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Three UK steps up legal action against Ofcom’s 5G limitation

Back in July, Ofcom imposed a new limitation restricting the amount of the 5G spectrum that mobile providers can buy to 37 percent. A lot has snowballed since then, with UK mobile companies Three gearing up a legal challenge to Ofcom’s decision and Vodafone saying this legal action will “unnecessarily …

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Vodafone’s poor customer service leads to £4.6 million fine

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Vodafone has been hit with a record £4.6 million fine in the UK after failing to provide adequate customer service. According to an extensive investigation carried out by Ofcom, the mobile carrier has breached consumer protection laws on multiple occasions, with poor pay-as-you-go service and failure to address its flawed  …

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Vodafone Smart Speed 6 Review

When I recently reviewed the Vodafone Smart First 6, I thought it was the last in a new range of smartphones from Vodafone. However, Vodafone has released yet another budget smartphone, this time named the Smart Speed 6, and costing £50. We will see how it compares with Vodafone’s other …

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Close to 2000 Vodafone customer accounts illegally accessed

Straight on the back of the high-profile TalkTalk hack, it seems that Vodafone customers have also suffered an unwarranted intrusion, with around 2000 customer accounts illegally accessed. The attack took place over the weekend, though it was not a database breach, so this isn’t a widespread issue that all customers …

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Phones 4U won’t be refunding iPhone 6 pre-orders

Most of you have probably heard by now that Phones 4U has gone in to administration and is selling off its retail stores and assets to the likes of EE and Vodafone, the same networks that allegedly drove it out of business. However, despite offloading its retail stores, the company’s financial …

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EE and Vodafone buy almost 200 Phones 4U stores

EE and Vodafone have gone ahead and bought almost 200 former Phones 4U stores, despite serious allegations that UK networks colluded to drive the company out of business. The former phone retailer entered administration last week, after EE and Vodafone unexpectedly decided to not renew their contracts, a move that Phones 4U …

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Phones 4U alludes to network collusion

Mobile phone retailer Phones 4U has announced that due to the decision by both Everything Everywhere (EE) and Vodafone to no longer do business with it, that it has been forced to enter administration in order to protect its assets long enough to figure out if it’s even possible to …

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Vodafone reveals extent of government snooping

Vodafone has revealed the extent of government snooping on its mobile network today, it turns out that many government agencies have full access to Vodafone’s 400 million customers, being able to snoop on conversations and general user data at any time without warning. The 40,000 word document that was published …

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Vodafone miniaturises its emergency phone network

Vodafone has been on the forefront of developing kit that’s designed to offer instant mobile network access for hard to reach areas during disasters, but its previous efforts have been giant, bulky affairs that come in multiple boxes, take a while to set up and weigh too much for the …

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EE adds 4G to 14 towns and 18 airports

EE has switched on 4G LTE connectivity in 14 more towns as well as 18 airports, ramping up its 4G coverage in order to stay competitive with  the expanding infrastructures of rival networks: O2 and Vodafone. EE now has 70 per cent of the population connected to 4G, in total …

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Vodafone selling iPad Air in the UK

Vodafone has just announced that it’s now offering the iPad Air with Wi-Fi and cellular support in the UK, right alongside the newly announced iPad mini with retina display and Wi-Fi. Expected to land by the end of November, these two new Apple tablets will come as part of a range …

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Ofcom wants to quadruple 4G license fees

If you thought 4G data prices were bad now, wait until you hear this: Ofcom, the UK communications regulator wants to quadruple the price of licensing 4G signal bands for networks. If the network is going to be paying 4 times more, it’d be safe to assume customers would also …

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4G is expanding in the UK

EE, The company that scored itself a major head start in the 4G race, is expanding it’s coverage to 12 smaller towns – but it isn’t the only one. O2 and Vodafone are also bumping up their network coverage to five more cities starting today. The latest towns added to …

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Vodafone offering extra 4GB of data with 4G plans

While the race to 4G was played out over months and years – far longer than expected and necessary – the real wars are only really beginning now everyone is getting close to releasing their own nationwide 4G networks. Expecting O2’s new price plans to do pretty well, Vodafone is …

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Vodafone to Launch 4G Service on August 29th

Vodafone has announced that its 4G services will start rolling out on August 29th to London customers, and by the year’s end to twelve other cities. The move sees Vodafone’s roll-out date coinciding with that set by competitor O2. But the British telecommunications giant could be hoping to install its …

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