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    Why get a static IP address?

    One grand feature of business broadband packages is the all-important static IP address. It’s infinitely useful, say the providers, for all kinds of vital business-y things. So, uh, what… More »

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    Virgin Media 4G service guarantee in broadband outages – what you need to know

    Virgin Media home broadband down? Customers on Oomph broadband and mobile phone packages now get unlimited 4G until the service is restored. More »

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    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 »

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    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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    How to get broadband without line rental

    If you want broadband without a phone line, there are several ways to get it, but be warned - it might not actually work out cheaper… More »

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    The truth about download and upload speeds

    Got a need for speed? Find out all you need to know about broadband speeds here, including what download and upload speeds are, what speeds you get, how to… More »

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    Why do a broadband speed test?

    A broadband speed tester is a useful little tool when you want an accurate impression of how fast your upload and download speeds really are. But why on earth… More »

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    Broadband deals for the elderly

    The cool thing about the internet is that there’s something on it for everyone - and that includes older folk. Want to get broadband in your home, or set… More »

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    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… More »

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    Satellite broadband: What's it all about?

    We’ve come a long way since Sputnik 1. These days, satellites can be used for all kinds of things - including broadband. But how does that work? And is… More »

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    On demand TV

    On-demand TV is a offered by all of the major broadcasters, letting you watch whatever you like, whenever you like, via the internet. We're no longer slaves to the… More »

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    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 »

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    FTTP vs FTTC broadband

    Let’s be honest, picking the right fibre optic broadband package can be daunting, and the jargon you'll hear along the way can make the experience a whole lot more… More »

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    What is contention ratio? - broadbandchoices explains

    A lot of things can affect how fast your broadband is - like the wiring in your home, what kind of router you have, or what’s available in your… More »

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    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 PubG:… More »

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    How to choose a student broadband deal and claim a £10 amazon voucher

    Broadband is absolutely vital when you’re a student, whether you want to download journal articles, book tickets to club nights, or just watch a bit of Netflix. It’s also… More »

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    5 best cheap mobile phones for 2020

    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 »

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    Best iPhone deals January 2020

    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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    Sky Hub and Sky Q Hub: What are Sky’s routers like?

    Depending on the package you choose, you could get the Sky Broadband Hub 2019 or Sky Q Hub. But what’s the difference? And which one should you get? More »

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    Broadband without direct debit

    While broadband providers prefer it if you pay your bills by direct debit, they often accept other methods of payment. Unfortunately, using these will cost you more, but as… More »