Broadband news from May 2014

Broadband news from May 2014

  • BT to replace silver BT Vision boxes with YouView by the end of June

    Got a silver BT Vision+ box? The bad news is you won’t be able to get BT TV on it by the end of June. The good news is… More »

  • Which? campaigns for better mobile deals, no more locked handsets

    You know how mobile networks lock handsets? Consumer advocate Which? wants them to knock that nonsense off, as well as start actively trying to help you find the best… More »

  • Virgin Media becomes UK’s first quad-play provider

    Virgin Media’s new packages bundle broadband, TV, home phone and mobile phone services together at one price. But what’s the advantage of getting everything at once? We take a… More »

  • New LG G3 metal-bodied smartphone revealed

    The LG G3 is a phone with impressive specs, an impressive screen and a slick metal body. broadbandchoices takes a look to see what you should expect. More »

  • Hyperoptic 1Gb broadband on its way to Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds

    Frighteningly fast fibre optic broadband provider expands its network out of London, taking speeds over 50 times the UK average to new ‘hyper-cities’ in the north... More »

  • TalkTalk unleashes new Super Router for ‘Britain’s fastest’ home Wi-Fi

    Independent test results show it’s a better broadband hub than those supplied by BT, Sky, Virgin Media and EE, and it’s now included with all fibre broadband packages… More »

  • O2’s new ‘Big Bundle’ 4G Pay & Go plans launch this week

    O2’s upgraded its Pay & Go tariffs. The new Big Bundles give you more minutes, data and texts than ever before. We take a look at the company’s Big… More »

  • EE still fastest for mobile internet ... but for how much longer?

    The latest RootMetrics speed tests show that EE still outperforms rivals for speed, but gaps between EE, O2, Three and Vodafone are gradually closing up... More »

  • Vodafone throws in Netflix with new 4G call plans

    Like watching movies on the move? Here’s some good news then - Vodafone’s offering a free subscription to Netflix with some 4G packages. Here’s everything you need to know… More »

  • 1 in 4 Spotify-ers go Premium (for ad-free music and no-limits mobile)

    Music streaming app now has 10 million paid-up Spotify Premium users, with unlimited access to albums and playlists - without annoying adverts - either at home or on the… More »

  • Features are fine, but battery life is best say 89% of Brits

    A new survey has revealed what Brits think are the most important smartphone features. Battery life matters most, but what do people think about brand names, screens, cameras and… More »

  • EE gets slap over ‘most reliable’ claim, which is kind of true but not

    Watchdog puts kibosh on EE’s bold claims of being Britain’s most "reliable" broadband provider. So, was EE telling porkies? And if not EE, who’s really most reliable? Here's what… More »

  • EE shows off new 4G Mi-Fi devices and ‘UK’s most affordable tablet’

    EE’s going to the birds! The network’s just unveiled three new 4G mobile Wi-Fi devices - Buzzard, Kite and Osprey, and a new tablet: the Eagle. We take a… More »

  • What’s next for 4G? EE shows us what it has up its sleeve

    EE’s unveiled the next phase of its plan to roll-out 4G across the country. More 4G in rural areas, faster speeds in cities and towns, and coverage on busy… More »

  • Nokia Lumia 630: cheap, cheerful and hitting the UK this month

    A new challenger has arrived! The Nokia Lumia 630 sports a Windows Phone 8.1, a changeable casing and a low price. But is that enough to make it stand… More »

  • Ofcom lights a fire under BT to speed up line installation and repairs

    Industry watchdog shows BT tough love and threatens fines for poor service, as it attempts to stamp out any potential pitfalls when all customers want is a working internet… More »

  • Apple apps made to work on Android devices - but you can’t do it yet

    Brainiacs from Columbia University have developed a tool that lets Apple apps run on Android devices, but it’s still just a prototype and not available to the public yet. More »

  • Vodafone 4G coverage: Is your town among 233 new ultrafast havens?

    Mobile internet as fast as home broadband's gradually becoming reality for Vodafone customers across the land - in some areas totally reinventing how people get online… More »

  • Metal-bodied Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime: new pics leak

    If you criticised the Samsung Galaxy S5 for its plastic casing, this could be right up your alley. New images show a new version with a metal casing like… More »

  • Broadchurch and Breaking Bad bag the gold at TV Baftas

    Crime drama Broadchurch, Corrie, and Ant and Dec bagged ITV a hatful of awards at last night’s Bafta TV awards including the coveted best drama series gong. More »