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    Which network has the best mobile phone coverage?

    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 »

  • Can I get fibre optic broadband in my area?

    When you want broadband faster than a cheetah in a Ferrari, it’s got to be fibre. But can your home get it? More »

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    How to save money on your broadband

    Spending more than you need on your broadband package? Here’s everything you need to know to trim your outgoings, including how to get the most value from your… More »

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    Best SIM Only Deals July 2020

    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 to watch TV on games consoles

    Which consoles support Netflix, Amazon Video and NOW TV? And which let you watch iPlayer and ITV Player? Read on, as we take a look at your TV options… More »

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    Sports and broadband

    Which provider offers the best broadband and sports bundles? Is Sky or BT best for live Premier League games? And what sports channels can you get on Virgin Media… More »

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    Broadband contracts: The small print

    Do you always read through the small print when you sign a contract for broadband? There’s an awful lot to read, after all, but sometimes it contains some pretty… More »

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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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    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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