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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, which... >>

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 deal... >>

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 to... >>

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 will... >>

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 the... >>

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... >>

Get your Monday lunch pizza, baguette and more for £1 with O2

Get your Monday lunch pizza, baguette and more for £1 with O2

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In an attempt to brighten up Mondays O2 is offering deals from 19 May on lunch. O2 customers will be treated to a £1 lunch every Monday if they're using the O2 Priority Moments app.The deals, which work between 11am and 3pm will be available at Domino's... >>

iPhone 5C 8GB edition now available in UK and Europe

iPhone 5C 8GB edition now available in UK and Europe

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Apple has released an 8GB version of the iPhone 5C in the UK and Europe. Previously only available in 16GB and 32GB models, the new 8GB edition of the company's "budget" handset allows networks to offer attractive packages with the phone coming for little... >>

Sony Xperia Z2: Where can I get it?

Sony Xperia Z2: Where can I get it?

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Sony's newest handset, the Xperia Z2 takes everything that the Z1 started, and adds refinement. It's more powerful, it has a larger display and it has a host of new features too.The handset is now available with a 5.2-inch Full HD display, the latest... >>

Oculus Rift and O2 Wear the Rose let us train with the England rugby team, you can too

Oculus Rift and O2 Wear the Rose let us train with the England rugby team, you can too

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When asked if you want to train with the England rugby team the second thought, after will I survive, is how? A few years of schoolboy rugby surely aren't enough to stand up to the nation's most finely tuned athletes? Before thinking too deeply and missing... >>

MasterCard and Weve team up so you can tap to pay with your mobile

MasterCard and Weve team up so you can tap to pay with your mobile

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A credit card company making it easier to spend your money? No surprise there. But the ability to do so with your mobile, properly at last, thanks to the MasterCard and Weve team up does sound fun.Weve is a joint venture between Vodafone, O2 and EE that... >>

Train with the England rugby team using Oculus Rift

Train with the England rugby team using Oculus Rift

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As England rugby sponsor, O2 has created a fully immersive experience that lets Oculus Rift wearers virtually train with the England team.Its Wear the Rose video was filmed using nine GoPro Hero 3 cameras with custom-built gimbals strapped to players... >>

Best 4G deals: UK 4G networks and tariffs compared

Best 4G deals: UK 4G networks and tariffs compared

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EE lost exclusivity over the UK's 4G services back in September last year and since then a number of 4G deals have launched from other networks, the latest coming from Tesco Mobile.Vodafone, O2, Three and EE all offer 4G, but each have varied coverage... >>

HTC Desire 601 in red available exclusively on O2

HTC Desire 601 in red available exclusively on O2

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The HTC Desire 601, a budget mid-range 4G handset, is available exclusively in red on O2 from today.The 4G enabled handset, despite being a more affordable HTC option, will come with a 4.5-inch display at 960 x 540 resolution, a 1.5GHz Snapdragon 400... >>

O2 customers can now use Twitter to find out account information with #TweetServe scheme

O2 customers can now use Twitter to find out account information with #TweetServe scheme

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Customers of O2 can find out their account information and other details without having to contact customer services, thanks to a Twitter initiative launched by the company. Called #TweetServe, the program allows them to tweet @O2 using specific keywords... >>

O2 streamlines 4G tariffs, offers 1GB of data for just £17 a month

O2 streamlines 4G tariffs, offers 1GB of data for just £17 a month

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O2 has launched a new series of price plans for 4G that make the high-speed data service more accessible to those on a budget.Now starting at £17 a month for a 24-month Refresh Airtime tariff or £21 a month for a 12-month SIM-only plan - called Simplicity... >>

Pick up an Xbox One at O2 from 5 December

Pick up an Xbox One at O2 from 5 December

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The Xbox One is now in stock at O2, which will be selling it in bundles with the Nokia Lumia 1020 and more for £52 a month.The bundle will cost £99 up front and then continue at £52 a month on a 24-month contract. Included in the bundle is the console,... >>

Get 25 per cent off buying out your O2 contract and upgrade phones with Speed to Refresh

Get 25 per cent off buying out your O2 contract and upgrade phones with Speed to Refresh

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O2 already offers a Refresh contract that allows you to upgrade your handset whenever you feel like it. Now it’s extending that to other O2 users with Speed to Refresh.Not only does Speed to Refresh allow current customers to change their deal to the... >>

O2 to offer PS4 bundle that includes Sony Xperia Z1, could be last chance to get one before Christmas

O2 to offer PS4 bundle that includes Sony Xperia Z1, could be last chance to get one before Christmas

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O2 has announced that it will be carrying limited stock of the PlayStation 4 in 65 of its high street stores up and down the UK. However, it won't be selling the next-generation games console on its own.Instead, it will be available through the network... >>

Argos signs with O2 to offer shoppers free Wi-Fi in all stores

Argos signs with O2 to offer shoppers free Wi-Fi in all stores

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On the build-up to an expected busy Christmas period for the chain, Argos has installed free high-speed O2 Wi-Fi in all its 735 stores across the UK and Ireland. Customers will be able to use the internet on their smartphones or other mobile devices at... >>

Google Nexus 5: Where can I get it?

Google Nexus 5: Where can I get it?

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Google has officially announced the Nexus 5, and its 2013 model smartphone will be much sought-after, not least because it is the first device to get the new KitKat-flavoured Android.Android 4.4 is just one of the standout features of the LG-made phone,... >>

O2 launches PAYG 4G bundle for £15, Tablets and laptops service coming in November

O2 launches PAYG 4G bundle for £15, Tablets and laptops service coming in November

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O2 has launched a pay-as-you-go 4G price plan that offers customers a way to hop on to the faster speed bandwagon, but without a monthly contract.Like EE before it, the network will offer the new tariff with a range of 4G handsets, with the Nokia Lumia... >>

O2 customers get free Evernote Premium for a year

O2 customers get free Evernote Premium for a year

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O2 has partnered with Evernote to provide the Premium version of the service to all O2 users free of charge for a year. From today, all O2 business, mobile broadband, pay monthly and Pay & Go customers can access the enhanced service after signing up... >>

Want to win an 18 carat gold HTC One worth £2000? Just enter O2's MOBO Awards contest

Want to win an 18 carat gold HTC One worth £2000? Just enter O2's MOBO Awards contest

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O2 has revealed it will give an 18 carat gold HTC One to one random (and lucky) customer who buys a HTC One from an O2 store anytime from today until 20 October. The unique prize is worth more than £2,000.Dubbed the most exclusive and expensive smartphone... >>

Tesco Mobile offers 4G for £2.50 more than its regular bills, plans start at just £10 a month

Tesco Mobile offers 4G for £2.50 more than its regular bills, plans start at just £10 a month

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Tesco Mobile has launched its 4G service for customers on pay monthly and SIM-only tariffs. And what's more, it will only cost an extra £2.50 a month on top of the network's regular price plans.That means the cheapest 4G tariff through Tesco Mobile costs... >>

Ofcom looks to increase what networks pay for mobile spectrum, EE's 4G bandwith fees to quadruple

Ofcom looks to increase what networks pay for mobile spectrum, EE's 4G bandwith fees to quadruple

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Ofcom has published a consultation on greatly increasing annual fees for the 900MHz and 1800MHz spectrum bands in the UK to bring them more in line with the additional bands auctioned for 4G coverage.In December 2010, the British Government directed the... >>

O2 network outage leaves some UK customers without connection

O2 network outage leaves some UK customers without connection

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Those in the UK who use O2 as their mobile carrier may be having trouble connecting.O2 confirmed on its website there is an outage with parts of its network, after many angry customers and Pocket-lint readers began to complain about not being able to... >>

LG G2 release date: Where and when can I get it?

LG G2 release date: Where and when can I get it?

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The LG G2, the new flagship smartphone from LG, has finally arrived in the UK following its launch in the US earlier this year.The handset sports a 5.2-inch Full HD display, a Rear-key design replacing side buttons, along with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800... >>

iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C now work with O2 4G service

iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C now work with O2 4G service

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Although O2 has been ranging both the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C handsets since launch, neither has been compatible with the network's 4G service.At the time, O2 said that an update would be necessary to ensure compatibility. "iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C are... >>

4G: Which network is best in London and beyond?

4G: Which network is best in London and beyond?

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It's official EE has the best 4G network in London.The tests, carried out by Pocket-lint in a variety of locations in London, show that against O2 and Vodafone, EE has the best upload and download speeds of the three in the capital.However as soon as... >>