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One Neil Diamond Album Download Hits Teacher With £2,600 Roaming Data Bill Shocker

A lady who fancied listening to a bit of Neil Diamond while on holiday in South Africa was royally ripped off in roaming fees from network Orange, which managed to charge her a staggering £8 per MB in mobile data costs. Total cost to download one album over the mobile network? £2,600. Read More >>

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Apple Rumoured to be Asking US Networks for $100 iPhone 6 Price Hike

Today's unsubstantiated iPhone 6 rumour concerns the price of the forthcoming phone, with Apple said to be aware it has the networks over a barrel and hitting them up for a price increase of $100 (£60) per phone. What are they going to do? Not stock the iPhone? Read More >>

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O2 4G Coverage Now Reaches a Third of the UK Population

Since launching in August last year, O2's 4G rollout has continued at a pace. The network has today announced that its masts' coverage reaches one third of the UK population, with over a million 4G customers across 191 towns and cities. Read More >>

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EE, T-Mobile and Orange Award Themselves 2.7 Per Cent Contract Pay Rise

The mobile conglomerate responsible for running EE, Orange and T-Mobile in the UK is god-damn SICK of bravely protecting us from supplier price rises and inflationary pressures, and has finally, despairingly, decided it's time to pass a 2.7 per cent cost increase on to its users. Read More >>

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European Mobile Data Charges Will be Scrapped From 2015

Planning a trip across Europe for 2015? Well you can knock sorting out roaming packages from your to-do list. Members of the European Parliament have today agreed a ban on mobile network roaming fees across the continent. Croissants and paella for all! Read More >>

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"Android Silver" Scheme May be Google's Network-Assisted Genius Bar Clone

Online rumours claim Google is planning some sort of premium owner experience for future Android phone buyers, with the Android Silver scheme said to encourage networks to babysit owners of phones, guarantee the latest version of Android and show them how to buy stuff through Google Play. Read More >>

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EE's Own-Brand Kestrel is an Affordable 4G Smartphone for Knaves

If our Jud is after a 4G handset, but hasn't made enough money down 'pit to afford a flagship device from one of the top manufacturers, EE's new own-branded Kestrel, coming in at £99.99 on PAYG deals, may ruffle his feathers. Read More >>

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EE Updates 4G Pricing Plans -- Now Starting at £13.99 a Month

Alongside its own-branded Kestrel smartphone, EE is targeting penny-pinched phone users with updated 4G pay monthly contract plans. 24-month deals now start at £13.99 a month, bagging you 500MB of data, 500 minutes and unlimited texts. That's less than the cost of a daily pint of milk, according to calcium-rich EE. [EE] Read More >>

phones
Where and When You Can Buy the HTC One M8

Leading up to today's launch, we knew pretty much everything there was to know about the HTC One M8. Everything except its cost, that is. With the covers lifted off the handset, network pricing is now beginning to trickle in, with EE and Three first off the mark. Read More >>

networks
Ovivo Mobile Shuts Down Citing "Reasons Beyond Our Control"

Ovivo, the mobile virtual network operator that allowed its users access to Vodafone's network at no monthly cost in exchange for advertising views, has shut down. Read More >>

networks
EE Network "Gremlins" Nuke Calls, Texts and Data Useage for Close to 12 Hours

A significant network outage prevented a number of EE 4G customers from making calls, sending texts and browsing the internet last night through to this morning. Read More >>

networks
Three Bins Unlimited Tethering But Makes 0800 Numbers Free to Call

If you're eyeing up one of the Three network's attractive The One Plan deals to take advantage of unlimited tethering with unlimited 4G data, you'd do well to start looking at other options. According to Wired, as of today, the company will no longer be offering unlimited tethering packages on new all-you-can-eat data contracts. Read More >>

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Rumour: EE is Prepping a Low-Cost, Own-Brand 4G Smartphone

Just because the data costs come at a premium doesn't mean the accompanying 4G-ready mobile hardware has to, too. It appears EE is looking to use this principle to attract further customers to its super-fast network, with Engadget reporting that the network has its own cheap-as-chips LTE handset waiting in the wings. Read More >>

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EE Crushes Vodafone in UK Mobile Network Speed and Reliability Tests

Mobile analyst Rootmetrics has been criss-crossing the country carrying out speed tests, sending texts and the like, coming to the conclusion that upstart network EE offers the best general connectivity in terms of speed and performance across the UK. Read More >>

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EE 4G Roaming Now Extends to France and Spain at No Extra Cost

Baguettes, sangria and 4G download speeds -- your superfast EE mobile data connection now works in France and Spain, as EE look to take on Three's "Feel at Home" roaming policies. Read More >>

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The UK's Crappy Broadband Speeds is Another Thing You Can Blame on Thatcher

She brought down the miners and the unions, and it now seems that Margaret Thatcher also prevented the UK from becoming one of the world's leading digital economies by short-sightedly vetoing plans that would have made the UK one of the earliest fully-fibre equipped broadband territories around the globe. Read More >>

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