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  • Sky Hub

    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 »

  • BT Smart Hub

    BT Smart Hub: What’s it like?

    The BT Smart Hub - also perhaps known as the Home Hub 6 - is the latest router from the provider, and stands a good few inches taller than… 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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    Film and TV streaming sites: Top 10 places to watch online

    Watching films and TV shows at home these days is all about streaming. But which streaming sites are best for recent blockbusters, or smash hit TV shows from across… More »

  • Hull broadband

    Broadband in Hull

    Up in Hull in the East Riding of Yorkshire, broadband works a little differently. There’s no BT, there’s no Sky, there’s no Virgin Media… instead, there’s KCOM. More »

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    All about broadband fair usage policies

    Signed up for an unlimited broadband package? Worried that there’s a ‘fair usage’ cap hidden away somewhere in the small print? Worry not - we at broadbandchoices have trawled… 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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    BT Home Hub 4 and 5: What you get, what it does and how to get it

    The BT Home Hub, designed especially for use with BT broadband, is one of the most attractive routers you can get - if you're into that sort of thing.… 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

    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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    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 »

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    Superfast broadband: What is it and how do I get it?

    There’s nowt more annoying than sluggish internet that crawls along super-slowly, right? Luckily, you needn’t be stuck with a stagnant connection forever - superfast broadband exists. Keep reading and… More »

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    Wi-Fi: Everything you need to know

    Tired of hooking up fiddly cables whenever you want to get online? Sounds like you need Wi-Fi. More »

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    How to use public Wi-Fi hotspots

    Want to get online when you’re out and about? Wi-Fi hotspots are just the ticket. Some charge a fee but many are free to use. Either way they can… More »

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    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 »

  • Plusnet hub

    Plusnet Hub One - A complete guide

    When you sign up to fibre optic broadband with Plusnet, you’ll find yourself the proud owner of a snazzy Plusnet Hub One. So what the heck is it? Let’s… More »

  • Broadband contract

    How do I cancel my broadband contract early?

    Sooner or later, most people will switch to a better broadband deal. But what exactly can you do if 'sooner' is the pressing factor? Will you have to pay… More »

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    Best ways to watch WWE Raw and Smackdown

    Good news for wrestling fans; there’s now more ways than ever to watch WWE Smackdown and Raw on your TV, laptop and even your mobile. Ooooh yeah, brother! These… More »

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    VoIP: The complete beginner’s guide

    VoIP - also known as internet telephony, IP telephony, or broadband phone - is a way of making phone calls that, believe it or not, doesn’t use a phone… More »

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