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What is Wi-Fi Calling and which devices support it?

What is Wi-Fi Calling and which devices support it?

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With customers driving the demand for always on connectivity, mobile phone networks are turning to Wi-Fi to enable services that their own masts might not be able to provide.That's a good thing for those who want to remain connected in an area that perhaps... >>

PayPal and Vodafone team to offer contactless payments from a PayPal account

PayPal and Vodafone team to offer contactless payments from a PayPal account

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Vodafone has been offering the ability for its customers to make contactless payments through Android phones for a while now, long before Android Pay made it over to the UK.Its Vodafone Wallet app has given users the ability to pay for items through Vodafone... >>

Vodafone Smart Ultra 7 review: Ultra value makes for one smart purchase
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Vodafone Smart Ultra 7 review: Ultra value makes for one smart purchase

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When looking for affordable devices, it can often be difficult to find a phone without too many compromises, especially at the lower-end of the scale. With the Smart Ultra 7, Vodafone is looking to give you as much for your money as possible, in a phone... >>

Vodafone Smart Platinum 7 Review: Power and elegance without the price tag
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Vodafone Smart Platinum 7 Review: Power and elegance without the price tag

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When it comes to carrier-branded smartphones, the expectation is rarely high. In most cases, it seems just an effort from the network operators to peddle out cheap, unimpressive devices with their branding on them. Customer experience and device quality,... >>

Vodafone Smart Platinum 7 with 2K screen throws in free VR headset to show off its affordable power

Vodafone Smart Platinum 7 with 2K screen throws in free VR headset to show off its affordable power

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Vodafone has taken the wraps off its latest flagship smartphone that's built to offer high-end specs while remaining affordable. Those specs are so good they can even do VR justice, so Voda is throwing in its Smart VR headset for free.The Vodafone Smart... >>

Vodafone customers can charge Google Play apps to their bills, with 90% off

Vodafone customers can charge Google Play apps to their bills, with 90% off

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Vodafone has made it more simple for its customers to purchase apps and content from Google Play, with its Charge to Bill service.Android device owners can pay for items on Google Play by charging them to their monthly bill. What's more, to celebrate... >>

Your Vodafone mobile now works in 40 countries for free

Your Vodafone mobile now works in 40 countries for free

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Vodafone has announced that it will be joining Three and Tesco Mobile in offering free roaming to its customers. That means you'll be able to use your smartphone abroad without paying extra charges.Roaming charges are due to be scrapped completely in... >>

Vodafone Smart Ultra 6: The ultimate budget smartphone?
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Vodafone Smart Ultra 6: The ultimate budget smartphone?

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Looking for a budget phone? It's always easy to recommend the latest Moto G — a phone that's simple and just works. However, there are other options out there, one of the very best being the Vodafone Smart Ultra 6.The Ultra 6 costs just £125 and easily... >>

Vodafone Tab Speed 6 is a 4G Android-powered budget tablet now for sale

Vodafone Tab Speed 6 is a 4G Android-powered budget tablet now for sale

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Vodafone has unleashed a new tablet in the UK. It's an Android tablet of course, and despite the decent specs, it's pretty inexpensive.Called the Vodafone Tab Speed 6, the tablet is a lot like the Tab Prime 6 but smaller and more affordable. It features... >>

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... >>

Vodafone Wi-Fi Calling service is now live, but there's a catch

Vodafone Wi-Fi Calling service is now live, but there's a catch

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Vodafone announced earlier in the year that Wi-Fi Calling would be coming to its network and Voda has now confirmed it: the service has been activated.That means that eligible Vodafone customers will be able to make and receive calls over Wi-Fi rather... >>

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... >>

Pick up a Samsung Galaxy S4 mini for £100 this weekend only

Pick up a Samsung Galaxy S4 mini for £100 this weekend only

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The price of powerful smartphones is dropping more and more dramatically, but this latest deal is just silly.For this weekend you'll be able to snap up a Samsung Galaxy S4 mini for just £100. That's on Pay As You Go meaning there are no other commitments.The... >>

Vodafone bumps up 4G data allowances on its entertainment bundles

Vodafone bumps up 4G data allowances on its entertainment bundles

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With incentive announcements from EE and O2 rattling around, Vodafone has pitched in with its own ideas to entice new customers. It has increased the data allowances on its Red Value bundles and is now offering 4G by default for all monthly handset agreements.The... >>

Vodafone to launch Voice over LTE and Wi-Fi calling services this summer

Vodafone to launch Voice over LTE and Wi-Fi calling services this summer

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Vodafone has announced that it will be introducing both Voice over LTE (VoLTE) and Wi-Fi calling for its customers from this summer.Until now Vodafone users had to use third party apps for calling over Wi-Fi. Once this comes as standard it will mean those... >>

Vodafone at 30: Before Gordon Gekko, Mungo Park was the man to envy

Vodafone at 30: Before Gordon Gekko, Mungo Park was the man to envy

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In 1984 Mungo Park was likely to be the envy of many. He was 28. He was the head of the London branch of an American investment bank. He owned the first mobile phone sold by Vodafone in the UK that in today's money had cost him over £4,000."It made a... >>

Tesco's Blinkbox streaming service could end up in the hands of Vodafone, free to customers?

Tesco's Blinkbox streaming service could end up in the hands of Vodafone, free to customers?

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Vodafone is allegedly in talks to buy Blinkbox, Tesco's movie and music streaming service. It has been thought that the UK supermarket chain has been looking to offload the online company for a while, but it has emerged that Vodafone seems to be the only... >>

Vodafone TV and broadband services to launch in spring 2015

Vodafone TV and broadband services to launch in spring 2015

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Vodafone has announced that it will be entering the TV and broadband service provider market from next spring 2015.Vodafone plans to use the infrastructure of BT and its own business fibre network to offer the service. Exactly what the TV content will... >>

Vodafone rolls out more stable, faster 4G speeds, but what is Carrier Aggregation?

Vodafone rolls out more stable, faster 4G speeds, but what is Carrier Aggregation?

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Vodafone has started to roll out its Carrier Aggregation technology that could see a boost to users' 4G data speeds by up to three times. It is being launched initially in Birmingham, Manchester and London, but will continue to expand to include other... >>

Vodafone to buy 140 Phones 4u stores and save 900 jobs

Vodafone to buy 140 Phones 4u stores and save 900 jobs

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In a dramatic twist in the Phones 4u saga, one of the networks partly blamed for the collapse of Phones 4u is to buy 140 of the deceased company's stores and save 900 employees' jobs up and down the UK.Vodafone had a big accepted for the closed high... >>

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.... >>

Vodafone launches HD Voice across UK network, 4 years after Orange

Vodafone launches HD Voice across UK network, 4 years after Orange

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Vodafone has announced that customers in the UK will now enjoy the benefits of HD Voice when making calls between compatible handsets on the Vodafone 3G network.HD Voice is designed to enhance conversations you make on the mobile network, so that people... >>

Vodafone latest to ditch Phones4u as partner, just EE and Virgin Media left

Vodafone latest to ditch Phones4u as partner, just EE and Virgin Media left

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Phones4u has been left reeling after Vodafone is the latest big name network to announce it will not be renewing its partnership.Having already lost O2 in January, the UK high street retailer can now only offer its customers contracts from EE (T-Mobile... >>

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... >>

Vodafone follows Three in scrapping data roaming charges, but you will have to pay £5 a day extra

Vodafone follows Three in scrapping data roaming charges, but you will have to pay £5 a day extra

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Vodafone has announced that it is scrapping extra charges for data roaming or using minutes and texts in other countries.Vodafone WorldTraveller enables the network's Pay Monthly customers to use their existing minutes, texts and data plans when abroad... >>

Vodafone partners with Netflix to offer free subscriptions

Vodafone partners with Netflix to offer free subscriptions

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Vodafone has announced it is launching a partnership deal with Netflix to offer free subscriptions to its users.The deal will offer six months free Netflix to Vodafone Red 4G customers in the UK. They can then stream Netflix video over Wi-Fi or 4G wherever... >>

Vodafone vows to never increase your monthly plan for the length of your contract

Vodafone vows to never increase your monthly plan for the length of your contract

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Vodafone UK has introduced a fixed price promise for all customers. It will not increase the price of mobile line rental throughout the entire duration of a contract.From 23 January, UK independent communications regulator Ofcom introduced a ruling that... >>

London tubes next to accept contactless and smartphone payments instead of Oyster

London tubes next to accept contactless and smartphone payments instead of Oyster

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EE and Vodafone are in talks with Transport for London to allow commuters to use their NFC-enabled phones to pay for tube fares.London Underground ticket barriers are capable of reading the NFC chips in smartphones and contactless payment cards, much... >>

Samsung Galaxy S5 Copper Gold pictures and hands-on

Samsung Galaxy S5 Copper Gold pictures and hands-on

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The Samsung Galaxy S5 is now available, but if you want an SGS5 with added bling then the Copper Gold edition might have caught your eye. Frankly, it'd be hard for anyone to ignore, whether you're a fan of the different colour finish or not.But before... >>

The best Samsung Galaxy S5 deals and where to get them (updated)

The best Samsung Galaxy S5 deals and where to get them (updated)

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The Samsung Galaxy S5 is now available in the UK, we've reviewed it, and we have to say it is rather good. The new handset offers a 5.1-inch Full HD display, it boasts a fast 16-megapixel camera, a heart rate sensor and a fingerprint scanner, alongside... >>

Gold Samsung Galaxy S5 exclusive to Vodafone, pre-order starts 28 March

Gold Samsung Galaxy S5 exclusive to Vodafone, pre-order starts 28 March

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Vodafone has nabbed the exclusive rights to the gold version of the forthcoming Samsung Galaxy S5. It will be offering it for pre-order from 28 March ahead of its 11 April release date.The UK network will also stock the other colour variants of the flagship... >>

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... >>

Vodafone promises first 3,000 Sony Xperia Z2 pre-orders will get 32-inch TV for free

Vodafone promises first 3,000 Sony Xperia Z2 pre-orders will get 32-inch TV for free

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Vodafone has opened pre-orders for the Sony Xperia Z2 Android phone and has announced that the first 3,000 customers to place their order will also get a free Sony Bravia 32-inch TV.The phone will be available from 10 April and should you order it on... >>

Vodafone 4G nabs 500,000 customers in first six months

Vodafone 4G nabs 500,000 customers in first six months

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Vodafone is now serving 500,000 customers with 4G connectivity just six months after launch, the company announced on Monday, as 4G in the UK begins to take hold. The carrier says its 4G customers used 300TB of data during December 2013, as they're... >>

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... >>

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... >>

Three supports Ofcom's fixed pricing ruling so your contract charges won't change

Three supports Ofcom's fixed pricing ruling so your contract charges won't change

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UK independent communications regulator Ofcom recently announced that UK mobile phone and landline network providers will have to allow customers to cancel their contracts without penalty if their monthly subscription prices are raised. Now Three has... >>

Vodafone partners with Boris Johnson for first multi-sensory firework display for New Year's Eve

Vodafone partners with Boris Johnson for first multi-sensory firework display for New Year's Eve

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The London New Year's Eve firework display is already a spectacular affair, but this year it is set to be even bigger. Vodafone has partnered with the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, to create the first multi-sensory display.Following a year of work from... >>

AT&T to take over Vodafone by next year?

AT&T to take over Vodafone by next year?

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AT&T, the largest US carrier, is aiming to take over Vodafone, the largest carrier in Europe, according to Bloomberg. Informal talks between the two companies have begun, in a potentially complex deal that would give AT&T a foothold in Europe.This isn't... >>

Buy a Windows Phone device from Vodafone and get Netflix free this Christmas

Buy a Windows Phone device from Vodafone and get Netflix free this Christmas

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Brits can buy a Nokia Lumia 1020 this holiday shopping season and get one year of Netflix free of charge along with their purchase, according to the latest news.The Financial Times reported that Nokia plans to offer the Netflix promotion in the UK to... >>

HTC One max available exclusively from Vodafone this week

HTC One max available exclusively from Vodafone this week

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The HTC One max has been officially announced and if you want to get your hands on one, it looks like Vodafone will be your only option. The network announced via its official UK blog that the HTC One max will be a "Vodafone exclusive from launch".The... >>

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... >>

Vodafone claims 100,000 4G customers since launch, report suggests four times that own 4G phones

Vodafone claims 100,000 4G customers since launch, report suggests four times that own 4G phones

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Vodafone has revealed that it has signed up more than 100,000 people to its 4G data service in the seven weeks since it started to offer Red 4G plans. The service went live on 29 August in London and that represents more than new 4G customers a day.Claims... >>

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... >>

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... >>

Vodafone Smart 4G phone for the UK exposed in US FCC filing

Vodafone Smart 4G phone for the UK exposed in US FCC filing

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An own-branded Vodafone phone that goes by the moniker Smart 4G is planned for release in the UK it seems, a fact revealed by an FCC filing that passes it fit for public consumption in the US.The Federal Communications Commission in America has been a... >>

Apple iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C will only work on Vodafone and EE 4G networks

Apple iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C will only work on Vodafone and EE 4G networks

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UPDATE 1: Three has confirmed that the iPhone 5S and 5C will work on its 4G when it is up and running this December.UPDATE 2: O2 has announced that it will offer Apple's iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C on O2 Refresh tariffs in the UK however while doing so had... >>