With the privacy snafu that is Carrier IQ raging over in the States, some of our networks have come out and said that they specifically don't use the snooping service. But of course that doesn't mean it's not installed on your phone, tracking your every keystroke, sifting through your data, and lifting your Playboy Online credentials.
Sky broadband has been available for many years now, but it's always been at the mercy of BT for the 'last mile' -- the connection between your house, the exchange and the ISP. Now it's looking to connect direct to your house.
Virgin's deal to stream Spotify to your living room through TiVo is now live via a downloadable app. The Spotify app should show up in your Apps and Games section from today, so time to get installing and listening. [Virgin]
Your network trying to charge you for tethering your iPhone? Not so keen on paying another fee to use that data allowance you've already paid for? There's an app for that, and you don't even need to jailbreak.
GiffGaff, the MVNO owned by, and run on, O2, has been suffering from an outage for the last three days. Certain GiffGaff customers have been without voice and data services for no apparent reason, and O2 has yet to rectify the situation.
Gloriously fast, high-bandwidth 4G data has finally made it to the capital thanks to O2's LTE trials. Unfortunately it's not here to stay, as it's just a trial, and we're staring down the barrel of a 2013-2014 nationwide launch at the earliest.
The Samsung Galaxy Note might technically be available in the UK, but so far it hasn't garnered much interest from the networks. Keen perspective Noters will be pleased to see that O2 have posted up the 5.3-inch tablet-come-phone as 'Coming Soon'.
No longer do we have to glare enviously at our Yankee counterparts over their super-fast 4G speeds. While 4G won't be available to Joe Blow on the street until 2013 (or later), O2 is embarking on the first trials in London -- and Giz UK readers have an exclusive opportunity to help the network during a three-month-long period.
Wolverhampton Wanderers are launching their own mobile phone network for die-hard Wolves fans. The MVNO, which'll fittingly run on Orange, is giving away free tickets to Wolves Vs. Stoke on the 17th December to SIM-buyers.
Virgin Media's 100Mbps service is now available to 'over 20 million people' or a third of the UK, with half the UK scheduled for mid-2012. It's also been testing 1.5Gbps and is ready for the higher speeds when needed.
According to Simon Lee-Smith, Telefonica's Euro chief, those Nokia Lumia 800s are too damn expensive. That's why the network won't be selling Nokia's first Windows phones, adding that they'll have to be cheaper to get a look-in.