News 2014

broadbandchoices.co.uk news from 2014

  • Have you ever tried to nick your neighbours’ Wi-Fi? 1 in 3 Brits has!

    Come on, ‘fess up - have you ever attempted to ‘borrow’ your neighbours’ wireless broadband? More than one in three of us has, and one in three of those… More »

  • Is Sky about to launch a mobile phone service?

    A new report in the Times says Sky has been talking to mobile network operators, with the aim of launching its own mobile phone service. Let’s take a look… More »

  • Virgin Media broadband and TV coverage expands in the north-east

    Do you live in Darlington, Hartlepool, Stockton-On-Tees or Sunderland? Do you long for faster broadband and more TV channels? Well, you could be in luck, because Virgin Media is… More »

  • Nokia no more - Microsoft officially retires the name

    Bye Nokia! It was fun while it lasted, but after 30 years no longer will mobile phones adorned with the name be manufactured, as Microsoft - which bought the… More »

  • Sony Xperia Z4 smartphone details leaked online by reliable leaker

    The new rumours say the Xperia Z4 will have a super-sharp 5.5in display, 20 megapixel camera and pack in more muscle than The Expendables trilogy. Let’s take a closer… More »

  • 96% of Welsh homes and businesses will have fibre by 2016

    The Welsh government’s revealed the next step of its Superfast Cymru fibre optic broadband roll-out project in partnership with telecoms titan BT will start soon. But what does it… More »

  • Which? says Utility Warehouse, Zen and John Lewis best for broadband

    The UK’s big broadband providers were bashed in the latest Which? customer satisfaction survey, but those with smaller providers were impressed by their “great deals and great service" and… More »

  • Android Lollipop is coming next month alongside the Google Nexus 6

    Google’s revealed the next version of its Android mobile operating system, and the first two devices to use it. Read on for all the details on Android Lollipop, the… More »

  • The most expensive mobile ever? This Bentley smartphone costs £10,000!

    Luxury mobile phone-maker Vertu has teamed up with motoring counterpart Bentley to create a handset that costs the same as a small hatchback car. But what do you get… More »

  • Which mobile network is the worst if you’re a London commuter?

    A new study by Global Wireless Solutions has revealed how unreliable mobile network coverage is along some of London’s key commuter routes. Read on to find out which networks… More »

  • In a few months’ time, you’ll be able to pay in shops with your phone

    A new mobile payments scheme, called Zapp is being picked up by some of the UK’s biggest high street retailers, including Asda, Best Western, Sainsbury’s and Thomas Cook. What… More »

  • 1 in 3 children has a tablet computer

    For the first time, the number of kids using a PC or laptop to access the internet has fallen as tablets such as Apple’s iPad become the gadget of… More »

  • Is this the ultimate selfie smartphone?

    HTC’s latest smartphone is designed for selfie addicts - but what exactly does that mean and what is it good for apart from immortalising your gurning? We cast our… More »

  • Motors TV channel now available on Freeview and YouView

    Dedicated motor racing channel Motors TV, until now only available on Sky, Virgin Media and connected Freeview boxes, can now be watched by the millions of households with a… More »

  • EE launches EE TV and adds FREE box to broadband bundles

    Free with EE broadband, EE TV puts your smartphone or tablet at the heart of the living room telly experience, allowing you to use your device as a remote,… More »

  • BBC iPlayer extends catch-up window to 30 days after broadcast

    You’ll now be able to enjoy your favourite programmes on BBC iPlayer and BBC iPlayer Radio for up to a month after they’re first broadcast, rather than just seven… More »

  • New broadbandchoices ad starring Carlos The Caveman hits TV

    Our new advert’s now on a telly near you, showing the Great British public how it’s easy to embrace the best mobile, TV and broadband deals. Are you missing… More »

  • Tesco film website blinkbox ‘closing down’ unless a buyer can be found

    Success was never going to come easy to Tesco’s pay-per-view film streaming service, a costly alternative to all-you-can-eat subscriptions like Netflix. Now, it seems its days are numbered… More »

  • Primus Saver is dead, long live Fuel Broadband!

    Budget broadband and phone provider Primus Saver has changed its name and is now called Fuel Broadband. Get all the details about the here, including what it means if… More »

  • Half of UK schools’ broadband and Wi-Fi fails to make the grade

    A new report warns of pupils in UK state primary and secondary schools being denied the right to an effective digital learning environment because of poor connectivity in classrooms. More »