Phone Networks Assemble to Tackle Nuisance Texts

A string of UK phone networks have teamed up with the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) to deal with the problem of spam text messages, with EE, O2, Three, and Vodafone all lending their support. Read More >>

Vodafone Targets Gangster Pound With Exclusive Gold Samsung Galaxy S5

If you're still sticking with Vodafone after the Rootmetrics assassination attempt, it has one pretty flashy exclusive as a reward -- an all-gold Samsung Galaxy S5. As with the other networks and SIM-free retailers, you'll be able to pre-order this edition from March 28th. The images from Samsung call it "copper" though, so an independent valuation prior to purchase may be in order. Read More >>

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 >>

Where and When You Can Buy the Samsung Galaxy S5

Announced at Mobile World Congress, Samsung's Galaxy S5 may have disappointed in the style stakes with its plastic dimpled back, but with 200m Galaxy S customers out there, there'll be a tonne wanting to upgrade to this year's flagship model. Luckily UK networks Vodafone, Three, Virgin Media and EE have confirmed they'll be stocking the S5 (with the latter promising an April 11th date). Read More >>

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AT&T Pours Water Over Vodafone Takeover Rumours

Rumours of American mobile giant AT&T's interest in Vodafone have circulated since October, with CEO Randall Stephenson speaking of a "huge opportunity" for a network to pick up the pace with high-speed mobile broadband this side of the Atlantic. However, for the time being at least, it seems that Vodafone is no longer AT&T's target. Read More >>

EE and Vodafone Bringing 4G to the Channel Tunnel

That pipe they installed between here and France to allow businessmen to get to Brussels by train is about to be fully upgraded with 3G and 4G connections, with both Vodafone and EE claiming the depressing 35-minute offline plunge beneath the sea will feature full mobile access later this year. Read More >>

UK Networks Agree £50 Cap on Lost and Stolen Phone Charges

Four of our largest mobile networks have come to a deal on handling calling fees run up on lost and stolen mobile phones, with EE, Three, Virgin Media and Vodafone agreeing to limit the nicked mobile bill shock to a maximum of £50. Read More >>

Mobile Networks Furious Over Huge Spectrum Price Hikes

Four of our mobile networks are in a sulk with communications regulator Ofcom, after it announced plans to raise the licensing fees paid to use existing mobile networks. It may mean more expensive calls for the likes of us. Read More >>

Vodafone 4G Coverage Speeds Out Over Greater London Area

Zone 6-ers and beyond with a penchant  predominately red-branded mobile phone networks, rejoice! Vodafone has just announced the expansion of its ultrafast 4G service across the Greater London area. Read More >>

Half of Loyal Brits Have Never Changed Mobile Phone Network

Just as we're loyal to our underperforming League Two football teams, so to do we Brits stick loyally to our mobile phone networks. For better, for worse, in sickness and in health, half of British mobile users have never changed mobile operator. Read More >>

Anything EE 4G Can Do, Vodafone and O2 Can Attempt to Match With Coverage Expansion

EE announces 12 new 4G connected UK towns, but O2 and Vodafone can only manage the same five each. With all three networks battling it out for 4G supremacy, EE's year-long head-start over the competition is really beginning to show in terms of established infrastructure. Read More >>

Vodafone 4G Hitting Birmingham, Coventry, Leicester, Nottingham and Sheffield on September 28th

Once again we are reminded of the KLF/Jams classic, only this time it's a Vodafone spokesman reading out a list of cities in the rain with a megaphone. The man is telling us that the five cities mentioned above will be connected to the Vodafone 4G network in time for a switch-on on September 28th. Read More >>

Vodafone's Selling Up and Getting the Heck Out of America

You might not know this, but one of Vodafone's biggest assets is a 45 per cent chunk of US phone network Verizon Wireless. Now, in a new strategy to concentrate on Europe (which could be good for us Brits), Vodafone's flogging its stake in the jointly-owned network for £83.6 billion. That's a heck of a lot of 4G masts. Read More >>

New Vodafone Yoda ad for Everyone to HATE

Here's a good thing for us all to come together and simultaneously hate; another awful Vodafone Yoda ad, this time focusing on the network's newly launched 4G service. If we all hate it enough, together, maybe it will only be on television in every other advert break? Read More >>

O2's 4G Network Now Live in London, Leeds and Bradford, While 4G Vodafone Hits London

O2 and Vodafone have flipped four very important switches this morning, with Vodafone launching its 4G network in London, and rival O2 making its superfast LTE service live in London, Leeds and Bradford today. The UK has cautiously pulled out into the middle lane of the mobile world motorway. Read More >>

Vodafone UK CEO: "There's Not a Need For Unlimited in My View"

Looks like our dreams of blazing-fast unlimited 4G have been dashed yet again. EE's not offering unlimited data plans, neither is O2, and Vodafone's UK CEO has come out and said he doesn't even think they're needed. Three, you're our only hope. Read More >>


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