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O2 Family Plan puts up to 20 connections on the same bill with massive discounts for all
O2 Family Plan puts up to 20 connections on the same bill with massive discounts for all By Rik Henderson

O2 has launched a new, simple to use Family Plan that offers benefits for an entire family of mobile users.Up to 20 connections can be added to a Family Plan, with up to 50 per cent discounts for each family member. And as all of the connections will... Read more

O2 to give customers up to 12 months of free Netflix
O2 to give customers up to 12 months of free Netflix By Max Langridge

Mobile network O2 has announced that both new and existing customers can claim either six or twelve months of free Netflix access, depending on the monthly tariff they are on.  How to watch Netflix on TV: Your complete guide Netflix contracts are available... Read more

Claim a free Kodak photo printer with select Sony, Huawei and LG phones from O2
Claim a free Kodak photo printer with select Sony, Huawei and LG phones from O2 By Max Langridge

O2 knows that summer is a time for hanging out with friends and family and taking plenty of photos in the process. But rather than just show them off to others on your phone's screen, O2 is giving you the chance to print out physical copies for free,... Read more

London's The O2 venue will have 5G connectivity later this year
London's The O2 venue will have 5G connectivity later this year By Rik Henderson

O2 will start to equip its London venue, The O2, with 5G network connectivity from March. It will then be available to the public from the second half of 2018.Initially, 5G will be available to trial in select locations at The O2. The O2 Blueroom and... Read more

O2's new flexible tariffs let you chop and change your monthly payments
O2's new flexible tariffs let you chop and change your monthly payments By Max Langridge

O2 has announced it will be introduce a new series of Flexible Tariffs from tomorrow, 27 October, which coincidentally coincides with pre-orders for the iPhone X going live. O2 enables 4G and Wi-Fi calling: Here's how to use it Customers on a Flexible... Read more

O2 enables 4G and Wi-Fi calling: Here’s how to use it
O2 enables 4G and Wi-Fi calling: Here’s how to use it By Max Langridge

Mobile operator O2 is the latest UK network to offer 4G and Wi-Fi calling for its customers. The new service replaces the TU Go app, and means O2 customers with a compatible phone - for now just an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus - can make and receive calls... Read more

O2 now sells car insurance and even offers a black box for teens
O2 now sells car insurance and even offers a black box for teens By Elyse Betters

O2 has launched car insurance that includes a black box system.O2 is now the first mobile operator in the UK to offer a car insurance service. It is called O2 Drive and applies to new and existing O2 customers. Features include discounted car servicing... Read more

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 By Rik Henderson

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... Read more

It's official: Telefonica will sell O2 to Three UK's owner for £10.25 billion
It's official: Telefonica will sell O2 to Three UK's owner for £10.25 billion By Elyse Betters

The mobile network space in Britain is about to drastically change, with four of the major networks soon going down to three.Telefonica has announced it will sell O2 to Hutchison Whampoa, which also owns Three UK, for £10.25 billion. The deal means Hutchison... Read more

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 By Elyse Betters

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... Read more

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

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... Read more

1.5 million O2 customers will get their bills cut by half
1.5 million O2 customers will get their bills cut by half By Rik Henderson

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... Read more

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? By Luke Edwards

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... Read more

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 By Chris Hall

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... Read more

O2 Gurus confirmed for Pocket-lint Tech Tavern, ready to solve your gadget problems
O2 Gurus confirmed for Pocket-lint Tech Tavern, ready to solve your gadget problems By Stuart Miles

The music you are hearing in your head right now should be the theme tune from The A-Team, because if you've got a problem with your tech, then you should come down to the Pocket-lint Tech Tavern with O2 during London Technology Week (16-20 June) to get... Read more

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

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... Read more

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 By Rik Henderson

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... Read more

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 By Rik Henderson

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... Read more

O2 customers get free Evernote Premium for a year
O2 customers get free Evernote Premium for a year By Rik Henderson

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... Read more

O2 network outage leaves some UK customers without connection
O2 network outage leaves some UK customers without connection By Jake Smith

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... Read more

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

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... Read more

O2: No iPhone 5S stock on launch day, customers may have to wait until November
O2: No iPhone 5S stock on launch day, customers may have to wait until November By Elyse Betters

Apple's iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C are set to release tomorrow, though it appears O2 in the UK won't have any iPhone 5S smartphones to dole out in stores on launch day (update below).The company tweeted on Thursday - just one day before the iPhone 5S is... Read more

O2 prices iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C, but 4G looks to be delayed
O2 prices iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C, but 4G looks to be delayed By Elyse Betters

O2 has announced that it will offer Apple's iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C on O2 Refresh tariffs in the UK - but had to admit that customers who buy the iPhone on the network aren't going to get 4G from day one.Both devices will use O2’s new 4G network in... Read more

O2 4G tariffs detailed: SIM only from £26, 4G Airtime from £22 a month
O2 4G tariffs detailed: SIM only from £26, 4G Airtime from £22 a month By Chris Hall

O2 has detailed the 4G plans that will be available to customers when the new network goes live on 29 August 2013.The 4G tariffs on O2 will start at £26 a month (SIM only) and all will come with unlimited talk time and text messages.The SIM-only packages... Read more

O2 4G launch confirmed: London, Leeds, and Bradford from 29 August
O2 4G launch confirmed: London, Leeds, and Bradford from 29 August By Stuart Miles

O2 is to offer 4G in the UK from 29 August, the company has confirmed, as it looks to claw back lost ground on EE and get ahead of Vodafone’s launch plan announcement due next week.Launching initially in three cities - London, Leeds and Bradford - the... Read more

O2 Germany leak reveals HTC One Mini and One Max - and Nokia Eros and Mars
O2 Germany leak reveals HTC One Mini and One Max - and Nokia Eros and Mars By Elyse Betters

An internal roadmap from service provider O2 Germany was leaked on Wednesday, shedding light on four separate devices from HTC and Nokia. The O2 Germany document revealed a silver HTC One Max and an HTC One Mini in both silver and black. The document... Read more

O2 launching Talk to the Hand phone gloves made from old mobiles
O2 launching Talk to the Hand phone gloves made from old mobiles By Hunter Skipworth

O2 has collaborated with artist Sean Miles to create a set of what it calls Talk to the Hand gloves produced entirely from recycled mobile phone parts. The project put together by Sean Miles uses old Pineider and Miu Miu gloves and old O2 recycled handsets... Read more

O2 ending partnership with BT Openzone, say goodbye to free BT Wi-Fi
O2 ending partnership with BT Openzone, say goodbye to free BT Wi-Fi By Hunter Skipworth

O2's long-standing deal with BT Wi-Fi is to come to an end. The network has traditionally included access to BT's 4,200 premium managed Wi-Fi hotspots dotted about the country with most of its mobile phone deals.The network will lose the BT Wi-Fi access... Read more

O2 Refresh tariff unveiled, allows you to get a new phone anytime during your airtime contract
O2 Refresh tariff unveiled, allows you to get a new phone anytime during your airtime contract By Rik Henderson

O2 has announced a new mobile phone price plan that suits those who constantly upgrade their handsets for the latest model. Called O2 Refresh, it comprises two separate plans: one for airtime that covers minutes, texts, data, etc, and one for the smartphone... Read more

O2 customers to get free Wi-Fi on London Underground too, signs deal with Virgin Media
O2 customers to get free Wi-Fi on London Underground too, signs deal with Virgin Media By Rik Henderson

O2 is to join Vodafone and EE in offering free Wi-Fi on the London Tube network. It has signed a deal with Virgin Media that will allow its customers access to the underground Wi-Fi service at no cost from June.With Virgin Media adding a further 12 stations... Read more

O2 Tracks now available on Windows Phone too
O2 Tracks now available on Windows Phone too By Rik Henderson

O2 has followed up on its early promise and brought its O2 Tracks application to Windows Phone. Available for free on the Windows Phone store now for Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 7.5, the app is powered by MusicQubed and offers all of the songs on... Read more

O2 TU Go app: Wi-Fi calls to any other phone on any other network
O2 TU Go app: Wi-Fi calls to any other phone on any other network By Chris Hall

O2 has set up its own VoIP (Voice over IP) service, allowing customers to make calls via Wi-Fi from a range of supported devices.Called TU Go, the new VoIP service will let O2 pay monthly customers place calls over the internet from Apple, Android, and... Read more

O2 Tracks brings UK Top 40 singles chart to your phone
O2 Tracks brings UK Top 40 singles chart to your phone By Hunter Skipworth

O2 Tracks is a new subscription service designed to bring the Top 40 chart to your phone. It works by syncing songs with your handset overnight, so you have the fresh weekly chart update to listen to whenever you want.It is powered by MusicQubed and offers... Read more

Brian Blessed could record your voicemail message thanks to O2
Brian Blessed could record your voicemail message thanks to O2 By Rik Henderson

O2 has signed actor Brian Blessed to offer an incentive to those looking to pick up one of the Windows Phone 8 phones from HTC.The first 100 customers to buy either a Windows Phone 8S by HTC or Windows Phone 8X by HTC from O2 this week and tweet @O2 with... Read more

O2 launches top 13 accessories for 2013 as recommended by Pocket-lint
O2 launches top 13 accessories for 2013 as recommended by Pocket-lint By Stuart Miles

Pocket-lint has teamed up with O2 to produce a collection of the very best accessories available from O2.The collection - handpicked and recommended by us from the network's accessory offering - boasts gadgets, gloves and toys, through to some great... Read more

O2 and HTC sell four-in-every-five HTC One X+s charger free, in deliberate ploy to be more green
O2 and HTC sell four-in-every-five HTC One X+s charger free, in deliberate ploy to be more green By Jake Smith

With the launch of the One X+, O2 and HTC tried a new approach of taking the charger out of the box and including only a USB-cable to promote environmental savings. Now both companies are back with word that the pilot programme was a success and that... Read more

O2 Nexus 4 release date, prices and details confirmed
O2 Nexus 4 release date, prices and details confirmed By Danny Brogan

O2 has officially confirmed that the new Nexus 4 will be arriving exclusively to the network for a limited time only, as Pocket-lint reported earlier this week.Arriving in store on Tuesday 13 November, the handset - which is manufactured by LG and comes... Read more

O2 and HTC to sell phone without a charger, in deliberate ploy to be more green
O2 and HTC to sell phone without a charger, in deliberate ploy to be more green By Danny Brogan

O2 and HTC will begin selling a new, as yet unannounced, phone before the end of the year without a charger in the box as part of a pilot scheme to reduce the number of “wasted” chargers in circulation.According to O2, 70 per cent of customers who... Read more

Extreme queuing: iPhone 5 available from... the top of The O2
Extreme queuing: iPhone 5 available from... the top of The O2 By Danny Brogan

Customers went to giddy new heights on the iPhone 5 launch day when a pop-up store selling the device was erected at the top of The O2.The “Pop Up at The O2” store sat on top the iconic landmark that overlooks London’s Canary Wharf and saw customers... Read more

O2: No Android Ice Cream Sandwich update for Sony Xperia Ray, Xperia Arc and Xperia Neo
O2: No Android Ice Cream Sandwich update for Sony Xperia Ray, Xperia Arc and Xperia Neo By Danny Brogan

Bad news for Sony Xperia Ray, Xperia Arc and Xperia Neo users, with O2 announcing it is pulling the plug on the anticipated Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update.O2 has taken to its blog to reveal the news, saying that after a series of tests the Ice... Read more

O2 enters the MiFi market with PAYG Pocket Hotspot
O2 enters the MiFi market with PAYG Pocket Hotspot By Danny Brogan

O2 has introduced a mobile Wi-Fi (MiFi) device that the operator says is small enough to fit into your pocket. The O2 Pay & Go Pocket Hotspot can provide a Wi-Fi connection anywhere you can get an O2 3G signal (cue jokes). Up to five devices can be connected... Read more

O2 rolls out free Wi-Fi across London for one and all
O2 rolls out free Wi-Fi across London for one and all By Danny Brogan

Londoners now have even more Wi-Fi hotspots to log on to, thanks to a mass roll out by O2 - and best of all it’s free and available to anyone, no matter what network you’re with.O2 had announced these plans earlier in the year, but in the week that... Read more

O2 customers affected by outage to receive 10 per cent off September bill
O2 customers affected by outage to receive 10 per cent off September bill By Danny Brogan

O2 has unreservedly apologised for the outage issue that left thousands of its customers unable to make or receive calls and texts - and if words weren’t enough, the operator has now revealed a compensation package for those affected.Pay Monthly customers... Read more

O2 outage sees thousands unable to make calls or surf the web as outage heads into day two
O2 outage sees thousands unable to make calls or surf the web as outage heads into day two By Stuart Miles

O2 customers across the country found themselves unable to make or receive phone calls on Wednesday afternoon after the UK network suffered a national outage. "We are currently seeing a problem on our network affecting some of our customers. Those customers... Read more

O2 TU Go app to bring your calls to your tablet
O2 TU Go app to bring your calls to your tablet By Dan Sung

O2 is set to launch a smartphone app for its customers at the end of 2012 which will allow them to make and receive phone calls and messages on any connected device they own. TU Go has a simple enough interface but the idea behind it is far more profound... Read more

O2 and Vodafone join forces in preparation for 4G roll-out
O2 and Vodafone join forces in preparation for 4G roll-out By Danny Brogan

Telefonica UK and Vodafone have revealed plans for a joint venture that will see both networks share one national grid that will improve call and mobile internet quality for both sets of customers.It seems Telefonica UK, the parent company of O2, and... Read more

O2 getting Next Galaxy too, won't be a Vodafone exclusive
O2 getting Next Galaxy too, won't be a Vodafone exclusive By Stuart Miles

O2 has confirmed to Pocket-lint that Vodafone won't be the only UK operator to be stocking the next Galaxy smartphone, otherwise know as the Samsung Galaxy S3.A spokesman for O2 has told Pocket-lint: "We are excited about the next Samsung Galaxy - that’s... Read more

O2 and McDonald's sign deal that provides free Wi-Fi to non-O2 customers too
O2 and McDonald's sign deal that provides free Wi-Fi to non-O2 customers too By Danny Brogan

If the smell of a quarter-pounder with cheese wasn’t enough to get you through the doors of your nearest McDonald’s, O2 has signed a five-year deal to provide the restaurant chain's free Wi-Fi across 1,200 of its fast-food outlets. What’s more,... Read more

O2 accused of leaking phone numbers online - we show how to plug the hole
O2 accused of leaking phone numbers online - we show how to plug the hole By Ian Morris

The Internet is awash with claims that O2 is sharing customers' mobile phone numbers with websites. Twitter users are posting that, after checking with a site that examines data sent from their phone to webservers, that their phone number is clearly visible.Pocket-lint... Read more

O2 to turn London into Europe’s largest free Wi-Fi zone
O2 to turn London into Europe’s largest free Wi-Fi zone By Paul Lamkin

O2 has announced plans to turn parts of London into Europe’s largest free Wi-Fi zone ahead of the Summer Olympics.Back in the 1990s, we all wanted to avoid hotspots ("What is a hotspot not?") but O2 knows that we're all now thirsty for hotspot action... Read more