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Our news, views and money-saving tips - we'll keep this area updated with the latest updates about SIM Cards, 3G, 4G and 5G and the Mobile Networks' services and coverage. If you want specific advice on how to buy a SIM Card or which mobile network is the right one for you, check out our Buyer's Guides pages.

Virgin Mobile scraps 12 month tariffs for cheaper 30-day SIMs

Submitted by Abi on 2 June 2015 - 9:48am
Virgin Media cheap 30-day SIMs

Virgin Mobile is wooing new customers by scrapping longer 12 month contracts in favour of cheaper 30-day SIMs. Will you be tempted?

Get 100GB 4G for free when you buy a £10 Data Pack from EE

Submitted by Abi on 22 May 2015 - 11:23am
EE offer 100GB a month for two months with £10 payg SIM

EE gives new pay as you customers 100GB 4G data free when you top up £10.

EE's Power Bar brings power to the people

Submitted by Abi on 16 April 2015 - 3:20pm
EE Power Bar is available free to all EE customers

EE's Power Bar is keeping EE customers connected on the go. Find out what it is and how you can get your hands on one for free.

It's price increase time for EE and O2 customers

Submitted by Abi on 6 March 2015 - 10:03am

What is RPI? How much will a phone contract price increase cost you? Can you cancel your mobile phone contract without facing penalties? These and other questions answered.

EE is fast, but O2 makes you happy

Submitted by Abi on 16 December 2014 - 3:41pm
EE is the Rootscore winner for overall performance in London

Find out who's keeping their customers connected in our summary of recent reports from Rootmetrics and Ofcom.

Will the new Apple SIM change how we buy phone contracts?

Submitted by Abi on 21 October 2014 - 9:29am
Will the new Apple SIM change how we buy phone contracts?

With the launch of the Apple iPad Air 2 Cellular model came the Apple SIM. Only available on EE in the UK, we look at what this means for the future of mobile.

European Aviation Safety Agency relaxes rules on personal electronic devices

Submitted by Abi on 30 September 2014 - 11:05am
EASA allow passengers to keep PEDs on for the duration of their flight

Thanks to changes introduced by the European Aviation Safety Agency, you’ll soon be able to keep your favourite portable electronic device (PED) switched on throughout your entire flight.

Good news for consumers as free finally means free for mobile to 080 numbers

Submitted by Abi on 24 September 2014 - 3:09pm
UK Calling campaign will provide clearer pricing information for consumers

Ofcom's UK Calling campaign launches in 2015 bringing clearer pricing information for consumers and free-from-mobile calls to 0800 and 0808 numbers

The future looks bleak for Phones4U

Submitted by Abi on 16 September 2014 - 3:43pm
Phones4U to close its doors following withdrawal of EE

Shock news from retailer Phones4U as they close 550 stores and put 5596 jobs at risk, following EE's departure. Find out what this means for customers.

UK National roaming: will it happen?

Submitted by Louis on 25 June 2014 - 1:28pm
UK phone masts could belong to everyone

The UK Culture Secretary, Mr. Sajid Javid has called for network operators to "share" infrastructure to allow for universal National Roaming, potentially putting an end to most of our reception woes. We look at the practicalities of implementing such a scheme.

Free Network 'Ovivo' Shuts Down (Updated)

Submitted by Ben G on 25 March 2014 - 2:26pm
Ovivo Network Logo

Ovivo Mobile, which offered free calls, texts and data, had closed its doors. We look at what went wrong.

Three to bring 4G to 50 cities in 2014

Submitted by Mark Dawkins on 21 October 2013 - 10:59am
4G-On-Three

Three have revealed plans for the start of their 4G rollout in 2013, with 50 cities to receive 4G services by the end of 2014.

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