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Three 4G to hit 50 UK towns and cities by end of 2014

Three 4G to hit 50 UK towns and cities by end of 2014

Lewis Curdie  Sep. 14, 2013 at 15:30

It was almost one year ago that EE launched its 4G mobile service, the first of its kind in the UK, and more recently Vodafone and O2 have entered the fray.

That just leaves little old Three, and while it’ll roll out 4G to a modest four cities in December this year, we can expect that figure to hit 50 by the end of next year.

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European Commission: death to roaming charges!

European Commission: death to roaming charges!

Lewis Curdie  Sep. 9, 2013 at 12:00

One of the major nuisances when travelling abroad is choosing whether to disable roaming entirely, or suck it up and pay the frankly outrageous roaming charges.

But that could soon be a thing of the past, as the European Commission looks to ban additional charges for making calls, sending texts or using data abroad. Brilliant!

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YouGov: one in three UK consumers ‘can’t see the point’ in 4G

YouGov: one in three UK consumers ‘can’t see the point’ in 4G

Lewis Curdie  Jul. 13, 2013 at 16:00

If you listen to the ramblings of the various UK networks, 4G is the Next Big Thing in mobile, a must-have technology bringing significantly faster data speeds on the move. But are consumers on the same page? Do they know – or care – about 4G?

Well, no, not really, according to the results of a YouGov poll collating the thoughts of 1,456 UK residents aged 16 and over.

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Ofcom planning 3G and 4G speed tests for December

Ofcom planning 3G and 4G speed tests for December

Lewis Curdie  Jul. 5, 2013 at 16:00

Now that the UK 4G spectrum auction is finally done and dusted, regulator Ofcom has announced its next little mobile-based project.

Come December this year, Ofcom will perform 3G and 4G speed tests, with the results following shortly thereafter.

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Three to offer ‘mind-blowing value’ on back-to-basics PAYG

Three to offer ‘mind-blowing value’ on back-to-basics PAYG

Lewis Curdie  Jul. 1, 2013 at 15:30

With countless mobile plans and bolt-ons and incentives out there, the lines between PAYG and SIM only get blurrier by the day. It can’t be easy for Joe Consumer.

With that in mind, UK network Three has gone back to basics, where you throw some bucks on your phone and things cost, like, a fixed amount. Simple. But what about value?

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August 30 2013AD: D-day for Three in Australia

Waaaaaay before Mobot was even a twinkle in the big boss’ eye, Vodafone and Three merged in Australia and chose to operate under the more globally familiar Vodafone name.

For those customers still technically on Three contracts, the world – the mobile world, that is – is about to end on August 30.

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Three to carry Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3

Three to carry Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3

Lewis Curdie  May. 25, 2013 at 19:30

Given the seemingly outrageous price and lame internals compared to the likes of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, we’re still not entirely sure who the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 is aimed at.

The UK’s Three Mobile has no such concerns, seemingly, as it’s announced its intention to carry “the next big thing” when it touches down this summer.

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Vodafone 4G now launching at the ‘end of the summer’

Vodafone 4G now launching at the ‘end of the summer’

Lewis Curdie  May. 22, 2013 at 14:00

If you’re a Vodafone customer eagerly anticipating the rollout of Big Red’s 4G service, brace yourself for some disappointing news.

Vodafone 4G was originally expected to launch any week now, perhaps in June, but the network now says it’ll be “the end of the summer”. Er, whatever that means; ambiguous much?

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O2 joins the free London Underground Wi-Fi brigade, Three customers sob gently

O2 joins the free London Underground Wi-Fi brigade, Three customers sob gently

Lewis Curdie  Apr. 9, 2013 at 12:00

Customers on Virgin Media, EE and Vodafone have been enjoying free London Underground Wi-Fi for several months now, which leaves - or left - just two UK networks in the dark.

Big Blue O2 is the latest to offer its customers free London Underground Wi-Fi, meaning it’s just us losers on Three who aren’t invited to the party. Sob.

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Samsung Galaxy S4 UK network price guide

Last night, Martin penned: Samsung Galaxy S4 price plans revealed, and concluded: “We'll have a detailed breakdown on just where the best deals can be found in the morning”. I’m sure you can see where I’m going with this.

Yep, I’ve spent a vomit-inducing amount of time on the Orange, T-Mobile, Three, O2 and Vodafone websites this morning, perusing contract deals and chatting with advisors and that. Good times.

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