You’ll often see terms like superfast and ultrafast broadband when comparing fibre broadband providers.
In the UK, you’ll often see terms like “superfast fibre” and “ultrafast fibre” when comparing home broadband services. These terms are intended to distinguish different categories of home broadband, based on the maximum download speed that’s available on the service.
In this article, we’ll look at the different types of home broadband in the UK. We’ll also look at the definitions of “standard broadband”, “superfast broadband” and “ultrafast broadband” before comparing different broadband technologies in more detail.
Coverage should be your top consideration when choosing a new mobile network. Find out how to compare the mobile coverage in your area.
When you’re choosing a new mobile network, the coverage available in your area should be the first thing you consider.
On a mobile network with poor coverage, you would likely have a frustrating experience. Web pages are likely to load slowly on your phone (or not at all) and phone calls are likely to being missed. The battery life on your smartphone will also be worsened by poor coverage.
In this article, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about mobile coverage in the UK. From how to check and compare coverage across different mobile networks to the key questions you should ask when considering the coverage on a network. We’ll also discuss the UK’s system of mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) along with apps and accessories for improving the coverage in your home.
Three offers 5G-ready mobile phone plans from £5/month, with 5G coverage in 66 UK towns and cities.
In the UK, Three will be launching their 5G mobile service in 66 towns and cities at the end of February 2020. When it launches, all of Three’s customers will get access to 5G coverage at no extra cost providing you have a 5G-ready phone like the Samsung Galaxy S20 5G.
According to Three, their 5G mobile network will be the fastest in the UK when it launches at the end of this month. To date, Three’s existing 5G broadband customers in London have been able to get average download speeds of 232Mbit/s (with peak download speeds of 1.1Gbit/s).
In this article, you can find out more about Three’s 5G mobile service. We’ll look at Three’s 5G price plans and the devices on which you’re able to use it. We’ll also look at download speeds available on Three’s 5G service, the coverage that’s currently available and also their 5G home broadband service.
If you’re travelling to the United States, having the right SIM card can save you a lot of money. We review the best value SIM cards for using your smartphone in the US.
Each year, almost 4 million Brits visit the USA. Whether you’re travelling to New York to do a bit of shopping, touring California to enjoy the beautiful scenery or visiting Florida to enjoy the theme parks with your family, you’ll probably want to use your mobile phone whilst you’re there.
Having a smartphone in America can make it a lot easier to stay in touch with friends and family who are back in the UK. It can also be useful for navigating around (e.g. finding nearby restaurants or attractions using Google Maps).
The good news is it’s now really easy to take a UK smartphone and to use it in the US. You can either roam on your UK SIM card or you can buy a US SIM card upon your arrival in the States. In this article, we’ll review and compare the best SIM cards for using your smartphone in the US. We’ll also compare the cost of using different SIM cards and will discuss network compatibility with your UK handset.
You can watch BT Sport on your TV or using the mobile application. Find out how much it will cost and the cheapest way to watch BT Sport.
In the UK, it’s possible to watch the BT Sport channels through your television or through the BT Sport app if you’re out and about.
There are multiple different ways to get access to BT Sport, with prices varying based on your television provider and your mobile network provider.
In this article, we’ll compare the different ways you can get access to BT Sport and how much you can expect to pay with each method. We’ll also compare them to BT’s new standalone Sport Monthly Pass to help you find the cheapest way to watch BT Sport.
Mobile networks like VOXI, Talkmobile and Lebara Mobile piggyback on Vodafone’s coverage in the UK.
The UK has just four network coverage providers: EE, O2, Three and Vodafone. Alongside them, there are a number of other mobile networks that piggyback on one of the four network coverage providers.
At present, three other mobile networks also offer coverage from Vodafone: VOXI, Talkmobile and Lebara Mobile. As the three mobile networks piggyback on Vodafone for coverage, customers will get the exact same coverage as customers on Vodafone.
In this article, we’ll present a list of mobile networks using coverage from Vodafone in the UK. We’ll then compare the best value SIM cards with Vodafone coverage, ranging from £5/month up to £20/month and more.
Vodafone offers Pay As You Go “Big Value Bundles” from £10/month with “total rollover” of unused allowances.
Vodafone’s Big Value Bundles on Pay As You Go give you a monthly allowance of minutes, texts and mobile data. Starting in price from £10 per month, the bundles turn your Pay As You Go credit into a 30-day allowance of calls, texts and internet.
Vodafone’s popular £10 Big Value Bundle comes with 250 minutes, unlimited texts and 3GB of data. Customers wanting a larger allowance can get 5GB of data for £15/month, 10GB of data for £20/month, or 20GB of data for £30/month. Unfortunately, the £5 Big Value Bundle is no longer available to new customers.
In this article, we’ll review Vodafone’s Big Value Bundles. We’ll discuss the bundles that are available and how you can use the ‘Total Rollover’ feature. We’ll also discuss Pay As You Go 1, an alternative deal from Vodafone for occasional users not wanting to top-up their phone every month. Finally, we’ll compare Vodafone’s Big Value Bundles to alternatives from other mobile networks before looking at the coverage you can expect and how to keep your existing phone number.
SMARTY offers 3G & 4G coverage from the Three network, with 5G coverage due to launch in the near future.
In the UK, SMARTY Mobile offers 99% population coverage, using Three’s 3G and 4G mobile network. 5G coverage is due to launch soon on SMARTY. This will offer greater network capacity along with faster download speeds to customers living in 25 UK towns and cities.
In this article, we’ll look at the coverage that’s available on SMARTY Mobile. We’ll start with SMARTY’s online coverage checker where you can enter your postcode to get an estimate of the coverage in your area. We’ll then look at the different types of coverage available on SMARTY, the upcoming 5G launch and international coverage whilst you’re abroad in other countries. We’ll also look at SMARTY’s internet settings in case you’re having problems connecting to the internet on your phone.
On O2, you can use your mobile phone abroad at no extra cost in up to 75 destinations, depending on your price plan.
With O2 Travel, it’s possible to use your mobile phone abroad at no extra cost in up to 75 destinations. In up to 63 additional destinations, you can pay a flat rate of £4.99 per day for 120 minutes, 120 texts and unlimited data abroad.
The countries in which you’re able to use the O2 Travel offer depends on the price plan you have. On O2’s Pay As You Go plans, you’ll have access to international roaming at no extra cost in 43 European destinations. This increases to 48 destinations on O2 Pay Monthly plans and to 75 destinations on selected Pay Monthly plans with more than 10GB of data per month.
In this article, we’ll review the O2 Travel offer including the countries where you’re able to use it and how much it will cost. We’ll also look at data speeds when abroad, the fair usage policy on O2 Travel and alternative roaming offers from other networks. Finally, we’ll look at how you can keep your current phone number if you’re moving to O2 to take advantage of their O2 Travel offer.
If you’re travelling to Turkey, having the right SIM card can save you lots of money. We review the best value SIM cards for using your mobile phone in Turkey.
Every year, more than 2 million Brits make a visit to Turkey. Whether you’re travelling to experience the culture or to enjoy the seaside resorts, whether it’s to enjoy the local Turkish cuisine or to absorb all of the history, it’s useful being able to use your mobile phone whilst you’re there so you can stay in touch with friends and family members. It’s also useful having a phone to find your way around with maps.
The costs of using your mobile phone in Turkey can often be high as it isn’t an EU country where roaming charges are regulated. In this article, we’ll compare the multiple ways you can use your mobile phone in Turkey and the costs of international roaming on different UK-based SIM cards. We’ll also look at the SIM cards you can buy upon arrival from the local mobile networks in Turkey.