Mobile

Guides to everything mobile. Not sure yours is right for you? Looking to switch providers or handsets? Read our expert guides here.

  • SIM-only deals

    Best SIM only deals for December 2018

    Keep your phone, get the minutes and data you need, and pay less overall. These are the three main benefits of choosing a SIM only plan. We’ve compared deals… More »

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    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. More »

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    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… More »

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    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… More »

  • 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.… More »

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    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. More »

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    Best iPhone deals this month

    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?… More »

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    Help! I’ve lost my phone

    Having your mobile phone vanish can be terrifying. There goes your means of communicating, your calendar, your alarm clock, that cool driving game you downloaded the other day… the… More »

  • Keep mobile number

    Can I keep my mobile number? Switching networks, PAC codes & porting

    So, you’ve seen a great new mobile deal, but you want to keep your current phone number when you make the switch. The good news is that you can… More »

  • 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,… More »

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    5 best phones for health and fitness

    Mobile phones are fast becoming a surprisingly good sport accessory - and not just for ringing someone for a lift home after you’ve jogged out to the middle of… More »

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    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… More »

  • Cheap mobiles

    5 best cheap mobile phones for 2018

    If there’s one thing we like around here, it’s finding a good deal. And that goes for mobile phones too. The flagship phones may steal all the headlines, but… More »

  • 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… More »

  • 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.… More »

  • Choosing a network

    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. More »

  • 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… More »

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    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. More »

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    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… More »

  • 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… More »