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Broadband connectivity: how does your local council compare?
Our analysis of almost 400 UK council websites and Ofcom performance statistics revealed that many councils have missed their own targets and deadlines for improving broadband connectivity in their…
Best iPhone deals for May
Picking the best iPhone deal can be tricky. With several different iPhone models to choose from and lots of different places to buy them, where do you even start?…
Best SIM only deals for May 2018
Keep your phone, get the minutes and data you need, and pay less overall. These are three main benefits of choosing a SIM only plan. We’ve compared deals across…
iPhone 7: Everything you need to know
Want a deal on one of Apple's 2016 flagship phones? Read on and we’ll tell you everything you need to know, including price, features, and how to buy 'em.…
What’s the best mobile network for me?
Looking to switch to a new mobile network? We outline some of the extras you can get from each of the UK’s major mobile providers.
How to buy a mobile phone: The complete guide
A new mobile phone is a big purchase. It’s something you’ll use every day, and it’ll probably be yours for the next two years. So it’s important to get…
5 best phones for older people
Mobile phones aren’t just for busy professionals and teenagers - they’re valuable gadgets for folks of all ages, including older people.
Mobile coverage: No more 'no signal'
The big mobile networks cover 99% of the UK, but how can you be sure you’ll get good reception where you are? broadbandchoices explains how to check mobile coverage…
How to recycle your old mobile phone
The average person gets a new mobile phone every 18 months - so what happens to their old one? Well, a lot of them get recycled. Not only is…
How to unlock your mobile: A complete guide
Most phones bought from mobile networks are ‘locked’ to that network - meaning it’s the only one they’ll accept SIM cards from. However, it’s totally possible to unlock your…
How to repair your iPhone (and when to call in the professionals)
All electronics are prone to wear and tear and the occasional dip in a puddle, and your iPhone is no exception. Some iPhone problems are easy to repair yourself…
How do I upgrade my phone?
So you’re coming to the end of your phone contract, and you’re tired of dragging around an ancient brick of a mobile. It’s time for a new one.
5 best phones for gaming
Mobile gaming has come a long way since the days of Snake. Today our phones are full-blown gaming consoles with specs good enough to handle the likes of Grand…
Top 10 essential festival apps
Going to Glastonbury, Reading, Leeds or one of the many other festivals taking place this summer? Then download the likes of Find My Friends, Festival Ready, and Shazam before…
All about ‘existing customer only’ mobile deals
Most mobile deals are available to anyone, but others have an elite-looking label on them that says they’re for ‘existing customers only’. But what does that mean? And are…
LG G5: What's it like, and how do I get one?
On first glance, the LG G5 looks to be a full-blooded flagship smartphone, with all the bells and whistles we’ve come to expect from the top tier of handsets.…
What’s a mobile phone reseller?
One of the best ways to get a cheap mobile deal is to go through a reseller. But what are they? Broadbandchoices takes a look.
10 ways to make your smartphone more secure
Your smartphone is a hive of personal info and files, which makes it worrying that there are so many ways its security can be compromised. You’ve got malware, phishers,…
iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus - should I get one?
The last generation of Apple iPhones sport big screens, pressure-sensitive touchscreens, and a host of improvements from the old iPhone 6. But is it still worth getting? We say…
13 essential apps for your smartphone
Got a smartphone with a load of storage space, and no idea what apps to fill it up with? Whether it's an iPhone, Android, or a Windows Phone, we've…
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