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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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    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 »

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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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    Boost your internet and Wi-Fi: Top 5 tips for faster broadband

    People often think slow internet must be down to their broadband provider. But computer settings, wireless hardware or an old PC can all have an impact. Here are our… 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 »

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    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 »

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    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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    How to watch the Premier League 2018 on TV and online

    Will Harry Kane score in August? Probably. Is Mo Salah a one-season wonder? Unlikely. Will Jose get his excuses in before a ball has been kicked? He already has.… More »

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    Freeview vs Freesat vs YouView

    At a glance, Freeview, Freesat and YouView look pretty similar; they all offer a set top box that delivers dozens of free-to-air TV channels and catch-up services without a… 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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    10 tips for successfully complaining to your broadband and TV provider

    Disputes with your broadband, phone and TV provider can be difficult, time-consuming and stressful. However, a little organisation and a lot of patience can go a long way towards… More »

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    No monthly contract broadband

    A small number of 'no contract' broadband packages exist in the UK market, giving you more freedom to switch provider when a better deal comes along. More »

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    How to watch live TV online: The complete guide

    We haven’t always got access to a TV - whether that’s because your only set is on the fritz, someone else is hogging it, or you’d just rather not… 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 »

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    Broadband for low income families

    Broadband can be expensive, so it’s important to carefully weigh up your options before selecting a package - particularly when you have a family and are on a budget. More »

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    What’s the best broadband for a holiday home?

    There’s nothing quite like getting away from it all, but sometimes you want to get away from it all AND watch a bit of Netflix. That’s why you probably… More »

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    Dongles: What are they, and how do I get one?

    When you want broadband on the go, you need a dongle. They’re portable, easy to use, and, best of all, mean you can get online wherever you are in… 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 »