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Three promises to freeze prices for five years if it buys O2

Three promises to freeze prices for five years if it buys O2

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In response to Ofcom's suggestion that the O2 acquisition by CK Hutchinson Holdings, owner of Three, would be bad for competition in the UK, the network's chairman has written an open letter which promises a price freeze if the deal goes ahead. Printed... >>

Tado teams up with AT&T and O2 to add new features like turning on lights

Tado teams up with AT&T and O2 to add new features like turning on lights

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Tado has partnered up with AT&T and Telefonica’s O2 in the UK to make its connected system even smarter. Tado will now not only automatically turn on your heating when you are headed home but also do things like turn on the lights, disable the alarm... >>

Your mobile bills could rise in the next year as networks’ spectrum fees triple

Your mobile bills could rise in the next year as networks’ spectrum fees triple

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After a lengthy consultation period, UK communications regulator Ofcom has set new annual licence fees for spectrum used by the mobile networks and the bad news is that the new amounts to be paid by Vodafone, O2, EE and Three are over three times what... >>

Want to see mobile and 4G coverage in your area before you sign up to a network? Here's how

Want to see mobile and 4G coverage in your area before you sign up to a network? Here's how

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If you are still on a 3G mobile plan and are considering switching to 4G, or even want to switch mobile provider altogether, after what each offers for the money the next important question you should ask is whether you will get a decent signal in your... >>

O2 Wifi Extra gives you the strongest connection wherever you go, without having to sign in

O2 Wifi Extra gives you the strongest connection wherever you go, without having to sign in

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No sooner had EE announced an incentive for its customers than O2 follows with its own. O2 customers can now access free Wi-Fi throughout the UK without even having to sign in ever. O2 Wifi Extra is the evolution of the network's free Wi-Fi service,... >>

HTC One M9: What are the best deals?

HTC One M9: What are the best deals?

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HTC officially lifted the lid on its latest flagship Android phone during Mobile World Congress, and the handset has now hit the shelves. The HTC One M9 is a 5-inch device with a 1080p display, octa-core Snapdragon 810 processor and 3GB of RAM. It comes... >>

O2's Refresh tariff kicks off preorders for new Samsung flagships, and the Edge is £100 upfront

O2's Refresh tariff kicks off preorders for new Samsung flagships, and the Edge is £100 upfront

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You can now pre-order Samsung latest flagship smartphones from O2, and you'll even get a free FitBit Charge with your purchase. Samsung's Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge phones can be bought online or over the phone under O2's Refresh tariff, which allows... >>

Rugby fan? This phone is made of grass from the Twickenham Stadium

Rugby fan? This phone is made of grass from the Twickenham Stadium

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The Six Nations Rugby tournament is as good a time as any to unveil the world's first smartphone made from grass and recycled phone parts. The grass handset uses cuttings from England's rugby home ground, Twickenham Stadium. It was created by O2 Recycle... >>

1.5 million O2 customers will get their bills cut by half

1.5 million O2 customers will get their bills cut by half

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Around one-and-a-half million customers on O2's O2 Refresh tariff will have their bills drop by an average of £18 a month each as the network celebrates its second anniversary of the price plan by slashing fees. The customers who will be affected are... >>

Get an Amazon Fire Phone for just £99

Get an Amazon Fire Phone for just £99

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Amazon has dramatically slashed the price of its first smartphone to just £99 for the 32GB version, £149 for the 64GB model. That's a drop of up to £330 pounds on the original launch prices (for the 64GB phone). There is a catch or two though; the... >>

Three to buy Telefónica's O2 in £10.25 billion deal

Three to buy Telefónica's O2 in £10.25 billion deal

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Three's owner Hutchinson Whampoa is in "exclusive" talks with Telefónica over the acquisition of UK network O2. Hutchinson Whampoa has confirmed in a statement that it has been negotiating for "several weeks". It offered £9.25 billion in cash and up... >>

Sky is now holding possible merger or partnership talks with O2

Sky is now holding possible merger or partnership talks with O2

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Sky is now considering a possible merger or strategic partnership with O2 UK, it's claimed. The Financial Times has reported that Sky has been holding discussions with the UK mobile network’s Spanish owner, Telefonica. It is likely trying to avoid becoming... >>

Is a tycoon about to drop £9 billion to buy O2 and merge it with Three?

Is a tycoon about to drop £9 billion to buy O2 and merge it with Three?

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Mobile network operator O2 is reportedly in talks with one of Asia's richest men who may buy it for £9 billion. O2 is Britain's second largest mobile operator as well as sponsor of the England rugby team. This deal would unite O2 and Three according... >>

Almost half of all Brits are turning to fitness apps to beat Christmas weight gain

Almost half of all Brits are turning to fitness apps to beat Christmas weight gain

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Worried you've eaten too many mince pies already this Christmas? You aren't alone it seems, well, you aren't alone in worrying about it. According to a new survey, the UK population is so worried about pilling on the pounds over the holiday season that... >>

Nexus 6 now available on O2, continuing its checkered UK launch

Nexus 6 now available on O2, continuing its checkered UK launch

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The Nexus 6 is now available from O2, continuing a rather stuttered launch in the UK. There's been no official word on when the Nexus 6 will be available directly through Google Play, with it simply listed as out of stock in the UK. We've seen Carphone... >>

BT in confirmed talks with both EE and O2 for move back into mobile

BT in confirmed talks with both EE and O2 for move back into mobile

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EE has revealed that it too is in talks with BT over the British telecoms company buying the mobile operator's UK business. It was already understood that BT was in talks with O2 to bring it back under its wing, but while it seems certain now that the... >>

Amazon.co.uk cosies up with O2 to sell you mobile contracts: We compare the deals

Amazon.co.uk cosies up with O2 to sell you mobile contracts: We compare the deals

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Amazon.co.uk will now sell you a mobile phone contract, meaning you can buy not only the hardware, but the tariff to go with it.Amazon has been selling smartphones for a long time, offering devices like the Moto G as a retail partner for Motorola before... >>

Music sounds better with... Alex James

Music sounds better with... Alex James

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The latest in our series we're running in collaboration with Cambridge Audio turns its attention on one of Pocket-lint's favourite bassists and one of the pioneers of Britpop, Alex James. We caught up with the Blur guitarist turned foodie as he was... >>

Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus: Where can I get it?

Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus: Where can I get it?

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Apple has launched two new iPhone models, the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus. Pre-orders opened from 12 September, available in store from 19 September.The iPhone 6 offers a 4.7-inch display and the iPhone 6 Plus 5.5-inches, meaning Apple now has a phablet.... >>

Amazon Fire Phone available now to pre-order for 30 September UK release, O2 exclusive

Amazon Fire Phone available now to pre-order for 30 September UK release, O2 exclusive

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Amazon has announced that its Fire Phone will be available in the UK from 30 September. It is available for pre-order now as an O2 exclusive. The Amazon Fire Phone has already been launched in the US. The UK model will have the same hardware and it will... >>

O2 Refresh offers next day delivery on handsets ordered before 10pm

O2 Refresh offers next day delivery on handsets ordered before 10pm

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O2 recently sweetened the deal a little on its O2 Refresh plans, now offering free next day delivery on your shiny new smartphone. Not only will it deliver next day, but you can order up to 10pm. That means you can stumble home from drinks after work,... >>

Ofcom reveals best mobile networks for call quality, EE tops the list

Ofcom reveals best mobile networks for call quality, EE tops the list

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Ofcom, the government approved regulatory office, has released its research on mobile phone networks' phone call quality. EE has come out on top. The research was carried out to help people make an informed decision on the best network for them. This... >>

HTC One (M8) in red arrives exclusively at O2 from 4 August

HTC One (M8) in red arrives exclusively at O2 from 4 August

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The HTC One (M8) has had a vibrant red makeover and it's available to buy from 4 August. But initially it will be an O2 exclusive as that will be the only network to stock the red handset for at least the next three months. The red HTC One (M8) joins... >>

O2 Refresh plan now includes tablets: Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet, Nexus 7 and more

O2 Refresh plan now includes tablets: Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet, Nexus 7 and more

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O2 has extended its O2 Refresh price plan system to include tablets. Like the network already offers with smartphones, you can pick up a tablet device on a monthly contract, with the SIM plan as a separate payment. You can choose a tablet from a selection... >>