Vodafone lifts lid on manhole covers to install new antennas

  Vodafone UK’s Senior Networks Manager Mohamed Elhabiby installing a 4G-enabled manhole and cover in Newbury, Berkshire. Vodafone is lifting the lid on manhole covers to install small antennas below street level to help improve 4G mobile coverage for customers in busy urban areas.  Vodafone is using inventive ways to expand…

O2 network goes down – millions unable to use 4G mobile data

UK customers have reported not being able to use mobile data to access the internet and other services on the company’s network. It has confirmed engineers are working to fix the issue. We are aware our customers are unable to use data this morning. Our technical teams are working on the issue with high priority.…

Audi Lunar Quattro Rovers to connect to Vodafone 4G Moon Network

You might not be able to get 4G in your house, but pretty soon you'll be able to get it on the moon (though perhaps it seems a little drastic to move there for faster data)! Vodafone plans to create the first 4G network on the moon to support a mission by PTScientists and has…

Virgin Mobile launches ‘Truly Unlimited’ mobile phone plan for £25 a month

Virgin Mobile has today launched what it claims is the UK’s most generous big data deal, with no caps, throttling or hidden catches. Truly Unlimited is a mobile plan created exclusively for Virgin Media’s TV, broadband and landline customers.  Unlike most other ‘unlimited’ offerings, Virgin Mobile’s new plan is - it claims - truly unlimited,…

Vodafone provides 4G to Cornish village with 8m ‘mini mobile mast’

Vodafone UK claims to have achieved an industry first with the successful trial of a new 4G mini mobile mast in the small village of Porthcurno on the southern Cornish coast. The mini mast is now providing customers with 4G mobile data speeds of more than 200Mbps, as well as a strong voice signal, for…

4G coverage better in Peru than Britain, says damning report from Lord Adonis

Paddington Bear could get better 4G reception in his home country of Peru than at the London station which he's named after Britain has worse mobile internet coverage than Romania, Albania and Peru and suffers from vast 'digital deserts', a report has found. Lord Andrew Adonis, who led the investigation, told…

Honor 5X smartphone launches in Europe – one of the cheapest at £189?

The Honor 5X. Costing £189, it's one of the cheapest smartphones on the market Chinese brand Honor has launched its 5X smartphone in Europe in Munich, Germany. Featuring fingerprint technology and boasting a metal finish it's available in three colours – gold, silver and grey – for £189.99. Billed as one…

Vodafone adds 28 new destinations to Vodafone WorldTraveller

  Vodafone has added 28 new worldwide destinations to Vodafone WorldTraveller, so customers who register for both Vodafone WorldTraveller and Vodafone EuroTraveller can take their UK minutes, texts and data with them to 98 destinations across Europe and the Rest of the World from £3 extra a day. The news means that customers with a…