BlackBerry 10 will be graced with Instagram
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    BlackBerry 10 will be graced with Instagram

    By 1 February 2013

    In our review of Blackberry 10, we noted that one caveat for the platform is the lack of third-party applications available. Noticeably absent was Facebook-owned Instagram, but that is soon to change.  According to a report from CrackBerry, Instagram...

  • It's now illegal to carrier unlock smartphones in the US without permission
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    It's now illegal to carrier unlock smartphones in the US without permission

    By 26 January 2013

    Carrier unlocking a smartphone is now illegal in the US under a new law passed in October 2012 by the Librarian of Congress and going in effect today.  The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) prohibits a customer from taking a smartphone from one...

  • Google creating small wireless network for its Mountain View campus?
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    Google creating small wireless network for its Mountain View campus?

    By 24 January 2013

    Google is getting ready to deploy a small wireless network that covers its Mountain View headquarters, according to an application filed with the Federal Communications Commission. The folks at Google have been known to be experimental in creating new...

  • EE launches 20GB plan, promotional prices, new SIM only deals
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    EE launches 20GB plan, promotional prices, new SIM only deals

    By 22 January 2013

    EE has announced a range of updates to its tariffs, including a 20GB data plan, pitched at the "super user", along with a special discounted rate. The 20GB plan won't be for everyone, bit if you're a big consumer of data, using more than the current top...

  • Life Mobile: New network from Phones4u running on EE
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    Life Mobile: New network from Phones4u running on EE

    By 22 January 2013

    Phones4u will be launching its own network known as Life Mobile in March, bringing value tariffs and services, including 4G. The new MVNO (mobile virtual network operator) will run on EE, the UK's first network to offer 4G in the UK, allowing Life Mobile...

  • Mobile payments over text message to launch in early 2014
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    Mobile payments over text message to launch in early 2014

    By 15 January 2013

    The Payments Council has announced that mobile users in the UK will be able to send payments over text message in early 2014, as the mobile payments space heats up.  The process will begin with banks asking clients to agree to be opted into the programme,...

  • New UK mobile network The People's Operator aims to be ethical
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    New UK mobile network The People's Operator aims to be ethical

    By 19 November 2012

    A new charity-based mobile phone network has launched in the UK. The People's Operator wants to appeal to the altruistically minded, aiming to offer a quarter of its profits to charity.  The network has been co-founded by Andrew Rosenfeld, the man responsible...

  • The cheapest way to use your smartphone abroad and save on international roaming charges
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    The cheapest way to use your smartphone abroad and save on international roaming charges

    By 15 June 2012

    It clearly isn't going to stop raining anytime soon, so grabbing any sun whatsoever this summer is going to require some sort of holiday. Traditionally any trip abroad means a time to ditch your smartphone and tablet, to save your bank account being...

  • Orange most complained about mobile network provider, according to Ofcom report
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    Orange most complained about mobile network provider, according to Ofcom report

    By 22 March 2012

    Ofcom has released its annual report on the most complained about telecoms providers, with Orange being named and shamed as the mobile network coming in for most complaints. The report covers the major companies that offer mobile, landline and fixed broadband...

  • Giffgaff: How small mobile operators can charge less
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    Giffgaff: How small mobile operators can charge less

    By 2 March 2012

    Mobile phone operators are not well trusted. In fact, if you asked the public to rank them, as an organisation type, on trust, they wouldn’t come out much higher than estate agents - and that’s according to a man that’s CEO of the UK’s youngest...

  • Orange UK expects 78 million calls on its network on New Year's Eve
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    Orange UK expects 78 million calls on its network on New Year's Eve

    By 28 December 2011

    UK network operator Orange is predicting that this New Year's Eve will see records broken in the number of texts sent, calls made and data accessed by its customers. It estimates that a staggering 78 million calls to family and friends will be made on...

  • Google mobile network launches in Spain...kind of
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    Google mobile network launches in Spain...kind of

    By 23 September 2011

    Ladies and gentleman take a closer look. Yes, it's time for the mobile networks to start panicking - this is a Google SIM card for the search giant's own mobile network. Mobile virtual network actually, as Google has entered the MVNO game in Spain. Not...

  • 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...

  • O2 Priority Moments high street deals service hits the shelf
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    O2 Priority Moments high street deals service hits the shelf

    By 14 July 2011

    O2 has launched itself and its customers right into the ever-popular voucher market with the arrival of O2 Priority Moments. Born from the already successful gig tickets system, this entirely separate mobile service brings location-based, exclusive offers...

  • Stop your phone from getting hacked
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    Stop your phone from getting hacked

    By 11 July 2011

    The phone hacking scandal at The News of the World made global headlines when it was revealed that the newspaper had been using private investigators to hack into the voicemails of not only celebrities, but also murder victims and the families of people...

  • O2 network goes down in London
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    O2 network goes down in London

    By 10 June 2011

    Looks like O2's network has gone down again, making it the second time this month that London has seen an outage from the provider.  Angry O2 customers are also tweeting that the network is a no go in areas outside the capital, with Peterfield, Essex,...

  • T-Mobile announces new pay as you go plans
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    T-Mobile announces new pay as you go plans

    By 1 June 2011

    The battle of the £10 per month tariffs continues, this time with T-Mobile offering some new freebies to try and tempt the pay as you go brigade to their network. A choice of three new tariffs is on offer, each based on what you most commonly use your...

  • New UK PAYG network Now open for business
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    New UK PAYG network Now open for business

    By 6 August 2010

    A new player in the Pay As You Go mobile sector has arrived in the UK. Now Mobile has launched a no-nonsense service that promises low cost call packages and extremely competitive international rates. The network offers a free SIM card to anybody that...

  • Which is the best UK mobile network of all
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    Which is the best UK mobile network of all

    By 2 July 2010

    We've spent 5 days looking at the UK mobile service providers and asking ourselves which is the best one to be with for all sorts of different categories? Now that the hard work is done, it's time to zoom out and take a look at the bigger picture. Trying...

  • Three launches The One Plan - the complete communication package
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    Three launches The One Plan - the complete communication package

    By 1 July 2010

    The shackles are finally off at Three, according to the company's CEO, with the launch of its all you can eat contract - The One Plan. The basic tariff offers 2000 any network minutes, 5000 Three-to-Three minutes, 5000 texts and 1GB of data for £25 a...

  • Which of the UK network offers the best technical support?
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    Which of the UK network offers the best technical support?

    By 29 June 2010

    The quality of one's mobile phone network is right up there in the tech consciousness right now. We've looked at which in the UK offers the best in the way of handsets, how to get the best coverage of your life, roaming charges and what's going on in...

  • Why mobile networks matter
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    Why mobile networks matter

    By 28 June 2010

    With many of the best smartphones available on all the UK networks, we've been taking a look at what makes a mobile operator a good one beyond the headlines of just stocking an Apple phone. We've examined roaming charges; the range and quality of handsets...