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    What is Android?

    iPhones have iOS, Windows Phones have Windows 10 Mobile - and most of the other smartphones out there are rocking Android. So what exactly is it? broadbandchoices is here… More »

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    Pay-as-you-go mobile: Is it any good?

    Not a fan of long-term phone contracts? There’s another option - a pay-as-you-go plan, which means less commitment and no paying for text allowances that you’ll never use. More »

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    Compare the best winter phone deals

    Missed out on the best deals in January? Not to worry, we’ve put all of our favorite mobile and SIM-only picks, from Britain’s top providers, all on one page… More »

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    Best budget camera phones 2018

    Looking for a top-notch camera phone without the premium price-tag? Check out the page below for our top picks, along with some of our favourite deals from the UK’s… More »

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    How much data do I need on a mobile contract?

    Picking the right allowance on a new mobile deal can feel daunting - after all, you’re probably going to be stuck with it for a couple of years. More »

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    Mobile plans for kids - what should I choose?

    Picking out a mobile plan for yourself is difficult enough… let alone choosing one for a child or a teenager. What do kids these days want from a phone?… More »

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    Mobile price rise: Can I cancel my contract?

    When you take out a mobile plan, you promise to pay a certain price each month. But sometimes that price goes up mid-contract. What the heck? More »

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    Switching between iOS and Android - a stress-free guide

    With fab handsets like the iPhone 6s and Samsung Galaxy S7 on the market, it’s no shocker that tons of us are changing from iOS to Android or from… More »

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    How to stop nuisance calls to mobile

    Unsolicited calls on your mobile can - to be frank - be a pain in the buttocks. In this guide, we’ll look at what steps you can take to… More »

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    What is an MVNO, and should I get a mobile deal with one?

    Make very nauseous owls? Maybe videos need observation? Malicious vampires not okay? Hmm, no, that doesn’t sound right. So what exactly does MVNO mean? And are they any good? More »

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    Cheap Android phones 2019

    These days, a new Android phone can cost as much as a second-hand car and, understandably, not everyone can afford the hefty price tags. More »

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    Best iPhone alternatives 2019

    Looking for an iPhone alternative with a lower price-tag? We’ve got all the information you’ll need below: More »

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    How to cancel your mobile contract early

    These days, a mobile phone contract can be a two-year commitment. And when your provider doesn’t deliver on what they promised when you signed up, or you see a… More »

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    A parent’s guide: What are the best phones for kids and teenagers?

    You remember their first words as if it happened yesterday - and now they’re already badgering you for a mobile phone. But which handset is best for your son… More »

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    Best contract phone deals in August

    With more than a million different contract deals to choose from, picking the right phone deal is tricky. You’ve got to consider how many minutes, texts and data you… More »

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    Mobile financing plans - a different way to get a phone contract

    If you’ve got a mobile phone, chances are you got it on a contract: you pay a network every month for two years, and in return you get a… More »

  • Samsung Galaxy S8

    Samsung Galaxy S8 - What's it like?

    Samsung had a lot to live up to with the Galaxy S8. The S7 was just about the perfect phone, and the Note 7 was an unmitigated disaster -… More »

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    Handset-only deals - everything you need to know

    You’ve heard of SIM-only deals, but now it’s time to meet their sibling: handset-only deals. While a SIM plan covers your connectivity, calls, texts, and mobile data, a handset-only… More »

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    iPhone deals with no upfront cost

    iPhones are excellent handsets, but they aren’t half expensive. Luckily, tons of mobile networks offer contract deals on these fab phones - sometimes with absolutely nothing to pay upfront. More »

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    Family mobile plans - what can I get?

    Organising family life can be hectic, but one way you can make things a little easier is by taking out a family mobile plan - a special kind of… More »